Investigating issues associated with sustainable food and fibre production, forestry and agroforestry, including bushfire management, greenhouse science, earth observation and catchment management.
We're developing strategies for keeping Australia's forests productive and healthy into the future, so that they continue to provide us with a range of products and services like timber, habitat and clean water. This research contributes to carbon sequestration and forest sustainability.
Understanding and managing bushfires
Our bushfire research is improving the understanding of fire, and improving technologies and strategies to save lives and limit damage.
Building infrastructure and bushfire
CSIRO has a strong history in observing and recording the way in which bushfires impact on people and their environment.
Guide to rate of fire spread models for Australian vegetation
We evaluated various bushfire spread models to develop a practical guide for predicting the rate of fire spread in different Australian vegetation types under different conditions.
Understanding loss of life in bushfires
Our researchers have analysed environmental factors associated with past bushfire fatalities in order to inform bushfire safety policies and programs.
The Pyrotron is used to study the combustion and spread of fires in bushfire fuel under controlled conditions. It aims to improve fire safety and fire-fighting for Australian communities.
Northern Australia’s beef herd comprises 12.5 million cattle and makes up 90 per cent of Australia’s live cattle exports. CSIRO has developed a series of tools to help improve the efficiency of the transport that keeps this industry moving.