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.


 Date Topic
15.09.22 Look for the bare necessities: Determining the minimum housing standards for mice Michelle Gygax Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
29.09.22 Raising Them Right – Effect of Rearing Aviary Design on Laying Hen’s Behavioural Development Ana Rentsch University of Guelph, Canada
12.10.22 Driving Animal Welfare Science forwards using Machine Learning – Common pitfalls and good practices to avoid them
Topic: machine learning methods
Study species: dairy cows
Stijn Brouwers Agroscope
01.12.22 Exploring hen movement and social relationships in laying hens Elisa Perinot
Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
Using clonal fish to understand the developmental drivers of behavioral individuality Kate Laskowski University of California, Davis