Battle against white spot disease in Australian prawns
CSIRO’s efforts to help the Australian farmed prawn industry recover from this devastating outbreak also required a rapid response to protect a vital research facility that is assisting the industry pick itself back up.
Could saving a rainforest in India prevent the next pandemic?
An estimated 14 million people die from infectious diseases each year. A key link in the chain of infection is deforestation and increased contact between wild animals and humans. If we're to control the spread of disease, we need to be better at predicting outbreaks.
Hybridisation and the new frontier against spread of global pests
Global trade means global pests – not just in the way they spread but in the way they breed. Hybridisation of two moth species has now been confirmed, creating a fast-generating, pesticide-resistant mega pest which threatens broad-acre crops across the Americas. What’s next?
Taking a responsible approach to new genetic technologies for conservation
With rats and mice driving sea birds and other animals on remote islands to extinction, scientists and environmental managers are now turning their attention to new genetic technologies that could offer more targeted solutions than traditional baiting programs. Risk analysis and responsible research is front and centre in the discussion.
Rainwater tanks overflowing – with mosquitoes
More than 20% of domestic rainwater tanks inspected in Melbourne homes have been found to harbour egg-laying mosquitoes. What can we do to keep them out?
On-country enterprises for healthy communities and a healthy environment
Programs to build Indigenous and scientific knowledge partnerships are tackling a range of contemporary sustainable development issues.
Building total system health around northern Australian development
A total system approach to health and biosecurity risk assessment is not only good for northern Australia, but also for sustaining Australia’s healthy population and economy.
It’s official: our honey bees are some of the healthiest in the world
According to a new CSIRO survey, Australia can now proudly call itself home to one of the healthiest populations of European honey bees in the world.