Genomics and Genetics
CSIRO Entomology's gene research contributes to an understanding of the impact of insects on our environment and agriculture.
Aphids teach scientists a thing or two
In recently unravelling the genome of the pea aphid, an international consortium of researchers has taken a major step towards understanding how to better control that bane of farmers and gardeners around the world.
Dr Alan Andersen: Darwin Site Leader
Dr Andersen leads CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences Tropical Savannas research in Darwin, and has specialist expertise in ant biodiversity and fire ecology.
Drought Report pushes alarm bells (Podcast 15 Jul 2008)
Mr Kevin Hennessy, Principal Researcher, explains why farmers and the Government have reacted with alarm to a collaborative report indicating that hot periods and low rainfall years that have occurred every 20 years, may become much more frequent. (5:36)
Understanding bushfire behaviour to save lives
Although bushfires are notoriously unpredictable, CSIRO scientists have the ability to develop reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to limit damage.
Bridal creeper leafhopper
The leafhopper Zygina species was the first biological control agent to be released on bridal creeper in Australia.
Australia-China research links strengthened
CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) today (Tuesday 10 April) signed a Relationship Agreement to facilitate research in biosecurity and quarantine.
Advancing Australian aquaculture
The Food Futures Flagship links research and industry partners in projects that raise the value and competitiveness of Australian aquaculture.
Fighting disease, pests and weeds
CSIRO has extensive capabilities in researching, understanding and tackling various insect pests of plants, plant diseases and weeds.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on a revised grassfire guide, a new water yield assessment project, a genomic tool to speed up genetic gain in sheep breeding and a long-term ocean observation network. (1 page)