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.

Mesquite biocontrol with the stem girdler, Oncideres rhodisticta

The stem girdler, Oncideres rhodisticta was investigated as a potential biocontrol agent for mesquite, but was not released in Australia as it proved difficult to culture in the lab and preliminary data suggested it might not be sufficiently host-specific.

Dr Danny Llewellyn: leading cotton biotechnology

Dr Danny Llewellyn specialises in cotton biotechnology research. He has played an important role in developing the insect and herbicide tolerant, genetically modified cotton varieties which currently dominate the cotton industry.

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. 

CSIRO Pyrotron ignites bushfire research

CSIRO has built a bushfire wind tunnel to research how bushfires spread and improve the safety and fire-fighting capabilities of Australian communities.

DNA test to revolutionise sheep worm control

CSIRO scientists have moved a step closer to developing a novel DNA test which has the potential to revolutionise management of one of the biggest threats to sheep health in Australia, the barber’s pole worm.

Revealing the global threat of bird flu

A unique and revealing insight into the global threat posed by the current epidemic of H5N1 avian influenza was provided to more than 150 guests at the 2007 Snowdon Lecture held last night at CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong. 

Fire front characteristics

Learn about some common characteristics used by researchers to describe bushfires, and why they are important.

Protecting your home from bushfire (Podcast 27 Sep 2006)

In this interview, Mr Justin Leonard discusses ways you can prepare your home against bushfires. (7:44)

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.

CSIRO targets crop killer: Fusarium (Podcast 25 Mar 2010)

With a study just published in the prominent scientific journal nature, researchers have moved a step closer to beating Fusarium, a devastating fungus affecting many crops worldwide, including wheat and barley. (5:31)

Biological control of weeds

This brochure outlines the process of controlling weeds with naturally occurring insects and plant pathogens. (2 pages)

Biosecurity and invasive species

To help protect Australia's ecosystems, CSIRO is undertaking invasive species research at pre-border, border and post-border level.

Tipping the balance against aquatic weeds (Podcast 03 Feb 2011)

New research on the biological control of the aquatic weed salvinia in the billabongs (oxbow lakes) of Kakadu National Park has implications for restoration ecology in general. (4:38)

81Fire CSE MedRelTsr

A new fire research and education facility, the first of its kind in Australia, will be launched in the Northern Territory today.

The cost effectiveness of airtankers in the south-east region of South Australia and the south-west region of Victoria

The cost effectiveness of airtankers in the south-east region of South Australia and the south-west region of Victoria presents the results of an analysis of the economics of a range of aerial suppression techniques.

Dr Sameer Sharma: investigating strategies for development of effective and safe vaccines and immuno-contraceptives

Dr Sameer Sharma is currently working on development of effective and safe vaccines and immuno-contraceptives using protein and peptide based antigens; novel receptor-specific immunostimulants; and novel vaccine delivery systems.

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2010

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO's research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO articles published in the magazine throughout 2010.

Science for tomorrow

This one-page extract from Farming Ahead contains stories about CSIRO research on gut protozoa in animals, a possible ‘contraceptive’ for weeds, the impact of cattle production in the Fitzroy River catchment in Queensland and the plant fungus, Fusarium.

Pollution

Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems. Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.

No threat of disease outbreak from AAHL (Podcast 18 Sep 2007)

Dr Martyn Jeggo explains the biosecurity and biosafety measures at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory, the nation’s premier diagnostic laboratory for exotic, new and emerging diseases. (6:54)

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.

Doing business with CSIRO Plant Industry

Through tailored business arrangements and research alliances, CSIRO Plant Industry can deliver flexible and innovative research solutions for a range of industry needs.

Kakadu still battling South American invader

Biological control of the aquatic weed salvinia in the billabongs of Kakadu National Park has been “fitful and incomplete”.

War on willows

Willows are major environmental weeds of riverbank habitats across much of south-eastern Australia. They obstruct water flow, increase water temperature, change water chemistry and can displace native riverine plant species.

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