Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

Endre Putyora (ESR 14)

Project 14: Changes in sleep as a measure of stress in laying hens

Locations:  Scotland’s Rural College with secondment locations at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology & Vencomatic Group 

Endre received his Honours BSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph, Canada in 2014 where his bachelor’s thesis observed the behavioural effects of exposure to alarm pheromone in goldfish (Carassius auratus). Subsequently, he went on to complete an MSc in Biology specialising in animal behaviour from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2017. Here, his master’s thesis focused on the effects of digestive physiology and anatomy on the selection of resting postures across 36 species of herbivorous mammal. After spending a brief amount of time in the pharmaceutical industry, he is currently engaged in his doctoral research looking at the effects of various environmental stressors on the sleep behaviour of laying hens.