Thanks to a team of NAB employees and facilitated by EarthWatch and Peter Cale from ALT Calperum. The week long programme compared burnt and unburnt sites. We are interested in the recovery after fire and employees enjoyed helping to survey for seedlings, birds, fauna and insects. They watched drones and helped with collection of mallee tree biomass for us to determine the leaf area index and the net primary productivity. A very productive time, thank you!Painted dragon Ctenophorus pictus
Images from the top of our 20 metre flux tower and Professor Wayne Meyer checking on the tower instruments, imagery over the landscape using drones flown by Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh; both from Adelaide University.
Digital cover photography for leaf area index. Georgia Koerber is comparing processing programs and determining the relationship of canopy cover to ecosystem respiration and basal soil respiration to be presented at Rhizosphere4 in Maastricht June 2015 (http://www.rhizo4.org/)