Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 7 February 2022. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
While no-one’s arguing against additional dollars for research, there are plenty of researchers who would argue the toss about priorities, and who are concerned about commercial imperatives encroaching on research independence – Innovation Aus, 4 February 2022.
The Australian Academy of Science welcomes the Australian Government’s University Research Commercialisation action plan which contains a range of targeted and positive policy measures to further stimulate the commercialisation of research – AAS media release, 3 February 2022.
CSIRO researchers have been attaching GPS mini-backpacks to ibis and spoonbill waterbird species in Murray-Darling Basin since 2017 in a bid to learn more about our feathered friends’ movements, behaviours and habitats – Australian Water Association, 8 February 2022.
The Committee for Wyndham (C4W) will facilitate a series of forums in March and April focused on topics that have been identified as key to the area’s growth and future prosperity. The Think Ahead! Wyndham forums are aiming to connect attendees to the people who make important decisions on behalf of the Wyndham community – Wydham Star Weekly, 1 February 2022.
A former CSIRO scientist’s discovery of crossover immunity between an ancestor of Covid-19 and the virus that has plunged the world into a third year of chaos has given rise to a candidate vaccine that could work against all future variants. The pan-Covid jab is set to enter human trials within months – The Australian, 28 January 2022.
Humans totally were the first farmers, right?! Think again – ABC’s What the Duck?! – 12 February 2022.