Australian National Fish Collection
The Australian National Fish Collection, based at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, is a comprehensive and internationally-renowned biodiversity reference and research facility.
Science for tomorrow
This one-page extract from Farming Ahead contains four stories about CSIRO research on improving bovine fertility, making better use of saline land, controlling blackberry and the development of new pest-specific insecticides.
Eradicating pest ants from the Top End
CSIRO scientists lead research into the ecology, impacts and control of invasive ant species in northern Australia. A successful eradication project in Kakadu has paved the way for CSIRO leadership of a range of other pest ant management projects.
Biological control of silverleaf whitefly
Our scientists are researching the biological processes that enable silverleaf whitefly to invade, and investigating the role of landscape structure and scale in exploiting an effective biocontrol agent for this pest species.
The impact of weeds on rainforests following Cyclone Larry
Severe Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Larry hit the North Queensland coast in 2006 causing extensive destruction to rainforest habitats in the Wet Tropics. The widespread disturbance caused by the cyclone provided ideal conditions for rapid recruitment and spread of invasive weeds in Queensland’s rainforests.
Through the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC), CSIRO Entomology is helping ensure the preservation and sustainable use of Australian ecosystems.
Chemical testing helps woolgrowers meet tougher eco rules
All textile producers and processors must meet tough new standards if they want to do business in Europe. CSIRO’s internationally accredited chemical testing service is assisting the wool industry comply with Europe’s Eco-label requirements.
Australia-China research links strengthened
CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) today (Tuesday 10 April) signed a Relationship Agreement to facilitate research in biosecurity and quarantine.
AAHL Regional Program
CSIRO Livestock Industries' Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is supporting Southeast Asian countries in their efforts to control and eradicate infectious animal diseases.
When biofuels and biosecurity meet
A symposium entitled: Biosecurity in the New Bioeconomy: Threats and Opportunities, will be hosted by CSIRO at the Shine Dome in Canberra from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 November.
Paterson’s curse is an introduced plant and considered both a valuable pasture species and a toxic weed, out competing other plants and poisoning livestock. Several biological control agents have been released in Australia since the late 1980s to help control this weed.
Biological control of alligator weed
Scientists at CSIRO are researching several new biological control agents for the control of alligator weed in cooler climates and terrestrial habitats of Australia.
SiroFire – helping fire authorities predict wildfire spread
Understanding probably wildfire spread is vital to the efficient use of firefighting resources. CSIRO scientists developed SiroFire, a computer-based real-time bushfire spread simulator, to give fire control authorities a fast operational tool to predict wildfire spread.
Biodiversity: benefits and threats
CSIRO research is helping to manage the increasing threat from invasive species and the benefits to agriculture from ecosystem services.