Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Birger Puppe

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of Competence area Behaviour and Husbandary
Head of working group Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Behavioural Biology and Animal Welfare of Applied Animals:
    • Social behaviour and stress physiology
    • Learning behaviour, cognition and emotion
    • Bioacoustics and acoustic communication
    • Theory and methodology in applied ethology

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014-present: Head of the Institute of Behavioural Physiology, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2011-present: University Professor for Behavioural Sciences at the University of Rostock (joint professorship with the FBN Dummerstorf)
  • 2009-present: Head of the Group/Department of Applied Ethology, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2008: Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) at the Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • 1993: Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat. in Behavioural Biology) at the Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 1989-present: Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute/Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 1989: Graduation in Biology (Dipl.-Biol.) at the Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 1984-1989: Study of Biology (behavioural science and animal physiology)

Teaching

  • Principles of behavioural biology (BSc), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock
  • Principles of livestock ethology and animal welfare (MSc), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock
  • Expert systems in animal welfare (MSc), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock

Publications

Alindekon, S.; Rodenburg, T. B.; Langbein, J.; Puppe, B.; Wilmsmeier, O.; Louton, H. (2023):
Setting the stage to tag "n" track: a guideline for implementing, validating and reporting a radio frequency identification system for monitoring resource visit behavior in poultry. Poultry Sci 102 (8): 102799, 1-24"
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2023.102799
Schwerdtfeger, J.; Krause, A.; Kalbe, C.; Mazzuoli-Weber, G.; Eggert, A.; Puppe, B.; Kuhla, B.; Röttgen, V. (2023):
Endocannabinoid administration affects taste preference and the expression of cannabinoid and opioid receptors in the amygdala of early lactating cows. Sci Rep-UK 13: 4967, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-31724-3
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2022):
Auditorische Lateralisation und affektive Reaktionen beim Hausschwein. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2022 (Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V., Hrsg.) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-94-4): 61-70
Manteuffel, C.; Puppe, B.; Hartwig, T.; Wirthgen, E. (2022):
Learning, health and productivity of group-housed sows conditioned to signal-feeding under realistic husbandry conditions. LIVEST SCI 266: 105111, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2022.105111
Finkemeier, M.; Krause, A.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Langbein, J. (2022):
Personality traits affect learning performance in dwarf goats (Capra hircus). Front Vet Sci 9: 916459, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.916459
Nawroth, C.; Langbein, J.; Puppe, B. (2022):
Swine Cognition. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior (Vonk J., Shackelford T. K., Hrsg.) Springer, 20.05.2022 (978-3-319-55064-0): 1461
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6
Krause, A.; Kreiser, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.; Düpjan, S. (2021):
The effect of age on discrimination learning and self-control in a marshmallow test for pigs. Sci Rep-UK 11: 18287, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97770-x
Dirksen, N.; Langbein, J.; Schrader, L.; Puppe, B.; Elliffe, D.; Siebert, K.; Röttgen, V.; Matthews, L (2021):
Learned control of urinary reflexes in cattle to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Curr Biol 31 (17): R1033-R1034
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.011
Düpjan, S.; Moscovice, L. R.; Puppe, B. (2021):
The role of enrichment in optimizing pig behaviour and welfare. In: Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs (Edwards, Sandra (ed.), Newcastle University, UK, Hrsg.) Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambrigde (978-1-78676-443-0): 1-27
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2021):
Affective styles and emotional lateralization: A promising framework for animal welfare research. Appl Anim Behav Sci 237: 105279, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105279
Dirksen, N.; Langbein, J.; Schrader, L.; Puppe, B.; Elliffe, D.; Siebert, K.; Röttgen, V.; Matthews, L. (2020):
Eine erfolgreiche Trainingsprozedur zur Latrinennutzung bei Kälbern. Vortrag anlässlich der 52. Internationalen Tagung Angewandte Ethologie der Deutschen Veterinärmedizinischen Gesellschaft e.V. (DVG), Fachgruppe Ethologie und Tierhaltung, vom 26.-2. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2020 (KTBL-Schrift , 520) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-78-4): 193-203
Leliveld, L. M. C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B. (2020):
Hemispheric specialization for processing the communicative and emotional content of vocal communication in a social mammal, the domestic pig. Front Behav Neurosci 14: 596758, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2020.596758
Dirksen, N.; Langbein, J.; Schrader, L.; Puppe, B.; Elliffe, D.; Siebert, K.; Röttgen, V.; Matthews, L. (2020):
How can cattle be toilet trained? Incorporating reflexive behaviours into a behavioural chain. Animals 10 (10): 1889, 1-17
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10101889
Dirksen, N.; Langbein, J.; Matthews, L.; Puppe, B.; Elliffe, D.; Schrader, L. (2020):
Conditionability of 'voluntary' and 'reflexive-like' behaviors, with special reference to elimination behavior in cattle. Neurosci Biobehav R 115: 5-12
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.05.006
Röttgen, V.; Schön, P.- C.; Becker, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wrenzycki, C.; Düpjan, S.; Puppe, B. (2020):
Automatic recording of individual oestrus vocalisation in group-housed dairy cattle: development of a cattle call monitor. Animal 14 (1): 198-205
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119001733
Manteuffel, C.; Puppe, B. (2019):
First results of a practical validation of signal feeding - an automated operant conditioning in sows. In: Precision Livestock Farming '19 : Papers prsented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, Cork, Ireland, 26-29 August 2019 (B. O’Brien, D. Hennessy, L. Shalloo, Hrsg.) Teagasc, Cork (978-1-84170-654-2): 559-565
Finkemeier, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Langbein, J. (2019):
Eigenschaften von "personality" beeinflussen die cognitiven Fähigkeiten von westafrikanischen Zwergziegen (Capra aegagrau hircus). In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2019. Vorträge anlässlich der 51. Internationalen Arbeitstagung Angewandte Ethologie bei Nutztieren der Deutschen Veterinärmedizinischen Gesellschaft e.V. (DVG), Fachgruppe Ethologie und Tierhaltung, vom 28. bis 30. November 2019 in Freiburg im Breisgau (KTBL-Schrift , 518) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-72-2): 135-148"
Gley, K.; Murani, E.; Haack, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Haplotypes of coping behavior associated QTL regions reveal distinct transcript profiles in amygdala and hippocampus. Behav Brain Res 372: 112038, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112038
Gley, K.; Muráni, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Transcriptome profiles of hypothalamus and adrenal gland linked to haplotype related to coping behavior in pigs. Sci Rep-UK 9: 13038, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49521-2
Malchow, J.; Puppe, B.; Berk, J.; Schrader, L. (2019):
Effects of elevated grids on growing male chickens differing in growth performance. Front Vet Sci 6: 203, 1-9
https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00203