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