Science on an island sanctuary: Surveying Ashmore Reef Marine Park
Ashmore Reef Marine Park is one of Australia's most remote marine parks. Recent fieldwork will help Parks Australia adaptively manage this island sanctuary.
Saving baby turtles one nest at a time
We're working with Indigenous rangers in Cape York to give baby turtles the best chance of making it from nest to ocean.
Invasive species are Australia’s number-one extinction threat
More than 1,770 species in Australia are listed as threatened or endangered. Invasive species are the biggest single threat.
Revealing the one-sided nature of research into biodiversity loss
Diversity is a buzzword for the nation but when it comes to biodiversity studies done in the past decade, it turns out research has been rather one-sided.
Managing our water-spoiling pests
CSIRO scientists have developed new tools to help control two feral pests wrecking havoc above and below the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin: the willow tree and the carp.
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?
How researchers are mapping an invasive species advancing across an entire region
In Northern Australia, researchers have Gamba grass in their sights. They're applying cutting-edge advances in satellite, airborne and terrestrial remote sensing along with emerging tools in computer vision and machine learning to address environmental challenges such as invasive species.
Genetics race against world’s worst megapest
Mapping the genome of this hungry caterpillar might help scientists target what makes it such an effective megapest that it can develop resistance to most known insecticides the world over.