Ph.D. Lisette Leliveld

Institute of Behavioural Physiology

+49 38208 68-802
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Behavioural Physiology
Junior Research Group 'Affective Behaviour' (on parental leave)
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

My main research interests lie in the fields of animal welfare, animal behaviour, cerebral lateralization and bioacoustics. In the domestic pig I focus on behavioural lateralization and acoustic communication in relation to emotional states and personality.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2012-present: Postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Behavioural Physiology
  • 2011-2012: Research officer at Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland. Pig Development Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre. Topics: Pig nutrition, health, welfare and manure treatment.
  • 2010: Field research assistant. University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, Institute of Zoology (Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar). Topics: social ecology and cognition of mouse lemurs.
  • 2009-2010: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, Institute of Zoology, Research Group Behaviour and Evolution. Topics: social cognition and vocal communication in mouse lemurs.
  • 2006-2009: PhD in zoology. University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, Institute of Zoology, Research Group Behaviour and Evolution. Thesis: Asymmetries in hand use and the perception of communication sounds in early primates (Microcebus spp.): effects of sex and experience.
  • 2004-2005: Research (MSc) project. Institute of Environmental Sciences Leiden, Netherlands, Department of Conservation Biology. Thesis: The timing of savannah burning and its influence on the grazing strategy of large grazers in Benoué National Park, Cameroon.
  • 2004: Research (MSc) project. Wageningen University and Research centre, Netherlands, Department of Ethology. Thesis: The effect of an acute stressor on the spatial learning and memory in pigs.
  • 2003-2004: Research (MSc) project. Utrecht University, Netherlands, Department of Science Technology and Society. Thesis: Implementation of the EU nature conservation policy in the (eastern European) new member states (written in Dutch).
  • 2002-2003: Research (MSc) project. Utrecht University, Netherlands, Behavioural Biology Group. Thesis: Quantifying reactive and proactive aggression in children’s behaviour.
  • 1999-2005: MSc in biology, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Publications

Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2018):
Behavioural lateralization in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa) - variations between motor functions and individuals. Laterality 23 (5): 576-598
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2018):
Assessing animal individuality: links between personality and laterality in pigs. Curr Zool (https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoy071)
Leliveld, L. M. C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B. (2017):
Vocal correlates of emotional reactivity within and across contexts in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa). Physiol Behav 181: 117-126
Leliveld, L. M. C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B. (2016):
Behavioural and physiological measures indicate subtle variations in the emotional valence of young pigs. Physiol Behav 157: 116-124
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kalbe, C.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2016):
Untersuchung der motorischen Lateralität beim Hausschwein (Sus scrofa). In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2016 (KTBL-Schrift , 511) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-25-8): 273-275
Leliveld, L. M. C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B. (2015):
Antizipation von mild positiven und negativen Reizen bei jungen Mastschweinen. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2015 (KTBL-Schrift , 510) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-13-5): 70-81
Kessler, S. E.; Radespiel, U.; Hasiniaina, A. I. F.; Leliveld, L. M. C.; Nash, L. T.; Zimmermann, E. (2014):
Modeling the origins of mammalian sociality: moderate evidence for matrilineal signatures in mouse lemur vocalizations. Front Zool 11: 14-25
Leliveld, L. M. C.; Langbein, J.; Puppe, B. (2013):
The emergence of emotional lateralization: Evidence in non-human vertebrates and implications for farm animals. Appl Anim Behav Sci 145 (1-2): 1-14
Leliveld, L. M. C.; Riemensperger, A. V.; Gardiner, G. E.; O´Doherty, J. V.; Lynch, P. B.; Lawlor, P. G. (2013):
Effect of weaning age and postweaning feeding programme on the growth performance of pigs to 10 weeks of age. LIVEST SCI 157 (1): 225-233
Zimmermann, E.; Leliveld, L. M. C.; Schehka, S. (2013):
Toward the evolutionary roots of affective prosody in human acoustic communication: a comparative approach to mammalian voices. In: Evolution of emotional communication : from sounds in nonhuman mammals to speech and music in man (Eckart Altenmüller, Sabi