Integrated science for our carbon future
The 'Integrated science for our carbon future' presentation was delivered by CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark. Provided here is an adapted transcript of the speech, which was addressed to Greenhouse 2011 in Cairns, Queensland, on 4 April.
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A new book on grasshoppers and locusts, which represents nearly 100 years of scientific research, will assist agriculturalists understand more about locust plagues.
Aerial fire suppression
CSIRO scientists, as part of the Australian Bushfire CRC, are investigating the effectiveness of aerial suppression of bushfires. The project will provide information needed to shape national aerial firefighting strategies.
Avoiding the Deadman Zone information sheet
Download the latest research material on bushfire behaviour - with the latest measures to protect firefighters in a wind change.
Download the latest research material on bushfire behaviour - with the latest measures to protect firefighters caught by a wind change.
DNA test to revolutionise sheep worm control
CSIRO scientists have moved a step closer to developing a novel DNA test which has the potential to revolutionise management of one of the biggest threats to sheep health in Australia, the barber’s pole worm.
Biological control of weeds
This brochure outlines the process of controlling weeds with naturally occurring insects and plant pathogens. (2 pages)
Biosecurity and invasive species
To help protect Australia's ecosystems, CSIRO is undertaking invasive species research at pre-border, border and post-border level.
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A new project led by CSIRO is exploring the genes of farmed Atlantic salmon with a view to breeding fish resistant to an amoeba that attacks their gills.
Tapping into nature’s own landscape services
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how farmers, scientists and conservationists are looking for ways to make Australian farming landscapes more sustainable by harnessing the ecosystem services provided by native vegetation. (3 pages)
Taking the fight to aphids
This article from Farming Ahead is an overview of the main aphid pest species on Australian grain and pasture plants and the best options for managing them. (3 pages)
Common paper wasps
Common paper wasp nests occur around the home hanging from eaves, pergolas or vegetation. Adult wasps will defend their nest and can sting repeatedly if threatened or when the nest is disturbed.