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Dr Quanxi Shao: statistical modelling and inferences in hydroclimate

Dr Quanxi Shao leads several water-related projects including water use accounting, statistical downscaling for climate models, and data blending techniques for multiscale data.


Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems. Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.

Dr Petra Kuhnert: developing new statistical methods to understand our aquatic environment

Dr Petra Kuhnert is a statistician who uses her statistical expertise to help solve environmental science problems.

Enzyme product removes pesticides from water

CSIRO has come up with an environmental first - an enzyme-based product that rapidly breaks down specific pesticide and herbicide contaminants. CSIRO has come up with an environmental first - a product that rapidly breaks down pesticide contaminants in wastewater.

New forests: wood production and environmental services

Covers issues relevant to the development of new forests, including soils, the bio-physical environment, water use and irrigation strategies.

Designing conservation auctions for biodiversity outcomes in the Murray Catchment

Nest Egg project is evaluating a new approach to conservation funding whereby landholders are rewarded for achieving conservation outcomes.

Betting on groundwater cleanup

CSIRO researchers are using Monte Carlo methods to help understand groundwater remediation.

Modelling species responses to climate

CSIRO Entomology has developed a software package to predict the possible distribution and movement of insects, vertebrates, weeds and pathogens in response to various climatic scenarios.

Moth joins Kakadu weed battle

A small moth has been released to help control one of Australia's most significant weed menaces, Mimosa pigra, which is threatening the sensitive wetlands of Kakadu in the Northern Territory. The weed mimosa threatens sensitive wetlands in northern Australia and CSIRO is engaged in the biological control battle.

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.

Dr Melissa Dobbie: monitoring landscape-scale ecosystems

Dr Melissa Dobbie develops and applies statistical methods to solve challenging environmental problems, with an emphasis on water quality monitoring.

A remote sensing tool for monitoring landscape health

Water for a Healthy Country Flagship scientists have developed a quantitative tool to help rangeland managers easily and thoroughly monitor the health, or ‘leakiness’, of grazed landscapes.

Kapalga fact sheet series: fire and streams

This fact sheet explains the affect of fire on Top End streams. It is part of a series of fact sheets on the effects of fire on various aspects of the environment and the use of fire in conservation management.

Landscape monitoring and modelling

The research of the Landscape Monitoring and Modelling group is helping natural resource managers to make important water management decisions.

Integrated Water Systems Analysis fact sheet

An outline of the goals and activities of the Integrated Water Systems Analysis Stream within the Urban Water Research Theme of the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. (2 pages)

Improving Murray-Darling Basin health

The Heartlands consortium aims to improve land use in the Murray-Darling Basin to preserve land and water resources and sustain commodity production.

Impacts of tree plantations on groundwater in south-eastern Australia

Download a paper examining the effects of tree plantations on groundwater resources in south-eastern Australia.

Cutting Edge Science Symposium: Hydrological Consequences of Climate Change

This CSIRO-hosted symposium examined the hydrological consequences of climate change across Australia over two days in Canberra in November 2007.

Analysing pathways to sustainability in Indonesia

Indonesia is pioneering a new approach to national decision making that helps explain the impact high-level decisions have on ordinary people and on natural resources like water, timber, land and energy - as well as on the economy itself.

Improving processes for flushing contaminants from groundwater

CSIRO research has significantly improved the process and design of remediation systems using air sparging and multiphase extraction to treat fuel spills that contaminate groundwater systems.

Understanding forest water balance of old and re-growth jarrah forests

This project is part of the Western Australian Water Foundation, established in 2004 to promote and enhance water-related research and development activities within Western Australia.

Adapting forest management to enhance water and environmental values

A CSIRO project is investigating the relationship between forested catchments, water yield and climate change.

CSIRO and food production: securing our food future

CSIRO is delivering science to improve food production systems and food quality in Australia and internationally.

Synthetic fibres advance toward new frontiers

CSIRO’s synthetic fibre extrusion research aims to produce fibres with new functionality for applications such as food packaging, preventing marine fouling, and optical fibres.

Farming systems research: linking people, production and processes

CSIRO's farming systems research seeks practical and relevant solutions to the complex production and environmental issues facing Australian farmers.

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