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Janne Winther Christensen

Janne Winther Christensen is an Associate Professor in the Behaviour and Stress Biology group at Aarhus University, Denmark. Janne has studied the behaviour of Przewalski horses in the Askania Nova Reserve in Ukraine, and her fascination of wild equids and the similarities in behaviour between wild, feral and domestic horses has formed the basis for her research. Janne holds a Licentiate degree from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2006), and a PhD in ethology from Copenhagen University (2008). The focus of her licentiate and PhD projects was on fear reactions and habituation in horses. Her current research focuses on (i) maternal influence on the development of foal behaviour, (ii) learning and training of horses, and (iii) social behaviour and welfare in relation to housing and management.

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