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.

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.

Dr Hazel Parry: modelling insect pest population dynamics and dispersal

Dr Parry works in the Spatial Ecology team at CSIRO.

Dr Simon Robinson: understanding the contribution of grapes to wine quality

Dr Simon Robinson has an active research program in viticulture, studying the factors controlling ripening and fruit quality in grapes and regulation of the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway in plants.

Monitoring for the establishment of leaf rolling moth

This brochure discusses research into conditions affecting the low establishment rate of the bitou bush leaf-rolling moth and how to monitor for population establishment. (2 pages)

Mesquite biocontrol with the sap-sucking Coreid, Mozena obtusa

The sap-sucking Coreid, Mozena obtusa was investigated as a potential biological control agent for mesquite, a woody weed invading semi-arid and arid parts of Australia.

Wood borer infestations: detection and treatment

There are several types of wood borer in Australia. Find out about those most often found in the timber of houses and furniture, and information to assist in their detection and treatment.

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.

CSIRO cane toad research

CSIRO scientists have explored the use of gene technology to reduce the number of Australian cane toads.

Scientific papers (2008): plant diseases and pests

This page lists all CSIRO Plant Industry's scientific papers published in 2008 related to plant diseases and pests.

Dr Robert Moore: leading research to modulate host responses

Dr Rob Moore is a molecular biologist working to improve poultry health and productivity by developing vaccines and therapeutics for the poultry industry.

Scientific papers (2007): plant diseases and pests

This page lists all CSIRO Plant Industry's scientific papers published in 2007 related to plant diseases and pests.

Pest resistant cotton mite be a little closer

CSIRO scientist Dr Junji Miyazaki has found that not all types of cotton are susceptible to common pests like mites and whitefly. By understanding the physiological basis for resistance, cotton breeders might be able to include resistance mechanisms in future cotton varieties and thereby further reduce pesticide use.

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.

Great Barrier Reef catchment systems: exploring land management options to protect the Reef

This Water for a Healthy project is supporting the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan by developing tools which will allow decision-makers to look at the social, economic and environmental implications of different policy and management interventions.

CSIRO Plant Industry

CSIRO Plant Industry conducts research to promote profitable and sustainable agrifood, fibre and horticultural industries, develop new plant products and improve natural resource management.

New crops, new pests?

This document includes the presentation from forum two of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia, held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (33 pages)

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Control of the devastating silverleaf whitefly from Australian vegetable and cotton crops is a step closer with CSIRO being granted permission to release a wasp as a biological control agent.

Managing invasive insects

CSIRO is developing biological control techniques for the management of some of Australia’s main insect pests. This will help reduce the amount of pesticide used and provide control at a landscape level.

CSIRO scientists join fight to save ‘Tassie devil’

CSIRO scientists have joined the battle to save Australia’s iconic Tasmanian devils from the deadly cancer currently devastating devil populations.

White-tailed spider

White-tailed spiders are common in urban environments and are often found wandering houses at night in search of prey. Their bite has been implicated in tissue ulceration; however there has been little evidence to substantiate such claims.

Controlling mesquite in northern Australia

Scientists at CSIRO are using an integrated management approach aimed at providing a basis for long-term management of mesquite, including mechanical, chemical and biological techniques and the use of fire and grazing strategies.

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