Welcome to our mid-autumn newsletter in which we have introduced new cheery colours for TERN’s brand and website to coincide with you working from home! We assure you that apart from not being out in the field or in our workplace offices, we are getting on with business at TERN, while at the same time, using our changed work practices as an opportunity to look at ways to improve
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.
To ensure that TERN delivers in-demand data and that our NCRIS grant is spent in the most efficient way possible, we’re consulting with our users to determine the future of LAI data collection at TERN sites.
New science using TERN assesses the impact land management intensity has on carbon stocks and flow, plant water use and heat stress. Read the results from 19 farm sites across Australia and New Zealand and find out how they could help agricultural enterprise optimise without compromising the environment.
In March we’re featuring Griffith University’s Environmental Futures Research Institute and research that’s developing solutions to facilitate clean, resilient and sustainable futures, and improved health and wellbeing of people.
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.
NCRIS-enabled projects AURIN and TERN are delivering data and analysis tools to support research and planning for more sustainable urban environments. Explore the free urban and environmental data and services that make informed planning and policy-making possible. Discussions around suburban sprawl have made headlines in recent months as the reality of life at the fringes is revealed for new residents. Many were attracted to new outer suburb developments, or exurbs, by
A unique art exhibition was held in February 2020 that explored the creative possibilities of Big Data on the environment. Ghost Trees uses environmental laser scanning imagery and eco-acoustic data collected at TERN research sites to delve into the notion of ‘Nature as Data’. Users and uses of TERN data are as diverse as the environments in which they’re collected. In addition to world-leading science, we are equally excited