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

+49 38208 68-802
Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Behavioural Physiology
Director
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, Leibniz 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, Leibniz 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 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 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

Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. (2021):
Affective styles and emotional lateralization: A promising framework for animal welfare research. Appl Anim Behav Sci 237: 105279, 1-10
Düpjan, S.; Moscovice, L.; Puppe, B. (2021):
The role of enrichment in optimizing prg 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
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
Krause, A.; Kreiser, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A; Düpjan, S. (2021):
The efffect of age on discrimination learning and self-control in a marshmallow test for pigs. Sci Rep-UK 11: 18287, 1-10
Röttgen, V.; Schön, P.- C.; Becker, F.; 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
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
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
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
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
Malchow, J.; Berk, J.; Puppe, B.; Schrader, L. (2019):
Perches or grids? What do rearing chickens differing in growth performance prefer for roosting?. Poultry Sci 98 (8): 29-38
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2019):
Assessing animal individuality: links between personality and laterality in pigs. Curr Zool 65 (5): 541-551
Finkemeier, M.; Oesterwind, S.; Nürnberg, G.; Puppe, B.; Langbein, J. (2019):
Assessment of personality types in Nigerian dwarf goats (Capra hircus) and cross-context correlations to behavioural and physiological responses. Appl Anim Behav Sci 217: 28-35
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B.; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2019):
Visual laterality in pigs: monocular viewing influences emotional reactions in pigs. Anim Behav 154: 183-192
Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, A; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B. (2019):
Coping style of pigs is associated with different behavioral, neurobiological and immune reponses to stressful challenges. Front Behav Neurosci 13: 173, 1-15
Malchow, J.; Dudde, A.; Berk, J.; Krause, E.T.; Sanders, O.; Puppe, B.; Schrader, L. (2019):
Is the rotarod test an objective alternative to the gait score for evaluating walking ability in chickens?. Anim Welfare 28 (3): 261-269
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
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
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
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"
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