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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

Avian ecological epigenetics: pitfalls and promises

Sepers, B., van den Heuvel, K., Lindner, M., Viitaniemi, H., Husby, A. & van Oers, K., 10 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Ornithology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
wild birds

Projects 2012 2019


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: Responses of insect herbivores and their food plants to wind exposure and the importance of predation risk

Chen, C. (Creator), Biere, A. (Creator), Gols, R. (Creator), Halfwerk, W. (Creator), van Oers, K. (Creator), Harvey, J. A. (Creator), Wageningen University and Research, 23 Apr 2018


Data from: Dominance rank and boldness predict social attraction in great tits

Snijders, L. (Creator), Naguib, M. (Creator), van Oers, K. (Creator), Wageningen University & Research, 26 Sep 2016


Activities 2011 2019

Decision making of high and low feather pecking line of laying hens under ambiguity

Katarina Pichova (Speaker), J.A.J. van der Eijk (Contributor), L. Kostal (Contributor), B. Bilcik (Contributor), T.B. Rodenburg (Contributor)

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

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

Press / Media

Een kantoordier tegen de stress: deze bedrijven zijn enthousiast

Bonne Beerda


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Training verbetert de hechting van kat met baasje niet

Kees van Oers


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