Bridging Research Disciplines to Advance Animal Welfare Science: A Practical Guide

Bridging Research Disciplines To Advance Animal Welfare Science: A Practical Guide Pdf

By Irene Camerlink

Bridging Research Disciplines to Advance Animal Welfare Science: A Practical Guide PDF. In recent years there has been a huge rise in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in animal sciences which has accelerated improvements in animal welfare.

Down to earth and practical, this book gives guidance on how cross-disciplinary research can advance animal welfare. With numerous examples and case studies, the text explains:

· the different concepts regarding cross-disciplinary research
· how to set up cross-disciplinary research projects
· how to work in cross functional teams and models for effective team working
· how different fields can impact animal welfare, including social sciences, neurosciences, genetics, behavioural ecology and technology.

The aim of the Bridging Research Disciplines to Advance Animal Welfare Science: A Practical Guide book is to help researchers and graduate animal science students to understand how to advance animal welfare through the integration of disciplines.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Crossing disciplines

1: Interdisciplinary Research to Advance Animal Welfare Science: An Introduction

2: Pragmatics for Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

3: Doing Animal Welfare Transdisciplinary Research with Stakeholders: Advantages, Pitfalls and Hands-on Solutions

4: Interdisciplinarity and the Dilemmas of Knowledge

Section 2: Applying other disciplines in animal welfare research

5: Human-centred Research Approaches to Improve Animal Welfare: Survey Design and Stakeholder Involvement

6: Human Behaviour Change Models for Improving Animal Welfare

7: Applying Economic Models to Assess the Viability of Animal Welfare Interventions

8: Application of Psychometrics to Assess Quality of Life in Animals

9: Behavioural Tests for Learning and Cognition in Humans and Animals

10: Using Neuroscience to Better Understand Animals and their Welfare

11: The Microbiota–Gut-Brain Axis in Determining Social Behaviours of Animals

12: Improving Animal Welfare Using Genetic and Genomic Tools

13: Epigenetic Tools to Identify Stress and Exposure to Detrimental Conditions in Production Animals

14: Using Principles from Behavioural Ecology to Address Animal Welfare Issues

15: Practical Considerations for the Use of Precision Livestock Farming to Improve Animal Welfare

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