2022

Close up of brown and yellow flowers with a tiny silvery moth.

For many decades Australia’s native pollinators have lived in the shadow of the honeybee. In this article, we shine some light on the intricate roles of a group of tiny moths that pollinate boronias.

A cluster of green and white orchid flowers.

We traced the evolutionary journey of Australia’s greenhood orchids since their origin over 32 million years ago.

A black and white image of virus partilces

A new study of bird flu dynamics in Australia’s wild birds has revealed the virus strains present and how they spread.

Australia’s red meat industry has set itself a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. CSIRO is working with Meat & Livestock Australia on the science to support this ambition.

Nitrogen is key to producing the world’s crops – but it comes at a cost. New research from CSIRO is developing future crops that produce their own fertiliser.

An aerial view of the Mungalla wetland

Australia's coastal and marine ecosystems have suffered death from a thousand cuts. But scientists say it’s possible to bring them back from the brink – if we act now.

Revegetation and pile fields on the Mary River in January 2022, prior to recent flood events. Photograph by Caitlin Mill, Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee.

Deteriorating water quality is one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Vital protection and recovery efforts are taking place in the catchments adjoining this national treasure's coastline.

A new CSIRO study provides a deeper understanding of how Australian irrigators have adapted and responded to drought.

A black and white seabird flying over the ocean.

CSIRO researchers have again played a major role in the latest Australia State of the Environment report as lead authors on both the Marine and Coasts chapters. In a first, Indigenous knowledge and perspectives have been included, thanks to some of their work.