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.

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.

Great Barrier Reef catchment: safeguarding the Reef

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has been working in the Great Barrier Reef catchment to improve water quality, wetland integrity and fisheries while enhancing agricultural productivity.

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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Australia's tropical savannas cover two million square kilometres and are largely uncleared. They account for about a third of Australia's land-based carbon stores and have the potential to store even more.

Advancing coastal resource management in Cockburn Sound

Research by CSIRO Land and Water has culminated in significant advances in coastal resource management, by linking land management practices with near-shore marine health.

Predicting catchment water levels after bushfires

CSIRO uses remote sensing technology to accurately predict the long-term impact of bushfires on water yield from major catchments.

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?

Weedy blackberry and raspberry species in Western Australia and strategies for their management

This document details characteristics for identifying Rubus species found in Western Australia and summarises current and future control options and activities. (30 pages)

Predicting catchment water levels after bushfires

CSIRO uses remote sensing technology to accurately predict the long-term impact of bushfires on water yield from major catchments.

Dr Wilna Vosloo: foot-and-mouth disease expert

Dr Wilna Vosloo is an internationally renowned expert on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) working at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria.

Bushfires - Types, Measurement and Fuel

Learn about bushfire classification, measurement and fuel types.

Management and control of bridal creeper

CSIRO scientists have spearheaded the bridal creeper biological control program in Australia through the introduction, monitoring and redistribution of three agents to help control and manage the spread of this environmental weed.

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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.

McArthur Mk 5 Forest Fire Danger Meter

The McArthur Forest Fire Danger Meter, first introduced in 1967, helps rural fire authorities to predict fire danger in Australian forests.

Dr Tim Heard: the insect tracker

On the hunt for exotic species for biological control use in Australia, Dr Tim Heard, a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, often finds himself in faraway places offering rewarding experiences. The hunt for useful exotic animal and plant species has taken Dr Tim Heard, a tropical weeds senior research scientist, to faraway places.

Willow sawfly

Willow sawfly, first identified in Australia in 2005 and now well established in the ACT and surrounding areas (Queanbeyan, Braidwood and Cooma) of south east New South Wales (NSW), attacks both pest and amenity willows.

Research advice for cars caught in bushfires

CSIRO researchers led a groundbreaking study into the survivability of cars trapped in firestorms.

Dr John K Scott: researching biocontrol, climate change and Mediterranean weeds

Dr John K Scott is protecting Australia's Mediterranean climate regions through research on the biological control of invasive weed species.

Dr John White, leader of the Laboratory Automation and New Technologies team

Dr John White is responsible for leading the Laboratory Automation and New Technologies team within the Diagnosis, Surveillance and Response Theme at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Emergency detection and response

CSIRO technologies are helping Australians prepare for, detect, respond to and recover from natural disasters and emergency situations.

Bitou bush biocontrol agent: the leaf-rolling moth

CSIRO Entomology and New South Wales Agriculture collaborated on a project to rear, release and evaluate the performance of the leaf-rolling moth Tortrix species to help control bitou bush.

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