Dr Sylwia Goławska is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland. The primary focus of her research is on biochemical insect-host plant interactions. These studies address two key aspects: the impact of plant allelochemicals on the physiology and behaviour of herbivorous insects, and the biochemical adaptations of herbivores to their host plants. She also contributes to research on the behavioural ecology of birds. Currently, she is conducting research projects on the activities of oxidative stress markers and antioxidant enzymes in insects and their hosts, as well as studying the vigilance of an endemic lizard species towards humans.