Plant and animal biodiversity
Find out how the Australian National Herbarium is helping understand and protect the amazingly biodiverse Kokoda region in Papua New Guinea.
Protecting Australia's endangered plants
A recent report assessed 41 endangered or significant plants that occur in Australia's six Commonwealth National Parks, to identify ways to help these plants recover.
World of cryptogams
Our research is leading to a better understanding of the world of cryptogams, tiny and ancient organisms like lichens and bryophytes.
19 June 2020 is the 200th anniversary of the death of English botanist Joseph Banks. 2020 is also the International Year of Plant Health.
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.
We are supporting the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity from the shore to the deep sea, including coastal, shelf and offshore environments.
We're investigating the ecology, bio-geography and taxonomy of sharks and rays, and their population dynamics, to support fisheries, conservation and biodiversity management in Australia and neighbouring nations.
The Great Barrier Reef
Effective conservation and management of the Great Barrier Reef depends on quality science and integrated decision-making.
Social and economic monitoring
A social and economic long-term monitoring program for the Great Barrier Reef is providing vital information to reef managers, businesses and the government to help them make decisions that reflect the needs of the people who interact with the Reef.
We're working to better understand the capacity of coral reefs to recover from natural and human impacts and how science can help reef systems regenerate.