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Section Board for 'Human-Animal Interactions, Animal Behaviour and Emotion' (76)

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Dr. Emma Fàbrega i Romans
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IRTA, Veïnat de Sies s/n, 17121 Monells, Spain
Interests: behavior; animal welfare; stress; pig; farming
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Prof. Dr. Nicola S. Clayton
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University of Cambridge, UK
Interests: Comparative cognition (corvids, cephalopods, Cuttlefish)
Dr. Ikuma Adachi
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Primate Research Institute, Inuyama, Japan
Interests: Comparative Cognition; Language Evolution; Social cognition; Memory and Perception
Prof. Enrico Alleva
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Reference Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health, Isituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Interests: animal behaviour; neuroethology; Ngf; mammals; birds; welfare
Dr. Robert Ian Bowers
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Ronin Institute
Interests: Systems approaches in animal behaviour; animal cognition; conditioning techniques
Dr. Francesco Filiciotto
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Institute of Polar Science - National Research Council of Italy (ISP-CNR)
Interests: Acoustic Ecology, Animal biology, Animal behaviour, animal physiology, Biochemistry, Marine mammals, Anthropogenic noise
Prof. Dr. Gordon Burghardt
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Departments of Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 310A Austin Peay Building. University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37996-0900, USA
Interests: comparative behavior; ethology; play behavior; reptile behavior; chemoreception; social and predatory behavior; comparative ontogeny; snakes
Dr. Márta Gácsi
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MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: dog socio-cognitive abilities; animal cognition; animal behavior; ethology
Prof. Dr. Pauleen Bennett
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School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC 3552, Australia
Interests: human-companion animal relationships; anthrozoology; shelter practices; dog behaviour
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Prof. Cathy Dwyer
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Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: mother-offspring interactions; offspring survival and development; animal welfare; animal behaviour; sheep welfare; welfare assessment techniques
Prof. Dr. Michael B. Hennessy
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Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
Interests: Developmental psychobiology; early life stress; social buffering; stress in shelter dogs; stress-induced sickness behavior; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal
Dr. Lydia Hopper
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Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Interests: laboratory animal welfare; zoo; primates; behaviour; cognition; training; social learning
Dr. Rafael Freire
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Charles Sturt University, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Interests: Animal cognition; poultry behaviour and welfare; fish biology; animal ethics
Dr. Neil R. Jordan
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1. Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
2. Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Wildlife Reproduction Centre, Obley Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830, Australia
Interests: animal behaviour; behavioural ecology; human-wildlife conflict; carnivore behaviour; human-wildlife interactions; scent communication; olfactory communication; ethology; social behaviour; conservation behaviour
Dr. Jorg J. M. Massen
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Animal Ecology Group, Department of Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, De Uithof, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: social relationships; social cognition; cooperation; prosociality; personality; animal emotions; contagious yawning; primates; birds
Dr. Silvana Mattiello
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali - Produzione, Territorio, Agroenergia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: Animal Welfare; Animal Behaviour; Small Ruminants; Cattle; Milk; Wildlife Conservation
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Dr. Sebastian McBride
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Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Interests: Stereotypy; neurodegeneration; cognition; sleep; neurophysiologial effects of stress
Dr. Rebecca E. Nordquist
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Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: animal welfare; animal models for human disease; behaviour in farm animals; neurobiology in farm animals
Prof. Dr. Bernard E. Rollin
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Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States
Interests: Animal ethics; animal pain; animal mind; animal consciousness
Dr. Nicola Rooney
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Animal Behaviour and Welfare Group, Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, Dolberry Building, Langford BS40 5DU, UK
Interests: animal welfare; human-animal interactions; working dog; companion- animal; rabbits; play behaviour; medical alert dogs
Dr. Richard Thomas
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Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: human-animal relationships; predominantly in the historic period; animal health and disease
Dr. Paola Maria Valsecchi
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Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: animal behavior; animal welfare; human-dog relationship; dog cognition
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Prof. Dr. Francoise Wemelsfelder
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Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Scotland's Rural College, West Mains Rd., Edinburgh EH9 3JG, UK
Interests: animal cognition; animal welfare; human-animal relationships; animal sentience; qualitative behaviour assessment
Dr. Antonio Velarde
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Institut de Recerca I Technologia Agroalimentaries, Caldes de Montbui, Spain
Interests: Animal Welfare; animal behavior; welfare at slaughter
Dr. Frank J.C.M Van Eerdenburg
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Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, Yalelaan 7, 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: welfare and behavior of cattle; estrus regulation and detection in cattle; housing and animal husbandry of cattle (and horses); welfare during transport
Dr. Simon Turner
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Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: pigs; social behaviour; Animal Behaviour and Welfare
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. Charles Snowdon
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Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: Primate social; reproductive; cognitive and communication behavior
Prof. Dr. Marcello Siniscalchi
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
Interests: behavior; physiology; animal welfare; cognitive ethology; brain lateralization
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Dr. Janeen L. Salak-Johnson
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Oklahoma State University, Departments of Animal and Food Sciences, United States
Interests: stress and environmental physiology; sow housing; maternal-fetal interaction; prenatal stress; and effects of the environment on immune status; behavior; and well-being of swine and other livestock
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Dr. Andrew Robins
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Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia
Interests: animal learning; animal welfare; brain lateralization; choice behaviour; visual pattern recognition
Prof. Dr. Jean-Loup Rault
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Institute for Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, University of Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni) Vienna, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: social behaviour; oxytocin; human-animal interaction; prosocial behaviour; neuroscience; euthanasia; slaughter; free-range poultry
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. Olli A.T. Peltoniemi
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1. Helsinki One Health, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland
2. Department of Production Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland
Interests: pig reproduction; dynamic relationship between animals and humans; One Health and Welfare
Dr. Mateus J. R. Paranhos Da Costa
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UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Departamento de Zootecnia, Jaboticabal-SP, Brazil
Interests: animal welfare; animal behaviour; animal production; poultry welfare; horses welfare; beef and dairy cattle welfare
Dr. Barbara Padalino
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Department of Agricultural and Food Science (DISTAL), University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 50, 40127 Bologna,Italy
Interests: Equine internal and sports medicine; exercise physiology; horse behavior and welfare; equitation science; animal behavior and welfare; animal transport; human-animal interaction; animal welfare science
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Prof. Dr. Fabio Napolitano
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Universita degli Studi della Basilicata, SAFE, Potenza, Italy
Interests: Applied animal behaviour; Animal welfare assessment; Acceptability of animal-based products
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Dr. Paul Morris
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Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY, UK
Interests: secondary emotions in animals and infants; animal personality; inter species communication; the embodiment of emotions and intentions
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Dr. David W. Miller
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College of Science, Health, Engineering & Education, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: on-farm and supply-chain welfare indicators; nutritional strategies to reduce stress; qualitative behavioural assessment; new technologies for welfare monitoring; impact of handling conditions and novel environments on stress
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Prof. Lucia Francesca Menna
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Departments of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, Federico II University of Naples, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: Animal Assisted Interventions; Pubblic Health; bioethics, Zoonosis
Dr. Betty McGuire
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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Interests: mammalian social behavior; parental care;and ecology; applied animal behavior; human-animal interactions; animal shelters; animal welfare
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Prof. Dr. John J. McGlone
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Departments of Animal and Food Science and Animal Care Services, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Interests: behavior; neuroscience; welfare; immunology; stress physiology and behavior; pheromones in pigs and other animals
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Dr. Steven P. McCulloch
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Department of Politics and Society, University of Winchester, Winchester SO22 4NR, UK
Interests: human-animal studies; animal welfare science; ethics and law
Prof. Dr. Lindsay Matthews
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Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Lindsay Matthews & Associates Research International,Viale Mario Torinese 38, Scerne di Pineto, Teramo 64025, Italy
Interests: animal welfare; livestock behaviour; animal motivation
Prof. Dr. Garry Marvin
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, London SW15 5PJ, UK
Interests: human/animal relationships; foxhunting; wolf; taxidermised hunting trophies; conservation and human-wildlife conflicts
Prof. Dr. Sue W. Margulis
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Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation and Department of Biology, Canisius College, Buffalo NY , 14208, USA
Interests: environmental effects on behavior; primate behavior; reproductive physiology; stress effects
Prof. Dr. Xavier Manteca
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Department of Animal and Food Science, School of Veterinary Science, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: animal welfare; welfare assessment; animal behaviour; stress physiology; companion animals, wild animals
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Prof. Dr. Lars Lewejohann
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1. The Federal Institute for Risk AssessmentHead of Unit Animal Protection and Laboratory Animal ScienceDiedersdorfer Weg 1 Building 6, 12277 Berlin, Germany
2. Institute of Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science, Freie Universität, Berlin,Germany
Interests: Laboratory Animal Science; Animal Welfare; Animal Behavior
Prof. Alistair Lawrence
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SRUC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3 JG, UK
the Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: positive animal welfare; positive emotions; environmental enrichment; play behaviour; neural effects of environmental enrichment
Prof. Dr. Antonio Lanatà
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Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Via santa Marta, 3 - 50139 Firenze, Italy
Interests: Human animal interaction, autonomic nervous system response, emotional interaction, heart rate ariability, physiological and behavioral integration, wearable system for physiological monitoring, physiological inspired models
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Dr. E. Tobias Krause
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Institute Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, 29223 Celle, Germany
Interests: animal welfare; animal behaviour; behavioural ecology; poultry, avian olfaction; early developmental conditions
Dr. Lori R. Kogan
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College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,Colorado State University,Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Interests: human animal interactions and veterinary medicine
Prof. Dr. Gisela Kaplan
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Emeritus Professor, School of Science and Technology, University of New England Australia, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia
Interests: animal cognition; animal communication; animal behaviour; primates; songbirds; social learning; brain plasticity
Prof. Dr. Anna K. Johnson
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Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, 2356F Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: farm animal behavior and well-being
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Special Issue in Animals: Pig Transport
Special Issue in Animals: Pig Transport 2016
Prof. Dr. Leslie Irvine
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University of Colorado, Department of Sociology, Ketchum 223, 492-7039, UCB 327 Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Interests: human-animal relationships; animal selfhood; animal sheltering; animal welfare in disasters
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Prof. Dr. Maria José Hötzel
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Laboratório de Etologia Aplicada e Bem-Estar Animal, Departamento de Zootecnia e Desenvolvimento Rural, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis 88040-900, Brazil
Interests: applied behaviour and animal welfare; applied ethology; agroecology
Dr. Sarah Jane Hobbs
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Reader in Equine and Human Biomechanics, University of Central Lancashire, Darwin Building DB201, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK
Interests: Equine and Human Biomechanics Kinetics and kinematics of equine gait Equine surface mechanics and hoof-horse-surface interactions Muscle activity during movement Rider posture, flexibility, strength and balance and horse/rider interactions Hoof structure, growth and mechanics
Dr. Joel Hartter
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University of Colorado, Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community, Environmental Studies Program, 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Interests: land change science; protected areas; conservation management; human livelihoods; human-wildlife interaction; health and environment
Prof. Dr. Lynette A. Hart
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Department of Population Health and Reproduction, 1089 Health Sciences Drive, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: Human-animal relationships; communication and social behavior in large mammals; applied animal behavior in dogs and cats
Prof. Dr. Kun Guo
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School of Psychology, College of Social Science, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Interests: animal cognition; face perception; social attention; visual neuroscience; emotion
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Dr. Melanie L. Graham
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Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Interests: Animal behavior; primates; 3Rs; animal disease models; animal welfare; cell-based therapies; metabolic disease; surgery; transplantation
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Dr. Mónica Teresa González-Ramírez
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School of Psychology, Facultad de Psicología, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Nuevo León C.P. 64455, Mexico
Interests: human–animal interaction; companion animals; health psychology; behavioral psychology
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Prof. Björn Forkman
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Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: Animal Welfare; Animal Cognition; Personality; Welfare assessment; Dog behaviour
Dr. Miguel Delibes-Mateos
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Institute for Advanced Social Studies, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IESA-CSIC), Calle Campo Santo de los Mártires 7, 14004, Córdoba, Spain
Interests: Applied Ecology; Biodiversity conservation; Decision-making; Environmental conflicts; Environmental sustainability; Human-wildlife interactions; Human dimensions of wildlife; Hunting; Predator-prey relationships; Stakeholders’ perceptions; Wildlife management
Dr. Alessandro Dal Bosco
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University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: poultry meat quality; rearing systems; welfare; sustainability
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Dr. Katherine A. Cronin
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Animal Welfare Science Program, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Interests: animal welfare; animal behavior; animal cognition; quality of life; animal well-being; zoo, sanctuary; primate
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Dr. Graeme Coulson
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School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: Wildlife management; behaviour, ecology and management of overabundant and endangered wildlife; macropods (kangaroos and wallabies)
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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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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. Wendy Y. Brown
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Animal Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia
Interests: companion animal nutrition and health; canine dental health; feeding behavior and food preferences; urate urolithiasis in the dalmatian
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Dr. Elodie F. Briefer
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Behavioual Ecology Group, Section for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: animal emotions; acoustic communication; animal cognition; vocal expression of emotions; ungulate behaviour; animal welfare
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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Prof. Dr. Harry J. Blokhuis
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Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7068, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: animal behaviour; animal welfare; welfare assessment; injurious pecking; sleep and rest in broilers
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Dr. Ngaio Beausoleil
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Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Interests: animal welfare; welfare assessment; pain; breathlessness; dyspnoea; wildlife welfare; animal behaviour; conservation welfare
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Prof. Kim A. Bard
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University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Interests: infancy; great apes; comparative psychology; emotion; communication; gestures; ethology; animal behaviour
Dr. Elisabetta Palagi
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Ethology Unit, Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Via Volta 6, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: social and sexual behavior, and mechanisms underlining empathy such as rapid facial mimicry and emotional contagion
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