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

Puppe, B. (2003):
Stressbewältigung und Wohlbefinden - verhaltensphysiologische Ansatzpunkte einer Gesundheitssicherung bei Tieren. Arch Tierzucht 46 (So.Heft): 52-56
Schön, P.-Ch.; Puppe, B.; Manteuffel, G. (2003):
A neural network for the analysis and monitoring of stress calls. In: Precision Livestock Farming (S. Cox, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen: 143-148
Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B. (2003):
Einfluss von psychosozialem Stress beim Saugferkel auf Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden. 9. Bernburger Biotechnik-Workshop, 16.-17. 2003. Wissenschaftliche Beiträge Hochschule Anhalt (FH) : 67-71
Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P.-Ch.; Stabenow, B. (2002):
Physiological and behavioral effects of different success during social confrontation in pigs with prior dominance experience. Physiol Behav 75 (1-2): 127-133
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9384(01)00630-8
Schön, P.-Ch.; Puppe, B.; Manteuffel, G. (2002):
Beurteilung der Stressbelastung bei der Kastration von Ferkeln mittels Vokalisationserkennung durch ein künstliches neuronales Netzwerk. In: Proc. Tagung FG "Tierschutzrecht" und "Tierzucht, Erbpathologie und Haustiergenetik" der DVG, 7.-9. März 2002, Nürtingen Verlag der DVG, Gießen: 61-69"
Puppe, B. (2002):
Die Entwicklung der Beziehung zwischen Sau und Ferkel beim Hausschwein - Eine soziobiologische Betrachtung. Berl Munch Tierarztl 115: 445-452
Schön, P.-Ch.; Puppe, B.; Manteuffel, G. (2001):
Linear prediction coding analysis and self-organizing feature map as tools to classify stress calls of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa). J Acoust Soc Am 110 (3): 1425-1431
https://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1388003
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A.; Tiemann, U. (2000):
Early identification of neonates at risk: Traits of newborn piglets with respect to survival. Theriogenology 54 (3): 371-388
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0093-691X(00)00355-1
Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A. (2000):
The development of suckling frequency in pigs from birth to weaning of their piglets: A sociobiological approach. Anim Sci 71 (2): 273-279
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1357729800055119
Manteuffel, G.; Puppe, B. (2000):
Animal well-being in husbandry and coping with stress: Introductory remarks. Arch Tierzucht 43 (So.Heft): 140-143
Schön, P.-Ch.; Puppe, B.; Manteuffel, G. (2000):
Classification of stress calls of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa) using LPC-Analysis and a self organizing neuronal network. Arch. Tierz. 43 (Sonderheft): 177-183. Arch Tierzucht :
Schön, P.-Ch.; Puppe, B.; Gromyko, T.; Manteuffel, G. (1999):
Common features and individual differences in nurse grunting of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa): A multi-parametric analysis. Behaviour 136 (1): 49-66
https://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156853999500668
Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P.-Ch.; Stabenow, B. (1999):
Effects of dominance and familiarity on behaviour and plasma stress hormones in growing pigs during social confrontation. J Vet Med A 46 (5): 277-292
https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1439-0442.1999.00216.x
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B.; Manteuffel, G. (1999):
Der Einfluss des Neumischens von Schweinegruppen auf das Immunsystem dominanter und subordinater Individuen. In: Kriterien der Nachhaltigkeit in der Verfahrensentwicklung für die Nutztierhaltung. Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte (22): 112-116
Puppe, B.; Schön, P.-Ch.; Wendland, K. (1999):
Monitoring of piglets' open field activity and choice behaviour during the replay of maternal vocalization: a comparison between Observer and PID technique. Lab Anim 33: 215-220
https://dx.doi.org/10.1258/002367799780578110
Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A. (1999):
Developmental and territorial aspects of suckling behaviour in the domestic pig (Sus scrofa f. domestica). J Zool 249 (3): 307-314
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1999.tb00767.x
Stabenow, B.; Otten, W.; Puppe, B.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P.-Ch. (1998):
Ethophysiologische, endokrinologische und biophysikalische Streßreaktionen von Mastläufern in fremden und bekannten Sozialgruppen. Schriftenreihe / Forschungsinstitut für die Biolog 9: 35-46
Tuchscherer, M.; Puppe, B. (1998):
Soziale Rangordnung und deren Beziehungen zu Immunkompetenz und verschiedenen biochemischen Kennwerten beim Schwein. Schriftenreihe / Forschungsinstitut für die Biolog 9: 71-79
Schön, P.-Ch.; Puppe, B.; Manteuffel, G. (1998):
A sound analysis system based on labview® applied to the analysis of suckling grunts of domestic pigs Sus scrofa. Bioacoustics 9 (2): 119-133
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09524622.1998.9753387
Puppe, B. (1998):
Effects of familiarity and relatedness on agonistic pair relationships in newly mixed domestic pigs. Appl Anim Behav Sci 58 (3-4): 233-239
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1591(98)00107-5