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ISES 14th Equitation Science Conference

Rome, Italy

Professor Martine Hausberger

Martine Hausberger is director of research at the CNRS (French National Research Center) in the “Human and animal ethology” research unit of the University of Rennes. Her research, centered on the study of behavior in a comparative approach, has led her to work on birds, dolphins, primates and horses in a variety of countries (Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Britain). She has initiated the research in horse ethology at the university of Rennes in the 90’s, research that currently broaches the questions of horse-human relationship, learning and education. An important part has been devoted in the last few years on welfare assessment in horses with the supervision of 5 doctoral theses on the topic since 2007. M. Hausberger is author or coauthor of more than 180 scientific publications and was awarded the Bronze medal of the CNRS in 1991 for her scientific achievements. The research group she leads in Rennes has a large international recognition in the field of horse behavior. She has initiated continuous education in horse ethology in 1995 which has led to the university degree “ Ethology of horses” of Rennes University in 2007, which trains about 15 professionals and private persons every year.