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 Alexie Papanicolaou: enabling next-generation molecular ecology with genomics and informatics

Dr Alexie Papanicolaou is enabling genomics for non-model species, such as the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa sp.), eucalyptus and fruit flies (Bactrocera sp.) in order to assist research in agriculture, ecology and evolutionary biology.

Mr Kevin Hennessy: analysing the regional impacts of climate change

Mr Kevin Hennessy is analysing observed climate data, developing Australian climate projections from computer simulations, assessing the potential impacts and exploring adaptation options.

Fighting frog fungus

Australian scientists, including a team at CSIRO, were first to identify a fungus as the cause of mass frog declines in Australia and Panama.

Managing lippia under climate change

This article from Farming Ahead details research on the use of computer simulation models to show how climate change is likely to affect the invasive plant, lippia, in the Murray-Darling Basin and how the results are relevant to other riparian weeds. (3 pages)

Keeping Australia foot and mouth free

This article from Farming Ahead looks at recent conference on Australia's preparedness for a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak and the strategies in place to ensure Australia is not tested with a real-life outbreak. (3 pages)

Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds: results of CLIMEX models Part 3

This document contains profiles for 12 of the 41 alert and sleeper weed species that were assessed for their potential to change distribution due to climate change as part of the report Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds. (86 pages)

Potato cyst nematode in Australia

This article from Farming Ahead discusses how potato cyst nematode is an expensive problem throughout the world and efforts to control its spread affect the movement of produce in 106 countries. (3 pages)

Livestock industries’ future – value or volume?

Australasia’s major annual livestock industries’ science conference – Horizons in Livestock Sciences – will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 28-30 October.

Helping grain growers fight an army of pests

Research into how to reduce the impact of insect-attack on young crops will be a major focus of a National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI) workshop to be held in Melbourne from 2-4 September.

Fighting Nipah virus

In 1998-99, an outbreak of a new virus now called Nipah virus killed more than 100 people and thousands of pigs in Malaysia.

Dr Lyn Hinds: managing vertebrate pests

Dr Lyn Hind’s research on biotechnological approaches for fertility control will facilitate the management of vertebrate pests in Australia.

Purpose and responsibilities of AAHL

AAHL is a high-containment facility designed to allow scientific research into the most dangerous infectious agents in the world.

Backyard Biodiversity invasive species stickers

Don't let invasive species stick around! Print out these invasive species stickers for fun or as part of your classroom activity.

Weeding out the risk of pest plants

This two-page information sheet is about CSIRO's latest framework for assessing the weed risk of new disease-resistant plants.

Weeding out the risk of pest plants

More accurate assessments of the environmental risks associated with the release of disease-resistant plants are now possible following CSIRO’s development of a new framework that identifies potential weed pests.

Dr Paul Monaghan: using microscopy to illuminate host-pathogen interactions

Dr Paul Monaghan is a microscopist working within the high biocontainment area at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong. His focus is on confocal and live cell imaging.

Managing species and natural ecosystems in a changing climate

CSIRO's Climate Adaptation Flagship research is developing and delivering adaptation options to protect from the impacts of climate change Australia's marine and terrestrial species, ecosystems and the services they provide.

Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

This document contains proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, held in Canberra, Australia in 2003. (648 pages)

Dr Tracey Hinton: delivering medical therapeutics by RAFTing

Dr Tracey Hinton is a research scientist with CSIRO Livestock Industries working to develop new methods to deliver bioactive drugs.

‘Invasive aliens’ threaten global biodiversity

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.

Globe-trotting Black Rat genes reveal spread of humans and diseases

DNA of the common Black Rat has shed light on the ancient spread of rats, people and diseases around the globe.

Raising the standard for livestock feeding

The latest ‘Australian Feeding Standards’ for livestock have just been released in a new CSIRO book, Nutrient Requirements of Domesticated Ruminants.

AAHL set to meet growing biosecurity challenge

Australia’s ability to protect itself from incursions of diseases such as avian flu, rabies and SARS has been strengthened with a funding boost of $A16.8 million over four years to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), which is managed by CSIRO.

Scientific papers (2006): crop and farm management

This page lists all CSIRO Plant Industry's scientific papers published in 2006 related to crop and farm management.

Warming could change SA’s weed pests

Hotter temperatures and reduced rainfall in South Australia due to climate change could prompt a period of ‘weed change’ across the state, according to a new report from CSIRO.

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