CSIRO work demonstrates devastating effects of drought

RESEARCHERS at the CSIRO have reconstructed the nation’s ‘once in a century drought’ which occurred in the early 1900s.

CSIRO work demonstrates devastating effects of drought CSIRO work demonstrates devastating effects of drought CSIRO work demonstrates devastating effects of drought CSIRO work demonstrates devastating effects of drought CSIRO work demonstrates devastating effects of drought

CSIRO research has shown the dramatic impacts drought can have on biodiversity. Picture Mark Saunders.

The CSIRO work revealed the Federation Drought, as it is commonly known, caused mass ecosystem collapse and dramatic declines in plant and animal populations across more than a third of the continent.

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