Looking to the future of Australia’s biosecurity system
The Australia’s Biosecurity Future report provides a transformational vision for a resilient biosecurity system in 2030, and what needs to happen to get there.
Mouse Ecology Project
We are working to improve our understanding of the way mice use cropping systems with the aim of making practical recommendations for growers and the grains industry.
Using the MouseAlert app, we’re asking Australian farmers to identify and target mouse population ‘hot spots’ to help predict future outbreaks and facilitate timely management actions for mouse control.
Invasive ants pose a threat
Introduced invasive or "tramp" ants are some of the greatest environmental and economic threats to Australia.
Yellow crazy ants
Yellow crazy ants, one of the world's worst invasive species, are the target of a management project in north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
African big-headed ant
African big-headed ants are a major threat to native ecosystems, especially rainforests in northern Australia.
Tiwi Tropical fire ants
CSIRO has been working with Tiwi Islanders to eradicate Tropical fire ants on the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Mosquitoes, flies and wasps
CSIRO research has helped Botanical Resources Australia (BRA) to maintain its position as the world’s leading supplier of pyrethrum oil for use as a natural insecticide.
In partnership with the University of California San Diego, we've engineered and tested the first breed of genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the dengue virus.
We’ve teamed up with Verily and James Cook University on Debug Innisfail, a project studying new technologies to reduce the population of the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito that can spread dengue and Zika.
Our scientists are studying disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects to understand what viruses they carry, how they develop immunity to the diseases they carry and how they transmit disease throughout the environment.
Control of silverleaf whitefly
We have researched the methods for growers to get the best out of a biological control wasp that can reduce silverleaf whitefly numbers by almost 100 fold.
Our research is helping the sheep sector manage the health and welfare issues associated with flystrike and phase out the controversial practice of mulesing.
The carp control challenge
European carp is a introduced species that adversely affects the health of our river and wetlands in all Australian states except the Northern Territory. Explore how CSIRO are working to curb carp numbers.