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Annual TERN OzFlux Meeting 2017

You’re invited to join us this November for multiple free environmental monitoring workshops and events as part of our Annual TERN OzFlux Meeting. But be quick as registrations close soon.

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September Newsletter

In our September edition we feature Australia’s national ecosystem sample library; camera traps and their snaps from our high-tech ecosystem observatories; new insights from modelling with TERN data; and the importance of international networking. 

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South Korea MoU expands TERN’s regional network

TERN’s close ties with a future South Korea ecological observatory network are just one of the many ways we’re enabling integrated approaches to address critical ecosystem science questions in our region and across the globe. TERN’s infrastructure has much to offer other nations, and it’s a wonderful outcome for the NCRIS program to see it contributing to the global science community.

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August eNewsletter

This month we explore the benefits of TERN’s integrated ecosystem observatory. To highlight just some of our success in delivering across most elements of this integrated observatory model we feature stories on: Australia’s new science clouds; TERN’s co-located ecosystem and groundwater observing infrastructure; and fire management in Kakadu National Park.

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Meteorology, oceanography and climate science to come together at AMOS-ICSHMO 2018

Quick! Abstract submissions close 31 August 2017 for AMOS-ICSHMO 2018, the joint AMOS National Conference and International Conference for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography to be held in Sydney 5-9 February 2018. TERN-supported sessions on extreme weather and Paris climate agreement. Hope to see you there...

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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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