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Applications open for 2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute

The Australian Energy and Water Exchange Research Initiative (OzEWEX) is inviting applications for a competitive fellowship grant to participate in the 2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute, organised by a consortium of government and research organisations and supported by TERN. Be quick, applications close 27 August!

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Australian Rangeland Society 19th Biennial Conference

Join us at the 19th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society to be held in Port Augusta, South Australia from 25 to 28 September 2017 and engage with the question of how to live sustainably in the rangelands—now and into the future.

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July eNewsletter

Welcome to our July eNewsletter, which covers topics of interest to ecosystem researchers and infrastructure managers anywhere in the world: alignment of methods between countries and open access to ecosystem data. This month we feature responsible data publication; crop outlooks produced using remotely sensed data; and the global network of environmental observation towers.

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Free webinars on drone use in research

Fellow NCRIS project, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), is hosting a series of events discussing drones, spatial data and geospatial technology. TERN is pleased to be a part of these events and will be presenting on how researchers can use TERN services to make drone data open for scientific research.

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EcoEd training for first-rate science education

TERN has joined forces with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) to deliver a new training program that builds on our past educational achievements and provides the training required to further incorporate NCRIS-developed services, capabilities and expertise into Australia’s higher education and research sector.

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June eNewsletter

This month we feature Australia’s first state-wide ecosystem maps; decades of openly available alpine data; the latest news from Australia’s annual drone conference; and an exciting new NCRIS project-led science education training program.

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Documenting Recent Ecological Change in Australia: Your input required

You’re invited to take part in an exciting project that’s collecting stories and anecdotes to help build a national picture of ecological change across Australia over the past 10-20 years or more.  Choose an area you have known well for >10 years then take the survey and describe the types and potential causes of ecological changes you have seen there.

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Congratulations Professor Lyn Beazley AO

Congratulations to our esteemed Advisory Board chair, Professor Lyn Beazley AO, on her recent Honorary Doctor of Science from Edith Cowen University and Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University.

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Leading ecologists publish paper on power of TERN’s networked ecological transect infrastructure

A newly released paper in the journal Ecology and Evolution draws together the collective insights of many of the nation’s leading ecologists to demonstrate the power of TERN’s networked ecological transect infrastructure.

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May eNews out now!

This month we discuss the ongoing priorities of Australia's environmental research infrastructure, and showcase a new global analysis of dryland forests; sound technologies for biodiversity monitoring; and our infrastructure, services and data that our stakeholders are demanding now and into the future.

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Finding the lost forests of the drylands

A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands across dryland ecosystems using TERN data has increased current estimates of global forest cover by nearly 10%. The work, just published in Science, is a direct result of TERN’s on-going collaborations with the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization through their Global Forest Survey, which uses TERN data for crucial on-ground verification of satellite-based analyses.

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New science on climate change’s impact on Australia’s soils

TERN’s research infrastructure and sample collections are being used to investigate how climate change driven changes in aridity and plant communities will impact soil nutrient cycles and microorganisms. The research is set to provide vital information for improved agricultural and environmental management.

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Greater Impact through Environmental Infrastructure: NCRIS Symposium

You’re invited to a special science symposium that will showcase the impact of 10 years of investment into environmental infrastructure, and provide a platform to foster new collaborations and shape future innovations to enable ongoing influence.

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April eNewsletter out now!

This month's eNewsletter features biodiversity & farm health research; Australia's Earth observation technology and infrastructure; digital soil mapping tools and global collaborations; and the upcoming NCRIS Science Symposium in Canberra.

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550 ecosystem surveillance plots and counting

2017 sees TERN reach a milestone of 582 ecosystem surveillance plots sampled across our rangelands and tall forest ecosystems. Vegetation, soil and landscape data from over 500 plots are now openly accessible via TERN’s open access data infrastructure and represent an invaluable resource for ecosystem science in Australia.

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March eNewsletter out now!

This month we feature four stories of Australian researchers using TERN’s innovative technology and trusted data to achieve a national-scale understanding of our ecosystems. 

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February eNewsletter our now!

This month we showcase just some of the ways in which TERN is already contributing to a national environmental prediction system such as the Daintree Drought Experiment; mapping fire severity across the Top End; and teaming up with Google to deliver soil and landscape information.

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TERN facilitated publications catalogued

Since its inception, TERN's infrastructure has been used in a wide range of research, resulting in the publication of more than 950 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles or books. Here, we explore some of the themes and patterns in this collection of research output.

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January Newsletter out now!

Our first 2017 newsletter showcases new research using TERN on some of the quintessential characteristics of the Australian environment: fire and heat waves—all of which are in evidence across our nation this summer.

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QLD climate change projections now available via TERN

High-resolution climate change projection data for Queensland created by the Queensland Government’s Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) are now openly available via the TERN Data Discovery Portal.

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