Bees are the new silkworms
Moths and butterflies, particularly silkworms, are well known producers of silk. And we all know spiders use it for their webs. But they are not the only invertebrates who make use of the strength and versatility of silk.
Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture
CSIRO and James Cook University have a strategic alliance known as the Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture (TLJV) to facilitate collaborative research between these two world-class organisations.
Canberra: Crace, ACT (Gungahlin Homestead)
The Gungahlin Homestead located at Crace in the Australian Capital Territory, is an historic site in the north of Canberra that now serves as one of the main sites for CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.
Taking the guess-work out of choosing good wine
Enjoying a good wine is one of the pleasures of life and part of that enjoyment is its bouquet. Imagine, then, how important the ability to distinguish both the good and bad odours in wine is to winemakers.
Sustainable urban infrastructure
CSIRO's urban infrastructure research skills and capabilities are focused on enhancing whole-of-life built environment performance while reducing our ecological footprint.
Understanding urban ecosystems
CSIRO researchers are quantifying at as fine a scale as necessary the dynamic ecological processes such as the movement of water and nutrients through urban ecosystems to see how these processes affect and are affected by structure as manifested by vegetation, both ‘natural’ and ‘synthetic’ and the complex interplay of vegetation with other biodiversity values.
Understanding forests and climate change
CSIRO’s understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on natural and planted forests is helping forestry and natural resource managers prepare for the future.
The bioeconomy is an emerging term for the sustainable production and conversion of biomass for a range of food, health, fibre and industrial products and energy.