On guard against an alien invasion

Hiking shoes with seeds attached
Hiking shoes can collect alien seeds. (Photo: K. Hughes)

29 May 2008

Scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division are working to understand how human presence in Antarctica might introduce aliens to the continent and subantarctic islands.

These aliens are non-native species, which, with rapid climate change occurring in some parts of Antarctica, might impact on fragile ecosystems.

Here is a preview of the project taken from the latest issue of the Australian Antarctic Magazine – out in June. 

On guard against an alien invasion