The Victorian Dry Eucalypt SuperSite operated from 2012 – 2017 as a regional SuperSite hub consisting of several nodes. This regional SuperSite’s vision was to provide the scientific infrastructure and institutional collaboration required for world-class science and sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems in South Eastern Australia based on a sound understanding of their structure, composition, functions and processes.
There were two core nodes, located at Whroo in north-east Victoria (near Shepparton) and Wombat State Forest (near Ballarat), and a series of 3-4 high quality satellite sites that will provide the basis for scaling measurements from point to landscape to catchment. This regional SuperSite built on existing infrastructure, long term study sites, biodiversity and other monitoring sites. It included investment in new observation platforms in key locations, extending across a range of land covers and uses. Both nodes hosted flux towers as part of TERN's OzFlux network and PhenoCameras collecting data for TERN's AusCover facility with live flux tower data and PhenoCam images available online from Whroo and Wombat Forest.
All Victorian Dry Eucalypt SuperSite datasets collected between 2012-17 are available from TERN’s databases and identified as from Whroo or Wombat nodes. From 2018 the Wombat node of the Victorian Dry Eucalypt SuperSite will be known as Wombat Stringy Bark Eucalypt SuperSite and datasets named as such. The Whroo node will be known as the Whroo Dry Eucalypt (Affiliate) SuperSite.