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.

Ecology Research Program

CSIRO is improving the understanding and management of Australia’s landscapes, ecosystems and biodiversity through this targeted Ecology Program.

Fungus foils plague locust attacks

This two-page article from Farming Ahead details how CSIRO has developed a new locust control measure from a strain of the naturally occurring fungus Metarhizium.

Carpet beetles

Carpet beetles are widely distributed across Australia and can be found inside homes and other buildings often causing damage by feeding on a variety of animal products including carpets, clothing, soft furnishings and taxidermy specimens.

CSIRO’s bait box technique for termite control

CSIRO’s bait box technique for termite control gives property owners a practical method of controlling an existing termite infestation. It attracts termites to a point source, where they can be readily treated with a dust toxicant.

Australian ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) their biology and classification

This 288-page book includes a revision of all 57 current genera of Australian Coccinellidae, recognising 260 valid described species, and including some newly described genera and species.

New paradigms for managing new pests under new climates

This document includes presentations from session five of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia, held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (105 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)

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on biocontrol for the aquatic weed, cabomba, healthy barley foods, Helicoverpa genome sequencing and better wheat varieties. (1 page)

CSIRO biotechnology benefits global poultry industry

CSIRO biotechnology was a key component of the world's first one-dose hatchery vaccine against Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD), a major global disease affecting chickens.

Bridal creeper monitoring protocols worksheet

This worksheet provides a guideline for monitoring the impact of bridal creeper infestation and the effects biocontrol agents are having over time. (10 pages)

Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy symposium booklet

This booklet provides information on speakers and topics from the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy symposium, held on 19-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australia. (24 pages)

Foot-and-mouth disease global initiative

AAHL staff are actively involved in an international alliance aimed at developing new vaccines, diagnostic tests and antiviral drugs for foot-and-mouth disease.

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2007

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO and related research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of articles published in the magazine throughout 2007.

A cow jumped over the genome (Podcast 29 Apr 2009)

Groundbreaking findings by an international consortium of scientists who sequenced and analysed the bovine genome, could result in more sustainable food production. (5:34)

Breeding better salmon

The Food Futures Flagship is improving the quality of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon through a selective breeding program.

Biological control of the Australian broadleaf paperbark in the USA

Introduced deliberately into the USA, the Australian native broadleaf paperbark tree is now an invasive pest in the Everglades of Florida and is the subject of biological control research in Australia.

Science for tomorrow: developments

Four CSIRO research projects from Farming Ahead: invigorating wheat production, accurately mapping water availability, weeding out the risk of pest plants and a survey to help refine seasonal forecasts. (1 page)

Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds: results of CLIMEX models Part 2

This document contains profiles for 13 of the 41 alert and sleeper weed species that were assessed for their potential to change distribution due to climate change as part of the report Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds. (93 pages)

Smart women use science to conquer weeds

A team of PhD students, jointly supported by CSIRO and the University of Queensland, has won a Smart Women - Smart State award for their research investigating the four major mechanisms behind costly and destructive weed invasions.

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.

The fires of 12 February 1977 in the western district of Victoria

The fires of 12 February 1977 in the western district of Victoria provides a detailed analysis of the bushfires that devastated Victoria’s western district.

Backyard Biodiversity invasive species stickers

Don't let invasive species stick around! Print out these invasive species stickers for fun or as part of your classroom activity.

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. 

Trial by fire: testing a 'bushfire-proof' house design

Weather permitting, CSIRO scientists will 'flame-test' a steel-framed house near Mogo on the NSW south coast at 2pm today to see how the structure withstands realistic bushfire conditions.

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