AAH-ABV and WALTHAM Issue a Joint Call for Research Proposals
Press Release Regarding Call for Proposals
The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAH-ABV) and WALTHAM are collaborating on a research program exploring the nature of the human-animal bond. These organizations are issuing a call for proposals for investigations into areas of human-animal interaction that either have not been explored or that need further examination. These sponsoring organizations are particularly interested in questions regarding the impact of pets on the physical well-being of children (e.g. immunity, allergy, obesity), how pets affect the quality of life of elderly people, or how culture impacts the human-animal bond. Proposals must be submitted by September 1, 2007.
The AAH-ABV provides education, resources and support that enhance the ability of veterinarians to create positive and ethical relationships among people, animals, and their environment . The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition is a state-of-the-art pet care facility in the United Kingdom dedicated to progressing the health and welfare of pets worldwide. WALTHAM is the research behind all Mars Inc. Pet Care brands such as Royal Canin, Pedigree and Whiskas– see www.waltham.com .
For more information about the call for proposals and for an application form, go to the AAH-ABV website, http://www.aahabv.org .
BRAIN SEMINAR: Conservation and animal behaviour
A one-day seminar will be organised by Per Jensen at Linköping University, Sweden, on the 22nd November 2007. The theme of the seminar day is conservation issues and animal behaviour, focusing on issues such as captivity induced behaviour changes, behaviour and genetic variation, and welfare in captivity. The seminar is free of charge, and participants are welcome to combine the trip with attending the PhD defence of Jennie Hakansson on the 23rd November. This dissertation deals with captivity induced behaviour changes in red junglefowl from a conservation perspective.
Among invited speakers we have the pleasure to welcome dr Elsbeth McPhee from Cornell University, USA, dr Torbjörn Ebenhard from Center for Biodiversity in Uppsala, and professon Claes Andrén from Nordens Ark, a conservation zoo in Sweden.
A full programme and instructions on how to sign up will be circulated in September
Summer ethological school
Jinonice, U Kříže 8, Aula
Saturday, May, 19
Social learning in animals: from attentiveness to selective imitation
Dr. Zsofia Viranyi,
Dept. of Ethology, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary and Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria:
Comparative social cognition and interspecific communication: what can dogs and wolves teach us?
Sunday, May, 20
||Dr. Christian Lehmann,
Ethological and evolutionary aspects of music.
||Dr. Kirsty Brown,
Portsmouth University, U.K.:
Positive emotions in infancy
MRes studentship in Genetic Variation in Feeding Behaviour (University of Edinburgh/SAC).
An exciting 1-year postgraduate studentship is available in Edinburgh from autumn 2006 for a study at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Health of SAC. The studentship is in collaboration with the livestock breeding industry and is open to EU residents.
Feeding behaviour traits of pigs in relation to genotype and health status R&D/AHG/204/06; one year MRes studentship with a tax-free stipend of L10,000. Individual feeding behaviour data have been collected with large numbers of pigs of contrasting genetic lines. The objectives of the project are (i) to characterise the short-term feeding behaviour of pigs and identify relevant feeding behaviour traits, and (ii) to test hypotheses about the manner in which genotype and health status affect these traits.
Applicants for all studentships will have, or will expect to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. animal science, biology, genetics, data mining). The student will be registered for a higher degree at the University of Edinburgh . The stipend will be paid by SAC.
An application pack is available from Human Resources, Scottish Agricultural College , West Mains Road , Edinburgh EH9 3JG . Tel: (0131) 5354343 (answering machine), Fax: (0131) 5354322, HumanResources@sac.co.uk , or our website http://www.sac.ac.uk
Closing date: 7 September 2006
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