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

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
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
Manteuffel, C.; Puppe, B.; Hartwig, T.; Wirthgen, Elisa (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119001733
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
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
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):
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
https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pey320
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
https://doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoy071
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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2019.05.004
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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.06.021
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
https://doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00173
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
https://doi.org/10.7120/109627286.28.3.261
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