TECHNOLOGIES FOR MONITORING ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND ITS SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT


ORGANIZED BY

Cesare Castellini

University of Perugia, Italy


ABSTRACT

The focus will be on the use of different sensors and positioning tags to improve the animal welfare both favouring innate behaviour of animals and by enhancing the rearing environment.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

Cesare Castellini,
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
Researcher at the Agricultural Faculty of Perugia 1990-2001.
Associate Professor at the Agricultural Faculty of Perugia University and Department of Agricultural Food and Environmental Science Perugia University (2001 to present).

EDUCATION
Degree in Agricultural Science in 1984 and Ph.D. in 1990.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY
Produced about 410 scientific papers, reviews, chapter of book, monografies, proceedings; about 190 papers are recorded by ISI (Scopus H index =37, 4,745 citations; Google Scholar H = 52; 8,945 citations).
He presented many communications, reviews and invited papers at National and International Congresses. Main research interest is rabbit and poultry production. Researches are mainly directed on the effect of extensive rearing system on the performance, quality, welfare and environmental impact of poultry.
He cooperates with various National and International research groups: Italian University Padova, Siena, Milano, Bologna, Torino, Palermo e Varese; Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Umbria e delle Marche; INRA-Tolosa and INRA Nouzilly; Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics IFA - Tulnn e Institute for Meat Hygiene, Meat Technology and Food Science, Univ. Veterinary Medicine, Vienna; Univ. Politecnica Madrid and Valencia; Universidad Complutense (Madrid); National Agricultural Research Foundation (N.AG.RE.F.) Greece, Veterinary Research Institute, Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, CIISA, Av. Da Universidade Técnica, Pólo Universitário do Alto da Ajuda, Portugal, University of Kaposvàr, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Hungary; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Department of Pediatrics of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA, Wageningen University & Research.
He was Editor of Italian Journal of Animal Science and now Editor of “Animals”.
Reviewer of many International journals: Poultry Science, Animal Sci., It. J. Anim. Sci., J. Food. Sci., Anim. Reprod. Sci., Reprod. Nutr. Development, Poultry Science, Br. Poultry Sci., Theriogenology, Dom. Anim. Repr, Fertility & Sterility, PLOS one, World Rabbit Science, PLOS one, Antioxidants.
In a recent surveys (2020 and 2021) he was recognised in the 2% top scientist of all the discipline (Plos (Plos Biology “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” JPA Ioannidis, KW Boyack, J Baas, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918).

MEMBERSHIP
Member of several Scientific associations: Associazione Scientifica di Produzione Animale, WRSA (World Rabbit Science Association) and WPSA (World Poultry Science Association). President of Italian branch of WRSA until 2021. Member of the Technical Commission of AIA (Association of Italian Breeders) who establishes the scheme for the genetic improvement and safeguard in rabbit and local poultry breeds.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GRANTS
NATIONAL PROJECTS
2005-2008 - INTERREG E.QU.I.ZOO.BIO Allevamenti avicoli biologici – PI
2010-2012 - Umbria/PSR: “Olivo, asparago selvatico, pollo rustico: innovazioni sostenibili del processo produttivo, della trasformazione e della commercializzazione” PI
2012-2014 - Umbria/PSR. Recupero e valorizzazione di razze autoctone avicole e cunicole nel territorio umbro. PI 2013-2015 - Umbria/PSR: Modello di filiera avicunicola corta e sostenibile in termini di conservazione della biodiversità, di rispetto ambientale e di qualità dei prodotti” PI
2014-2016 Umbria/PSR “Superamento dei punti critici della filiera avicola rurale: macello itinerante, tipo genetico, alimentazione, marketing” PI
2017-2020 - PSRN 10.2: Biodiversità animale “Tutela della biodiversità nelle razze avicole italiane -Tubavi” PI
2021-2024 - PSRN 10.2 “Tutela della biodiversità nelle razze avicole italiane -Tubavi2”
2017-2020 CRA-ZA - “Genotipi avicoli adatti all’allevamento biologico e filiere proteiche avicole biologiche integrate” – TIPIBIO. PI
2017-2021 “PRIN. Use of local chicken breeds in alternative production chain: welfare, quality and sustainability” PI and National Cordinator.

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
1996-1999 - European Commission Joint Research Centre "In Vitro Of Metal-Induced Infertility And Spermiotoxicity"
17023-2000 11 FIED ISP IT. Responsible “Rabbit Reproductive Model”
2005-2008 - VI European Research Program - Poultryflorgut "Control of the intestinal flora ecology in poultry for ensuring the products safety for human consumers". WP LEADER “Organic poultry production”.
2019-2024. Horizon 2020 RIA- PPILOW “Poultry and PIg Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare”. Coordinator RU.
2021-2026. Horizon 2020- INTAQ “Innovative Tools for Assessment and Authentication of chicken meat, beef and dairy products’ QualiTies” Partcipant RU.

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