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Health benefits of carotenoids questionable to birds, study finds

An international study led by a Monash biologist has challenged the long-held view that carotenoids are beneficial to health.


Celebrating 60 years of Antarctic Science

Wildlife in Antarctica

This week the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) marks six decades of successful international collaboration. Since its first meeting in The Hague on 3-5 February 1958, SCAR has grown an international network of thousands of scientists who share a common ambition to carry out Antarctic science for the benefit of society.


Biological Sciences PhD candidate wins top Monash scholarship award

Congratulations to School of Biological Sciences PhD candidate Madeleine de Jong who has won one of two Sir James McNeill Postgraduate Research Scholarships awarded by Monash University in 2018.


New tool to tackle biological invasions

A Monash researcher has played a key role in developing the world’s first register designed to collate information about invasive species as part of an international effort to prevent biological invasions.

Springtails, such as this neanurid species, play a key role in terrestrial ecosystems. Image: ChownLab, Monash University.

Major threats to soil ecosystems from a combination of invasive species and climate change

Soil ecosystems are critical for agriculture, biodiversity and human well-being. Poor soil health means a poor planetary outlook.

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