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.
Bitou bush biological control
Bitou bush is an introduced weed and rated as the worst pest plant in the Australian coastal environment, restricting access to beaches and destroying native bushland. This project focused on biological control using several different insect species.
Managing invasive insects
CSIRO is developing biological control techniques for the management of some of Australia’s main insect pests. This will help reduce the amount of pesticide used and provide control at a landscape level.
Myxomatosis and rabbits in Australia today
Introduced by CSIRO in 1950, myxomatosis almost wiped out Australia’s pest rabbits. Natural selection has led to a balance between myxoma virus and wild rabbits today, but pet bunnies remain highly susceptible.
When biofuels and biosecurity meet
A symposium entitled: Biosecurity in the New Bioeconomy: Threats and Opportunities, will be hosted by CSIRO at the Shine Dome in Canberra from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 November.
Quarantine testing for live poultry
CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory offers a testing service that can certify live poultry to international quarantine standards for import or export.
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With the cooler weather and frosts arriving, European wasp activity may decrease but the life of a queen is just beginning.
The Australian salute: nuisance flies
This fact sheet explains how flies differ from other insects and describes characteristics of some of the more common species associated with human activity.
Facing Africa's food security challenges
Increasing the productivity of Africa’s agricultural systems is one of the most significant challenges facing global agriculture. CSIRO is working with African scientists and institutions to help African’s develop long term solutions.
OzConverter is a specialist tool developed by Dr Tom Harwood, to assist in preparing climate change scenario files from OzClim.