Project properties

Title Dairy cow behaviour studies supported by automated tracking and sensor data
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 12-36
Supervisor(s) Bonne Beerda, Wijbrand Ouweltjes
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info bonne.beerda@wur.nl;wijbrand.ouweltjes@wur.nl
Begin date 2019/01/01
End date 2021/01/01
Description At Dairy campus in Leeuwarden dairy cows are kept in in group housing systems (cubicle houses, free-stalls) and equipped with sensors to monitor their activities and positions. High quality video recordings can be collected and together the data allow to answer varying research questions, for example regarding social networks. Research projects can involve field work and / or data analyses, and are created in dialogue with the student(s).
Used skills Behavioural observations, organizing sensor data collection, data analyses
Requirements Interest in animal behaviour and welfare