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Stephanie Lürzel

Working group Ruminants and human-animal relationship

Dr.rer.nat. Stephanie Lürzel
T +43 1 25077-4911   6962  

FWF Project

"Vertical social transmission of animal-human relationships"

Fields of Research

Influence of the relationship between humans and farm animals (mainly cattle) on

  • Animal welfare and stress
  • Productivity and product quality
  • Animal affective states


Curriculum vitae

1999 – 2007 Study of Biology at the University of Münster, Germany
2002 – 2003 Exchange year at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
2007- 2011

Research associate: doctoral position at the Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster, Germany topic "Social modulation of the stress response during adolescence: mechanism and function, in the context of PhD program of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Münster

2012 - 2016

Postdoctoral position at the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria; project “Effects of human-animal interactions on animal welfare and product quality”, funded by the Postdoc program of the Vetmeduni Vienna

since 2017

Postdoctoral position at the Institute of Animal Welfare Science, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria; leader of FWF project “Gentle human interactions and positive emotions in cattle” (P 29757-B25)