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.

CSIRO scientist wins award to work with NASA

Dr Brent McInnes from CSIRO Exploration & Mining in Perth has received the Fulbright Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Award.

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).

Bushfire behaviour and the fire environment

Bushfire behaviour is influenced by the type of available fuel, its amount and its moisture content. Other important factors are the weather, terrain and the fire itself.

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)

The deadly nature of animal-to-human disease (Podcast 28 Jan 2011)

Scientists have identified 75 per cent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic – meaning they can spread from animals to people. This is likely to increase under environmental intrusion, climate change and progressive urbanisation of the planet. (7:26)

Victory in battle against African big headed ant (Podcast 11 Aug 2008)

The African big headed ant is one of the 100 worst pests in the world, and they’re in Australia. In this podcast, CSIRO ecologist Dr Ben Hoffmann explains how science won the war against a virulent environmental, economic and social threat. (5:04)

Making use of the natural predators and parasites found in native vegetation

This information sheet discusses research on the role of native vegetation as a source of beneficial insects leading to improved pest management strategies for cotton and grain growers. (2 pages)

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)

Disease diagnostics expert wins ‘Tall Poppy’ (Podcast 28 Sep 2007)

CSIRO's Dr Kim Halpin describes the work that won her a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. (3:42)

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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.

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)

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)

Climate change and invasive plants in South Australia

This report examines the potential impact of climate change on weeds in South Australia and adaptation options for weed control strategies.

Dust Mites

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 spider

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.

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