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

Stracke, J.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B. (2014):
Wiederholtes Testen in einem cognitive bias Paradigma beim Hausschwein. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2014 (KTBL-Schrift , 505) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-941583-95-5): 24-33
Krause, A.; Zebunke, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Bellmann, O.; Mohr, E.; Langbein, J.; Puppe, B. (2014):
Verhalten und autonome Reaktion von Schweinen als Indikator für Wohlbefinden in unterschiedlichen Haltungssituationen. In: 15th Day of the Doctoral Student : abstracts, 13 May 2014 Dummerstorf (Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie , 23)
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
Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B.; Langbein, J. (2013):
Effects of cognitive enrichment on behavioural and physiological reactions of pigs. Physiol Behav 118: 70-79
Puppe, B. (2013):
Kognitiv-emotionale Umweltbewältigung beim Schwein - Voraussetzung für tiergerechte Haltung, Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit. Schriftenreihe (FBN) 22: 48-53
Graunke, K. L.; Nürnberg, G.; Repsilber, D.; Puppe, B.; Langbein, J. (2013):
Describing temperament in an ungulate: A multidimensional approach. Plos One 8 (9): 1-12
Kanitz, E.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B. (2013):
Psychosozialer Stress und soziale Unterstützung beim Ferkel - Verhalten, neuroendokrine Reaktion, Immunsystem. In: 19. Mitteldeutscher Schweine-Workshop (Martin Wähner, Hrsg.) Hochschule Anhalt, Bernburg (978-3-86011-060-7): 88-95
Düpjan, S.; Ramp, C.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Puppe, B. (2013):
A design for studies on cognitive bias in the domestic pig. J Vet Behav 8 (6): 485-489
Zebunke, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Repsilber, D.; Puppe, B. (2013):
Der Backtest beim Schwein - Individuelle Variation im Verhalten oder Verhaltensstrategie?. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2013 (KTBL-Schrift , 503) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-941583-87-0): 188-197
Stukenborg, A.; Traulsen, I.; Stamer, E.; Puppe, B.; Krieter, J. (2012):
The use of a lesion score as an indicator for agonistic behaviour in pigs.. Arch Tierzucht 55 (2): 163-170
Albrecht, A.-K.; große Beilage, E.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Traulsen, I.; Krieter, J. (2012):
Influence of immunisation against GnRF on agonistic and mounting behaviour, serum testosterone concentration and body weight in male pigs compared with boars and barrows. Appl Anim Behav Sci 138 (1-2): 28-35
Puppe, B.; Zebunke, M.; Düpjan, S.; Langbein, J. (2012):
Kognitiv-emotionale Umweltbewältigung beim Hausschwein - Herausforderung für Tierhaltung und Tierschutz. Zuchtungskunde 84 (4): 307-319
Meyer, S.; Nürnberg, G.; Puppe, B.; Langbein, J. (2012):
The cognitive capabilities of farm animals: categorisation learning in dwarf goats (Capra hircus). ANIM COGN 15 (4): 567-576
Manteuffel, G.; Puppe, B.; Gimsa, U. (2012):
Schlaue Ziegen, gelassene Schweine. Leibniz Nordost 14/2012: 8-9
Stukenborg, A.; Traulsen, I.; Stamer, E.; Puppe, B.; Presuhn, U.; Krieter, J. (2012):
Heritabilities of agonistic behavioural traits in pigs and their relationships within and between different age groups. LIVEST SCI 149 (1-2): 25-32
Zebunke, M.; Langbein, J.; Manteuffel, G.; Puppe, B. (2011):
Autonomic reactions indicating positive affect during acoustic reward learning in domestic pigs. Anim Behav 81 (2): 481-489
Stukenborg, A.; Traulsen, I.; Puppe, B.; Presuhn, U.; Krieter, J. (2011):
Agonistic behaviour after mixing in pigs under commercial farm conditions. Appl Anim Behav Sci 129 (1): 28-35
Düpjan, S.; Puppe, B. (2011):
Wie Schweine fühlen. Forschungsreport 1/2011: 35-37
Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A; Langbein, J.; Schön, P.-Ch.; Manteuffel, G.; Puppe, B. (2011):
Behavioural and cardiac responses towards conspecific distress calls in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa). Physiol Behav 103 (5): 445-452
Kanitz, E.; Otten, W.; Hameister, T.; Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A (2011):
Age-related changes in corticosteroid receptor expression and monoamine neurotransmitter concentrations in various brain regions of postnatal pigs. J Neurosci Res 89 (7): 1134-1141