2050: Ecological Crunch Time?

In 2050, which aspects of ecosystem change will we regret not having measured? New research, completed thanks to TERN’s Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), has assessed what needs to be done to meet Australia’s ecological information needs by 2050 and what long-term infrastructure will be required. Follow the link to read more about this vital work and access a recently published journal article.

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An app to map cyanobacteria crusts for soil management

A new collaborative project between Loughborough University in the UK and TERN’s AusPlots facility is leveraging on the technology delivered by AusPlots’ AuScribe Field Data App to develop a new app that can be used to cheaply and easily quantify cyanobacterial crust cover—vital for landscape stabilisation and carbon and nitrogen fixation.

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100 years of platypus survey data now available via ĘKOS

More than 100 years of platypus observations for 277 waterways across the breadth of Tasmania are now available for download via TERN Eco-informatics’ ÆKOS data portal.

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AusCover Good Practice Guidelines released

TERN AusCover has released their “AusCover Good Practice Guidelines” – A technical handbook providing details on how to correct and check remotely sensed data products to ensure they can be used for science and management applications.

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Austral Ecology Special Issue: Ecosystem Risk Assessment

Featuring many TERN users and researchers, a special issue of the journal Austral Ecology on Ecosystem Risk Assessments has recently been released. The issue contains a series of detailed case studies that apply the IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems criteria to a broad range of ecosystem types.

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Litchfield SuperSite to track ecosystem health

Australia’s first tropical savanna SuperSite was officially launched in the heart of Litchfield National Park on 23 July and will provide crucial data for understanding the global carbon cycle.

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