• Contact Us
  • +61 (07) 3365 9097
<< Back

New science on carbon and water in Australian landscapes

New science on carbon and water of Australian landscapes


An impressive compendium of research on the cycling of carbon, water and nutrients in multiple natural and managed landscapes has been completed. 19 peer-reviewed papers, all using the TERN land observatory and its data, present the latest science on themes including: the global carbon cycle, extreme climate events, agriculture, water budgets, land productivity, plant growth and much more.
 
Click here to access the TERN OzFlux Biogeosciences Special Issue

After nearly two years in production, an invaluable collection of research using TERN’s national flux monitoring infrastructure and data has been completed and published in a special issue of the international journal Biogeosciences

The special issue features 19 peer-reviewed papers presenting research into the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, water and nutrients in multiple ecosystem types at local, continental and international scales. 

Using TERN-delivered flux measurements, models and remote sensing, the papers explore ecosystem dynamics such as productivity, respiration, evapotranspiration, and water-use efficiency within the context of climate fluctuations, meteorological drivers, seasonal change and management activities.

Many of the key datasets associated with these publications are openly available for download via TERN’s Data Discovery Portal.

The special issue is dedicated to the memory of Ray Leuning, one of the foundational members of the eddy covariance flux community and a driving force behind the establishment of OzFlux.

TERN’s ecosystem flux monitoring infrastructure, OzFlux, is part of an international network (FluxNet) of over 650 flux stations that provides continuous, long-term micrometeorological measurements for monitoring the state of ecosystems globally. TERN OzFlux is the Australasian component of this global network and delivers consistent observations of energy, carbon and water exchange between the atmosphere and the key ecosystems of Australia and New Zealand. It is a national partnership with significant contributions from universities and research agencies around the country and coordinated by CSIRO.

“OzFlux has been the catalyst for a significant advance in what we know of the land-air exchanges of carbon and water across a range of ecosystems and meteorological conditions,” says Dr Helen Cleugh, director of the CSIRO Climate Science Centre.

“OzFlux’s data, networks and analytical models are now being widely used in the research fields of ecology, plant science, forestry, meteorology and atmospheric science.”

The completion of this latest compendium of research is yet another example of how the networks and data being delivered by TERN are being increasingly used in diverse multidisciplinary research contexts.  TERN infrastructure continues to catalyse advances in our knowledge of the land-air exchange of carbon and water across a range of ecosystems and meteorological conditions.
 

TERN OzFlux is a network of towers around Australia that continuously measure the exchanges (flux) of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy between terrestrial ecosystem and atmosphere (photo courtesy of Lindsay Hutley)

 

A full list of the papers in the special issue:
 

OzFlux: a network for the study of ecosystem carbon and water dynamics across Australia and New Zealand Editor(s): G. Wohlfahrt, N. Kljun, M. Y. Leclerc, M. Migliavacca, D. Papale, M. Reichstein, Y. Ryu, and B. Amiro

 

Preface: OzFlux: a network for the study of ecosystem carbon and water dynamics across Australia and New Zealand

Eva van Gorsel, James Cleverly, Jason Beringer, Helen Cleugh, Derek Eamus, Lindsay B. Hutley, Peter Isaac, and Suzanne Prober

Biogeosciences, 15, 349-352, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-349-2018, 2018

 

An introduction to the Australian and New Zealand flux tower network – OzFlux

Jason Beringer, Lindsay B. Hutley, Ian McHugh, Stefan K. Arndt, David Campbell, Helen A. Cleugh, James Cleverly, Víctor Resco de Dios, Derek Eamus, Bradley Evans, Cacilia Ewenz, Peter Grace, Anne Griebel, Vanessa Haverd, Nina Hinko-Najera, Alfredo Huete, Peter Isaac, Kasturi Kanniah, Ray Leuning, Michael J. Liddell, Craig Macfarlane, Wayne Meyer, Caitlin Moore, Elise Pendall, Alison Phillips, Rebecca L. Phillips, Suzanne M. Prober, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Susanna Rutledge, Ivan Schroder, Richard Silberstein, Patricia Southall, Mei Sun Yee, Nigel J. Tapper, Eva van Gorsel, Camilla Vote, Jeff Walker, and Tim Wardlaw

Biogeosciences, 13, 5895-5916, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5895-2016, 2016

 

Challenges and opportunities in land surface modelling of savanna ecosystems

Rhys Whitley, Jason Beringer, Lindsay B. Hutley, Gabriel Abramowitz, Martin G. De Kauwe, Bradley Evans, Vanessa Haverd, Longhui Li, Caitlin Moore, Youngryel Ryu, Simon Scheiter, Stanislaus J. Schymanski, Benjamin Smith, Ying-Ping Wang, Mathew Williams, and Qiang Yu

Biogeosciences, 14, 4711-4732, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4711-2017, 2017

 

Net ecosystem carbon exchange of a dry temperate eucalypt forest

Nina Hinko-Najera, Peter Isaac, Jason Beringer, Eva van Gorsel, Cacilia Ewenz, Ian McHugh, Jean-François Exbrayat, Stephen J. Livesley, and Stefan K. Arndt

Biogeosciences, 14, 3781-3800, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3781-2017, 2017

 

Interactions between nocturnal turbulent flux, storage and advection at an “ideal” eucalypt woodland site

Ian D. McHugh, Jason Beringer, Shaun C. Cunningham, Patrick J. Baker, Timothy R. Cavagnaro, Ralph Mac Nally, and Ross M. Thompson

Biogeosciences, 14, 3027-3050, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3027-2017, 2017

 

OzFlux data: network integration from collection to curation

Peter Isaac, James Cleverly, Ian McHugh, Eva van Gorsel, Cacilia Ewenz, and Jason Beringer

Biogeosciences, 14, 2903-2928, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2903-2017, 2017

 

Technical note: Dynamic INtegrated Gap-filling and partitioning for OzFlux (DINGO)

Jason Beringer, Ian McHugh, Lindsay B. Hutley, Peter Isaac, and Natascha Kljun

Biogeosciences, 14, 1457-1460, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1457-2017, 2017

 

Describing rainfall in northern Australia using multiple climate indices

Cassandra Denise Wilks Rogers and Jason Beringer

Biogeosciences, 14, 597-615, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-597-2017, 2017

 

Soil methane oxidation in both dry and wet temperate eucalypt forests shows a near-identical relationship with soil air-filled porosity

Benedikt J. Fest, Nina Hinko-Najera, Tim Wardlaw, David W. T. Griffith, Stephen J. Livesley, and Stefan K. Arndt

Biogeosciences, 14, 467-479, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-467-2017, 2017

 

Tree–grass phenology information improves light use efficiency modelling of gross primary productivity for an Australian tropical savanna

Caitlin E. Moore, Jason Beringer, Bradley Evans, Lindsay B. Hutley, and Nigel J. Tapper

Biogeosciences, 14, 111-129, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-111-2017, 2017

 

Interannual variability in Australia's terrestrial carbon cycle constrained by multiple observation types

Cathy M. Trudinger, Vanessa Haverd, Peter R. Briggs, and Josep G. Canadell

Biogeosciences, 13, 6363-6383, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6363-2016, 2016

 

Quantifying the relative importance of greenhouse gas emissions from current and future savanna land use change across northern Australia

Mila Bristow, Lindsay B. Hutley, Jason Beringer, Stephen J. Livesley, Andrew C. Edwards, and Stefan K. Arndt

Biogeosciences, 13, 6285-6303, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6285-2016, 2016

 

Carbon uptake and water use in woodlands and forests in southern Australia during an extreme heat wave event in the “Angry Summer” of 2012/2013

Eva van Gorsel, Sebastian Wolf, James Cleverly, Peter Isaac, Vanessa Haverd, Cäcilia Ewenz, Stefan Arndt, Jason Beringer, Víctor Resco de Dios, Bradley J. Evans, Anne Griebel, Lindsay B. Hutley, Trevor Keenan, Natascha Kljun, Craig Macfarlane, Wayne S. Meyer, Ian McHugh, Elise Pendall, Suzanne M. Prober, and Richard Silberstein

Biogeosciences, 13, 5947-5964, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5947-2016, 2016

 

MODIS vegetation products as proxies of photosynthetic potential along a gradient of meteorologically and biologically driven ecosystem productivity

Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Alfredo Huete, Kevin Davies, James Cleverly, Jason Beringer, Derek Eamus, Eva van Gorsel, Lindsay B. Hutley, and Wayne S. Meyer

Biogeosciences, 13, 5587-5608, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5587-2016, 2016

 

Reviews and syntheses: Australian vegetation phenology: new insights from satellite remote sensing and digital repeat photography

Caitlin E. Moore, Tim Brown, Trevor F. Keenan, Remko A. Duursma, Albert I. J. M. van Dijk, Jason Beringer, Darius Culvenor, Bradley Evans, Alfredo Huete, Lindsay B. Hutley, Stefan Maier, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Oliver Sonnentag, Alison Specht, Jeffrey R. Taylor, Eva van Gorsel, and Michael J. Liddell

Biogeosciences, 13, 5085-5102, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5085-2016, 2016

 

A model inter-comparison study to examine limiting factors in modelling Australian tropical savannas

Rhys Whitley, Jason Beringer, Lindsay B. Hutley, Gab Abramowitz, Martin G. De Kauwe, Remko Duursma, Bradley Evans, Vanessa Haverd, Longhui Li, Youngryel Ryu, Benjamin Smith, Ying-Ping Wang, Mathew Williams, and Qiang Yu

Biogeosciences, 13, 3245-3265, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3245-2016, 2016

 

Carbon budgets for an irrigated intensively grazed dairy pasture and an unirrigated winter-grazed pasture

John E. Hunt, Johannes Laubach, Matti Barthel, Anitra Fraser, and Rebecca L. Phillips

Biogeosciences, 13, 2927-2944, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2927-2016, 2016

 

The contribution of trees and grasses to productivity of an Australian tropical savanna

Caitlin E. Moore, Jason Beringer, Bradley Evans, Lindsay B. Hutley, Ian McHugh, and Nigel J. Tapper

Biogeosciences, 13, 2387-2403, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2387-2016, 2016

 

Combining two complementary micrometeorological methods to measure CH4 and N2O fluxes over pasture

Johannes Laubach, Matti Barthel, Anitra Fraser, John E. Hunt, and David W. T. Griffith

Biogeosciences, 13, 1309-1327, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1309-2016, 2016

 

Coupling carbon allocation with leaf and root phenology predicts tree–grass partitioning along a savanna rainfall gradient

V. Haverd, B. Smith, M. Raupach, P. Briggs, L. Nieradzik, J. Beringer, L. Hutley, C. M. Trudinger, and J. Cleverly

Biogeosciences, 13, 761-779, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-761-2016, 2016

 

 

 

 

Published in TERN newsletter January 2018