Explosive stuff wins award for academic

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WILDLIFE conservation lecturer Dr Joanna Bagniewska has won a top award in the international final of a science communication competition.

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Winged customs officers at London Airport – an interview with dr Joanna Bagniewska

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Special tasks require special tools: bees will be detecting explosives and drugs soon! Research proceeded smoothly and the system could be tried and tested at Heathrow Airport. Piotr Gulbicki is talking with Dr Joanna Bagniewska, a zoologist from Nottingham Trent University.

Your success comes after years of research…
…that started in 2003, initiated by scientists who specialise in chemical ecology – the study of chemicals involved in the interactions between living organisms. This research was conducted by a spin-off company from Rothamsted Research – one of the biggest British agricultural research institutions, which also deals with beekeeping. Being a behavioural ecologist, I was responsible for planning research in the context of bees’ behaviour.

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