TERN

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TERN in Adelaide is hosted by The University of Adelaide and supported by the NCRIS program

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is Australia’s fundamental enabling infrastructure for long-term ecosystem observing and research, for encouraging scientific collaboration and integration, and for guiding policy-makers as they respond to environmental opportunities and challenges into the future.  Datasets stored in AEKOS will be tracked by the DCI to provide data authors with a citation count and the means to track research outputs that flow from their data being used by other researchers.

Established through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), TERN undertakes core scientific activities to deliver quality data, tools and expertise to understand Australia’s ecosystems and so enable their management for sustainable social, economic and environmental benefit. TERN works across the continent to collect and deliver information and knowledge about key elements of Australia’s ecosystems from their physical characteristics, through to the interactions of the biodiversity that lives within them, to the way that these aspects change through time and across the country. is Australia’s fundamental enabling infrastructure for long-term ecosystem observing and research, for encouraging scientific collaboration and integration, and for guiding policy-makers as they respond to environmental opportunities and challenges into the future.  Datasets stored in AEKOS will be tracked by the DCI to provide data authors with a citation count and the means to track research outputs that flow from their data being used by other researchers.