SuperSites

Mitchell Grass Rangeland SuperSite

TERN’s Mitchell Grass Rangeland SuperSite is located near Longreach in western Queensland in the Mitchell Grass Downs IBRA bioregion, that covers approximately 47 million hectares (14% of Queensland and 6% of Australia).

Site Infrastructure & Characteristics

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SuperSite Research Infrastructure
  • One eddy-covariance flux tower
  • 26 x 1 ha Surveillance monitoring plots
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SuperSite Details
  • Vegetation type: Arid tussock grassland
  • Elevation: ~191 m
  • Rainfall: ~444 mm/yr
  • Mean Temperature: ~23.4°C
  • Soils: Vertosol

Site Research

Research using the Mitchell Grass Rangeland SuperSite is investigating the impact of long-term stocking densities on net primary productivity (NPP), carbon exchange and evapotranspiration from the Mitchell grasslands.

Site Partners

Research Publications

Since its inception, TERN’s infrastructure has enabled the publication of more than 1600 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles or books.