SiroFire – helping fire authorities predict wildfire spread
Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.
Dr Laurence Mound: thrips expert
Using electronic information systems Dr Laurence Mound is providing rapid identification techniques that can help prevent the establishment of potential pest insects in Australia.
Minibeasts Senior post-visit notes
CSIRO runs an interactive Minibeasts Senior program for Years 3 - 6 students in the Northern Territory. Our post-visit teacher resources help your students get the most out of the workshop.
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.
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Fishing crews have gathered information on more than 1000 sea snakes and hundreds of other species in the first year of a bycatch-monitoring study in the Northern Prawn Fishery.
CSIRO to take the guess work out of breeding sheep (Podcast 28 Jan 2009)
Domestic sheep common to farms around Australia have come along way from their wild relatives and ancestors. Over many years of domestication, sheep have been bred for their commercially important traits by selectively breeding through trial and error, something that is about to change thanks to a new genomic tool. (3:29)
Dr Peter Daniels: Theme Leader - Diagnosis, Surveillance and Response
Dr Peter Daniels is involved in numerous animal health projects in South-East Asia, focussing on diagnosis and control of disease and development of laboratory quality systems. He is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Australian Animal Health Laboratory's routine and emergency diagnostic services.
AWB partnership produces first-grade grain
Australia has built an international reputation for exporting quality, insect-free grains on the back of a 30-year R&D partnership with the AWB.
Australia has built an international reputation for quality wheat on the back of a 30-year R&D partnership with AWB.
Climate change statistics – predicting extreme events
A CSIRO course in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 May will focus on making reliable predictions about one-in-a-hundred year droughts, the frequency of future Cyclone Larrys and other extreme climate events that have economic impact.
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Australian biotechnology pioneer, Dr Tom Grace, has been awarded the Society for In Vitro Biology's highest honour, the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of invertebrate in vitro biology.
In this video find out how CSIRO's Rust Resistance Team has discovered genes that determine whether a plant can develop immunity to the harmful rust fungus. (2:30)
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.