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 Sandra Eady: assessing life cycle and carbon balance in agriculture

Dr Sandra Eady is a geneticist with expertise in developing national breeding programs and implementing them on-farm. Her current research explores life cycle assessment for agriculture and carbon farming.

Protecting Tasmania’s salmon industry (Podcast 16 Aug 2007)

Tasmania is renowned for its Atlantic salmon, but the fish are under attack from amoebic gill disease and in this podast Dr Mathew Cook, from CSIRO and the Food Futures Flagship, talks about a new a vaccine designed to boost the productivity of Tasmania’s  A$230 million a year Atlantic salmon industry. (4:53)

Melaka virus: a significant discovery for human health

A CSIRO team led by Dr Linfa Wang played a key role in uncovering a new virus that can cause a respiratory tract illness in humans. Dr Wang explains the significance of the discovery in this video. (6:00)

Understanding bushfire impact on water yield

In the summer of 2002-03, devastating bushfires destroyed 700 000 hectares of forest in northeast Victoria. CSIRO scientists used remote sensing technologies to estimate the impact of the fires on water yield in major catchment areas.

Download SiroFire - The Bushfire Spread Simulator

Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.

Dr John Oakeshott: Ecosystem Sciences Chief Scientist

Dr John Oakeshott is working to create an understanding of the potential benefits of biotechnology for Australian rural and manufacturing sectors.

Conference on Bushfire Modelling and Fire Danger Ratings Systems: Proceedings

Conference on Bushfire Modelling and Fire Danger Ratings Systems: Proceedings collects papers delivered by leading scientists and managers during a 1988 conference in Canberra.

Science for our environment

CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges. CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.

Mr Gordon McLachlan: Senior Technical Officer (Scientific)

Mr Gordon McLachlan supports soil physics research in the laboratory and the field with expertise in soil sampling, soil field measurement and instrumentation, and measurement of soil physical characteristics in the laboratory.

Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture

CSIRO and James Cook University have a strategic alliance known as the Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture (TLJV) to facilitate collaborative research between these two world-class organisations.

Vaccine arrives to boost the frontline fight against Hendra virus

An international collaborative partnership has developed a vaccine to combat one of Australia’s most lethal viruses.

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.

South-West Western Australia: supporting state water management strategies

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is conducting research to increase water benefits across South-West Western Australia – from farms, towns and catchments to the complex dam and groundwater system surrounding Perth.

The smart software fighting fire with #fire

Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires, and other natural disasters to help emergency services save lives and property.

Securing Australia from invasive species (Podcast 13 Oct 2008)

Discover how Chinese scientist Dr YongLin Ren has been working to safely and effectively control stored grain pests in Australia. Dr Ren talks about his work in this special Mandarin edition of CSIROpod. (9:24)

SiroFire – helping fire authorities predict wildfire spread

Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.

Dr TJ Higgins: researching legume gene technology

Dr TJ Higgins is a leading researcher in plant gene technology particularly in improving nutritional value and resistance against pests and diseases.

Safeguarding Australia against infectious diseases

We protect the health of Australia's people, animals, environment and trade through our research to detect and control infectious diseases.

Future fire – still a wide open climate question

How the frequency and intensity of wildfires and intentional biomass burning will change in a future climate requires closer scientific attention, according to CSIRO’s Dr Melita Keywood.

Underground solutions to sustainable agriculture: Grains Week 2006

Australian researchers are overcoming major barriers to sustainable agriculture by improving root growth and function in cropping systems.

An introduction to physical-statistical modelling using Bayesian methods

This 18-page technical report by CSIRO’s Dr Edward Campbell discusses integrating physical and statistical models using Bayesian methods. This approach helps environmental scientists deal with uncertainty in forecasting.

Re-writing ‘the book’ on a devastating poultry disease

A world-first discovery made by a Monash University PhD student working at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, has poultry scientists worldwide taking a fresh look at the devastating bacterial disease, necrotic enteritis.

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.

Dr Geoff Baker: developing management strategies for pest & beneficial invertebrates

Dr Geoff Baker; developing management strategies for pest & beneficial invertebrates

Australian technology used during Australian equine flu outbreak (Podcast 27 Aug 2007)

Dr Hans Heine from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory describes how scientists are diagnosing cases of equine flu using tests developed by CSIRO and the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. (3:51)  

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