2022

Brolga - large grey crane walking on pink vegetation

Northern Australia is home to a diverse and unique range of waterbirds. Scientists have created four functional groups of waterbirds, helping decision makers better understand the potential impacts of water and agricultural development in the north.

Different types of protein

A new CSIRO report shows how Australia can capture an extra $13 billion by producing the world’s future protein.

Wetland and seat

With La Niña conditions in Australia, it's the perfect time to be asking: how can we store water for a not-so-rainy day? One solution is managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Two exemplary MAR projects in Australia, both supported by CSIRO, have just been profiled in a new United Nations Ebook.

Drone shot of river system with mangroves. blue skies.

We’ve used a novel ecosystem modelling approach to demonstrate how river flows are the lifeblood of marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

ULUU seaweed-derived plastic film

CSIRO is testing seaweed-derived polymers for use as an alternative to conventional plastics.

meal worm burrowing through plastic

CSIRO researchers are peering into the digestive processes of insects to see what happens when they are exposed to plastics. Do insects consume plastic or is something else going on?

Heads of wheat in a field

CSIRO scientists have identified new genetics that enable wheat varieties to tap into moisture up to two times deeper in the soil than current varieties.

Pool liners recyclate

Plans to develop a tool to analyse the chemical composition of specific PVC products could be a game changer for PVC recycling.

volunteers by a lake

Scientists and the Australian community are on the hunt for rubbish as part of a national plastic pollution survey. They’ve captured data on more than 270,000 items of rubbish so far. You can help too!