New paper on soil moisture modelling capacity with NicheMapR

James Maino and I had a paper come out recently that tested the microclimate model of NicheMapR’s ability to compute hourly soil moisture

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.040

This link gives 50 days free access before 13th June
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WxcA52cuJONK

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NicheMapR is now available!

The first version of NicheMapR is now available from Mike’s github site, with a finalised version of the microclimate model and a partly documented but operational version of the ectotherm model (plus a few other biophysical resources).

See the Resources page of the CAMEL website for instructions on how to install it.

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A cool reason for koalas to hug trees

This week we published a paper from Nat Briscoe’s doctoral work about behavioural thermoregulation in koalas and the importance of cool tree trunk microclimates. The paper is here and there has been quite a bit of media coverage e.g.

Science
New Scientist
BBC News
Sydney Morning Herald
The Conversation
Australian Geographic
ABC Online
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian

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New dataset of global microclimates

This month we published a set of microclimate layers for the globe. You can find out more about it here.

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