What treasures did we find at Ashmore Reef Marine Park?
At the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, in the Timor Sea, you’ll find Ashmore Reef Marine Park. 630 km north of Broome in Western Australia, it’s one of our most remote marine parks. We were part of the area's most comprehensive 'health checks'.
Helping nature adapt to climate change
How is the science of ecology helping our ecosystems adapt to climate change and other human pressures? ECOS put the question to Dr Suzanne Prober, leader of CSIRO’s Adaptive Ecosystem Management team.
Six ways to link knowledge and action for sustainability
How can humanity address the vast sustainability challenges that we face? Today there is no shortage of ideas and recommendations. We present some of the best ways to approach co-production.
Turning up the heat on marine climate adaptation
In the face of climate change, innovative science and cultural knowledge will be critical for protecting ecosystems, marine life and livelihoods.
What nature is worth: The rise of natural capital accounting
Those who know the price of everything are said to know the value of nothing – but could measuring the value of nature help preserve it?
Buying time for the Barrier Reef – shading coral and controlling starfish show promise at large scale
Shading corals to reduce mass bleaching and expanding the control of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish—if socially acceptable and done on a large scale—could buy at least 10 to 20 years for the Great Barrier Reef, according to scientists who have for the first time modelled all of the world’s biggest marine ecosystem.
eReefs: integrated environmental intelligence for managing the Reef
This interactive platform puts information about management options and past, present, and future conditions of the Reef at users’ flipper-tips.
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.
Sea-lebrating coral restoration efforts
Our researchers have been on the larvae lookout of the coral kind on the Great Barrier Reef to trial new, innovative techniques to restore damaged parts of the Reef.