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.
CSIRO to rationalise its sites in WA
CSIRO has decided to close its Yalanbee Research Station, a 1 150 hectare property near Perth, which has traditionally supported the work of livestock industry scientists in Western Australia, but is now significantly underutilised.
Geelong scientist receives Eureka recognition
Geelong scientist, Dr Linfa Wang, was last night honoured as a Eureka Prize finalist, recognising his exceptional scientific research in discovering emerging viral diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
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.
Drought Report pushes alarm bells (Podcast 15 Jul 2008)
Mr Kevin Hennessy, Principal Researcher, explains why farmers and the Government have reacted with alarm to a collaborative report indicating that hot periods and low rainfall years that have occurred every 20 years, may become much more frequent. (5:36)
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A leading American livestock disease expert, Dr John Bannantine, has been awarded a McMaster Fellowship to support CSIRO Livestock Industries' efforts to reduce the impact of Johne's disease.
Understanding bushfire behaviour to save lives
Although bushfires are notoriously unpredictable, CSIRO scientists have the ability to develop reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to limit damage.
Managing diseases borne by bats (Podcast 20 Mar 2009)
Bats can carry a number of diseases that are transmittable to humans, such as Australian bat lyssavirus, Nipah virus, SARS and potentially even the Ebola virus. Yet the bats carry these viruses with very little, if any ill effects. (6:25)
This comprehensive reference is essential reading for anyone involved or interested in house dust mite research and management.
Plant diversity and conservation
CSIRO studies Australian plant diversity and community ecology and aims to conserve and protect it against threats such as exotic plant invasions.
White-tailed spiders are common in urban environments and are often found wandering houses at night in search of prey. Their bite has been implicated in tissue ulceration; however there has been little evidence to substantiate such claims.
Taking on the rat race
Our research into ecologically-based rodent pest management has increased rice yields, reduced environmental damage and improved profits for farmers and business in Asia and Australia.
Our rodent management research has increased rice yields, reduced environmental damage and improved profits across Australia and Asia.
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)
Alternatives to antibiotics reduce animal disease
CSIRO researchers are developing vaccines and investigating other alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for livestock. These new products will improve animal health and welfare and reduce the risk of drug-resistant bacteria.
Biological control of alligator weed
Scientists at CSIRO are researching several new biological control agents for the control of alligator weed in cooler climates and terrestrial habitats of Australia.