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Section Board for 'Animal System and Management' (45)

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Prof. Dr. Alan Fredeen
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Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, B2N 5E3, Canada
Interests: sustainable dairy systems; pasture-based milk production
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Prof. Adriana Bonanno
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Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: animal nutrition and feeding; by-products in ruminant feeding; ruminant grazing systems; dairy production; ruminant meat quality
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Assoc. Prof. Federica Bellagamba
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University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Medicine. Via Dell'Universita' 6, Lodi. Italy
Interests: Food quality and authenticity (milk, dairy products, fish, meat); Chemical composition, aroma and flavour compounds of animal products as affected by, rearing system, environment and technology
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Biagini
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Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy
Interests: animal ethics; animal welfare; epilepsy models; neuroprotection; stress management
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Dr. Victor E. Cabrera
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Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, United States
Interests: Dairy farm management, decision-making, simulation, modeling, data science, optimization, economics
Dr. Cesare Castellini
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: rabbit; housing systems; behavior; meat quality; lipid metabolism; oxidative stress; health
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Dr. Malcolm P. Caulfield
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School of Life Sciences and Proteomics Core Facility, Faculty of Science, The University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo 2007, Australia
Interests: animal welfare; animal law; stress hormones; live export; intensive animal farming
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Prof. Dr. Umberto Bernabucci
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Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, via S. Camillo De Lellis, s.n.c, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: ruminant nutrition and physiology; animal welfare; environmental physiology; milk quality
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Prof. Dr. Stuart Blacksell
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Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7FZ, UK
Interests: Southeast Asia; Asia; viral diseases; rickettsial diseases; biosafety; zoonosis; diagnostics
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Prof. Maria Caria
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Department of Agricultural Science, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: precision livestock farming; animal welfare; milking management; milking systems; wearable technologies; mechanization of livestock farms; ergonomic and safety issues; energy and environmental sustainability of dairy farms; smart glasses for augmented reality; logistics of milk collection
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Dr. Cameron Clark
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Livestock Welfare Group, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Camden, NSW 2570, Australia
Interests: animal behavior and welfare; data-driven agriculture; advanced livestock
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Prof. Dr. Luigi Boitani
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Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, University of Rome Sapienza, Viale Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: mammals; carnivore biology and ecology; protected areas; endangered species conservation
Dr. Mathew Crowther
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School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
Interests: responses of fauna to climate change; ecosystem regulation by apex predators; GPS tracking of threatened fauna; morphological, ecological and molecular systematics of mammals; formation of mouse plagues; use of GIS in predictions of mammal habitat; population viability analysis and population dynamics of small mammals, particuarly in regards to predation and fire; conservation biology and ecology of mammals, birds and reptiles; population control in pest mammals
Prof. Dr. Johann Detilleux
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Boulevard de Colonster 20, B-4000 Liege, Belgium
Interests: epidemiology; animal breeding; mathematical modeling and statistics; insects in feed
Prof. Dr. Frank Dunshea
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School of Agriculture & Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: functional foods; antioxidants; fatty acids; nutrigenomics; large animal models of human nutrition and obesity; selenium
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Dr. Nicole Gottdenker
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Department of Veterinary Pathology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: disease ecology; wildlife disease ecology; wildlife pathology; theoretical ecology; tropical ecology; zoonotic diseases
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Prof. Dr. Charles Griffiths
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Marine Biology Research Centre, Zoology Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Interests: marine systematics and biodiversity; marine invasive species; intertidal ecology
Prof. Marcella Guarino
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Universita degli Studi di Milano, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Milan, Italy
Interests: Animal Production; Dairy Management; Farm Animal Welfare
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Dr. Stefan Gunnarson
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) SLU, Skara, Sweden
Interests: animal welfare; animal hygiene; poultry; pig; broiler; laying hens; animal health; sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture; animal environment
Dr. med. vet. Emir Hadzijusufovic
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1. Division of Hematology & Hemostaseology, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3. Department/University Clinic for Companion Animals and Horses, University Clinic for Small Animals, Internal Medicine Small Animals, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Interests: comparative oncology; animal oncology; drug-related side effects and adverse reactions; molecular targeted therapy; neoplastic stem cells; tumor microenvironment; veterinary medicine; dogs; cancer
Dr. John-Erik Haugen
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NOFIMA-Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, P.O. Box 210, N-1431 Ås, Norway
Interests: chemical analysis methods; meat quality (i.e. animal derived food); flavor chemistry (including also sensory science); lipids and lipid oxidation; boar taint and rapid detection methods
Prof. Joan C. Hendricks
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Professor Emerita, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: One Health; human-animal bind; human-livestock relationship; zoonoses; reverse zoonoses; Co-evolution; agricultural animals; husbandry practices; empathy/compassion; animal-environmental interaction; biomedical research; women and animals
Prof. Dr. Christopher Hoagstrom
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Department of Zoology, Weber State University, 2505 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408, USA
Interests: fish ecology; community ecology; conservation, and biogeography as well as general animal biology (zoology)
Prof. Dr. Xiaolei Huang
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College of Plant Protection and Biological Control Research Institute, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, 15 Shangxiadian Road, Cangshan District, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: biodiversity pattern; biogeography; ecology; entomology; evolutionary biology; genomics; molecular phylogenetics
Dr. Paul Ingenbleek
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Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group, Wageningen University, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: strategic marketing; sustainable agrifood systems; animal welfare; sustainable development; food marketing; agricultural marketing; sustainable consumer decisions; certification; emerging markets
Dr. Jerry L. Kaster
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Great Lakes Water Institute, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Interests: invertebrate biology with an emphasis in function and evolution; invertebrate benthic ecology
Dr. Alan Kelly
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College of Health and Agricultural Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: Beef Production Systems, Nutritional Physiology, Feed Efficiency, Early life Calf Developmental Programming
Dr. Roy Neville Kirkwood
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Swine Production Medicine, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Roseworthy, SA 5371, Australia
Interests: Swine herd management; sow reproductive management; pig health management; microbiome and pig performance
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Special Issue in Animals: Pig Reproduction
Dr. Florian Leiber
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Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Frick, Switzerland
Interests: Organic livestock; ruminant nutrition; pasture management; feed sustainability; roughages; forages; plant secondary metabolites; feed diversity; alternative proteins; organic poultry
Prof. Walter Lilenbaum
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Veterinary Bacteriology Lab, Biomedical Institute, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro 24210-130, Brazil
Interests: Microbiology; Infectious Diseases; Leptospirosis
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Maiorano
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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: production and meat quality; intramuscular collagen; lipids; hystology; in ovo technology; small ruminants; pig; poultry
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Dr. Pedro Marín Carrillo
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Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Murcia, 30071 Murcia, Spain
Interests: pharmacokinetics; antibiotics; anesthetics; antifolates; antifungals; anti-inflammation
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Dr. Mark McGee
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Teagasc, Livestock Systems Department, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland
Interests: Ruminant nutrition, Feed efficiency, Suckler beef cattle production
Prof. Dr. Francesca Mossa
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Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: ovarian reserve; fertility; cattle; developmental programming
Dr. Bertram Ostendorf
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: ecology; wildlife conservation; spatial information; remote sensing; interdisciplinary research; natural resources management; decision support
Dr. Grazia Pastorelli
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Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Lodi, Italy
Interests: Animal Nutrition; Phytogenic feed additives; Pig feeding and welfare; Animal nutrition and product quality (meat, cured pork meat, milk)
Prof. Dr. Cino Pertoldi
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Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: fluctuating asymmetry; developmental instability; behavioural instability; conservation genomics
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Pezzuolo
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Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Interests: agricultural and livestock engineering; rural buildings; GHG emissions; agro-environmental sustainability; by-products; biomass; and renewable energies
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Dr. Antonio José Piantino Ferreira
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Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Orlando M. Paiva, 87, CEP 05508-270 São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: enterobacterial research in birds; broiler chickens; genome; avian diseases; avian pathology
Professor Giuseppe Piccione
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University of Messina, Department of Veterinary Science, Italy
Interests: Chronophisiology; Thermal biology; Equine Exercise Physiology; Transport stress; Locomotor activity
Dr. Changsix Ra

Bio-Resources and Environmental Engineering Lab, College of Animal Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chunchon 200-701, Korea
Interests: livestock manure management; wastewater treatment; resource recovery and recycling; odor control, nutrient budgeting and management, energy production and utilization
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Dr. Javier Álvarez-Rodríguez
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Departament of Animal Science, University of Lleida, Av. Rovira Roure 191, Lleida 25198, Spain
Interests: animal nutrition; feed; meat quality
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Dr. Tobias Schwarz
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Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Roslin EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging; Veterinary Computed Tomography; Imaging of respiratory, vascular and urogenital diseases in animals; Fish imaging
Dr. David Taggart
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: wildlife management; conservation; rewilding; wildlife health; ecology; reproduction biology; animal behaviour; marsupials
Prof. Dr. Robert L. Wallace
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Department of Biology, Ripon College, 300 Seward Street, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971, USA
Interests: phylum Rotifera; freshwater zooplankton; invertebrate zoology; limnology; ecology; aquatic systems of aridlands; carnivorous plants
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