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.
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.
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.
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.