AusplotsR video tutorial now online!: Get started with TERN’s ausplotsR package using our introductory tutorial video. Access and filter soil and vegetation data collected at >800 environmental monitoring sites across a range of Australian bioregions and vegetation communities. Users can also search for information on TERN’s soil and plant samples. Watch here!
New podcast!: I had lots of fun recording for The Discovery Pod, a podcast interviewing leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. In this episode, host Isobel Marshall spoke with myself and two other current Adelaide STEM Superstars
Hannah Wardill, and Jiawen Li about their remarkable research and career journeys. Listen here!
New publication: ausplotsR is a new R package that provides instant access to TERN plot monitoring data. To tackle some of the world’s most serious environmental problems, scientists need ‘big data’. The new R package ausplotsR gives scientists free and instant access to a decade of soil and vegetation data, collected at over 780 environmental monitoring sites across Australia. These data enable researchers worldwide to detect better and understand changes in terrestrial ecosystems and meet today’s greatest environmental challenges. Check out the paper here! You can also check out the blog giving a behind the scenes look at our work.
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 giving 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!
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.
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