ecological facet


Date created: 2021-10-19
Date modified: 2021-10-19

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Ecological facets are unique combinations of ecosystem drivers and vegetation structural formations – was produced by combining the spatial indicators of macroclimate, lithology, landform, and vegetation structural formations. Ecological facets allow for a better understanding of the current range of biophysical variation within and across Australian ecosystems. However, it is anticipated that for many applications the precursor spatial indicators will be more useful by themselves.


Clarke, K. and Lewis, M. (2017), GEOSS Ecosystem Mapping for Australia. TERN Landscape / AusCover.

TERN is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, NCRIS.