Arid springs: the hidden evolutionary cradles of Outback Australia
At the Edgbaston springs in Central Queensland, a precarious ecosystem unknown to science until 25 years ago, scientists are uncovering a treasure trove of species found nowhere else on the planet. Together with the springs ecosystems in other arid areas of the Great Artesian Basin, these species are revealing a fascinating evolutionary tale.
Native Australian bees hone in on the prize
Native Australian bees have taken out the prize for Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year at the 2017 Australian book awards - with some thanks to former CSIRO entomologist Tim Heard.
Reclaiming our rivers from feral carp
Five years ago, ECOS reported on new research investigating the potential for a biological control to manage the problem of carp in the Murray-Darling river system. The ongoing research is now part of a $15m national plan.
Tasmanian irrigators pioneer high-tech, localised water management
Modern technology and old-fashioned community connectedness are transforming irrigation practices in a little corner of Tasmania.
Managing the world’s wild fish stocks
CSIRO’s research helps ensure ecological modelling and stock assessments give fisheries and consumers across Australia clear information about good seafood choices.
Forecasting effects of climate change on global fisheries
As the global population increases and climate changes continue to impact the world’s oceans, more pressure will be placed on fisheries to meet growing food security demands. Can science help the seafood industry adapt?
Legumes’ microbe relationships hold them back from travelling the globe
Have you, or someone you know, ever wanted to travel the world or move somewhere different but couldn't because of family commitments or a relationship? It appears that for legumes too, close relationships hold them back from spreading about the globe.
A river runs through it in Nepal
Field work takes CSIRO scientists near and far. Spatial ecohydrologist Dr Tanya Doody has recently been in Nepal studying the Kamala river basin.