Ecological processes are inferred through statistical and mechanistic models from measurable patterns in space and time. TERN provides national research infrastructure to identify the ecological patterns and processes which shape Australian ecosystems.
Inference of these ecological processes are undertaken across Australia and New Zealand by TERN’s OzFlux community of practice, covering a diversity of community, vegetation and climate types. Using ongoing measurements of fluxes and vegetation structure, ecological processes are inferred at local, national and global scales for understanding how and why ecosystem change occurs over minutes, days, seasons and years.
Presenter: Dr Jamie Cleverly
Associate Director, OzFlux