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.

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.

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.

Fire regimes and climate adaptation

The interactions between climate change, fire regimes and other landscape disturbances are yielding options for adaptive management.

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)

Ecology Research Program

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

Science to inspire Central QLD students

Central Queensland secondary school students will gain valuable insights into the crucial role agricultural science plays in the region when they visit CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Rendel Laboratory in Rockhampton this Thursday and Friday (8 & 9 May, 2008).

Great Barrier Reef catchment: safeguarding the Reef

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has been working in the Great Barrier Reef catchment to improve water quality, wetland integrity and fisheries while enhancing agricultural productivity.

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.

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”.

65Geneprobe CMAR MedRelTsr

CSIRO marine scientists have developed a technique that gives new hope in the battle to stop the spread of aquatic pests.

39Wasp Ento MedRelTsr

With the population of dangerous European wasps peaking at this time of year, a bigger community effort is needed to stop their spread, the CSIRO has warned.

‘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.

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.

Fire danger

Learn about the methods used to calculate fire danger warnings, published daily during the fire season to help authorities distribute firefighting resources and to assist the community in protecting lives and property.

Plant diseases and pests

CSIRO has extensive capabilities in researching, understanding and tackling various insect pests of plants, plant diseases and weeds.

Bushfire publications: papers (2000 - present)

CSIRO provides reprints of many of its bushfire research papers at no charge.

Mesquite biocontrol with the sap-sucking psyllid, Prosopidopsylla flava

This fact sheet describes research on the sap-sucking psyllid, Prosopidopsylla flava which was released in Australia as a biological control agent for mesquite.

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

Dr Louise Thatcher, researching plant defences

Dr Louise Thatcher is investigating the genetic and biochemical mechanisms of defence against diseases such as Fusarium.

Dr Lingling Gao: studying aphid resistance

Dr Lingling Gao uses the model plant system, Medicago truncatula, to analyse how plants respond to insects and to help identify ways to improve insect resistance in plants.

Dr Jeff Ellis: unravelling plant diseases

Dr Jeff Ellis is applying molecular biology to improve disease and pest resistance in crops and researching the use of gene transfer technology to unravel fundamental aspects of plant biology.

Dr Peter Brown: natural resource management ecologist

With a strong background in ecology of vertebrate pests in agricultural systems, Dr Peter Brown is working to strengthen natural resource management decisions in Australia and south-east Asia through participatory engagement with rural communities and through integration of biophysical research with social and economic research.

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