Livestock & Infectious Diseases

Research on livestock includes increasing productivity, reducing infectious and other disease and improving animal welfare. Farm animals harbour important human diseases, of which perhaps the most threatening is avian flu.

People » Oliver Pybus

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

Oliver researches the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases, and is currently investigating influenza A viruses in poultry and swine.

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People » Raymond Pierrehumbert

Halley Professors of Physics

 

Raymond Pierrehumbert’s research interests relate to climate change include the nature of the Anthropocene, assessment of the relative impacts of carbon dioxide vs. short lived greenhouse gases (such as methane) and climate ethics.  He has studied the climate impacts of beef production, and is currently working on extending the analysis to other animal-related food sectors. 

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People » Tommaso Pizzari

University Lecturer in Ornithology & Senior Biology Tutor St. Catherine’s College

Tom Pizzari studies sexual behaviour and its evolutionary implications, using the chicken as a model species.

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Professor Marian Dawkins and her team are working with commercial chicken producers to develop an innovative camera monitoring system to improve both chicken welfare and commercial efficiency.

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Tom Pizzari’s research group studies chickens and the mechanisms that determine their reproductive success.

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