Clover Bench

Clover Bench

Clover Bench is an Associate Professor in Applied Ethology at the University of Alberta, Canada. She has a BSc in Animal Science (UC Davis), a MSc in Applied Domestic Animal Behaviour (UC Davis), and a PhD on ‘Environmental and Genetic Factors Influencing the Development of Belly Nosing in the Early-Weaned Pig‘  from the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests include working with a variety of domestic animal species primarily focused on the use of behaviour biometrics as part of precision agriculture and automated technologies, novel phenotyping of behaviour and welfare traits, the development and comparison of welfare assessment methods, housing design and animal management strategies, and science-based animal welfare standards. More information about her research group can be found at


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