Australia’s backyard treasure hunt
Looking for an adventure in your own backyard, park, beach or reserve? Our backyard treasure hunt has you covered.
Earthworms can sometimes surprise us
Australia is richly endowed with earthworm biodiversity, but of the 750 or so named species of earthworm in Australia, very few have been found in arid environments. The Broken Hill earthworm, a new genus and species, was a serendipitous find in an unexpected location.
Old, goopy museum specimens can tell fascinating stories of wildlife history. Finally, we can read them
Recovering important historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens.
Outlining the risk for Aussie shark extinction
A new action plan assesses the extinction risk for Australian sharks making it easier to protect them.
A century of livestock research highlights
We’ve helped create some of Australia’s great innovations in the livestock sector over the past 100 years.
Creatures great and small: how water temperature influences marine copepod size
Supporting Bergmann’s Rule, we found temperature predicts marine copepod size. This could influence the amount of food available for fish.
Life lurking in dark waters: meet seven denizens of the deep
Scientists on our research vessel (RV) Investigator are uncovering the denizens of the deep that lurk in the ocean far beneath the waves.
Support bushfire science from home
CSIRO is calling for citizen scientists to help digitise specimens of flies, mayflies, caddisflies, bugs, butterflies and more.
They’re the bee’s knees: celebrating the insects who keep global ecosystems healthy
We're celebrating the bee on World Bee Day.
Solving the mystery of the death of millions of seabirds
Our researchers have solved the mystery of three million seabird deaths.
Canine ehrlichiosis: the new tick-borne dog disease in Australia
Canine ehrlichiosis, caused by Ehrlichia canis, is a tick-borne dog disease recently detected in parts of Australia. We're helping respond.