What is TERN?

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) is a scientific facility that monitors and describes the condition of our land-based ecosystems and the vital process within them. TERN enables Australians to track, understand and respond to change in ecosystems through time and across the breadth of the continent. It provides easy access for anyone – community members, policy-makers and industry leaders as well as scientists – to national information about the ecosystems on which our livelihoods, life-styles and identify depends.