Dealing with ants, cockroaches and flies around house without chemical sprays
Do you freak out if you spot critters scuttling across the kitchen floor? Before you reach for the insecticide spray, let us tell you about another way ...
Vinegar: A secret weapon in the fight against crown-of-thorns starfish
The crown-of-thorns starfish eats massive amounts of coral on the Great Barrier Reef. We're working with an all-star team to control this menace of the Reef.
Global strategies needed to combat antibiotic and pesticide resistance
Resistance to antibiotics and pesticides is rising at alarming rates. Global strategies, such as those developed for Australia’s cotton industry, to maintain ‘susceptible’ insects, are key in our fight against resistance.
Keeping devi-ANTS away from Lord Howe Island
We’ve eradicated an exotic invasive ant species off a world heritage listed island.
Preventing farmageddon: new startup targets fruit fly
Our former researchers have founded RapidAIM to take their revolutionary fruit fly-monitoring technology to the world.
Interronauts | CSIRO podcast Ep 15: Please no Genie McGene Face, infertile invasive mozzies, and science digest
Researchers Kate Tepper and Gavin Volpato join Jesse to chat about our project to release sterilised male mosquitoes to drown-out an invasive mozzie species responsible for dengue fever and Zika—plus, also a fortnight science news digest.
Species richness: our EOFY stock-take reveals over 200 newly discovered species
In the last year we've discovered and named over 200 different species including fossil insects, a catshark from PNG, a macadamia-blighting weevil, and a daisy known from just 20 individuals.
Gene drive technology: A new hope in the fight against feral cats
With feral cats killing an estimated two thousand native animals each minute, measures beyond those of reserves and baiting need to be considered. Gene drives present a new area of research and public discussion.
Fighting creepy with crawly
Spiders rank pretty low on most people’s ‘animals I’d like to work with’ scale. But this 'recovering arachnophobe' is putting her fears aside for science.
Devourer of worlds: two of the worst pests have hybridised into a global ‘mega-pest’
The remarkably flexible cotton bollworm has overcome most insecticides and devoured global crop staples, and has now landed on the previously untarnished New World, there, with hybridisation now possible—it's a race against time for researchers to map its genome and find the genetic flaws to put a halt on its calamitous appetite.
Hot on the tracks of feral animals in the Top End
Our new tracking tech is helping manage the impacts of feral buffaloes and pigs in Arnhem Land.