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Jens Malmkvist

Seniorforsker

Profile photoJens Malmkvist
Seniorforsker
Institut for Husdyrvidenskab - Adfærd og Stressbiologi
Blichers Allé 20
8830 Tjele
K27, 3214
8830 Tjele
Danmark
E-mail: jens.malmkvist@anis.au.dk
Mobil: +4561706674
Telefon: +4587157956
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/jens.malmkvist@anis.au.dk

Profil

• FORSKNING
Eksperimentel forskning inden for feltet adfærd og stressbiologi.
Jeg er særligt interesseret i:
- Frygt- og stressreaktioner, inklusive adfærd, stresshormoner og effekter på hjernen
- Fødselsproblemer, samt interaktioner mellem mor og afkom som påvirker (1) tidlig ungevitalitet/overlevelse, samt (2) senere adfærd hos afkom
- Forbedring af velfærd hos husdyr under produktionsforhold
- Unormal adfærd, såsom stereotypier og pelsgnav
- Dyremodeller for angst/frygt, depression og unormal adfærd
Jeg har især (men ikke udelukkende) arbejdet med mink, svin og heste.

• UNDERVISNING
Jeg har undervist på master-kurser på universitetet og på tre internationale ph.d.-kurser. Siden 2001 vejleder for 4 ph.d.-, 15 master- og flere bachelorstuderende inden for biologi, veterinær og life science. Jeg arrangerer ph.d.-kurset (6 ECTS), Interpretation of animal stress responses, afholdt hvert andet år siden 2009. Kurset er populært internationalt med venteliste for deltagere, idet vi har begrænset adgangen til 30 ph.d.-studerende pr. kursus.

• FORSKNINGSBASERET RÅDGIVNING
Dette omfatter myndighedsberedskab vedr. spørgsmål/opgaver fra det politiske system i Danmark og EU og kommentarer til lovudkast i forbindelse med hold af mink, grise og heste.

H-index

Web of Science: 17
Google Scholar: 22
Scopus: 17

Uddannelse

2001:PhD. in Ethology (Animal Behaviour), Institute of Zoology, Copenhagen University, Denmark
1995: MSc. (cand. scient) in biology, Odense University


Ansættelser

2006- : Senior scientist, Dept. Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
2001-2005: Scientist, Dept. Animal Health and Welfare, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS)
1998-2001: Graduate research fellow during PhD study, Copenhagen University/DIAS
1995-1998: Academic employee, Dept. Animal Health and Welfare, DIAS

Kompetence

Project leader experience

In addition to completing two project leader courses (certification: Price Waterhouse Coopers), I have been project leader for several project teams with international participation.


Referee and expert panels

Referee for journals: Animal Behaviour, Physiology & Behavior, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Animal Welfare, Journal of Animal Science, Livestock Production Science, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, and Stress.

Expert panels memberships: EU expert group regarding physiological stress indicators in domestic animals, 2002.

Norwegian Research Council, evaluation panel of research applications, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010.

Swedish Research Council FORMAS, evaluation of research 2004-2011 within the SHF programme, 2012.

PhD examination: Principal external examiner of the PhD thesis of R. Meagher, ’The importance of inactivity for welfare, using mink as a model animal’, University of Guelph, Canada, 2011.

Research

Number of peer-reviewed publications: 34.

First-author papers: 46.1 %, with average impact factor 2.442 (range 1.399 – 3.591). Second and last-author papers: 36.7 %.

Contributions to scientific conferences and other publications: 58



Stays abroad
Dept. Animal Science, NSAC (Dr. Rouvinen-Watt) and Dalhousie University (Prof. Brown), Halifax, Canada (1999).
University of Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Palme), Vienna, Austria (2003).

Invited presentations to peer-reviewed scientific conferences
Malmkvist J, Heat stress in farrowing sows under piglet-friendly thermal environments. 62nd Annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP 2011).

Key-note speaker: Malmkvist J, Stress influencing production and welfare in farmed mink. IFASA congress 2012.

1st prices at scientific conferences
Best paper award, NJF conference 1999.
Most promising research presented at ISES congress 2011.

PhD thesis
Malmkvist, J. (2001). Fear in farm mink (Mustela vison) – consequences of behavioural selection. Institute of Zoology, Copenhagen University. 150 pp.