The research focus for CSIRO's laboratory in Alice Springs is natural resource management and sustainable livelihoods in arid and semi-arid rangelands.
The CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre (TERC) in Darwin, Northern Territory, serves as a focus for research in the seasonal tropics of northern Australia. Scientists research issues such as conservation management of natural and semi-natural areas, tropical agriculture and horticulture and ecology and integrated control of weeds.
Antarctica is the world's greatest wilderness, a legacy of the past supercontinent, Gondwana. Although one of the harshest environments on the planet, Antarctica is also one of the most vulnerable, one which Australia and other parties to the Antarctic Treaty are committed to protecting.
The Wet Tropics Management Authority is a small agency responsible for managing the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.