Interview for Sveriges Radio P4

An interview about our field course in Tovetorp for Sveriges Radio P4. Material (in English and Swedish): Carin Vidner.

Joanna Dagniewska och Richard Walters från Reading University. Foto: Carin Vidner/Sveriges Radio
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Joanna Bagniewska och Richard Walters från Reading University. Foto: Carin Vidner/Sveriges Radio

Zoologistudenter från Reading University i Storbritannien har i veckan besökt Tovetorps forskningsstation, för att uppleva och undersöka den biologiska mångfalden i området.

Doktor Joanna Bagniewska och Richard Walters från universitetet i Reading ligger bakom resan, och de tycker att forskningsstationen i Sörmland är ett perfekt mål för en forskningsresa på grund av att det finns så många olika djur- och växtarter representerade där. Bland annat en hel del arter som tidigare har funnits i Storbritannien, men som inte längre finns kvar i naturen där.

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Winner of the Acorn Ecology Prize for Best Student Presentation announced

From Oxford University, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit

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30 March, 2012

WildCRU’s DPhil student, Joanna Bagniewska, was awarded the Acorn Ecology Best Student Presentation Prize at the recent Mammal Society Conference. There were a number of great talks at the event but Joanna’s presentation on the diving patterns of semi-aquatic, shallow-diving, small-bodied mammals was unanimously chosen as the winner.  The head of the voting committee, Sue Searle from Acorn Ecology, said that Joanna’s presentation was not only informative and engaging, but also had the extra “spark” that the jury was looking for.

Joanna was presenting WildCRU’s research on American mink using miniaturised Time-Depth Recorders (TDRs), tiny devices which measure temperature and pressure over time.  Using TDRs allows a precise determination of the diving behaviour of mink, as well as the examination of their activity patterns.  The methods explored by Joanna and her colleagues can also be used in measuring the activity of other semi-aquatic mammals.