Georgia Mason is a behavioural biologist a the University of Guelph, Canada, who studies how animals adapt (or fail to adapt) to captive housing conditions, especially conditions that meet their physiological needs but are too small or monotonous to allow natural behaviour. She is also interested in the validation of animal welfare indicators. Michael Mendl is a Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Bristol Veterinary School. His research interests are in the area of animal behaviour and welfare, particularly the links between affective and cognitive processes, and the ways in which attention, memory and decision-making both influence and are influenced by affective state. He is also interested in the evolution and function of affective states, developing new measures of animal emotion and welfare that can be used under field conditions (including automated / machine learning), and understanding more about animal cognition, emotion, personality, and social behaviour with a view to identifying and minimising welfare problems for captive animals. (BA Biology, DPhil Ethology and Neurobiology) is a Professor of Animal Science and the Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at the University of California, Davis. She conducts research on the behaviour and welfare of poultry and small laboratory animals, with a particular emphasis on management and environmental enrichment. She serves on numerous national and international committees and boards that address issues related to farm and laboratory animal welfare, and teaches courses on animal welfare and animal ethics. Professor Mills is an RCVS, European and ASAB recognised specialist in clinical animal behaviour, and was the first professor of the discipline in Europe. While his clinical and scientific work has historically focused on the disruptive effect of companion animal behaviour on owners and society (problem behaviour and its management) through his work as a clinical animal behaviourist, he has more recently pursued an interest in assistance dogs and animal assisted interventions through diverse collaborations. His research in this area has included the first longitudinal study of its kind (3 year follow up) examining the effect of the pet dog on families with an autistic child, the effect of reading to dogs in schools and the impact of dogs in the workplace (currently under review). Professor Mills is a well-known international speaker on companion animal behaviour/welfare and the role of animals in society , with around 100 peer-reviewed full scientific research publications, over 40 books and chapters, and over a hundred ISBN indexed conference abstracts. He heads up a large interdisciplinary group at Lincoln with 11 Post Graduate Research students and 3 Post Doctoral Researchers. Dr John Bradshaw is a Visiting Fellow and Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, where he was formerly Reader in Companion Animal Behaviour and University Research Theme Leader for Animal Welfare & Behaviour. His main research interests are in the behaviour and welfare of domestic cats and dogs, and their relationships with people; he has published over 100 research papers and book chapters on these topics. Since 2009 he has focused his attention on the dissemination of animal welfare science to pet owners: his book "Dog Sense/In Defence of Dogs" was a non-fiction bestseller in both the UK and USA in 2011, and has been translated into nine other languages. He was one of the founders of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ), and has been a member of the Council of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) and set up its Accreditation Committee (1999-present).
1: The study of animal behaviour and its applications, Per Jensen 2: Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication, Per Jensen 3: Behaviour and physiology, Anna Valros and Laura Hnninen 4: Motivation and the organisation of behaviour, Georgia Mason and Melissa Bateson 5: Learning and Cognition, Michael Mendl and Christine J. Nicol 6: Social and reproductive behaviour, Daniel M. Weary and David Fraser 7: Play and ontogeny of behaviour, Susan Held 8: Introduction to animal personality, Hanne Lvlie 9: Abnormal behaviour, stress and welfare, Linda Keeling and Per Jensen 10: Human-animal relations, Susanne Waiblinger 11: Behaviour of domesticated birds: chickens, turkeys and ducks, Joy Mench 12: Behaviour of horses, Daniel Mills and Sarah Redgate 13: Behaviour of Cattle, Cassandra B. Tucker 14: The behaviour of sheep and goats, Cathy Dwyer 15: Behaviour of pigs, Marek pinka 16: BEHAVIOUR OF DOGS, Deborah L. Wells 17: Behaviour of cats, John Bradshaw 18: Behaviour of Foxes and Mink kept for Fur Production, Anne-Lene Hovland, Leena Ahola, Jens Malmkvist 19: The behaviour of laboratory mice and rats, Hanno Wrbel, Charlotte Burn and Naomi Latham