A complete DNA barcode library to manage Australia’s environment
eDNA is poised to revolutionise the way we monitor Australia’s natural environment but it relies on a complete reference library of DNA barcodes. That's where we step in. CSIRO is working with partners to create this library for Australia’s most important species.
Sequencing the genomes of Australian plants
As part of the Genomics for Australian Plants consortium, we are sequencing the genomes of the Queen of Sheba orchid and Hoary Sunray daisy.
Why we need biodiversity for life on our planet
In his latest documentary, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, the famed naturalist maps how steeply the planet’s biodiversity has diminished over his lifetime. Its release coincides with a United Nations Summit on Biodiversity which has called for urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.
How to bend the curve of future biodiversity loss
New research, published in Nature, shows that it's possible to both feed the world and bend the curve on biodiversity loss.
Artificial and human intelligence used to tackle illegal fishing
CSIRO is working with Microsoft and fisheries experts to harness robot and human-derived intelligence in the fight against illegal fishing.
Discovering the lifespans of marine turtles
A new study using ground breaking science for environmental management has revealed the lifespans of five species of marine turtles.
Take a deep dive into our discoveries at Ningaloo Reef
Turtle nail clippings, diving whale sharks and 12 million mushroom corals are key research discoveries from Ningaloo Reef.
A genetic robbery in Australia’s quailthrush
Our DNA studies of Australia's quailthrush have revealed many secrets hidden among these remarkable birds, including a genetic robbery.