Bas Rodenburg

President (2017-2019)

Bas Rodenburg

Bas Rodenburg is Associate Professor at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, linked to both the Behavioural Ecology Group and the Adaptation Physiology Group. He coordinates research and teaching on farm animal behaviour and welfare. His own research focuses on poultry behaviour and welfare, with a focus on laying hen research. He obtained his PhD on feather pecking in laying hens in Wageningen in 2003 and continues to work on this topic. His current research focuses on the effects of the early-life environment on behavioural development of laying hens. He is also developing methodology for automatic tracking of individual animals in groups using PLF technology. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Review Editor), Animal Welfare (Section Editor Poultry), Frontiers in Veterinary Science, and Poultry Science. Bas also recently became a member of the Council of Management of British Poultry Science. Bas is Vice Chair of the EU COST Action GroupHouseNet (2016-2020), focusing on solutions for tail biting in pigs and feather pecking in laying hens. He is also working group leader in the EU COST Action KeelBoneDamage (2016-2020), aiming to find solutions for the problem of keel bone fractures in laying hens. He is co-organiser of the WAFL congress in Wageningen in 2017.

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