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.

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.

The fires of 12 February 1977 in the western district of Victoria

The fires of 12 February 1977 in the western district of Victoria provides a detailed analysis of the bushfires that devastated Victoria’s western district.

Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

This document contains proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, held in Canberra, Australia in 2003. (648 pages)

189Locusts Ento MedRelTsr

A new book on grasshoppers and locusts, which represents nearly 100 years of scientific research, will assist agriculturalists understand more about locust plagues.

School students win major international awards

Two Australian school students who competed successfully in this year’s BHP Billiton Science Awards have gone on to win prizes in two major international science competitions.

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.

Sea trials for Atlantic salmon gill disease vaccine

A vaccine developed to boost the profitability of Tasmania’s A$230 million Atlantic salmon industry will be tested at a marine farm south of Hobart during spring and summer.

The secret world of Australia's native rats and mice (Podcast 14 Apr 2008)

Why do some mice build huge mounds of pebbles in the desert? And how did stick nest mice become instant barbecues? In this podcast, CSIRO researcher Dr Fred Ford opens up the wonderful world of Australia’s native mice and rats. (4.43)

CSIRO targets crop killer: Fusarium (Podcast 25 Mar 2010)

With a study just published in the prominent scientific journal nature, researchers have moved a step closer to beating Fusarium, a devastating fungus affecting many crops worldwide, including wheat and barley. (5:31)

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.

217Salmon CMAR MedRelTsr

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.

The roles of invasive species in tropical fragmented landscapes

CSIRO is researching plant community composition on the coastal floodplains of three major Wet Tropics rivers to provide an indicator of ecosystem health and the impact of habitat fragmentation.

Biodiversity status and trends

Understanding the extent and health of the nation’s biological diversity is the first step to halting its decline.

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)

Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities

From 18-21 November 2009 CSIRO Entomology held a frontier symposium in Canberra, Australia, to bring together the science behind new crop development and biosecurity research.

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.

Sulfidic waste offers hidden mineral wealth

CSIRO research is mapping the way for mining companies to exploit hidden mineral wealth within their waste through simple separation processes.

Biological control of Australian native Casuarina species in the USA

Species of the Australian native, Casuarina, have become invasive weeds in parts of the USA and the search is on in Australia for potential biocontrol agents.

Researching management and control options for lippia

CSIRO scientists are researching lippia (Phyla canescens), in an effort to develop practical management solutions against the impact and spread of this introduced weed.

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. 

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.

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