Apart from lecturing in programs at the VH-faculty, I am today mainly working with research projects. Through my PhD-project, between 2017-2022, I investigated the effect of the early environment on laying hens abilities to cope with challenges and to take opportunities. Read more about this project here:
- Preparing for the challenges and opportunities of life: effects on early experience on adaptive plasticity in laying hens
I have previously been involved in several different research projects involving dairy cows, pigs and dogs, which both have focus on aspects of positive and negative welfare.
Read more about some of these projects here:
- Using body language to assess emotional states in dairy cows
- The effect of transport cage size on the welfare of working dogs
Skånberg, L. PhD thesis. 2022. Preparing for life : effects of environmental choice and change during rearing on adaptability in laying hens. https://doi.org/10.54612/a.2kbgj76mba
Nazar, F.N., Skånberg, L., McCrea, K., Keeling, L.J., 2022. Increasing Environmental Complexity by Providing Different Types of Litter and Perches during Early Rearing Boosts Coping Abilities in Domestic Fowl Chicks. Animals 2022, 12, 1969, doi: 10.3390/ani12151969.
Skånberg, L., Kjærsgaard Nielsen, C. B. & Keeling, L. J. 2021. Litter and perch type matter already from the start: exploring preferences and perch balance in laying hen chicks. Poult. Sci. 100, DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2020.11.041
Skånberg, L., Gauffin, O., Norling, Y., Lindsjö, J., & Keeling, L. J. 2018. Cage size affects comfort, safety and the experienced security of working dogs in cars. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 205, 132–140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2018.05.028