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)
Parts of a fire
Bushfires have heading, backing and flanking fires. Each of these components of the overall bushfire has different characteristics.
Pest management in new cropping systems
This document includes presentations from session four of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australia Capital Territory. (183 pages)
World experts to tackle infectious disease threats
Enhancing the world’s ability to respond to the increasing threat of emerging infectious diseases will be the focus of more than 600 international experts in human, animal and environmental health at the 1st International One Health Congress, beginning today in Melbourne.
This fact sheet provides information about equine influenza and the outbreak of disease that occurred in Australia during 2007.
Managing plant invasions from agriculture
This document includes presentations from session two of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (147 pages)
Biosecurity and invasive species
This fact sheet outlines biosecurity research by CSIRO, which is helping to manage the increasing threat and damage from invasive alien species that come with globalisation. (2 pages)
Eradicating pest ants from the Top End
CSIRO scientists lead research into the ecology, impacts and control of invasive ant species in northern Australia. A successful eradication project in Kakadu has paved the way for CSIRO leadership of a range of other pest ant management projects.
Breeding better salmon
The Food Futures Flagship is improving the quality of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon through a selective breeding program.
Integrated science for our carbon future
The 'Integrated science for our carbon future' presentation was delivered by CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark. Provided here is an adapted transcript of the speech, which was addressed to Greenhouse 2011 in Cairns, Queensland, on 4 April.
Managing pests under climate change
Invertebrate pests already cost Australian farmers up to A$500 million a year in lost production but the affect climate change could have on their ability to survive and thrive is still largely unknown.
New solutions to water management issues
We focus on finding new, integrated ways to manage our water supply and water resources issues. This includes land use change, salinity, climate change, groundwater extraction and drainage schemes.