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 Paul Caplat: ecological models, from theory to management

Dr Paul Caplat uses ecological models to help develop controls for the spread of invasive trees in New Zealand and Australia.

Parts of a fire

Bushfires have heading, backing and flanking fires. Each of these components of the overall bushfire has different characteristics.

Land management for emissions offsets on Indigenous lands

This 70-page CSIRO report assessed the potential value of land management practices that can sequester carbon or change emissions regimes on indigenous lands.

Improving fire safety, control and prevention

CSIRO has a range of fire research, testing and consulting services that form our integrated fire safety capability used in safety design, developing fire-safe materials and improving public safety. CSIRO has a broad range of fire research, testing and consulting services that forms our integrated fire safety facility.

CSIRO to rationalise its sites in WA

CSIRO has decided to close its Yalanbee Research Station, a 1 150 hectare property near Perth, which has traditionally supported the work of livestock industry scientists in Western Australia, but is now significantly underutilised.

What is responsible for the low establishment of the bridal creeper leaf beetle in Australia?

This one-page poster details the reasons behind the low establishment rate of the leaf beetle, Crioceris species, a biological control agent for bridal creeper in Australia.

Mr Tim Dyall: agricultural scientist

Mr Tim Dyall is an agricultural scientist with CSIRO Livestock Industries. Based at the FD McMaster Laboratory in Chiswick, New South Wales, his work focuses on data collection, storage and analysis.

Professor Peter Walker: reducing the risk of viral disease emergence

Professor Peter Walker leads research at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), focusing on understanding and mitigating the factors that lead to the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.

What happens to landscapes after a tropical cyclone? (Podcast 28 Sep 2007)

Professor Steve Turton talks about the impacts of Cyclone Larry. (5:45)

Mr Mic Julien: defending Australia against weed invasion

Mr Mic Julien is researching the control of invasive plant species in Austalia through field surveys for potential biological control agents, and taxonomy and biology studies of insects and pathogens.

Foot and mouth disease simulation in Melbourne

Australia’s ability to mount an effective response to a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak will be tested during the three-day International FMD Symposium and Workshop (FMD2010) beginning in Melbourne today.

Sea trials for Atlantic salmon gill disease vaccine

A vaccine developed to boost the profitability of Tasmania’s A$230 million Atlantic salmon industry will be tested at a marine farm south of Hobart during spring and summer.

Science for tomorrow

This one-page extract from Farming Ahead contains four stories about CSIRO research on improving bovine fertility, making better use of saline land, controlling blackberry and the development of new pest-specific insecticides.

Mitigation of disease impact through modification of the host response

CSIRO’s Mitigation of disease impact through modification of the host response research aims to develop novel strategies and products to limit the spread of major animal diseases.

Predicting catchment water levels after bushfires

A study by CSIRO has helped shed light on how impacts of fires might be more accurately estimated in future.

Preparing Australia for a Russian wheat aphid invasion

CSIRO scientists are studying how Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia successfully overcomes resistance in wheat in order to protect Australian farmers from this devastating invasive pest.

The Bushfire CRC: understanding bushfires through collaboration

The bushfire research program at CSIRO is part of a large-scale collaborative effort.

Understanding bushfire impact on water yield

In the summer of 2002-03, devastating bushfires destroyed 700 000 hectares of forest in northeast Victoria. CSIRO scientists used remote sensing technologies to estimate the impact of the fires on water yield in major catchment areas.

59Prawns CMAR MedRelTsr

Scientists are analysing the abundance and distribution of thousands of prawns caught at 300 sites across the Gulf of Carpentaria to help fine-tune the largest monitoring program designed for an Australian fishery.

Biological control of the aquatic weed, Salvinia molesta

Infestations of the aquatic weed, salvinia, disrupted waterways in tropical countries but biological control using a tiny weevil brought it under control in many places.

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.

Dr Peter Dodds: investigating the molecular basis of rust disease resistance

Dr Dodds' research aims to elucidate how plants recognise and respond to pathogens with the ultimate aim of protecting important food crops from devastating diseases.

Biological control of blue heliotrope

CSIRO investigated possible biological control options for the introduced plant, blue heliotrope, which is now a major weed in some areas.

Controlling bridal creeper

In this video see how scientists have found a rust fungus capable of causing severe damage to and eventually killing bridal creeper, one of Australia’s worst environmental weeds. (2:30)

165bridalSAWA Ento MedRelTsr

Community groups and land managers in South Australian and WA are being urged to renew their efforts to control one of southern Australia's worst environmental weeds, bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides).

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