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Lucille G A Bellegarde

Lucille G A Bellegarde
Compassion in World Farming

PhD

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Introduction
Animal behaviour scientist. During my PhD I studied the perception of emotions in small ruminants (Sheep and Goats), using mostly facial expressions. I am currently Food Business Manager for France at Compassion in World Farming.
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - August 2013
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Position
  • Project Officer
Description
  • Feeding behaviour and motivation in dairy Goats. Evaluation of the learning abilities of dairy Goats in an operant conditioning set-up in relation to personality tests.
March 2012 - August 2012
Scotland's Rural College
Position
  • Experimental Manager
Description
  • Development of a pilot study: cognitive bias as an experimental tool to assess the impact of housing conditions on the welfare of dairy cows.
June 2011 - December 2011
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Position
  • Project Officer
Description
  • Cognitive bias trials in Merinos sheep and chicken. Evaluation of the effects of a drug preparation at 3 dose levels in response to castration and tail docking in lambs
Education
October 2013 - September 2017
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Animal Behaviour
September 2009 - September 2013
AgroParisTech
Field of study
  • Agronomy - Animal Production

Publications

Publications (5)
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Sheep are one of the most studied farm species in terms of their ability to process information from faces, but little is known about their face-based emotion recognition abilities. We investigated a) whether sheep could use images of sheep faces taken in situation of varying valence as cues in a simultaneous discrimination task and b) whether the...
Conference Paper
Faces are an essential source of information for social species. Sheep are one of the most studied farm species in terms of their ability to process information from faces, but little is known about their face-based emotion recognition abilities. We investigated whether sheep could use images of faces displaying different emotional states as cues i...
Article
Faces of conspecifics convey information about identity, but also gaze, and attentional or emotional state. As a cognitive process, face-based emotion recognition can be subject to judgment bias. In this study we investigated whether dairy goats (n = 32) would show different responses to 2-D images of faces of familiar conspecifics displaying posit...
Conference Paper
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Faces of conspecifics are a major source of information in an individual’s social life. Identity is displayed through the face, but facial expressions also convey gaze, and attentional or emotional state. In this study we investigated whether dairy goats (n=32) would show different responses to 2-D images of faces of familiar conspecifics displayin...
Poster
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The reaction to humans of French Alpine and Saanen goats

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My PhD project focused on establishing how sheep and goats perceive emotions in conspecifics, mostly using facial cues.