New publication: The photosynthetic pathway of plants found across Australia's largest ecosystem monitoring network. As our climate changes, plants that use different ways to convert CO2, sunlight, & water into food, known as photosynthetic pathways, will have to ‘migrate’ to new habitats to survive. This problem inspired the creation of a new data set that lists the photosynthetic pathway > 2400 Australian species found across the TERN plot network. Check out the paper here! You can also check out the blog given a behind the scenes look at our work.
New blog on how I managed to Survive the Post-docalypse (so far!). There is no shortage of bad news in Australian academia, and trying to create a career as a new science can be tough! I wrote a short piece for the Australian Council of Graduate Research discussing my non-traditional path in academia, with the hopes it will help others on their journey. Read it here!
Superstars of STEM announced! I am humbled and thrilled to have been selected for the 2021 Superstars of STEM program. Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. I can't wait to learn from the many brilliant women in this program, and be a positive role model for girls everywhere.
Updated R package ausplotsR is now available! TERN is proud to announce the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) has approved and published the new ausplotsR. TERN’s ausplotsR package provides direct access to all of the data modules collected by TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance observatory platform. Read more here!
New paper discussing how we monitor the wild outdoors. Good ecosystem data does not just fall from the sky. It takes hard work, a great team, and a lot of planning. In this paper, we discuss they different types of environmental monitoring practices in use today, and how they can be combined to collect the best data possible. Check it out here.
New paper looking at the diets of deepwater sharks. Did you know almost 1/3 of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is in waters deeper than 200 m? In these depths there is an incredible diversity of life that we have yet to study. In this paper, we used stable isotope analysis to compare the diets of deepwater sharks on the Great Barrier Reef. Check it out here!
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