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Updated data from 33 land-atmosphere flux stations now available

Quickly and easily download micro-meteorological data from 33 TERN OzFlux ecosystem exchange measuring stations around Australia. This latest data release forms the Australian component of the global eddy-covariance data network, FLUXNET, and will continue enabling world-leading science on climate change’s impact on ecosystems and Green House Gas mapping and accounting at local to global scales.

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Looking back at TERN’s 2021 webinars

From water in our environment and Australia’s sea-change phenomenon to ecosystem resilience and climate modelling, TERN’s 2021 webinar series covered some of the nation’s biggest ecosystem science issues. If you didn’t get to see them, want to watch them again, or think a colleague might be interested, you can access recordings of all the webinars here.

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Tour TERN’s rainforest monitoring SuperSite

Take a virtual tour of TERN’s environmental monitoring site in the rainforests of Yidinji land in Far North Queensland. Learn about the sensors, cameras and surveys used to monitor the ecosystem, its plants, animals and processes, providing data for researchers around the world.

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Verifying the accuracy of globally important space-based imagery

The ability of the world’s space agencies to deliver verifiable satellite imagery data is reliant on reference data collected on-ground at sites such as TERN’s Litchfield Savanna SuperSite in the Northern Territory. One of the world’s most important environmental monitoring sites, Litchfield supports global satellite environmental monitoring programs and is considered critical in ensuring that world-wide data products are accurate and reliable for Australia and beyond.

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Delivering data to improve reporting on Australia’s environment

Australia’s national research infrastructures are working together to streamline access to integrated data for State of the Environment reporting and other environmental assessments. The collaborative …

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Monitoring the impacts of bushfires on soils

Analyses of soil and vegetation samples collected by TERN on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, before and after the catastrophic 2019/20 bushfire are enabling scientists to track post-fire environmental recovery and ecosystem resilience. Here we highlight new research that is using TERN’s open-access soil samples to investigate the impacts of fire on soil and its ability to store and cycle carbon and nutrients.

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Getting the measure of soil moisture in Australia

TERN’s new world-leading soil moisture information system provides nation-wide daily estimates of volumetric soil moisture at a 1km resolution and an index of how full (or wet) the top 90cm of soil is at a particular location and time. The system will help land managers better monitor drought, predict bushfires and floods and make highly informed management choices to improve agricultural productivity.

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Reviewing post-fire recovery and ecological management effectiveness

TERN, CSIRO and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment are developing Australia’s first Monitoring, Evaluation and Research network. The new network is being piloted within the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships program to understand the effectiveness of ecological management activities, such as weed management, and to promote national-scale learning about the recovery of ecosystems after fire.

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Site of the Month: French Island

This month we’re showcasing one of the newest sites in the TERN OzFlux network—French Island—and its measurement of methane and the dynamic coastal wetlands that protect our natural and managed landscapes.

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Top 3 things that control ecosystem behaviour revealed

The prestigious journal Nature has just published a substantial international study involving TERN Australia personnel and use of TERN data. The study identified three main factors controlling the function of terrestrial ecosystems and their predicted responses to climate change. The findings reveal that >70% of the variability within ecosystems is described by these three key characteristics.

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