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.

Alien invaders are on the march (Podcast 22 May 2009)

While the implications of climate change for biodiversity have been widely recognised, the insidious effect of invasive alien species (IAS) on global biodiversity stays under the radar. (4:50)

Research aims to reduce spread of deadly horse virus (Podcast 31 Mar 2009)

CSIRO scientists have made a major breakthrough in better understanding how the deadly Hendra virus (HeV) can transmit from infected horses to people and other horses. (6:20)

Off and on-farm savings of irrigation water in the Murrumbidgee area

A 16-page report by Water for a Healthy Country about research which has established that big water savings are possible in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Going viral: CSIRO vs Contagion (Podcast 28 Oct 2011)

A reference to research undertaken by CSIRO's 'bat pack' team in Hollywood's latest disaster flick Contagion highlights the role CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) would play in a real-world version of the pandemic. (11:12)

A sick future: the risk of new and emerging disease (Podcast 04 Mar 2011)

More than 600 international experts in human, animal and environmental health met in Melbourne recently to discuss disease risks and challenges brought about by the interactions between animals, humans and the environment. (8:37)

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.

The Hidden crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin (Podcast 19 Jun 2008)

The drought in the Murray-Darling Basin continues, but lack of rainfall is not the only woe to afflict one of the country’s most productive agricultural regions. In this podcast, CSIRO’s Dr Ian Smith, Co-Ordinator of the South East Australia Climate Initiative, explains that global warming has a less obvious, but very real, threat. (6.06)  

Bridal creeper leafhopper

The leafhopper Zygina species was the first biological control agent to be released on bridal creeper in Australia.

New lab provides speedy response to animal disease emergencies (Podcast 06 Aug 2008)

A new 'state of the art' laboratory at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong has the capacity to rapidly diagnose an emergency animal disease outbreak, potentially preventing its spread. In this podcast, the Director of AAHL, Dr Martyn Jeggo, explains how the lab will process more samples, faster. (5:00)

Beating the world's deadliest viral villains (Podcast 05 Dec 2011)

In this vodcast, we go inside CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), the front line of defence in helping to protect Australia from the threat of exotic and emerging animal and human diseases. (5:54)

New bat virus discovered in humans (Podcast 26 Jun 2007)

CSIRO scientists have played a key role in discovering that bats are the likely host of a new virus, and Dr Linfa Wang from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory discusses, in this seven-minute podcast,  the Melaka virus and its effect on humans. (6:55)

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2008

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO's research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO articles published in the magazine throughout 2008.

Dr Sharon J Downes: researching insect resistance in cotton

Dr Sharon J Downes: researching insect resistance in cotton.

Australia-China research links strengthened

CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) today (Tuesday 10 April) signed a Relationship Agreement to facilitate research in biosecurity and quarantine.

Can biodiversity increase profits on a farm?

A new CSIRO publication shows land managers the economic benefits of looking after biodiversity around the farm ecosystem. (2 pages)

Waging war on wheat pest: Grains Week 2006

Australian researchers are investigating breeding resistance into cereal plants to protect wheat and barley crops in the event of a Russian wheat aphid onslaught.

What is responsible for the low establishment of the bridal creeper leaf beetle in Australia?

This one-page poster details the reasons behind the low establishment rate of the leaf beetle, Crioceris species, a biological control agent for bridal creeper in Australia.

Biological control of water hyacinth

One of the world’s worst aquatic weeds, water hyacinth, has been controlled in many places around the world using biological control agents.

The Paterson’s curse root weevil

This two-page brochure discusses how to promote the establishment and survival of the root weevil, Mogulones geographicus, a biocontrol agent for Paterson's curse in Australia.

Tackling pests: it’s neighbour joining neighbour

This article from Farming Ahead discusses how the results of a CSIRO study into silverleaf whitefly control have broad implications for cost-effective strategies across a spread of farming environments. (3 pages)

Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds: Appendix B: results of CLIMEX models

This document forms part of Appendix B of the Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Sleeper and Alert Weeds report and shows the development of and results for the CLIMEX models for species identified as sleeper or alert weeds. (12 pages)

Tapping into nature’s own landscape services

This article from Farming Ahead looks at how farmers, scientists and conservationists are looking for ways to make Australian farming landscapes more sustainable by harnessing the ecosystem services provided by native vegetation. (3 pages)

Equine influenza

This fact sheet provides information about equine influenza and the outbreak of disease that occurred in Australia during 2007.

Farm management overview

CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve production. CSIRO researches farm management including crops, pastures and livestock to improve profitability and sustainability along the entire production chain.

Seed dispersal science used to combat weed invasions

In a scientific first, ecologists are applying their understanding of native rainforest seed dispersal to predict where and how the seeds of invasive weeds will spread across the landscape.

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