Avoiding the Deadman Zone information sheet
Download the latest research material on bushfire behaviour - with the latest measures to protect firefighters in a wind change.
Download the latest research material on bushfire behaviour - with the latest measures to protect firefighters caught by a wind change.
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.
AAHL set to meet growing biosecurity challenge
Australia’s ability to protect itself from incursions of diseases such as avian flu, rabies and SARS has been strengthened with a funding boost of $A16.8 million over four years to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), which is managed by CSIRO.
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.
CSIRO joins global fight against pandemic threats
Australian scientists are part of an international consortium creating ‘battle maps’ that visualise how bird flu and other viruses constantly mutate to camouflage their antigens, or ‘invading soldiers’, to avoid being neutralised by the immune system’s ‘artillery’.
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.
Bat immunity key to controlling deadly viruses
CSIRO research into how bats can host some of the world’s deadliest viruses without suffering any ill-effects themselves will lead to improved strategies for controlling the spread of bat-borne diseases.
Improving wheat yields for global food security
With the world’s population set to reach 8.9 billion by 2050, CSIRO scientists are hunting down and exploiting a number of wheat’s key genetic traits in a bid to substantially boost its grain yield.
Fire front characteristics
Learn about some common characteristics used by researchers to describe bushfires, and why they are important.
Bushfires are often associated with high winds - but does a bushfire generate its own wind?
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.