The lure of the camera trap
Scientists have been developing smart new ways of using cameras to deepen our knowledge of ecosystems and their animals.
Research leaves a legacy for Australia’s fisheries
Australia’s fishing zone is the world’s third largest, and the $2.4 billion commercial fishing and aquaculture industry employs over 11,000 people. Research helps keep the industry and the marine ecosystem sustainable.
The good-news El Niño story for Western Australia’s oceans
El Niño might provide the coastal waters of Western Australia (WA) with some welcome relief from the heat.
We need to get smarter to save shorebirds from rising seas
Every year five million shorebirds migrate between the Arctic and Australia along a bird superhighway known as the East Asian-Australasian flyway. Coastal development is destroying the tidal flats birds depend on, and sea level rise is emerging as an additional threat. A new artificial intelligence technique offers a conservation solution.
Jack be nimble… climate-ready planning for natural resources
What will the future look like in 10, 50 or 100 years? Are our human and ecological systems prepared for […]
Will last year’s predicted El Niño happen this year?
This time last year we were preparing for a possible El Niño with potentially dire consequences from drought, extreme heat and bushfire in Australia. But then it all just fizzled out. So what happened?
Australia: riding on the insect’s back
Insects play an invaluable role in our ecosystems and sustain our society. It's a role that often goes unnoticed and one that we still don't fully understand.
Ocean and climate research has come a long way in thirty years
In 1985, when CSIRO's marine labs were launched, a seven-day weather forecast was little better than chance. Now, thanks to advances in our understanding of the oceans, our predictions are far better.