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Extinct grass re-found

Systematic TERN monitoring in a national biodiversity hotspot has allowed identification of an exotic species of grass that nobody had seen for nearly 180 years.  …

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Director’s Update – March 2020

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!  …

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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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Do you use or want Leaf Area Index data? Please let us know

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.

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Investigating carbon, water and energy fluxes in agricultural systems of Australia and New Zealand

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.

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Centre Spotlight: Environmental Futures Research Institute

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.

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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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Liveability for all on our urban fringes

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 …

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Ghost Trees

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 …

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The Australia’s Environment Explorer, a spatial web app that can be used to explore the data used in the report

Centre Spotlight: Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics

This edition we’re featuring the Australian National University’s Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics and their work combining satellite observations, field data and prediction models …

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