CSIRO aims to establish and build relationships with members of the community. We welcome people of all ages to come and explore our facilities, holiday programs and public events.
Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 14 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
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Sixty per cent of CSIRO staff hold university degrees, including more than 1850 doctors and 420 masters.
Meet our staff working on natural resource management in Indigenous communities:
Mr Jim Walker is working to generate employment and education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in CSIRO. He has worked with Indigenous peoples and communities across Australia and has extensive knowledge of cultures and contemporary issues within Indigenous societies.
Dr Alan Andersen is a Chief Research Scientist with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in Darwin, where he studies ant community ecology, the use of ants and other invertebrates as indicators of ecosystem health, and fire ecology and management in tropical savannas.
Ant ecologist Dr Ben Hoffmann's research focuses on the invasive ecology and management of pest ants, the disturbance ecology of native ant communities and the use of ants as bio-indicators for sustainable land management
Dr Dan Metcalfe's research on plant distribution and regeneration aims to help understand and manage weed impacts on Australia's wet tropics ecosystems.
Dr Daniel Walker is Deputy Chief of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.
Dr Westcott is an expert in the ecology and conservation management of endangered species such as the southern cassowary and the spectacled flying fox. He also studies seed and weed dispersal in tropical rainforests and the influence of landscape change on this process.
Dr Dick Williams is a plant ecologist investigating the movements, or flux, of carbon through vegetation and tropical soils in the Top End of Australia.
Dr Frederieke Kroon's research informs rehabilitation of coastal zones using a collaborative and integrated approach to both catchment management and aquatic health, to improve water quality, aquatic biodiversity and fisheries production.
Dr. James Butler has a trans-disciplinary background in agricultural economics, terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology gained in southern Africa, northern Europe and Australia.
Dr Marcus Lane leads a group of researchers concerned with improving Australia's environmental policy and planning.
Mr Justin Perry has a background in fire management and is working towards promoting fire management practices for the conservation of biodiversity in Northern Australia.
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz's research helps government and industry make wiser choices and plan for an uncertain future.
Dr Petina Pert's provides scientific expertise in spatial analyses, map products and customisation of decision-making tools which are then used to inform natural resource management and conservation biology and planning decisions.
Dr Sue Jackson is researching Indigenous natural resource management and has interests in the social and cultural dimensions of marine, coastal and water resource management.
Dr Tom Measham is working to identify and understand the human and social dimensions involved in regional environmental challenges and how they affect natural resource management.
Emma Woodward is a geographer researching the social and economic connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, and northern river and wetland systems.
Ms Liana Williams is a human geographer working to understand the factors contributing to community engagement in regional natural resource management.
Dr Erin Bohensky’s research integrates social and ecological information to understand and enhance the resilience of complex systems in Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr Fiona Walsh works closely with Aboriginal communities to deliver improved trends in health, cultural diversity, ecology and lifestyles.
Dr Cathy Robinson is a geographer who studies decentralised environmental governance systems, with a focus on cross-cultural and regional planning arrangements in Northern Australia.
Dr Kirsten Maclean is a human geographer who uses participatory methodologies to investigate the role of diverse people, knowledge and values in regional natural resource management in Australia.
Dr Rosemary Hill is a human geographer specialising in collaborative environmental governance and planning research with a particular focus on Indigenous systems.
Indigenous Engagement Officer
Office of Indigenous Engagement
+61 7 3833 5676