Seminar: Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare

Our bi-weekly seminar provides opportunities for students and postdocs of our group as well as for external students of applied ethology and animal welfare to present and discuss their latest research ideas and findings. The seminar also includes topical presentations by PhD students, and about every other month we host an invited guest speaker from around the world. Everybody interested in applied ethology and animal welfare research is welcome to attend.

  • Time: Thursdays at 16:15
  • Location: Hörsaal Anatomie (HA), Länggassstrasse 120, 1 Floor
    • For further information on these seminar series or to be included in the mailing, please contact Michelle Gygax.


Spring 2024
 Date Topic
07.03.24 The impact of soiled bedding on abnormal repetitive behaviors and variability Katharina Tillmann Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna
21.03.24 Animal experimentation, animal dignity, and 3R Kirsten Persson University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Laboratory mice prefer underground shelters to a standard mouse house Janja Novak Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
18.04.24 How does the husbandry system influence the quality of movement of horses? Preliminary results of a long-term study Miriam Baumgartner Agroscope
02.05.24 Bored as hell or flourishing in flow? Attempts to study the antidotes of boredom and flow in non-human animals Sara Hintze University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Preregistration in animal experimentation – A feasibility study Cristina Priboi Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
Inbreeding, stress resilience, and mechanisms of inbreeding avoidance Claus Wedekind Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne