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Irene Camerlink, PhD

Irene Camerlink, PhD

Dr Irene Camerlink, PhD

Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Behaviour of the Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology PAS

Field of interest

Animal behaviour and welfare; social behaviour of pigs; interdisciplinary research; early life development; physiological markers of animal welfare; genetics; epigenetics; neuroscience; animal communication.

Scientific achievements

49 peer-reviewed publications (23 as 1st author), ~33 proceedings, 1 edited book, 3 book chapters. Total citations (03-2021) 880, Hirsch index 15.

Realized and current research projects

  1. Sociable swine: Indirect genetic effects on growth rate and their effect on behaviour and production of pigs in different environments. Wageningen University, 2009-2014, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  2. Reducing aggression between pigs using a game theory approach. Scotland’s Rural College, 2014-2018, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  3. Social bonds between pigs, University of Veterinary Medicine (Vetmeduni), 2018-2020
  4. Validating the existence of social bonds in domestic animals through the study of affiliative behaviour and spatial proximity. IGBZ-PAN, 2021, funded by NCN MINIATURA.

Organizational activity and dissemination

Editor-in-chief for Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Editorial board member for Nature Scientific Reports

Senior Editor of International Society of Applied Ethology (ISAE)

Review Editor for Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences

Columnist for the international magazine PigProgress.


Selected publications

  1. Camerlink, I., Nielsen, B. L., Windschnurer, I., & Vigors, B. (2021). Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on animal behaviour and welfare researchers. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105255.
  2. Animal Welfare in Practice: Pigs (2020). Editor I. Camerlink, series Editor X. Manteca. 5MPublishing, ISBN 1789181054.
  3. Camerlink, I., & Ursinus, W. W. (2020). Tail postures and tail motion in pigs: A review. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105079.
  4. Camerlink, I., Arnott, G., Farish, M., Turner, S.P. (2016). Complex contests and the influence of aggressiveness in pigs. Animal Behaviour 121: 71-78.
  5. Camerlink, I., Turner, S. P., Farish, M., & Arnott, G. (2019). Advantages of social skills for contest resolution. Royal Society Open Science, 6(5), 181456.
  6. Camerlink., I., Coulange, E., Baxter, E.M., Turner, S.P. (2018) Facial expression as a potential measure of both intent and emotion. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 17602.
  7. Camerlink, I., Menneson, S., Turner, S. P., Farish, M., & Arnott, G. (2018). Lateralization influences contest behaviour in domestic pigs. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 12116.
  8. Camerlink, I., Farish, M., D’Eath, R., Arnott, G., & Turner, S. (2018). Long term benefits on social behaviour after early life socialization of piglets. Animals, 8(11), 192.
  9. Peden, R. S., Turner, S. P., Boyle, L. A., & Camerlink, I. (2018). The translation of animal welfare research into practice: the case of mixing aggression between pigs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science,204, 1-9.

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