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laying hens Agriculture & Biology
feather pecking Agriculture & Biology
Feathers Medicine & Life Sciences
birds Agriculture & Biology
hens Agriculture & Biology
animal communication Agriculture & Biology
Birds Medicine & Life Sciences
fearfulness Agriculture & Biology

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Kat Bebbington

Person: Other

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Bonne Beerda

Person: Other

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Nina Bircher, MSc

Person: PhD-student


Research Output 2009 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Alternation of nest visits varies with experimentally manipulated workload in brood-provisioning great tits

Baldan, D., Curk, T., Hinde, C. A. & Lessells, C. M., Oct 2019, In : Animal Behaviour. 156, p. 139-146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

brood size
Parus major
parental care
2 Citations (Scopus)

A review of environmental enrichment for laying hens during rearing in relation to their behavioral and physiological development

Campbell, D. L. M., de Haas, E. N. & Lee, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Poultry Science. 98, 1, p. 9-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
environmental enrichment
laying hens
skeletal development
1 Citation (Scopus)

Avian ecological epigenetics: pitfalls and promises

Sepers, B., van den Heuvel, K., Lindner, M., Viitaniemi, H., Husby, A. & van Oers, K., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Ornithology. 160, 4, p. 1183-1203

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
wild birds

Projects 2012 2019


Data from: Evidence from pyrosequencing indicates that natural variation in animal personality is associated with DRD4 DNA methylation

Verhulst, E. (Creator), Mateman, A. C. (Creator), Zwier, M. V. (Creator), Caro, S. P. (Creator), Verhoeven, K. J. F. (Creator), van Oers, K. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 2015


Affymetrix SNP array data for wild Dutch great tits (Parus major)

da Silva, V. (Creator), Laine, V. N. (Creator), Bosse, M. (Creator), van Oers, K. (Creator), Dibbits, B. (Creator), Visser, M. (Creator), Crooijmans, R. (Creator), Groenen, M. (Creator), NIOO-KNAW, 19 Feb 2018


Data from: Context-dependent effects of radio transmitter attachment on a small passerine

Snijders, L. (Creator), Nieuwe Weme, L. (Creator), de Goede, P. (Creator), Savage, J. L. (Creator), van Oers, K. (Creator), Naguib, M. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 21 Oct 2016


Activities 2011 2019

Early life microbiota transplantation affects behaviour and peripheral serotonin in feather pecking selection lines

J.A.J. van der Eijk (Speaker), M. Naguib (Contributor), B. Kemp (Contributor), A. Lammers (Contributor), T.B. Rodenburg (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Early-life microbiota transplantation affects behavioural responses of chicken lines divergently selected on feather pecking

Jerine van der Eijk (Speaker), Aart Lammers (Contributor), B. Kemp (Contributor), Marc Naguib (Contributor), Bas Rodenburg (Contributor)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Effects of early and later life environmental enrichment and personality on attention bias in pigs

Lu Luo (Speaker), Inonge Reimert (Contributor), Elske de Haas (Contributor), B. Kemp (Contributor), Liesbeth Bolhuis (Contributor)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Een kantoordier tegen de stress: deze bedrijven zijn enthousiast

B. Beerda


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Training verbetert de hechting van kat met baasje niet

C.H.J. Oers


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Feit of Fictie: 'Een hond kan sterven van verdriet bij overlijden baas'

B. Beerda


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Veni Award 2019 – Personal Research Grant NWO for research on "Like a fish in water"

L. Snijders (Recipient), 16 Jul 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively