21st Century Agricultural Revolution
This document includes session one presentations from the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (199 pages)
Tiny beetle helps battle mimosa in tropical wetlands
A tiny beetle with an enormous responsibility is soon to be released in the Northern Territory. It will join its friends who are already battling mimosa, a woody weed that has invaded large swathes of wetland in Australia’s tropical north.
Rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD)
This fact sheet details the use of rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) as a biological control for rabbits in Australia. (2 pages)
Climate change may wake up ‘sleeper’ weeds
Climate change will cause some of Australia’s potential weeds to move south by up to 1000km, according to a report by scientists at CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship.
Projecting the cost impact of climate change action
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions through targeted policy action would not adversely affect Australian living standards, according to a senior CSIRO researcher writing in the latest issue of Ecos magazine.
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Fishing crews have gathered information on more than 1000 sea snakes and hundreds of other species in the first year of a bycatch-monitoring study in the Northern Prawn Fishery.
The smart software fighting fire with #fire
Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires, and other natural disasters to help emergency services save lives and property.
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CSIRO marine scientists have developed a technique that gives new hope in the battle to stop the spread of aquatic pests.
Dr Laurence Mound: thrips expert
Using electronic information systems Dr Laurence Mound is providing rapid identification techniques that can help prevent the establishment of potential pest insects in Australia.
Scientists preparing for future disease challenges
New and emerging animal diseases, Australia’s equine influenza (EI) outbreak and the fact that 75 per cent of emerging human diseases originated in animals, are among the hot topics for discussion at the 13th International World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) Symposium in Melbourne this week.
Bushfire impact on water yields
While forest fires can often result in an initial increase in water runoff from catchments, it’s the forests and bush growing back that could cause future problems for water supplies by reducing stream flows.
Find out about CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), its roles, responsibilities and specialised infrastructure.
Q&A: Victorian bushfires
Your questions answered by CSIRO scientists, drawing on internationally respected bushfire, climate and urban development research.
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The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the pre-eminent collection of our insects including mites, spiders, worms and centipedes, and is an invaluable resource maintained by CSIRO.