Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll - getting creative about public engagement

Authors Organisations
  • Emma J. Sayer(Author)
    Open University
  • Helen C. Featherstone(Author)
    University of Exeter
  • William D. Gosling(Author)
    Open University
  • Frazer Bird-Matthews(Author)
    Open University
  • Sarah C. Pierce(Author)
    Imperial College London
  • Matthew S. Heard(Author)
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Hannah Griffiths(Author)
    Lancaster University
  • Tom Walker(Author)
    Lancaster University
  • Iain J. Gould(Author)
    Lancaster University
  • Catherine Baxendale(Author)
    Lancaster University
  • Peter Fawdon(Author)
    Open University
  • Leanne Gunn(Author)
    Open University
  • Kate Salmon(Author)
    Open University
  • Sophie Dixon(Author)
    Open University
  • Holly Rogers(Author)
    Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Alexe Rose(Author)
    The Greensand Trust
  • Sarah Dalesman(Author)
  • Thea Powell(Author)
    Orangutan Foundation
Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number2
Early online date30 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2014
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Public engagement is widely recognized as a key priority for achieving societal support for research. We spotlight creativity in public engagement as a way of reaching wider audiences and incentivising researcher involvement, demonstrating some of the possibilities with a recent initiative to engage the public with ecology at music festivals.