Scientists working at physical containment level four (PC4), the highest level available.

Safeguarding Australia

Providing an integrated approach to Australia's national biosecurity combining world-leading scientific expertise with cutting-edge diagnostic, surveillance and response capabilities.

Biosecurity and invasive species

To help protect Australia's ecosystems, CSIRO is undertaking invasive species research at pre-border, border and post-border level.

Tipping the balance against aquatic weeds (Podcast 03 Feb 2011)

New research on the biological control of the aquatic weed salvinia in the billabongs (oxbow lakes) of Kakadu National Park has implications for restoration ecology in general. (4:38)

The cost effectiveness of airtankers in the south-east region of South Australia and the south-west region of Victoria

The cost effectiveness of airtankers in the south-east region of South Australia and the south-west region of Victoria presents the results of an analysis of the economics of a range of aerial suppression techniques.

Dr Sameer Sharma: investigating strategies for development of effective and safe vaccines and immuno-contraceptives

Dr Sameer Sharma is currently working on development of effective and safe vaccines and immuno-contraceptives using protein and peptide based antigens; novel receptor-specific immunostimulants; and novel vaccine delivery systems.

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2010

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO's research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO articles published in the magazine throughout 2010.

Pollution

Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems. Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.

Putting tyres on the recycling road

CSIRO is working with Australian company VR TEK Operations to design and develop a new, improved method of recycling waste rubber which could be used to make new tyres, industrial insulation, road pavement, flooring or geotextiles for retaining walls and embankments.

Doing business with CSIRO Plant Industry

Through tailored business arrangements and research alliances, CSIRO Plant Industry can deliver flexible and innovative research solutions for a range of industry needs.

Australian Tropical Sciences and Innovation Precinct - Townsville, Qld

CSIRO and James Cook University (JCU) are working together, creating a world class research hub at the Australian Tropical Sciences and Innovation Precinct (ATSIP) at JCU's Townsville campus.

Fire danger

Learn about the methods used to calculate fire danger warnings, published daily during the fire season to help authorities distribute firefighting resources and to assist the community in protecting lives and property.

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

Dr Chris Hardy: researching ecogenomics

Dr Chris Hardy is applying advanced molecular techniques to better understand biological complexity at environmentally meaningful scales.

CSIRO scientists join fight to save ‘Tassie devil’

CSIRO scientists have joined the battle to save Australia’s iconic Tasmanian devils from the deadly cancer currently devastating devil populations.

Dr Junji Miyazaki: revealing host plant resistance to cotton pests

Dr Junji Miyazaki's research focus is on the defence mechanisms against cotton pests.

Dr Jonathan Anderson: investigating plant defences

Dr Jonathan Anderson is investigating the interactions of plants with fungal diseases and insect pests.

Farm management

CSIRO conducts farming research throughout Australia, working with producers and farming groups to trial and evaluate new ideas and techniques.

Dr Helen Murphy: understanding tropical forest dynamics and threats

Dr Helen Murphy is interested in the dynamics of tropical forests and the role of invasive species and climate change in their structure and functioning.

‘Invasive aliens’ threaten global biodiversity

While the implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity stays under the radar.

Bushfires cloud air pollution problem

Scientists believe more bushfires generated by rising temperatures and lower rainfall will lead to lower air quality over a greater number of days in Australia, particularly in the south-east.

Dr Paul De Barro: Theme Leader for Reducing Likelihood - biosecurity preparedness and prevention

As well as research on silverleaf whitefly and the viruses it transmits, Dr Paul De Barro is heavily involved in Australian biosecurity planning and invasive species.

Darwin: Berrimah, NT (Darwin laboratory)

The CSIRO Darwin laboratory provides a focus for ecological and socioeconomic research underpinning sustainable land management in northern Australia. It is also home to a CSIRO Science Education Centre.

Dr Greg Constable: leading cotton research

Dr Greg Constable is a leader in cotton research, investigating plant breeding, genetically modified cotton varieties, higher yield management packages, improved sustainability and reducing insecticide use.

Farmer-researcher cooperation a key to better farming: Grains Week 2006

Greater cooperation between researchers and grower groups will improve Australian farming practices and enrich rural communities, according to a researcher working for CSIRO and the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC).

Environmentally friendly microbes go mining (Podcast 06 Mar 2009)

An extremophile is any microbe that has adapted to living conditions of extreme temperature, pressure or chemical concentration. This adaption allows certain types of extremophile bacteria to be used in the extraction of metal from ore through the process of bioleaching. (4:25)

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