Weeds, fungi, weevils and biosecurity
CSIRO researchers continue to find ways to protect our biosecurity system in order to protect our environment, our agricultural industries and our way of life.
Australia’s abalone disease outbreak
A disease not seen in Australia’s wild abalone population for 11 years has resurfaced, and it’s a massive challenge for our abalone industry.
Pest plants and animals cost Australia around $25 billion a year – and it will get worse
Without urgent action, Australia will continue to lose billions of dollars every year on invasive species.
Dung beetles with benefits
A new species of Moroccan beetle has just arrived in our lab. Their job? To improve pasture quality and reduce fly populations. We’re expecting big things from these little creatures.
They’re the bee’s knees: celebrating the insects who keep global ecosystems healthy
We're celebrating the bee on World Bee Day.
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.
Our Australian biosecurity system needs a rethink for decade’s challenges
The Australian biosecurity system is facing more challenges than before, and time is running out. But our new report shows the solution.
How does Dr John Roberts save bees from Varroa mites?
How do we protect bees from getting sick? Dr John Roberts is helping save honey bees through his research into Varroa mites and the viruses they spread.
Lab-grown airway cells: breathing new life into respiratory disease research
Our lab-grown airway cells have huge potential to understand how respiratory diseases work. It can also reduce the need for animal testing.
Outbreak ready: working to prevent human and animal disease
Our scientists continue their important work safeguarding human and animal health from disease, while we strive for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ashmore Reef: An island refuge of underwater wonders
Welcome to the Ashmore Reef Marine Park. This remote sanctuary is brimming with life, above and below the water. Each year around 100,000 seabirds breed here!