• Michelle Quach

    I am a Masters of Agricultural Science student who is interested in sustainable farming approaches to feed a growing global population and a warming earth. I am researching the impact of continuous tomato mono-cropping on soil health with a particular focus on soil microbial biodiversity. My personal interests span widely and include snorkeling in Port Phillip Bay, anything to do with dogs and playing the saxophone at sea.

  1. Sniffing out the Tail of a Whale

    The crotch sniff – quite uncomfortable when deployed as a greeting in human culture; standard practice in the dog world. Photo by Alexander Stein via Good …


  2. Soil Switchboard: The Dark Web Underfoot

    Do you know a place where you can eavesdrop on classified defense messages? Or a place where chemicals are traded but hidden from the watchful eye …


  3. Aboriginal Astronomy: Navigating Seasons by the Stars

    Not sure what to have for dinner tonight? What if the answer to this everyday question could be found in the night sky? You just need …


  4. The Socialist Mani-forest-o

    Are you guilty of avoiding eye contact and hurrying past the Socialist Alternative tent outside the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne? Maybe you were …