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Marjorie Cellier

Post Doctorate Fellow

During my master's degree specialised in the study of animal and human behaviour (Université de Rennes 1, France), I completed various internships on social behaviours in captive dolphins, vocalisations and welfare in horses and visual perception in birds. I then had the chance to complete my PhD on the phenotypic characterisation of feeding behaviour in dairy goats at the UMR MoSAR in Paris (Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech). I am a PhD in ethology since December 2020. My thesis allowed to complete the knowledge on the feeding behaviour of goats by providing food for thought for a better consideration of this behaviour in farming practices, in predictive biology models and for the improvement of the welfare of farm animals.


My background is particular with this diversity of biological models and issues I have been confronted with. In the future, I would like to use this variety of acquired skills to use ethology in its different components, both from the point of view of the behaviours studied and the methods used (Precision Livestock Farming for example), in order to acquire knowledge that would ultimately enable the development of recommendations for livestock farmers/industrials, which would make it possible to guarantee better living conditions for the animals (and intrinsically for farmers).

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