Adam Hart is an entomologist and the university’s Professor of Science Communication. As well as research and teaching, he is a regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, presenting documentaries on topics from trophy hunting to tree diseases. He has also presented the weekly science program Science in Action for the BBC World Service. On television, Adam has co-presented several documentary series, most notably BBC4’s Planet Ant and BBC2’s Hive Alive.
Royal Society of Biology Science Communicator of the Year 2010
National Teaching Fellowship 2010
Student Union Outstanding Lecturer 2012
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Royal Entomological Society (Fellow)
Royal Society of Biology (Fellow)
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
Teaching includes animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolution, statistics, mathematical modelling, citizen science, science communication, African savannah ecology and field skills.
Flying Ant Day: Every summer across the UK we see millions of winged ants taking to the sky in a spectacular mating event. But what triggers these ants to fly, how coordinated are they across the country and is there really a flying ant ‘day’? With the help of the public, and working in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology, Adam and the research team were able to answer these questions using one of the UK’s largest citizen science projects.
I am regular broadcaster, presenting documentaries on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and BBC TV. I frequently appear in the national press and media talking about science in general and biology in particular.
Anything biological and anything scientific including citizen science, insects, conservation and science/society/policy.
Associate Editor of Ecological Entomology
Editor of The Biologist
Editor of Antenna
Editor of InStar Magazine for children
Member of Association of the Study for Animal Behaviour Education Committee
Royal Entomological Society Outreach committee
Patron of the charity Bees Abroad
University of Brighton Ecology Masters programme; University of Sheffield Science Communication Masters programme