STEM Superstar at TERN

TERN’s Dr Samantha Munroe has been named among Australia’s official Superstars of STEM for 2021-2022.

Sam is among the latest cohort of brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics chosen to help promote women and girls participating in STEM.

Part of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance observatory platform, Sam works with an expert team of ecologists at the University of Adelaide to design and further improve TERN’s plot-based ecosystem monitoring program.

Working in collaboration with state and federal agencies, Sam’s work is strengthening the spatial representativeness of TERN monitoring network by establishing plots in certain bioregions with known information gaps.

She also works on the databases behind TERN research infrastructure projects such as the development of national plant trait datasets and models that predict plant distribution across the continent.

Congratulations to Sam from everyone at TERN!  We’re proud to have a STEM Superstar within Australia’s national land ecosystem observatory.

The national program, Superstars of STEM, was developed to complement and enhance the important work being done to address the systemic barriers and historic biases that contribute to the alarming loss of women from STEM careers.

This program aims to raise the profile of 60 of Australia’s most dynamic women in science and technology, to create a national critical mass of strong, visible, relatable and public women who are role models in STEM.

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