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.

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.

Tipping the balance against aquatic weeds (Podcast 03 Feb 2011)

New research on the biological control of the aquatic weed salvinia in the billabongs (oxbow lakes) of Kakadu National Park has implications for restoration ecology in general. (4:38)

Restoring Nywaigi Country and Mungalla Wetlands (Podcast 06 Aug 2009)

In this vodcast we look at how the Nywaigi people of North Queensland and CSIRO are sharing knowledge and working together to restore ecosystem health at Mungalla Station including managing the threat posed by the invasive grass Hymenachne. (6.37)

Melbourne: Highett, Vic (Highett laboratories)

CSIRO’s Highett laboratories in Melbourne’s south-east is home to advanced processing, materials and infrastructure research, sustainable ecosystems, and CSIRO's Victorian Science Education Centre.

The CSIRO Fire Danger and Fire Spread Calculator

The CSIRO Fire Danger and Fire Spread Calculator is a computer program available as a 882 Kb zip file that can be downloaded for use in assisting rural fire authorities across Australia.

81Fire CSE MedRelTsr

A new fire research and education facility, the first of its kind in Australia, will be launched in the Northern Territory today.

The cost effectiveness of airtankers in the south-east region of South Australia and the south-west region of Victoria

The cost effectiveness of airtankers in the south-east region of South Australia and the south-west region of Victoria presents the results of an analysis of the economics of a range of aerial suppression techniques.

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.

Science for tomorrow

This one-page extract from Farming Ahead contains stories about CSIRO research on gut protozoa in animals, a possible ‘contraceptive’ for weeds, the impact of cattle production in the Fitzroy River catchment in Queensland and the plant fungus, Fusarium.

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.

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.

CSIRO launches Mandarin Podcasts

A series of podcasts in Mandarin language were launched in Canberra today which highlight careers in science and in working with Australian science and industry to a potential audience of 1.2 billion people worldwide.

30 years of northern beef research celebrated

To celebrate 30 years of research, cattle producers have been invited to CSIRO’s JM Rendel Laboratory in Rockhampton, 20-21 August 2009, to learn about the latest beef research for Northern Australia and its future impact on the industry.

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.

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