De-extinction is closer to reality than you think. ‘Decision science’ can help examine the feasibility of bringing species back and likely impact on existing environmental and species management programs, and help answer those nagging questions: ‘Because we can, does it mean we should?’, and ‘what happens if we do?’
Industrial-scale agriculture that focuses on increased yields might not be the answer to feeding the world’s growing population. New research suggests the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals require a discussion on quality over quantity, where smaller farms are recognised as the nutrient power house.
Modern technology and old-fashioned community connectedness are transforming irrigation practices in a little corner of Tasmania.
It is now recognised that the world’s oceans play a pivotal role in climate. China and Australia are collaborating with a $20-million investment in a new research centre that will examine the importance of southern hemisphere oceans and how they influence climate change.
CSIRO’s research helps ensure ecological modelling and stock assessments give fisheries and consumers across Australia clear information about good seafood choices.
When the Australian oyster industry was struck by a potentially lethal virus in 2010, it had a strategic response in place, thanks to an earlier investment in genetic breeding research.
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?
Lifestyles of some 78 million people worldwide depend on small scale fisheries; that includes the communities of the Torres Strait and the suitably-named ornate rock lobster. Managing those small fisheries for future sustainability has been a long-term, and on-going, project.
The search for missing Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean turned to oceanography to see what the science of surface drift modelling could suggest about the latitude of the splash site. The CSIRO final report has been delivered with more confidence than before of the likely search site – after testing on a real Boeing 777 plane part.