TERN’s Long Term Ecological Research Network has four research networks operating in northern Australia. They are delivering quality long-term ecological data relevant to many land- and resource-management applications, including fire regimes and cyclone impacts.
The two northernmost members of TERN’s Australian SuperSite Network – Litchfield and Far North Queensland – have been buzzing with activity in the past couple of months, with diverse research projects underway by local and international scientists, publications and infrastructure installations.
What will happen to Kakadu’s World Heritage wetlands under projected sea level rise? How will they cope with the increased saltwater intrusion? TERN’s Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility is helping CSIRO and the National Environmental Research Program tackle these questions.
TERN’s eMAST Facility is supporting research in northern Australia through engagement in a number of landmark carbon and water cycle projects, from PhD studentships through to ARC Discovery Grants and collaborations with other TERN facilities.
The 2014 ACEAS Grand Workshop will be held in May and will explore the relevance of analysis and synthesis in this data-rich world through the experience of ACEAS participants.
Since suffering severe damage in January 2014 bushfires, the team at our Calperum Mallee SuperSite have been busy repairing the vital research infrastructure. This hard work means we're well placed to track the ecosystem recovery - which is already apparent in new life at the site.
This month we provide a snapshot of some of the ways in which TERN’s infrastructure is being used – frequently by northern stakeholders - to improve understanding and management of this dynamic and important region of Australia.
Our final report for NCRIS, which represents a culmination of three years of commitment and vision towards building an ecosystem science research network for Australia, is now availble.
Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative.