Marian Dawkins

Professor of Animal Behaviour

Vice-Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences, Somerville College

 

Research Interests

My personal webpage lists current research interests, including farm animal welfare, and publications. Putting welfare research into practice is the aim of the partnership with the Food Animal Initiative at Wytham.

 

Contacts

Email: marian.dawkins@zoo.ox.ac.uk
 

Websites

 

Selected Publications

  • Dawkins, M.S.,Lee, H-J., Waitt, C.D. and Roberts, S.J. (2009) Optical flow patterns in broiler chicken flocks as automated measures of behaviour and gait. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 119:203-209. doi:10.10.16/j.applanim.2009.04.009.
  • Jones, T.A.,Waitt, C.D. and Dawkins, M.S. (2009) Water off a duck's back: showers and troughs match ponds for improving duck welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 116: 52-57.
  • Dawkins, M.S. (2008) The science of animal suffering. Ethology 114: 937-945. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2008.01557.x
  • Houldcroft, E., Smith, C., Mrowicki, R., Headland, L.,Grieveson, S., Jones, T.A., Dawkins, M.S. (2008) Welfare implications of nipple drinkers for broiler chickens. Animal Welfare 17: 1-10.
  • Houldcroft, E., Smith, C., Mrowicki, R., Headland, L., Grieveson, S., Jones, T.A., Dawkins, M.S. (2008) Welfare implications of nipple drinkers for broiler chickens. Animal Welfare 17: 1-10.
  • Febrer, K, Jones, T.A., Donnelly, C.A. and Dawkins, M.S. (2006) Forced to crowd or choosing to cluster? Spatial distribution indicates social attraction in broiler chickens. Animal Behaviour 72: 1291-1300.
  • Dawkins, M.S. (2006) A user's guide to animal welfare science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(2): 77-82.
  • Dawkins, M.S. (2006) Through animal eyes: what behaviour tells us. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 100: 4-10.
  • Jones, T.A., Donnelly, C.A. & Dawkins, M.S. (2005) Environmental and management factors affecting the welfare of chickens on commercial farms stocked at five densities. Poultry Science 85: 1156-1165.
  • Dawkins, M.S., Donnelly, C.A. and Jones, T.A. (2004) Chicken welfare is influenced more by housing conditions than by stocking density. Nature 427: 342-344.