Indian Ocean temperature link to bushfires
The weather conditions that lead to Victoria’s past two major bushfires may be linked to lower than normal sea-surface temperatures in the eastern Indian Ocean, according to researchers from CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship.
Scientists preparing for future disease challenges
New and emerging animal diseases, Australia’s equine influenza (EI) outbreak and the fact that 75 per cent of emerging human diseases originated in animals, are among the hot topics for discussion at the 13th International World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) Symposium in Melbourne this week.
ECOS Issue 140: Time for a sea change in coastal development
Ecos 140 looks at the future of a remote and pristine stretch of the South Australian coastline that has become the focus of intense debate between local environment groups, developers and government. The case reflects the intensifying pressure on Australia’s coastal habitats as developments follow the quest for sea-side properties.
Bushfire impact on water yields
While forest fires can often result in an initial increase in water runoff from catchments, it’s the forests and bush growing back that could cause future problems for water supplies by reducing stream flows.
Aussie ravens ruled out as West Nile virus indicators
Scientists at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria have found that birds are unlikely to be used as part of an ‘early warning’ system designed to alert health authorities to the presence of the deadly West Nile virus in Australia.
Climate Adaptation Flagship
Enabling Australia to adapt more effectively to the impacts of climate change and variability and informing national planning, regulation and investment decisions.
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Fishing crews have gathered information on more than 1000 sea snakes and hundreds of other species in the first year of a bycatch-monitoring study in the Northern Prawn Fishery.
CSIRO to take the guess work out of breeding sheep (Podcast 28 Jan 2009)
Domestic sheep common to farms around Australia have come along way from their wild relatives and ancestors. Over many years of domestication, sheep have been bred for their commercially important traits by selectively breeding through trial and error, something that is about to change thanks to a new genomic tool. (3:29)
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.
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.
Plant diversity and conservation
CSIRO studies Australian plant diversity and community ecology and aims to conserve and protect it against threats such as exotic plant invasions.
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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.
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)