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.

‘Invasive aliens’ threaten global biodiversity

While the implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity stays under the radar.

Globe-trotting Black Rat genes reveal spread of humans and diseases

DNA of the common Black Rat has shed light on the ancient spread of rats, people and diseases around the globe.

Aerial fire suppression

CSIRO scientists, as part of the Australian Bushfire CRC, are investigating the effectiveness of aerial suppression of bushfires. The project will provide information needed to shape national aerial firefighting strategies.

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.

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.

The secret world of Australia's native rats and mice (Podcast 14 Apr 2008)

Why do some mice build huge mounds of pebbles in the desert? And how did stick nest mice become instant barbecues? In this podcast, CSIRO researcher Dr Fred Ford opens up the wonderful world of Australia’s native mice and rats. (4.43)

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.

Dr Andrew Higgins: operations research and supply chain analysis

Dr Higgins is a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia.

Biodiversity status and trends

Understanding the extent and health of the nation’s biological diversity is the first step to halting its decline.

‘Unnatural’ WA warming/drying to be investigated

Research will be stepped up into the causes and magnitude of climate change in Western Australia following the release of a report showing that observed temperature increase and winter rainfall decline in south-west Western Australia are unlikely to be due to natural climate variability alone.

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.

Biological control of Australian native Casuarina species in the USA

Species of the Australian native, Casuarina, have become invasive weeds in parts of the USA and the search is on in Australia for potential biocontrol agents.

Researching management and control options for lippia

CSIRO scientists are researching lippia (Phyla canescens), in an effort to develop practical management solutions against the impact and spread of this introduced weed.

Dr Nick Elliott: improving aquaculture and beef productivity

Dr Nick Elliott leads a multi-disciplinary team involved in the research, development and application of new technologies for improving aquaculture and beef production in Australia.

The Paterson’s curse crown weevil

This two-page brochure discusses how to promote the establishment and survival of the crown weevil, Mogulones larvatus, a biocontrol agent for Paterson's curse in Australia.

Modelling species responses to climate

CSIRO Entomology has developed a software package to predict the possible distribution and movement of insects, vertebrates, weeds and pathogens in response to various climatic scenarios.

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.

Taking the fight to aphids

This article from Farming Ahead is an overview of the main aphid pest species on Australian grain and pasture plants and the best options for managing them. (3 pages)

CSIRO Entomology

This fact sheet gives a brief overview of the research activities and focus of CSIRO Entomology. (2 pages)

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.

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