Monitoring Sites - Silver Plains

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The purpose of the Silver Plains flux tower is to:

  • Monitor exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy in a high-altitude grassy peatland ecosystem on the Tasmanian Central Plateau.

  • Quantify the carbon balance of the ecosystem, along with the key components of net ecosystem exchange, gross primary productivity and ecosystem respiration.

  • Identify key environmental and climatic drivers of carbon, water and energy fluxes.

  • Utilise measurements alongside manual chamber measurements and ancillary environmental variables to model ecosystem carbon dynamics under a future climate.

  • to compare and contrast ecosystem function between unmanaged and irrigated pastures and native woodland vegetation.

Modified: 25/10/22