CCSAW Seminar: Human-directed behaviour in farm animals - the goats who stare at scientists
Date and Time
Online Zoom meeting
Register here by 12:00pm EDT on Oct 27th to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out in advance of the talk.
Human-directed behaviour in farm animals - the goats who stare at scientists, Christian Nawroth, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Dummerstorf, Germany.
Christian Nawroth is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) in Dummerstorf, Germany. After completing his PhD in Halle, Germany, he was a research fellow at the Queen Mary University London where he has worked on goat-human interactions. In 2017, he moved to the FBN where he is now part of a project that investigates the effects of domestication and specific selection objectives on learning and cognition in goats.
Dr. Nawroth will summarise recent advances in studies on the cognitive capacities of domestic goats, focusing especially on how goats interact with humans. Based on these findings, he will outline how applied research could benefit from these results, considering that subtle human behavioural changes can affect the behaviour of farm animals.