Renowned animal scientist appointed new Chief
A renowned animal scientist who has had a highly distinguished career in research and teaching both in the US and Australia, has been appointed as the new Chief of CSIRO Livestock Industries.
Darwin: Berrimah, NT (Darwin laboratory)
The CSIRO Darwin laboratory provides a focus for ecological and socioeconomic research underpinning sustainable land management in northern Australia. It is also home to a CSIRO Science Education Centre.
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.
United Nations goes crazy over ant management
Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation, Rio-Tinto Alcan Gove and CSIRO are celebrating winning the prestigious Biodiversity category of the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards tonight.
Calicivirus comes under attack
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how CSIRO researchers are unravelling the source of possible resistance to rabbit calicivirus and looking for new approaches to control rabbits. (3 pages)
Learn about CSIRO's bushfire simulator, which researchers have used to rigorously test the behaviour of firefighting vehicles and equipment, fencing, water tanks and civilian vehicles under bushfire conditions.
National database of agent release sites
This spreadsheet contains information on release sites for bridal creeper biocontrol agents in Australia, including the leafhopper Zygina species, the rust fungus Puccinia myrsiphylli and the leaf beetle Crioceris species.
Dr Greg Constable: leading cotton research
Dr Greg Constable is a leader in cotton research, investigating plant breeding, genetically modified cotton varieties, higher yield management packages, improved sustainability and reducing insecticide use.
Environmentally friendly microbes go mining (Podcast 06 Mar 2009)
An extremophile is any microbe that has adapted to living conditions of extreme temperature, pressure or chemical concentration. This adaption allows certain types of extremophile bacteria to be used in the extraction of metal from ore through the process of bioleaching. (4:25)
Termites get the vibe on what tastes good
Researchers from CSIRO and UNSW@ADFA [external link] have shown that termites can tell what sort of material their food is made of, without having to actually touch it. The findings may lead to improvements in the control of feeding termites.
21st Century Agricultural Revolution
This document includes session one presentations from the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (199 pages)
Eye-in-the-sky helps pinpoint prickly problem
CSIRO research on a tool to track the spread of the devastating weed prickly acacia across Australia’s northern grasslands is described in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)
CSIRO reveals how continents can break apart
A paper co-authored by CSIRO’s Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and published in Nature today reveals new information on the strength of continents and how they can split apart.