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Biodiversity Revolution
We are in the midst of the greatest biodiversity crisis the world has ever seen. The rate of extinction today (the anthropocene) is the highest in the history of the earth. Yet we still have a really poor understanding of the other species inhabiting our planet. For example, we don’t really know how many species there are (current estimates range wildly between 8 and 12 million), and we have only put names to approximately 10-15% of these...
JoRD Project
Welcome to the JoRD (Journal Research Data Policy Bank) project blog – JoRD is a JISC funded initiative conducting a feasibility study into the scope and shape of a sustainable service that will collate and summarise journal policies on Research Data to provide researchers, managers of research data and other stakeholders with an easy source of reference to understand and comply with these policies...
SHaRED
The SHaRED tool (Submission, Harmonisation and Retrieval of Ecological Data) will provide an intuitive, online portal for structured data/metadata submission and retrieval that is specifically designed for the plot-based ecological research domain. The tool is being developed by cyber-infrastructure experts within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) Eco-informatics facility based at the University of Adelaide...
Soils-to-Satellites
A major component in ecological research is the discovery, visualisation and interpretation of the relationships between complex biological systems and their distribution in space and environment. This project will explore the potential for visualising and analysing ecological and related data from multiple plots and/or locations provided by the TREND SA project and spatial data from the ALA - leading to the ability to make comparisons between...
TERN eNewsletter
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) connects ecosystem scientists and enables them to collect, contribute, store, share and integrate data across disciplines. Collectively this increases the capacity of the Australian ecosystem science community to advance science and contribute to effective management and sustainable use of our ecosystems...