The Atlas of Living Australia
CSIRO is the lead partner in the Atlas of Living Australia which is a collaborative, national project focused on making biodiversity information more accessible and useable.
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.
The Australian salute: nuisance flies
This fact sheet explains how flies differ from other insects and describes characteristics of some of the more common species associated with human activity.
Thrips are often little known by most people, but some species are considered major agricultural pests.
Trapdoor spiders are found across most of Australia and consist of many different species from several families, although not all species build a trap door for their burrow.
Australian summer chorus
Cicadas live a secretive life underground for most of the year but emerge, sometimes suddenly and in great numbers during late spring and early summer to fill the air with their deafening drone.
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.
Biodiversity Month 2012
September 2012 is Biodiversity month in Australia and CSIRO is showcasing their exciting research in this field.
Economic costs of solid waste pollution in Palau
Palau is renowned for its pristine natural environment which supports tourism, fishing and other extractive industries, as well as a resident population. Crucial to ensuring the ongoing quality of Palau’s natural environment is effective management of solid waste.
Economic costs of water pollution in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Water pollution is a significant issue for many small island nations with fringing reefs. CSIRO estimated that sound watershed management could save the community of the Cook Islands millions of dollars that currently are spent dealing with the consequences of water pollution.
Funnel-web spiders are some of the world’s most deadly spiders and are found in coastal and mountain regions of Australia from Queensland to South Australia.
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.
Wolf spiders are found throughout Australia ranging in habitats from coastal forests to inland woodlands, shrublands and alpine areas.
White-stemmed gum moth
White-stemmed gum moths are one of the largest species of moth found in eastern Australia and while adults are rarely seen, caterpillars can be found wandering suburban gardens in search of a place to pupate.