News

64 Posts in ‘Land & Terrain” Found

Critical Zone Observatory project kicks off at Calperum

The ARC-LIEF funded Critical Zone Observatory network (OZCZO) has started collecting data in South Australia. A group of earth scientists in 2001 argued that we …

Find out more
Australia's Environment Report 2021 image

Australia’s Environment in 2021

Lower temperatures and good rainfall, in part due to La Niña conditions, have supported a strong recovery for Australia’s environment following record hot temperatures, drought and a catastrophic bushfire season two years ago, according to the annual Australia’s Environment Report.

Find out more
A scientist conducts field lab experiments at TERN's Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite in Queensland

Novel forest research using TERN set to improve ecosystem-climate modelling

Researchers using TERN’s forest monitoring sites have produced a more accurate way of coupling the forest canopy and atmosphere components in the models that simulate ecosystem shifts in response to climate change. The collaborative international research also reports that certain aspects of forest function may be influenced more by humidity than amounts of rain.

Find out more
Australian Soil Classification Map by TERN

An Updated Australian Soil Classification Map

TERN provides an Australia-wide, consistent and accurate map of soil types at a 90m resolution, with estimates of reliability. It offers industry and land-managers the information they need for informed, cost-saving decision-making.

Find out more
Graphic of TERN's Data Exchange Standard

TERN develops new ecological survey data exchange standard

Developed by TERN to meet the needs of the Australian Government, the conceptualisation for structuring and sharing ecological survey data collected at multiple sites will not only facilitate the standard representation and exchange of data but also substantially improve sharing and integration between multiple data providers.

Find out more

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.

Find out more
Screen Shot 2021-11-30 at 12.42.09 pm

Centre Spotlight: The ANU Institute for Space

What we can learn about our continent’s environment from space, in concert with land-based monitoring, is vitally important to observing, understanding and sustainably managing Australia’s natural and social capital. This month’s spotlight is on the Australian National University (ANU) Institute for Space, or InSpace.

Find out more
RobsonVRtourScreenshot

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.

Find out more
Litchfield_Imagery_widescreen

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.

Find out more
afternoon in the Australian Bush.  Sunlight glowing golden on a eucalyptus sapling.

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 …

Find out more