TERN Fletcherview Tropical Rangeland Supersite - Australia

Basic Information
Site Name
TERN Fletcherview Tropical Rangeland Supersite
Short name
Fletcherview SuperSite
Country
Australia
Site Description
Fletcherview Tropical Rangeland SuperSite was established in 2021 at James Cook University’s Fletcherview Research Station, a fully operational outback cattle station located 50 km west of Townsville, Queensland. The site is used for cattle grazing and is characterised by tall open savanna. The area around this SuperSite is used for cattle grazing. Black and red basalt soils and alluvial river flats support a wide variety of flora and fauna across open savanna woodland, dry rainforest, lava flows, three creek systems and the Burdekin River. The vegetation is dominated by native grasses such as blackspear and kangaroo grasses, as well as introduced species like buffel grass, signal grass and leucaena. Fletcherview typically experiences a dry and wet season, with most rainfall occurring between January and April. This site sits on Gugu-Badhun land.
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2022-10-03 08:10:41

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2021
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The Fletcherview site was established in 2021
The Fletcherview site was established in 2021
TERN’s Fletcherview Tropical Rangeland SuperSite is located at James Cook University’s Fletcherview Research Station, west of Townsville.
TERN’s Fletcherview Tropical Rangeland SuperSite is located at James Cook University’s Fletcherview Research Station, west of Townsville.
Grazed woodlands cover a huge part of northeast Australia
Grazed woodlands cover a huge part of northeast Australia
Fletcherview monitoring equipment will record micrometeorological measures in an agricultural landscape
Fletcherview monitoring equipment will record micrometeorological measures in an agricultural landscape
The flux tower fully functioning
The flux tower fully functioning
Geographic
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: -19.887285 Longitude: 146.189138

Size
~1.00ha
Elevation (average)
261.00msl
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