Murrumbidgee River with lucerne and wheat crops.
Biodiversity: benefits and threats
CSIRO is helping to manage the increasing threat from invasive species and the benefits to agriculture from ecosystem services.
11 February 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011
Our research focuses on branches of applied ecology and bioeconomics which underpin an understanding of the impacts of beneficial and invasive organisms at species, landscape and industry scales.
We are involved in research on:
- developing landscape scale ecological management systems for invasive species, beneficial invertebrates and biodiversity in agricultural and native ecosystems
- analysing ecological and economic risks of plant biosecurity and invasive species threats at species, landscape and industry scales
- developing innovative approaches to modelling the distribution of biodiversity at multiple scales so we can predict and manage the impacts of global change.
The Invasion Biology and Functional Ecology Program is involved in a range of research activities and projects. Some examples are:
Learn more about the research undertaken by CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.