Why we love taxonomists
Each year, our taxonomists describe and name around 200 new species, from weevils and weedfish to weird plants.
Weevil genius: waging war on cabomba weed
A special weevil has been released in Queensland waterways as a biological control agent to get rid of cabomba, a fast-spreading weed wreaking havoc on our aquatic environment.
Love science? Your summer reads are sorted
Do you love science? We get it, we do too. To keep you inspired, entertained, and of course informed this summer, we’ve put together a list of great reads.
Growing a secret harvest of Indigenous knowledge
Indigenous business Secret Harvest was supported by our Kick-Start program to investigate a native plant known for its healing properties.
Happy holly days! Meet our 12 species of Christmas
From holly to Christmas beetles, meet these 12 species of Christmas that remind us of the holiday season in Australia.
Rare orchids added to the Red List
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has added 23 threatened orchids from Australia.
Soil rocks! Let’s unearth some soil goodness
Soil is everywhere, but it is also very valuable. Let's dig into exactly why.
Our research collections are going digital
Millions of specimens held in our National Research Collections Australia are going digital for science.
Pollinator networks in nature
Insect pollinators are just as important for native flowers as they are for crops. We’re unveiling the hidden pollinator networks in the Australian alps.
Saving Camden white gum
We are working with a with a gum tree species to both conserve and commercialise it.
The promise of seagrass pastures
Google, CSIRO and DFAT team up to support climate resilience – with help from AI.