Social science

Two men looking at a hand-held piece of technology. An older man, wearing a ranger uniform and baseball cap, is explaining to the younger man next to him.

Indigenous data, information and knowledge underpin the stewardship of Country by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This information is also essential for broader management of Australia’s environment, as underscored in the latest State of the Environment report.

A new report explores how Australians might feel about the use of gene technology to control invasive feral cats in their local area.

We're helping to support informed decision making when it comes to safeguarding environmental values in the Beetaloo and Cooper geological basins.

Research by CSIRO has identified a looming risk that the emerging precision health industry could exacerbate, rather than fix, current health inequalities.

An artist's rendition of a green outdoor hub with trees between buildings

The urban greening movement is looking at ways to make our urban environment cooler, more comfortable and more socially connected. We spoke to CSIRO Interdisciplinary ecologist Dr Brenda Lin about best-practice urban greening.

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.

In the not too distant future agricultural systems will have to produce sufficient and nutritious food and fibre with fewer […]

Snorkeler in the Great Barrier Reef

A study about social responsibility in synthetic biology research and development for conserving the Great Barrier Reef

Large solar array

As large-scale solar farms continue to expand across regional Australia, CSIRO begins a unique study on public acceptance and its impacts on the industry's social licence.