Where science and history work together
In an effort never before attempted, a team of Australian botanists is co-ordinating a project which will provide a nationally-agreed list of scientific names used for native and naturalised plants in Australia. (2 pages)
From tiny insects to giant vertebrates, CSIRO research is expanding knowledge of Australian fauna, and the capacity to manage it sustainably.
A complete guide to all butterfly species in Australia
Stunningly illustrated guide to Australian butterfly species.
The first complete field guide to butterfly species on Australia’s mainland and its remote islands. Stunningly illustrated with colour photographs and location maps for each of the 416 species.
Researching silk genes
This information sheet describes how scientists are researching insect derived silks to help determine their effectiveness as new sources of biomaterials. (2 pages)
Pair recognised for gene silencing work
This Farming Ahead article details CSIRO research on a revolutionary gene silencing method, now an important research tool for identifying genes and their function in many organisms, that lead to the 2007 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. (2 pages)
Plantation biodiversity scorecard
An overview of the Plantation Biodiversity Scorecard, used to assess the relative biodiversity benefits of a proposed or established plantation. (2 pages)
Body Weights and Egg Dimensions of Australian Parrots
This 136-page publication was compiled by Denis A Saunders for CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems between 1980 and 1987. It contains a considerable body of data on body weights and egg dimensions of Australian parrots collected and collated during a major research program on the ecology of Australian cockatoos.
Cyanogenesis in the tropical rainforest tree, Ryparosa javanica
This abstract presents details of an honours thesis by Dr Bruce Webber, involving the quantification of cyanogenesis in a tropical rainforest species, completed as part of his graduate degree prior to joining CSIRO as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. (2 pages)
Bring birds back with native plants
This article from Farming Ahead reports on an on-farm revegetation programme, monitored and assessed by CSIRO scientists, which has helped shed new light on the importance of biodiversity to sustainable agriculture. (3 pages)