Biological control of Cape broom
CSIRO scientists are currently investigating two potential agents for release in Australia to help control Cape broom, an introduced weed in southern Australia.
Living with grassfires in Australia
Myths are debunked and fire behaviour revealed in the second edition of CSIRO’s essential guide to grassfires – Grassfires: Fuel, Weather and Fire Behaviour.
‘Unnatural’ WA warming/drying to be investigated
Research will be stepped up into the causes and magnitude of climate change in Western Australia following the release of a report showing that observed temperature increase and winter rainfall decline in south-west Western Australia are unlikely to be due to natural climate variability alone.
AAHL Regional Program
CSIRO Livestock Industries' Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is supporting Southeast Asian countries in their efforts to control and eradicate infectious animal diseases.
Ms Sandra Crameri: using microscopy to detect disease agents
Ms Sandra Crameri is an electron microscopist working within the microbiologically secure Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria. As Diagnostic Laboratory supervisor, her focus is on diagnostic activities within the imaging facility.
Understanding bushfire behaviour to save lives
Although bushfires are notoriously unpredictable, CSIRO scientists have the ability to develop reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to limit damage.
Modelling natural systems
CSIRO Entomology have developed Dymex, a population modelling program providing researchers with a means of building complex population models for biological organisms.
Fire front characteristics
Learn about some common characteristics used by researchers to describe bushfires, and why they are important.
Parts of a fire
Bushfires have heading, backing and flanking fires. Each of these components of the overall bushfire has different characteristics.
Family planning for wild radish
New research into the increasingly herbicide-tolerant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) has revealed increased potential for two ‘contraceptive’ approaches to controlling the noxious weed.
AAHL workers reunite for 25th anniversary
More than 160 former workers will visit CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong this morning to celebrate their part in constructing the facility at the AAHL Construction 25 Years On Reunion.
Sleeper weeds are introduced plants that have established small populations and have the potential to spread widely. The cost of environmental damage and control could be prevented if these plants are identified and eradicated before they become major weeds.
Not all flies are a pest
Flies belong to the diverse order of insects known as Diptera and many species exhibit a range of interesting and beneficial behaviour.
Science for tomorrow: developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on increasing the range of durum wheat varieties, a joint venture to improve cotton varieties, how the sex life of silverleaf whiteflies affects their invasiveness and developing biofuels. (1 page)
SiroFire – helping fire authorities predict wildfire spread
Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.