Tanesha Allen Highly Commended in the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards
Tanesha Allen, a WildCRU DPhil student studying olfactory communication in European badgers, has been “Highly Commended” at the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards for her citizen science project with local schools. With funding from the Royal Society Partnership Grant, Tanesha has collaborated with the Abingdon Science Partnership and Science Oxford to teach local primary and secondary school students how to use camera traps to monitor local wildlife over the past year. The project is currently in its second phase to observe how badgers in Abingdon respond to scents from different species, including scents from the long-studied badger population in Wytham Woods.
As part of the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards 2019, we find out how Oxford research Tanesha Allen partnered with local schools, Science Oxford and the Abingdon Science Partnership to find badgers, and track how they respond to scents from other species.