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Time is honey: Predicting future honey harvests using remote sensing and weather data

West Australian researchers and industry partners taste sweet success as a new model predicts good marri honey harvest years with 90% accuracy. Read about the approach and the opportunities it presents to other regions, species, and in the assessment of ecosystem services.

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Effective ecosystem monitoring requires a multi-scaled approach

New research has critically reviewed the main types of environmental monitoring and recommended the widespread adoption of three classifications to provide consistency and clarity. The scheme allows scientists and land managers to design programs suited to their needs that inform on multiple aspects of ecosystem change. It sets researchers in good stead to understand some of our greatest environmental challenges.

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Collect Earth

Creative desktop methods for plot-based monitoring of Australia’s ecosystems—the next best thing to fieldwork in a time when fieldwork is not the best thing.

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Centre Spotlight: University of New England – SMART Farms

This month we head to the Northern Tablelands region of NSW to look at the University of New England’s SMART Farms and the range of ecosystem data collected on properties used predominantly for agriculture. 

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Trusted environmental monitoring protocol

A detailed rationale and description of TERN’s much respected AusPlots method for environmental monitoring has been published in a peer-reviewed international science journal. With the paper’s publication, it becomes easier for researchers to access the method and its modules, adapt them for use anywhere and cite them in further research. Wider use of the protocol helps TERN to learn more about researchers’ future needs.

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Drone cloud: establishing a national ecosystem for drone data management

TERN is delighted to be working alongside other research infrastructure co-investors in the Australian Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC), one of 10 three-year projects supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) 2019 Platforms program.

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New soil erosion research improves bushfire recovery

Research using TERN-delivered remote sensing data and digital soil maps has assessed the state and trends of hillslope erosion across New South Wales.  The new …

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Australia’s environment in 2019

Temperatures up, rainfall down, and the destruction of vegetation and ecosystems by drought, fire and land clearing continued. That is the main conclusion from Australia’s Environment in 2019, the latest in an annual series of environmental condition reports, released today.

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Cosmic help for down-to-Earth environmental monitoring

TERN and its partners are developing a revolutionary soil moisture information system, which 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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Prototype paves way for near-instantaneous maps of vegetation productivity and stress

TERN is testing prototype plant fluorescence sensors at its NCRIS-enabled ecosystem monitoring sites. Early results indicate that accurate Australia-wide hourly data on environmental stress, such as drought or excess heat indicators, are within reach.

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