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Jens Malmkvist

Senior Researcher

Jens Malmkvist
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Experimental research within the field of animal behaviour and stress. 
I have a special interest in:
- Behavioural development and function

-The interplay beween curisosity, fear and stress

- Parturition-induced stress, maternal-offspring interactions as factors influencing (1) early young vitality/survival, and (2) later offspring behaviour
- Abnormal behaviour, in particular stereotypic behaviour and fur-chewing

-Studies and solutions for inceased animal welfare

I have worked mainly (but not exclusively) with farm mink, pigs and horses. I like to collaborate with other people when possible. 

I have done teaching at graduate university level, and at several international PhD courses.

Supervisor of PhD and other students in biology, veterinary and life sciences. 
I organise the PhD course (6 ECTS), Interpretation of animal stress responses, held every second year since 2009.

Science-based consultancy

This includes written reports in relation to questions/tasks given by the national parliament of Denmark and EU, and comments to drafts of legislation for the keeping of mink, pigs, and horses. An important task is communication of research results to farmers, veterinarians and other professionals in animal production.

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