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Atlas of Living Australia celebrates 40 million milestone

How many amphibians, arthropods or protozoa are living in your backyard? With over 40 million specimen records now available online in one location, you can find out!

Professor Adrian Baddeley: a leading researcher in spatial statistics

Professor Adrian Baddeley is a leading researcher in spatial statistics and a CSIRO Science Fellow.

Examining the limits to growth (Podcast 11 Nov 2008)

The Limits to Growth, published in 1972, was a landmark publication when first released, one of the first studies to link the world economy with the state of the environment. In this podcast, Dr Graham Turner talks about his recent study that validates one of the book’s key scenarios. (7:30)

Great Barrier Reef catchment: safeguarding the Reef

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has been working in the Great Barrier Reef catchment to improve water quality, wetland integrity and fisheries while enhancing agricultural productivity.

Overview of CSIRO Water Quality Research in the Great Barrier Reef, 2003 – 2008

An overview of the research highlights, impacts and future directions of CSIRO's research to underpin the effective management of water quality in the Great Barrier Reef 2003-2008. (40 pages)

Dr Murray Cameron: fostering multidisciplinary research partnerships

Dr Murray Cameron is a research scientist who believes that good decisions depend on good analysis of reliable quantitative information. He fosters research partnerships with the aim of having an impact on industries that increasingly rely on this information.

Sustaining food webs within the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region

This project delivered information and models that can be used to investigate the effects of river flows on the production and use of organic matter at the ecosystem level in the Coorong and Murray Mouth region.

Ants give clues to ecosystem health

Ants and other invertebrates are helping scientists to evaluate ecosystem health and recovery rates in northern Australia. The use of ants and other invertebrates as ‘bioindicators’ is enabling scientists to assess the restoration of mining sites, as well as the management of fires and grazing in tropical savannas.

Great Barrier Reef catchment systems: exploring land management options to protect the Reef

This Water for a Healthy project is supporting the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan by developing tools which will allow decision-makers to look at the social, economic and environmental implications of different policy and management interventions.

Dr Joanne Daly: Strategic Advisor

Dr Joanne Daly is Strategic Advisor with responsibility for advising the Executive on CSIRO’s  collections and facilities.

Nickel sulfide deposits: genetic understanding leading to exploration success

CSIRO research is refining geological models to be applied in exploration for nickel sulfide deposits to identify potentially 'fertile' host rocks. The potential payoff is enormous: hundreds of millions of dollars worth of nickel metal.

Enhanced coal bed methane and carbon storage project with China

A A$10 million joint project with China United Coalbed Methane Corporation Limited has demonstrated the storage of carbon dioxide underground in order to increase the extraction of methane for use as an energy source in the Shanxi Province, China.

Biodiversity in CSIRO Entomology

A knowledge of Australia’s invertebrate biodiversity is fundamental to managing our ecosystems, both natural and man made.

Dr Robert Woodcock: developing simulation software for geoscience problems

Dr Robert Woodcock is a software engineer primarily interested in developing interoperable grid and web services and computational simulation for the geosciences.

Dr James Cleverley: applying modelling and novel geochemical techniques to mineral exploration

Dr James Cleverley is developing and applying geochemical, fluid-flow and heat-mass transport modelling codes in combination with the application and development of geochemical techniques to aid mining & mineral exploration.

Locating the ore others miss

CSIRO’s LANDTEM™ is a highly portable exploration tool helping unearth large mineral deposits worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It is the first SQUID-based system for minerals exploration available for commercial sale.

Acid sulfate soils: mapping the risk

Mapping acid sulfate soils will enable informed decisions related to risk management of development or changing environmental conditions such as drought.

Bogong moths

Bogong moths have migrated from their breeding areas to the mountains every spring for thousands of years.

Willow sawfly

Willow sawfly, first identified in Australia in 2005 and now well established in the ACT and surrounding areas (Queanbeyan, Braidwood and Cooma) of south east New South Wales (NSW), attacks both pest and amenity willows.

Understanding aquatic ecosystem responses to altered flow

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is improving our understanding of the influences of river flow patterns on the in-stream communities of plants and animals.

Ecological Outcomes of Flow Regimes in the Murray-Darling Basin report

This report outlines research that is assisting water managers to improve and justify the delivery of environmental water to protect ecological assets across the Murray-Darling Basin. (422 pages)

Survey: house buyers response to sea level rise

CSIRO is conducting a national online survey to determine would-be house-buyers’ attitudes to the effects rising sea levels could have on their investment decisions.

Terrestrial biodiversity in the Murray-Darling Basin

The Murray-Darling taxonomic profiles help to provide an understanding of the region's whole-system biodiversity and its role in ecological patterns and processes.

SedNet sediment network modeling software

SedNet is a simple, testable, physically-based model of catchment sediment sources and transport which can help to inform catchment management to give healthier catchments and rivers.

Mary Barnes: applying statistics to the problems of human health

Ms Mary Barnes uses her statistical expertise to design efficient experiments and analyse complex data in the area of biological sciences.

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