About the Adaptation Physiology Group

Health, welfare and productivity of livestock are shaped by their ability to adapt. Animals’ ability to adapt to challenging conditions is influenced by genetic background, early-life experiences, and current management.

The Adaptation Physiology group focuses on challenges that animals encounter in different stages of their life, and translates that understanding in innovative management and housing solutions to improve adaptation. In this way, our research contributes to sustainable animal husbandry.

Adaptation is studied from various scientific disciplines, including immunology, reproductive physiology, energy metabolism and behavioural biology and uses an experimental approach and/or sensor and data science.

The Adaptation Physiology group is part of graduate school WIAS.