Lovisa Åkerstedt

Short- and Long-Term Effects of Filial Imprinting on a Model Hen on the Emotional State of White Leghorn Chicks (Gallus gallus domesticus)

My name is Lovisa Åkerstedt, and I welcome you to my Master’s thesis project webpage!

I am a Swedish biologist that had the opportunity to perform my degree project at Linköping University, in the Master’s programme Applied Ethology and Animal Biology.

In my project, I assessed if there were any effects on the emotional state of White Leghorn chicks if they were imprinted on a model hen.

If you are interested in knowing more about my master’s thesis, more information can be found on this webpage. I hope you find it interesting!

This is me, ready to imprint chicks for my project!