Scientists working at physical containment level four (PC4), the highest level available.

Safeguarding Australia

Providing an integrated approach to Australia's national biosecurity combining world-leading scientific expertise with cutting-edge diagnostic, surveillance and response capabilities.

Dr John Bingham: emergency animal disease expert

Dr John Bingham is a veterinary pathologist with expertise in zoonotic diseases – those that can pass from animals to people.

Dr Peter Daniels: Theme Leader - Diagnosis, Surveillance and Response

Dr Peter Daniels is involved in numerous animal health projects in South-East Asia, focussing on diagnosis and control of disease and development of laboratory quality systems. He is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Australian Animal Health Laboratory's routine and emergency diagnostic services.

Dr Mary Whitehouse: enhancing the use of beneficial insects and spiders in cotton

Dr Whitehouse is researching predator prey interactions in cotton ecosystems, focusing on the management of green mirids using conservation biological control.

AWB partnership produces first-grade grain

Australia has built an international reputation for exporting quality, insect-free grains on the back of a 30-year R&D partnership with the AWB. Australia has built an international reputation for quality wheat on the back of a 30-year R&D partnership with AWB.

Climate change statistics – predicting extreme events

A CSIRO course in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 May will focus on making reliable predictions about one-in-a-hundred year droughts, the frequency of future Cyclone Larrys and other extreme climate events that have economic impact.

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Australian biotechnology pioneer, Dr Tom Grace, has been awarded the Society for In Vitro Biology's highest honour, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of invertebrate in vitro biology.

Fighting fungus

In this video find out how CSIRO's Rust Resistance Team has discovered genes that determine whether a plant can develop immunity to the harmful rust fungus. (2:30)

Science for tomorrow: developments

This one-page extract contains information on CSIRO research on controlling carp in rivers, improving vegetation mapping, improved accessibility to the Australian National Insect Collection and lifting the success of revegetation.

Biodiversity: benefits and threats

CSIRO research is helping to manage the increasing threat from invasive species and the benefits to agriculture from ecosystem services.

The costs and benefits of buffel grass and its management

CSIRO scientists are working with agencies, regional groups and individuals to document the environmental, social and economic benefits and costs of buffel grass.

CSIRO scientist wins award to work with NASA

Dr Brent McInnes from CSIRO Exploration & Mining in Perth has received the Fulbright Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Award.

Rooting out Pythium and its allies

This three-page article from Farming Ahead details CSIRO research on the fungal disease Pythium, with the aim of providing the foundations for the development of new methods to help control and ultimately prevent the disease.

Herbicides limit nitrogen-fixing ability

This two-page article from Farming Ahead looks at the effect of increased herbicide use on soil nitrogen fixation in grain legumes such as field peas.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains three stories on the fate of nitrogen in the dairy environment, new biotechnology laboratories and a Foot and Mouth Symposium and Workshop. (1 page)

The shared water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin (Part 1)

This 29-page report is the first of a two-part series which outlines the major water characteristics of the Murray-Darling Basin and evaluates the relative importance of different sources and uses of water and criteria for establishing research priorities.

Monitoring termites and wood borers in the home

Termites and wood borer infestations can be difficult to manage. CSIRO has compiled this information to assist Australians in detecting and treating these pests.

Scientists seeking growers’ knowledge on fruit orchard pests

Far North Queensland fruit growers have been asked to share their knowledge and experience of orchard pests to help scientists assess and design sustainable crop protection measures.

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Scientists are analysing the abundance and distribution of thousands of prawns caught at 300 sites across the Gulf of Carpentaria to help fine-tune the largest monitoring program designed for an Australian fishery.

Invasive pests threaten Australia’s biodiversity

New research is targeting the pest species that cause environmental degradation in Australia, including weeds, mammals and invertebrates. New research is targeting the pest species that cause environmental degradation in Australia, including weeds, mammals and invertebrates.

CSIRO scientist wins an Australian Government Science and Innovation Award

CSIRO Entomology scientist Dr Sharon Downes plans to test whether female cotton bollworms choose who will father their offspring.

Understanding bushfire behaviour

Bushfire experts have teamed together to provide vital information on predicting the behaviour and management of bushfires.

Ants Down Under website

Ants Down Under provides an overview of all ants found in Australia, and includes information about their biology, identification, distribution, and links to published literature.

Locals lose out to sexy aliens

Globalisation has led to an increase in invasions by new species around the world and this is costing agriculture and the environment dearly.

Dr Deborah Middleton: improving Australia's biosecurity

Dr Deborah Middleton is a registered specialist in veterinary pathology. She is working to protect Australia against animal and zoonotic diseases (those that can pass from animals to people).

Dr Axel Colling: validating diagnostic tests for exotic diseases

Dr Axel Colling is a veterinarian with expertise in validation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, quality control and quality assurance.

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