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Dr Yun Li: developing new statistical methods to understand climate change and variability

Dr Yun Li is an environmental statistician with many years of experience applying statistical methods to model and understand patterns in our changing climate.

Marine report card provides a benchmark for climate impacts (Vodcast 27 Nov 09) (Podcast 27 Nov 2009)

The first-ever Australian benchmark of climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and options for adaptation is the work of more than 70 marine scientists. (4:23)

Farmers versus famine: tackling global food insecurity (Podcast 12 Apr 2011)

CSIRO is working with farmers and government departments to research practical options to respond and adapt to climate change. (5:08)

CSIRO’s role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (Podcast 09 Feb 2007)

Dr Penny Whetton from CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) discusses CSIRO’s role in this latest report in this podcast. (3:55)

The effect of climate and weather on our oceans (Podcast 20 Feb 2007)

In this six-and-a-half-minute podcast, the former Chief of CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research division, Dr Greg Ayers discusses the topic of his 2007 Malcolm McIntosh Lecture – the complex relationship between oceans, climate and weather. (6:32)

Outraged Scientists call for more funds for marine research (Podcast 10 Jun 2008)

Scientists from the CSIRO and the University of Queensland have called for a bigger research effort into the impact of climate change on marine species, outraged that research into the oceans has received far less Government funding than the examination of climate change on terrestrial species. (5.30)

Deep sea coral to reveal a history of climate change (Podcast 20 Jan 2009)

An American research vessel, the RV Thomas G. Thompson, has arrived back in Hobart after an expedition to collect deep-sea corals south of Tasmania. An un-manned deep-diving ‘Remotely Operated Vehicle’ (ROV) with a capacity to go as deep as 6000 metres was used to collect samples and data, and photograph and video areas of the ocean floor. (9:17)

Alien invaders are on the march (Podcast 22 May 2009)

While the implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity stays under the radar. (4:50)

CSIRO’s response to second volume of IPCC report (Podcast 06 Apr 2007)

Dr Chris Mitchell discusses the second volume of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report published in Brussels, in this four-and-a half minute podcast. (4:29)

The winners and losers of climate change (Podcast 19 Jun 2009)

The first comprehensive regional study of climate change adaptation in Australia, and one of just a few worldwide, is being undertaken in South East Queensland to help the region adapt to changing weather patterns and sea level rise. (4:28)

Today's farmers meeting tomorrow's climate challenges (Podcast 03 Jul 2008)

Australia’s farmers are our climate change 'warriors', and many of them are already meeting the challenges of climate change, with major modifications to the way they produce our food. In this podcast, Dr Mark Howden from CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship, explains how farmers are dealing with challenges such as lower rainfall and irrigation allocations. (4:51)

How climate change will affect your backyard (Podcast 06 May 2008)

Dr Benjamin Preston from CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship explains that there are practical measures we can take to ameliorate the effects of climate change. (6.15)

Climate change: an adaptation plan for agriculture (Podcast 04 Dec 2007)

Early action by the agricultural sector in adapting to climate change could have substantial benefits for some industry sectors according to new CSIRO research discussed in this podcast. (6:16)

Auditing the Earths sea-level and energy budgets

An international research team has balanced the sea-level rise budget by showing that the total amount of contributions to sea level rise explains the measured rise over recent decades.

No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms

Direct effects of climate warming on biodiversity pose a serious conservation challenge for marine life, according to new research published today in Science.

Your development: creating sustainable neighbourhoods

Your Development is a website created to help land developers, architects and urban planners create climate-adapted, sustainable Australian suburbs.

Preparing for the impacts of climate change: assessing the vulnerability of our cities

Acting now to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change could significantly reduce the future costs and disruption to Australia's coastal cities and towns.

Project Vesta – Fire in Dry Eucalypt Forest: fuel structure, fuel dynamics and fire behaviour

Project Vesta - Fire in Dry Eucalypt Forest: fuel structure, dynamics and fire behaviour presents the aims, findings and outcomes of Australia’s most recent and significant study of forest fire behaviour.

Urban sustainability in Asia

CSIRO research aims to improve sustainability for Asia's rapidly urbanising populations.

Understanding tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclones threaten northern Australia every year. Recent Australian flooding and cyclonic events can be largely explained by a strong La Niña. However, sea surface temperatures off the northern Australian coast in 2011 were at or near record levels. The extremely high sea surface temperatures are part of a significant warming of the oceans that has been observed in the past 50 years. These pages provide some information about the causes, occurrence and impacts of tropical cyclones.

Thirsty natives: impact of drought on plant species

This fact sheet details how CSIRO Plant Industry scientists are investigating the impact of extreme drought on the population dynamics and evolution of both native and introduced plant species in arid and semi-arid regions of Australia. (2 pages)

Sustainable consumption in urban developments

CSIRO researchers are modelling the links between human behaviour, urban developments and carbon emissions.

Climate change and invasive plants in South Australia

This report examines the potential impact of climate change on weeds in South Australia and adaptation options for weed control strategies.

Reforestation under a Carbon Market: Key Findings

This report examines the likely effects of a carbon market on the supply and demand for tree plantings to sequester carbon in agricultural lands in South Australia.

Scorched gum leaves: fuel for fire?

In a bushfire, sometimes the leaves of eucalypt trees don’t appear to burn thoroughly. Instead they change from green to brown and are left hanging on the trees. Could these leaves be fuel for another fire?

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