Mitchell Grass Rangeland SuperSite
TERN’s Mitchell Grass Rangeland SuperSite is near Longreach in western Queensland, in the Mitchell Grass Downs bioregion, which covers approximately 47 million hectares (14% of Queensland and 6% of Australia). Traditional owners at this site are the Iningai people.
Site Infrastructure & Characteristics
SuperSite Research Infrastructure
- One eddy-covariance flux tower
- 26 x 1 ha Surveillance monitoring plots
- Vegetation type: Arid tussock grassland
- Elevation: ~191 m
- Rainfall: ~444 mm/yr
- Mean Temperature: ~23.4°C
- Soils: Vertosol
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.
Since its inception, TERN’s infrastructure has enabled the publication of more than 1600 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles or books.