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Debris from the 2011 tsunami carried hundreds of species across the Pacific Ocean

When a foreign species arrives in a new environment and spreads to cause some form of economic, health, or ecological harm, it’s called a biological invasion.

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Monash University guides Antarctic experts to deliver practical steps to protect biodiversity

Monash University, The Government of the Principality of Monaco, and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco have taken a major step forward in the biodiversity conservation of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions following a recent meeting of experts

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Antarctica

Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica: study finds

An international study led by Monash scientists has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

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Monash University Professor elected to head the influential Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Renowned biologist Professor Steven Chown has been elected President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) which facilitates internationally significant research in and about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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Professor Chown

Monash University Professor elected to head the influential Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Renowned biologist Professor Steven Chown has been elected President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) which facilitates internationally significant research in and about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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The Olsen Valley on South Georgia, one of the islands to be visited by the Antarctic circumnavigation Expedition. Image: Steven L. Chown, Monash University.

Monash to lead extraordinary new Antarctic biodiversity expedition

Monash University will lead the terrestrial biodiversity component of a major new expedition to better understand Antarctic ecosystems, it was announced today. Using powerful new genetic and computational approaches the...

The Olsen Valley on South Georgia, one of the islands to be visited by the Antarctic circumnavigation Expedition. Image: Steven L. Chown, Monash University.

Monash to lead extraordinary new Antarctic biodiversity expedition

Monash University will lead the terrestrial biodiversity component of a major new expedition to better understand Antarctic ecosystems, it was announced today. Using powerful new genetic and computational approaches the...

South Georgia at Sea. Credit: Steven Chown

The life Antarctic

In a comprehensive assessment of Antarctic biodiversity, published in Nature this week, scientists have revealed the region is more diverse and biologically interesting than previously thought. The team of scientists,...