Foot and mouth disease simulation in Melbourne
Australia’s ability to mount an effective response to a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak will be tested during the three-day International FMD Symposium and Workshop (FMD2010) beginning in Melbourne today.
CSIRO launches Mandarin Podcasts
A series of podcasts in Mandarin language were launched in Canberra today which highlight careers in science and in working with Australian science and industry to a potential audience of 1.2 billion people worldwide.
Calicivirus comes under attack
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how CSIRO researchers are unravelling the source of possible resistance to rabbit calicivirus and looking for new approaches to control rabbits. (3 pages)
Learn about CSIRO's bushfire simulator, which researchers have used to rigorously test the behaviour of firefighting vehicles and equipment, fencing, water tanks and civilian vehicles under bushfire conditions.
39Wasp Ento MedRelTsr
With the population of dangerous European wasps peaking at this time of year, a bigger community effort is needed to stop their spread, the CSIRO has warned.
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)
Eye-in-the-sky helps pinpoint prickly problem
CSIRO research on a tool to track the spread of the devastating weed prickly acacia across Australia’s northern grasslands is described in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)
Revegetation by design: the Queensland bush working for you
This fact sheet describes how CSIRO is partnering with the Queensland Government Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia, to investigate native vegetation as part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the vegetable industry. (2 pages)
Thrips are often little known by most people, but some species are considered major agricultural pests.
Projecting the cost impact of climate change action
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions through targeted policy action would not adversely affect Australian living standards, according to a senior CSIRO researcher writing in the latest issue of Ecos magazine.
Reward for fight against ant invaders
African Big Headed, Yellow Crazy, Tropical Fire and Singapore ants are only small foot soldiers, but vast colonies of these invasive insects are wreaking havoc throughout northern Australia - causing major environmental, economical and social damage.
Biological control of silverleaf whitefly
Our scientists are researching the biological processes that enable silverleaf whitefly to invade, and investigating the role of landscape structure and scale in exploiting an effective biocontrol agent for this pest species.