Digital Hemispherical Photography (DHP) upward-looking images are collected twice per year to capture vegetation and crown cover at the Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite. These images are used to estimate Leaf area index (LAI). The images are captured at the times of estimated maximum and minimum LAI.
The Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite was established in 2012 and is located in a stand of tall, mixed-aged Eucalyptus obliqua forest (1.5, 77 and >250 years-old) with a rainforest / wet sclerophyll understorey and a dense man-fern (Dicksonia antarctica) ground-layer. The site experienced a fire in January 2019, which consumed the ground layer and killed a high proportion of the understorey trees but stimulated dense seedling regeneration. For additional site information, see https://www.tern.org.au/tern-observatory/tern-ecosystem-processes/warra-tall-eucalypt-supersite/.
Other images collected at the site include photopoints, phenocam time-lapse images taken from fixed under and overstorey cameras, panoramic landscape and ancillary images of fauna and flora.
We at TERN acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians throughout Australia, New Zealand and all nations. We honour their profound connections to land, water, biodiversity and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The research site was established in 1995 by Forestry Tasmania and joined the TERN SuperSite Network in 2013.
SuperSites Vegetation Monitoring Protocol: