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Linda Marie Hannius

Linda Marie Hannius
I work as a doctoral student at the Department of Animal Environment and Health. I have a bachelor degree in biology from Ethology and the animal welfare program and a master's degree in Animal science. My doctoral project concerns improved animal welfare for sows in group holding systems. I am mainly located in SLU Ultuna.

Presentation

My name is Linda Marie Hannius and I work as a doctoral student at the Section of Environment, Care and Herd Health (Department of Animal Environment and Health) at SLU in Uppsala, Ultuna.

My interest in animal welfare started even before I started studying my batchelor at the Ethology and the animal welfare program, but this interest has followed me and developed throughout my studies. During my bachelor thesis, I studied different management methods when herding pigs, which increased my interest in pigs. This led me to write my master's thesis on differences in general behaviors and social interactions of young Yorkshire gilts in different social environments. During and after my master's degree, I worked as a research assistant to broaden my knowledge of research, which I hope will be of great use now.

In my doctoral project, the aim is to investigate differences between breeds indirectly selected for group housed or individually stalled environments as well as effects of different social environments during rearing. The results of the study are expected to be an important contribution to the next essential step in the development of group housed sow systems; using pigs genetically and behaviourally suitable for group housing.

Background

Education

Doctoral Student in Improving sow welfare in group housing systems (2019-)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala

MSc in Animal Science with focus on animal welfare (2017 – 2019)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala

The Ethology and Animal Welfare programme (2014 – 2017)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala


Contact
Doctoral Student at the Department of Animal Environment and Health; Division of Environment, Care and Herd Health
Telephone: +461871683, +46705820416
Postal address:
Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Box 7068
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 26, Uppsala