Helping hands aid tsunami victims
In December 2004, a destructive tsunami ravaged the shores of several Indian Ocean nations. Thanks to Ensis scientists, relief is being provided to two of the islands significantly damaged in the disaster.
Biomedical materials brochure
This two-page brochure describes our work in developing and evaluating new materials and devices for tissue repair, replacement and regeneration.
Methane emissions under our watch
Efforts to reduce livestock methane emissions in Australia received a major boost with the launch of a new research cluster drawing on Universities and leading world research organisations including CSIRO.
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.
Native plants and forestry
CSIRO studies Australian native plants to better understand their variety, needs and role in contemporary ecosystems.
Researching silk genes
Scientists are researching the structure and function of insect derived silks to help determine their effectiveness in developing new biomaterials.
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.
Dr Susan Blackburn: passionate about microalgae
Dr Susan Blackburn is recognised internationally for her research and expertise in microalgal diversity, life cycles, ecophysiology, population dynamics, harmful algal blooms, culturing, and bioapplications.
Deep-sea sharks wired for sound
Deep-sea sharks have been tagged and tracked and their habitats precisely mapped in world-first research to test the conservation value of areas closed to commercial fishing.
Conservation: plant-microbe interactions
CSIRO is using the relationships between plants and microbes to understand pathogen resistance, improve revegetation programs and investigate the structure of plant communities
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.
Backyard Biodiversity bugs
Find out about the fascinating world of insects, then use our guide to help identify insects in your neighbourhood.