The European rabbit
European rabbits were introduced into Australia in 1859 and soon became a major pest species. Read about their distribution and control.
Cyclones: Nature’s Fury or Nature’s Friend?
Tropical cyclones can cause terrible damage to anyone and anything caught in their path, but scientists are also interested in the natural role cyclones play in shaping our environment.
Pest management in new cropping systems
This document includes presentations from session four of the Biosecurity in the new bioeconomy: threats and opportunities symposia held 18-21 November 2009 in Canberra, Australia Capital Territory. (183 pages)
Fire and carbon in regional Australia
This project is identifying the biophysical, economic and social opportunities for remote communities relating to land management for greenhouse gas abatement, with a focus on fire management in tropical savannas.
Termite Action Victoria Report
The Termite Action Victoria report argues that all presently undeclared Victorian municipalities should be immediately declared as regions subject to termite infestation, in order to protect properties, residents and structure owners in these regions. (21 pages)
The Rust Resistance team have discovered genes that determine whether a plant can develop immunity to the harmful rust fungus.
Award-winning genetics research saving the wheat industry a bundle.
Fighting disease, pests and weeds
CSIRO has extensive capabilities in researching, understanding and tackling various insect pests of plants, plant diseases and weeds.
Bushfire impact on water yields
While forest fires can often result in an initial increase in water runoff from catchments, it’s the forests and bush growing back that could cause future problems for water supplies by reducing stream flows.
Mimosa biological control project
CSIRO scientists are researching new biological control agents to help manage and control Mimosa pigra, an introduced weed invading wetlands in tropical Australia.
Geelong scientist receives Eureka recognition
Geelong scientist, Dr Linfa Wang, was last night honoured as a Eureka Prize finalist, recognising his exceptional scientific research in discovering emerging viral diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Water: a fresh approach
In this two-page article from SOLVE magazine, read about how science is meeting the challenge of finding ways to reduce Australia’s wasteful water practices and improve the way we use and manage this finite resource.