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: Please check the location below.

For further information on these seminar series or to be included on the announcement mailing lists, please contact Bernhard Völkl

Date Topic
How to assess suitability and necessity of animal experiments

Location: Hörsaal Länggasse, Länggassstr. 124, 2 Floor

Hanno Würbel Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
19.09.19 Singing rate as an indicator of welfare in isolated male zebra finches 

Location: Hörsaal Länggasse, Länggassstr. 124, 2 Floor
Homare Yamahachi Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
03.10.19 The acute stress response: A network perspective

Location: Hörsaal Anatomie, Länggassstr. 120, 1 Floor
Johannes Bohacek ETH Zurich
17.10.19 Individuals in the crowd

Location: Hörsaal Anatomie, Länggassstr. 120, 1 Floor

Mike Toscano Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
31.10.19 Reduction of aggression-based injuries in breeding does by improvement of management

Location: Hörsaal Anatomie, Länggassstr. 120, 1 Floor

Michèle Braconnier


Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
14.11.19 The experimental assessment of triggers leading to piling behaviour in laying hens


Location: Hörsaal Lehrgebäude, Länggassstr. 124c

Jakob Winter Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
05.12.19 The evolution of hypothesis testing

Location: Hörsaal Lehrgebäude, Länggassstr. 124c
Laura Candelotto and Marianna Rosso Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
12.12.19 Advancing animal welfare standards in Holland and across the EU

Location: Hörsaal Anatomie, Länggassstr. 120, 1 Floor

Franck Meijboom University of Utrecht