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

+49 38208 68-802
Leibniz 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

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
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
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
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress sensitizes neuroendocrine and inflammatory responses to Escherichia coli challenge in domestic piglets. Brain Behav Immun 68: 274-287
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
Röttgen, V.; Becker, F.; Tuchscherer, A; Wrenzycki, C.; Düpjan, S.; Schön, P.- C.; Puppe, B. (2018):
Vocalization as an indicator of estrus climax in Holstein heifers during natural estrus and superovulation. J Dairy Sci 101 (3): 2383-2394
Kalbe, C.; Zebunke, M.; Lösel, Dorothea; Brendle, J.; Hoy, St.; Puppe, B. (2018):
Voluntary locomotor activity promotes myogenic growth potential in domestic pigs. Sci Rep-UK 8: 2533, 1-11
Nawroth, C.; Langbein, J.; Puppe, B. (2018):
Swine Cognition. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior (J. Vonk, T. K. Shackelford, Hrsg.) Springer International Publishing, Cham (ISBN 978-3-319-47829-6, https://doi.org/10.1007/97): 1-8
Finkemeier, M.; Langbein, J.; Puppe, B. (2018):
Personality research in mammalian farm animals: concepts, measures, and relationship to welfare. Front Vet Sci 5: 131, 1-15