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.

Science for tomorrow: developments

This one-page extract contains information on CSIRO research on controlling carp in rivers, improving vegetation mapping, improved accessibility to the Australian National Insect Collection and lifting the success of revegetation.

Biodiversity: benefits and threats

CSIRO research is helping to manage the increasing threat from invasive species and the benefits to agriculture from ecosystem services.

The costs and benefits of buffel grass and its management

CSIRO scientists are working with agencies, regional groups and individuals to document the environmental, social and economic benefits and costs of buffel grass.

Herbicides limit nitrogen-fixing ability

This two-page article from Farming Ahead looks at the effect of increased herbicide use on soil nitrogen fixation in grain legumes such as field peas.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains three stories on the fate of nitrogen in the dairy environment, new biotechnology laboratories and a Foot and Mouth Symposium and Workshop. (1 page)

Monitoring termites and wood borers in the home

Termites and wood borer infestations can be difficult to manage. CSIRO has compiled this information to assist Australians in detecting and treating these pests.

Scientists seeking growers’ knowledge on fruit orchard pests

Far North Queensland fruit growers have been asked to share their knowledge and experience of orchard pests to help scientists assess and design sustainable crop protection measures.

59Prawns CMAR MedRelTsr

Scientists are analysing the abundance and distribution of thousands of prawns caught at 300 sites across the Gulf of Carpentaria to help fine-tune the largest monitoring program designed for an Australian fishery.

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.

Invasive pests threaten Australia’s biodiversity

New research is targeting the pest species that cause environmental degradation in Australia, including weeds, mammals and invertebrates. New research is targeting the pest species that cause environmental degradation in Australia, including weeds, mammals and invertebrates.

CSIRO scientist wins an Australian Government Science and Innovation Award

CSIRO Entomology scientist Dr Sharon Downes plans to test whether female cotton bollworms choose who will father their offspring.

Understanding bushfire behaviour

Bushfire experts have teamed together to provide vital information on predicting the behaviour and management of bushfires.

Ants Down Under website

Ants Down Under provides an overview of all ants found in Australia, and includes information about their biology, identification, distribution, and links to published literature.

Locals lose out to sexy aliens

Globalisation has led to an increase in invasions by new species around the world and this is costing agriculture and the environment dearly.

Dr Deborah Middleton: improving Australia's biosecurity

Dr Deborah Middleton is a registered specialist in veterinary pathology. She is working to protect Australia against animal and zoonotic diseases (those that can pass from animals to people).

Dr Axel Colling: validating diagnostic tests for exotic diseases

Dr Axel Colling is a veterinarian with expertise in validation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, quality control and quality assurance.

34CarbonEconomy CSE MedRelTsr

Australia's tropical savannas cover two million square kilometres and are largely uncleared. They account for about a third of Australia's land-based carbon stores and have the potential to store even more.

18GISPLonsdale Ento MedRelTsr

One of CSIRO's weed and pest experts Dr Mark Lonsdale is the new Chair of a global project, the Global Invasive Species Programme, which is combating the threat of invasive pest species world wide.

Bogong moths

Bogong moths have migrated from their breeding areas to the mountains every spring for thousands of years.

Bushfire Research

CSIRO bushfire research is improving the understanding of fire, and improving technologies and strategies to save lives and limit damage.

Advancing coastal resource management in Cockburn Sound

Research by CSIRO Land and Water has culminated in significant advances in coastal resource management, by linking land management practices with near-shore marine health.

Dr Paul Caplat: ecological models, from theory to management

Dr Paul Caplat uses ecological models to help develop controls for the spread of invasive trees in New Zealand and Australia.

Biological control of the aquatic weed, Salvinia molesta

Infestations of the aquatic weed, salvinia, disrupted waterways in tropical countries but biological control using a tiny weevil brought it under control in many places.

Sulfidic waste offers hidden mineral wealth

CSIRO research is mapping the way for mining companies to exploit hidden mineral wealth within their waste through simple separation processes.

Rural towns seek salinity solution in desalination

In this two-page article from Farming Ahead, read about how Water for a Healthy Country Flagship research is paving the way to better management of rural water resources and helping combat salinity.

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