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.
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.
OzConverter is a specialist tool developed by Dr Tom Harwood, to assist in preparing climate change scenario files from OzClim.
Revegetation by design: the Queensland bush working for you
This fact sheet describes how CSIRO is partnering with the Queensland Government Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia, to investigate native vegetation as part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the vegetable industry. (2 pages)
Thrips are often little known by most people, but some species are considered major agricultural pests.
Prestigious award for leading entomologist
An Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Entomology, Mr Alan Dyce, has been awarded the Australian Medal of Agricultural Science by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.
ECOS Issue 140: Time for a sea change in coastal development
Ecos 140 looks at the future of a remote and pristine stretch of the South Australian coastline that has become the focus of intense debate between local environment groups, developers and government. The case reflects the intensifying pressure on Australia’s coastal habitats as developments follow the quest for sea-side properties.
Bushfire impact on water yields
While forest fires can often result in an initial increase in water runoff from catchments, it’s the forests and bush growing back that could cause future problems for water supplies by reducing stream flows.
Aussie ravens ruled out as West Nile virus indicators
Scientists at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria have found that birds are unlikely to be used as part of an ‘early warning’ system designed to alert health authorities to the presence of the deadly West Nile virus in Australia.
Climate Adaptation Flagship
Enabling Australia to adapt more effectively to the impacts of climate change and variability and informing national planning, regulation and investment decisions.