Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)
Goddard Building (Bld #8)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
TEL: +61 7 3346 7021
FAX: +61 7 3365 1423
EMAIL: General enquiries:
Help in using TERN data and other infrastructure:
Dr Beryl Morris
Beryl brings a wealth of experience to her leadership role at TERN, with a background as a former R&D sector CEO and Director of listed and unlisted companies in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. She is a Fellow of each of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Royal Entomological Society of London, as well as a Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
To contact Beryl, please call +61 (0)7 3346 7020 or send her an email.
Peter has 20 years' experience as a manager at the University of Queensland (UQ). He completed a Master of Arts in History from UQ (his thesis compared the construction of the Canadian Pacific and Trans-Siberian Railways) but for the last 10 years, Peter has managed science infrastructure which he finds incredibly interesting. When not at work Peter can often be found losing computer games to his children and trying to instill in them an interest in railways and aircraft.
You can contact Peter by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 3141 and by email.
Science Partnerships Manager
Curiosity and wonder at our environment, and the desire to infect others with the same enthusiasm, lured Angela into science communication early in her working life. She has since worked in all sectors of government and in industry, and was with CSIRO for 13 years in a range of roles. Angela has a BSc (Zoology & Human Physiology) from Adelaide University. In her spare time Angela enjoys most outdoor activities, travel, and the arts generally - but almost never watches sport.
You can contact Angela by phone on +61 (0)410 585 038 and by email.
Dr James Cleverly
Science Partnerships Liaison
Since finishing his PhD in plant ecophysiology and soil science at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, James has worked in projects evaluating land–atmosphere exchange of carbon and water, ecohydrology, climate and agronomy. In addition to his role at TERN, James is currently a member of the Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research Group at the University of Technology Sydney, where he serves as deputy leader of TERN’s Ecosystem Processes site in Central Australia. Through his roles in TERN, James liaises with TERN’s users, research communities of practice and international infrastructure organisations as he tries to keep current with scientific advances which are facilitated through TERN’s infrastructure. When not working, James likes attending cricket test matches (in the summer), reading, bushwalking and mixing music.
You can contact James by phone +61 (0)2 9514 8405 and by email.
Communications and Marketing
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) from the Australian National University (ANU), Mark has worked in many fields in both Australia and overseas ranging from water resource management, ecological monitoring and sustainability science to education and international development. Mark has worked in two federal government departments and has spent time in Vietnam working in water resource management as an AusAID Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. Through these positions, his time teaching English in Okinawa and past study, training and volunteering, Mark knows that good communication is an absolute necessity in science. When not at work Mark’s most likely out riding his bicycle or learning how to SUP.
You can contact Mark by phone on +61 (0)2 6100 8333 and by email.
Dr Siddeswara Guru
Data Science Director
Siddeswara Guru has a strong research and management background with a PhD from University of Melbourne and MBA from the University of Tasmania. After completing his PhD, he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the CSIRO Tasmanian ICT Centre, Data Management Officer in CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, and a Data Scientist in the Australian Ocean Data Network Development Office.
You can contact Guru by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 3125 and by email.
Senior Software Engineer
Yi completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Queensland. He is interested in software engineering and utilising his technical skills to solve data-driven problems. Prior to joining TERN he has worked as a web developer and software engineer both in Australia and overseas. When not working, Yi enjoys drumming, cooking and traveling.
You can contact Yi by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 1663 and by email.
Catherine graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Architectural Design and some diverse skills including planning, problem-solving, attention to both the big picture and the small detail, as well as a particular interest in design with environmental awareness. Catherine has previously worked as an intern in the Faculty of Science helping develop a research infrastructure portal, and later on a casual basis at TERN whilst spending the rest of her week in a customer service role, exercising effective communication skills. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys the beach, drawing, and a scenic hike.
You can contact Catherine by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 9097 and by email.
Dr Bek Christensen
In her role as Coordinator (Research Infrastructure) at QUT’s Institute for Future Environments, Bek promotes the development and use of research infrastructure to enable research across diverse fields including ecosystem science, digital culture, and material sciences. She is Vice-President of the Ecological Society of Australia, overseeing the public policy portfolio to promote the communication and use of ecological science and knowledge in policy- and decision-making. With experience working in research and policy across university, NGO, and government sectors, Bek contributes to the continuing expansion of TERN’s network and our ongoing mission to deliver open and accessible research infrastructure that enables environmental research and management.
You can contact Bek by email.