Biosecurity and invasive species
To help protect Australia's ecosystems, CSIRO is undertaking invasive species research at pre-border, border and post-border level.
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.
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.
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.
CSIRO conducts farming research throughout Australia, working with producers and farming groups to trial and evaluate new ideas and techniques.
‘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.
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.
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)