Bogong moths have migrated from their breeding areas to the mountains every spring for thousands of years.
Worm study will help future parasite control
This article from Farming Ahead discusses CSIRO research on genetic and physical variations between different strains of Barber’s pole worm which should help producers develop better management strategies to minimise the impact of this parasite. (3 pages)
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.
War on willows
Willows are major environmental weeds of riverbank habitats across much of south-eastern Australia. They obstruct water flow, increase water temperature, change water chemistry and can displace native riverine plant species.
Foot & Mouth Disease experts to meet in Melbourne
The latest developments in Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) research, diagnostics, surveillance and control measures will be discussed at the inaugural international FMD Symposium and Workshop to be held in Melbourne from 12-14 April 2010.
Melbourne: Highett, Vic (Highett laboratories)
CSIRO’s Highett laboratories in Melbourne’s south-east is home to advanced processing, materials and infrastructure research, sustainable ecosystems, and CSIRO's Victorian Science Education Centre.
Science for tomorrow
This one-page extract from Farming Ahead contains four stories about CSIRO research on improving bovine fertility, making better use of saline land, controlling blackberry and the development of new pest-specific insecticides.
Bushfires are often associated with high winds - but does a bushfire generate its own wind?
NIPI News: November 2006
Find out about the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative in this issue of its newsletter. (3 pages)
This fact sheet gives a brief overview of the research activities and focus of CSIRO Entomology. (2 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.
Bats natural hosts of SARS virus
Collaborative research involving scientists in Australia, China and the US concludes, in a paper published in Science, that bats are highly likely to be the natural host of the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
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)