Dr. agr. Christian Nawroth

Forschungsinstitut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Arbeitsgruppe Verhalten und Tierwohl
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Forschungsinteressen

Ich untersuche, wie Nutztiere ihre physikalische und soziale Umwelt wahrnehmen und mit dieser interagieren. Speziell beschäftige ich mich mit den kognitiven Fähigkeiten von Nutz- (Ziegen, Schafe, Schweine, Pferde) und Zootieren (Menschenaffen, Pinguine), und wie das Wissen über diese Fähigkeiten genutzt werden kann, um Haltungsumwelt und Mensch-Tier-Interaktionen zu verbessern.

  • Kognitive Fähigkeiten von Nutztieren
  • Mensch-Tier-Interaktionen
  • Tierwohl
  • Tierethik

Lebenslauf

  • 2017-heute: Post Doc am Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2015-2017: Post Doc an der Queen Mary Universität London
  • 2010-2015: Promotion an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg zum Thema: 'Farm Animal Cognition - Physico- and Socio-cognitive Capabilities of Ungulate Livestock.'
  • 2009: Diplom in Biologie, Universität Würzburg

Publikationen

Burla, J.-B.; Siegwart, J.; Nawroth, C. (2018):
Human demonstration does not facilitate the performance of horses (Equus caballus) in a spatial problem-solving task. Animals 8 (6): 96, 1-8
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8060096
Cauchoix, M.; Chow, P.; Van Horik, J.; Atance, C.; Barbeau, E.; ..., ; Langbein, J.; ..., ; Nawroth, C.; Oesterwind, S.; ..., (2018):
The repeatability of cognitive performance: a meta-analysis. Philos T R Soc B 373 (1756): 20170281, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0281
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
Baruzzi, C.; Nawroth, C.; McElligott, A. G.; Baciadonna, L. (2018):
Motor asymmetry in goats during a stepping task. Laterality 23 (5): 599-609
https://doi.org/10.1080/1357650X.2017.1417993
Nawroth, C.; Prentice, P. M.; McElligott, A. G. (2017):
Individual personality differences in goats predict their performance in visual learning and non-associative cognitive tasks. Behav. Processes 34: 43-53
Nawroth, C.; McElligott, A. G. (2017):
Human head orientation and eye visibility as indicators of attention for goats (Capra hircus). PeerJ 5: e3073
Nawroth, C.; Deléglise, T.; McElligott, A. G. (2017):
Ziegen (Capra hircus) zeigen spontan "einsichtiges" Problemlösungsverhalten, aber kein Verständnis für kausale Zusammenhänge. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2017: Vorträge anlässlich der 49. Internationalen Arbeitstagung "Angewandte Ethologie bei Nutztieren" der DVG vom 23.-25.11.2017 in Freiburg/Breisgau (KTBL-Schrift , 513) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-53-1): 28-37"
Nawroth, C.; Langbein, J. (2017):
Taking livestock psychology back to the barn : commentary on Marino and Allen (2017), the psychology of cows. Animal Behavior and Cognition 4 (4): 519-521
https://dx.doi.org/10.26451/abc.04.04.12.2017
Nawroth, C.; Trincas, E.; Favaro, L. (2017):
African penguins follow the gaze direction of conspecifics. PeerJ 5: e3459, 1-11
https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3459
Nawroth, C. (2017):
Socio-cognitive capacities of goats and their impact on human-animal interactions. Small Ruminant Res 150: 70-75
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2017.03.005
Nawroth, C.; Ebersbach, M.; Von Borell, E. (2016):
Are domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domestica) able to use complex human-given cues to find a hidden reward? Anim. Welfare 25: 185-190
Nawroth, C.; Brett, J. M.; McElligott, A. G. (2016):
Goats display audience-dependent human-directed gazing behaviour in a problem-solving task. Biol. Lett. 12: 20160283
Nawroth, C.; Borell, E. v.; Langbein, J. (2016):
‘Goats that stare at men’—revisited: do dwarf goats alter their behaviour in response to eye visibility and head direction of a human? Anim Cogn 19: 667-672
Nawroth, C.; Baciadonna, L.; McElligott, A. G. (2016):
Goats learn socially from humans in a spatial problem-solving task. Anim. Behav. 121: 123-129
Ebersbach, M.; Nawroth, C. (2016):
The Effects of Visual Discriminability and Rotation Angle on 30-Month-Olds’ Search Performance in Spatial Rotation Tasks. Frontiers in Psychology 7: 1648
Baciadonna, L.; Nawroth, C.; McElligott, A. G. (2016):
Judgement bias in goats (Capra hircus): investigating the effects of human grooming. PeerJ 4: e2485
Nawroth, C.; von Borell, E.; Langbein, J. (2015):
‘Goats that stare at men’: dwarf goats alter their behaviour in response to human head orientation, but do not spontaneously use head direction as a cue in a food-related context. Animal Cognition 18: 65-73
Nawroth, C.; von Borell, E.; Langbein, J. (2015):
Object permanence in the dwarf goat (Capra aegagrus hircus): Perseveration errors and the tracking of complex movements of hidden objects. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 167: 20-26
Nawroth, C.; von Borell, E. (2015):
Domestic pigs´ (Sus scrofa domestica) use of direct and indirect visual and auditory cues in an object choice task. Animal Cognition 18: 757-766
Benz-Schwarzburg, J.; Nawroth, C. (2015):
Know your pork - Or better don't: Debating animal minds in the context of the meat paradox. Know Your Food 233-240