Long Term Ecological Network

Between 2012 and 2018 the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) integrated key established plot networks across Australia to tackle critical questions associated with the impacts of disturbance on Australian ecosystems. LTERN brought together some of Australia’s leading ecologists as well as drawing together a range of existing long-term ecological monitoring programs to examine Australian ecosystems in new ways. LTERN was composed of 12 ecological plot networks across Australia which had been actively monitored for several years and in some cases decades. These plot networks spanned a number of ecosystems including tropical savannas, tall eucalypt forests, mallee woodlands and shrublands, alpine regions, and deserts. The networks also covered multiple land tenures and land uses including plantation forestry, conservation, restoration, tourism and agriculture. These networks are designed to monitor biodiversity and better understand disturbance regimes associated with fire, logging, livestock grazing, invasive species, extreme weather events and climate change
Type
Collection
Title
Long Term Ecological Network
Alternate Title
LTERN
Collection Type
Collection
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) integrated key established plot networks across Australia to tackle critical questions associated with the impacts of disturbance on Australian ecosystems.
Full Description
Between 2012 and 2018 the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) integrated key established plot networks across Australia to tackle critical questions associated with the impacts of disturbance on Australian ecosystems. LTERN brought together some of Australia’s leading ecologists as well as drawing together a range of existing long-term ecological monitoring programs to examine Australian ecosystems in new ways. LTERN was composed of 12 ecological plot networks across Australia which had been actively monitored for several years and in some cases decades. These plot networks spanned a number of ecosystems including tropical savannas, tall eucalypt forests, mallee woodlands and shrublands, alpine regions, and deserts. The networks also covered multiple land tenures and land uses including plantation forestry, conservation, restoration, tourism and agriculture. These networks are designed to monitor biodiversity and better understand disturbance regimes associated with fire, logging, livestock grazing, invasive species, extreme weather events and climate change
Contact Email
repository.admin@anu.edu.au
Fields of Research
0502 - Environmental Science and Management
Keywords
Biodiversity conservation -- Australia; Environmental monitoring -- Australia; Environmental management -- Australia
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
2012
2018
Geospatial Location
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Australia
Year of data publication
2019
Publisher for Citation
ANU Data Commons. The Australian National University
Related Websites
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861
ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative Commons Licence (CC BY) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences.
Licence Type
CC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Retention Period
indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service