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Professor Adam Hart : Scientist, author and broadcaster

Professor Adam Hart : Scientist, author and broadcaster

Adam Hart is a British professor, scientist, author and broadcaster. Hart has presented BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service documentaries on an array of topics including honey, migratory beekeeping, swarm robotics, tree diseases, gut bacteria, de-extinction, trophy hunting, the concept of free will in biology and animal personality.

Adam Hart is a British professor, scientist, author and broadcaster. He was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, studying Zoology and went on to do a PhD at the University of Sheffield, during which he studied the cooperative behaviour of social insects. He transferred to the University of Gloucestershire in 2005 and is currently Professor of Science Communication.

He has published scientific papers on a variety of topics, including entomology, ecology, disease, hygiene, nesting phenology, citizen science and climate change. He has an active involvement with large-scale citizen science projects that include the ‘Flying Ant’ survey, the ‘Spider in the da House’ survey and app and the ‘Starling Murmuration’ survey with the Royal Society of Biology. In recognition of his academic work Hart is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and of the Royal Society of Biology.

Hart has frequently appeared on and presented TV and radio science documentaries. He co-presented BBC4’s Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony (with George McGavin), a 90-minute documentary about leafcutting ants, and BBC’s two-part series Hive Alive (presenting with Martha Kearney and Chris Packham). Hart also presented Life on Planet Ant, aimed at a younger audience, for BBC2. Planet Ant was nominated for Broadcast Digital and Royal Television Society awards.

Since 2011, Hart has presented BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service documentaries on an array of topics including honey, migratory beekeeping, swarm robotics, tree diseases, gut bacteria, de-extinction, trophy hunting, the concept of free will in biology and animal personality. As a commentator on science-related stories, Hart has frequently appeared in the national press, often contributing to stories involving invertebrates such as ladybird invasions, spiders and ants. In 2015, his first popular-science book was published. The Life of Poo details our complex relationship with bacteria and was serialized in the Daily Mail.

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