Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite
TERN’s Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite is approximately 60 km west south-west of Hobart, Tasmania. It lies partly within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which is managed for conservation, and partly within State forest, which is managed for multiple purposes including wood production. Tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forests predominate and are part of the cool, temperate wet forest biome. The site also includes some areas of moorland, temperate rainforest, riparian and montane conifer forest and scrubs. TERN acknowledges the Palawa and Pakana people (Tasmanian Aboriginal community) as Traditional Owners of Lutruwita (Tasmania).
Site Infrastructure & Characteristics
SuperSite Research Infrastructure
- One eddy-covariance flux tower
- Two weather stations
- Soil water content, soil water potential, soil temperature sensors
- Water quality sensors
- Acoustic sensor
- Three X 1 ha Surveillance monitoring plots
- Airborne and on-ground LiDAR and hyperspectral imagery calibrated using SLATS star transects, leaf sampling, tree structure and LAI measurements
- Continuous forest inventory plots
- Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial plots
- Warra wildfire chronosequence plots
- Southern Forests Experimental Forest Landscape (SFEFL) plots
- Baseline Altitudinal Monitoring plots (BAMPs)
- Vegetation type: Tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest
- Elevation: ~121 m
- Soils: Kurosolic Redoxic Hydrosol
Research using the Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite aims to:
This dataset consists of measurements of the exchange of energy and mass between the surface and the atmospheric boundary-layer in wet sclerophyll forest using eddy covariance techniques.
Since its inception, TERN’s infrastructure has enabled the publication of more than 1600 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles or books.