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Media Release: Lost forests may help balance global carbon budget

An international team of scientists including from the University of Adelaide have discovered 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia, and increasing current estimates of global forest cover by 10%. Published today in Science, the scientists say that not only will the new finding […]

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New forest discovered which is 60% the landmass of Australia

An international team of scientists including Environment Institute Members have discovered previously unreported forest, published in Science today. Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, Postdoc Research Fellow Dr Greg Guerin and Professor Andrew Lowe were involved in the discovery of drylands forest which covers 467 million hectares. To put this in perspective, this new forest discover is […]

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Continental-scale research uncovers bounty of Australia rangelands

The secrets of understudied Australian rangelands, which make up 81% of the continent, have been exposed in a new publication. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) has published results of a large, continental-scale research program, detailing precise information about the vegetation and soil of Australian rangelands. Published in PLOS ONE by lead author Dr Greg […]

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AusPlots celebrates 500th plot surveyed!

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) AusPlots Facility has recently celebrated a significant milestone, having completed its 500th plot in the rangelands. The AusPlots Facility, which is based at the University of Adelaide, is a surveillance monitoring program that undertakes assessments of ecosystems across the country. Since 2009, they have been collecting data, making measurements and […]

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New collaboration between TERN and Nature

A new collaboration towards open data sharing has been forged between the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and Nature Research. TERN, a network of ecosystem scientists, has built its reputation on the sharing of ecological data. The Adelaide branch of TERN is led by the Environment Institute’s Professor Andy Lowe. The data repository that TERN developed, Advanced […]

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Podcast: South Australia’s plant biodiversity hot spots

The spread of invasive weeds and climate change are threatening South Australia’s plant biodiversity. Researchers from the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources embarked on a comprehensive study into South Australia’s plant species, identifying six ‘hot spots’ of […]

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Ausplots Field Method Training

AusPlots Rangelands are holding field method training at Kalgoorlie and Credo Station in WA this week (7-12 October 2012). AusPlots is a sub-facility of the Multi Scale Plot Network (MSPN), the largest TERN facility. Participants, including a wide-ranging group of natural resource managers and researchers from across Australia, will be trained in the AusPlots survey […]

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National SHaRED system to protect lifetime of research

Environmental scientists right across Australia will have access to a ground breaking system for storing and publishing all-important data collected in the field thanks to a new online tool being developed by University of Adelaide scientists. “This project is aimed at safeguarding many lifetimes of vital information collected about Australian ecosystems,” says Professor Andrew Lowe […]

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The TERN Ecosystem Science Scholarship

The TERN Geospatial Scholarship is an opportunity for a developing ecologist or spatial scientist to gain valuable experience while contributing to the leading-edge science of the University of Adelaide and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (TERN). The successful candidate will complete an ecology or GIS project related to the South Australian Transect for Environmental Monitoring […]

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University of Adelaide to host TERN 3rd Annual Symposium

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) will have its 3rd Annual National Symposium at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, on 28-29 March. The University of Adelaide is a founding partner in TERN, and two key research facilities are based at the University. TERN relies on hi-tech equipment in the field and sophisticated data collection and […]

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