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.


Seminar Spring 2023
 Date Topic
19.01.23 Theory-driven research on pig laterality Charlotte Goursot Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
02.03.23 "What makes a cage enriched”? Approaches to environmental enrichment for mice and rats in laboratories Anna Ratuski University of British Columbia
16.03.23 Laying hens' genetic background for future breeding systems: focuses on nesting behavior and resilience abilities Nicolas Bédère Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
30.03.23 The value of indirect proxies in animal behaviour research
Bernhard Völkl
Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
13.04.23 What does cage-free mean to chickens? Applying the capability approach to laying hens in aviaries Sabine Gebhardt Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
27.04.23 CANCELLED 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, Vienna
11.05.23 First tales from the Small World
Lorenz Gygax
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Exploring capacity and opportunity for sociality in commercial laying hens
Michael Toscano
Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division