The national meeting of researchers from OzFlux sites, OzFlux 2016, was held at the Calperum site. Visitors were able to see the instrumentation and how the surrounding vegetation is steadily recovering since the bushfire of January 2014.
Thanks to a team of NAB employees, facilitated by EarthWatch and Peter Cale from ALT Calperum, a 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 […]
It has been a busy three months restoring the tower instruments. Now we are tracking the regrowth. Pictures show the vegetation after the fire and an emerging Mallee seedling in the foreground.
Following the fire on the 17th of January, 2014, Wayne Meyer and Georgia Koerber repaired the burnt instruments. Grant Whiteman and Peter Cale at Calperum station have been a great help; http://www.austlandscapetrust.org.au/projects/riverland/calperum-taylorville.aspx After replacing wind sentrie’s at 2 and 10 metres, a humidity metre also at 10 metres, and the solar panel they were able to get the tower going again! […]