Sustainability in Australia's arid lands
Applying science to understand the interaction of biodiversity, landscape ecology, and community livelihoods in Australia's arid and semi-arid lands will help find a sustainable future for the region.
This comprehensive reference is essential reading for anyone involved or interested in house dust mite research and management.
White-tailed spiders are common in urban environments and are often found wandering houses at night in search of prey. Their bite has been implicated in tissue ulceration; however there has been little evidence to substantiate such claims.
Taking on the rat race
Our research into ecologically-based rodent pest management has increased rice yields, reduced environmental damage and improved profits for farmers and business in Asia and Australia.
Our rodent management research has increased rice yields, reduced environmental damage and improved profits across Australia and Asia.
Weedy biofuels: should we be worried?
This document includes the presentation from forum one of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia, held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australias Capital Territory. (51 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.
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.
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.
Emergency detection and response
CSIRO technologies are helping Australians prepare for, detect, respond to and recover from natural disasters and emergency situations.
Landscape and building design for bushfire areas
Design for bushfire to be included as a normal part of designing in bushfire-prone areas is encouraged by this book. It will assist planning and building regulatory authorities to improve and administer regulatory requirements and guidelines.
Exotic pests pose pollination threat
How European honeybees, the dominant pollinators of food crops, are under threat in Australia from several exotic species, and the vigilance required to protect them is discussed in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)
Lab provides rapid response to emergency animal disease outbreaks
The Diagnostic Emergency Response Laboratory (DERL) was officially opened by the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, on 23 July 2008. Watch as Dr Martyn Jeggo, Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), takes you on a virtual tour of this new state-of-the-art laboratory. (13:50)