Maja Makagon

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Assistant Professor

Departments

Animal Science

Offices and Labs

1255 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-9419

Degrees

2010 Ph.D. Animal Behavior University of California, Davis
2005 M.A. Psychology Cornell University
2001 B.A. Biology Univeristy of Virginia

Research Interests

Applied Animal Behavior - Poultry

My research program focuses on interplay between the behavior, welfare and management of poultry, including ducks, turkeys, laying hens and broilers. My lab focuses on 3 topic areas: 1) assessing the effects of the physical and social environments on bird behavior, 2) evaluating the relationship between behavior and bone integrity, and 3) developing and validating practical, species-specific welfare assessment measures. A common goal of this work is to develop strategies to help minimize behavior-related poultry management issues while optimizing bird welfare and production

Department and Center Affiliations

Dept. Animal Science

ProfessionalSocieties

International Society for Applied Ethology
Poultry Science Association

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Animal Behavior

Specialties / Focus

Animal Behavior
  • Animal Management and Welfare

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Animal Biology Graduate Group