Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Gregory Archer.

  Gregory Archer, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Sponsor: Joy Mench
Start Date: 11/1/2005

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: (530)754-4240
Email: gsarcher@ucdavis.edu


Ph.D., Animal Science, Texas A& M University, 2005
, Animal Science, Texas A& M University, 2002
B.S., Animal and Poultry Science, Virginia Tech, 2000


My research is in the area of applied animal behavior and welfare, specifically that of poultry. Currently, my research is focused on the effects of lighting during incubation on post-hatch behavior and health in broiler chickens. I am also interested the affects of numerous factors, such as genetics, nutrition, and environmental conditions, on behavior and welfare. Understanding the affects of environmental factors as well as genetics can aid in the ability to better manage livestock and to optimized health and minimize fear and stress during production. Recent studies include natural nesting behavior in hens, effects of lighted incubation, behavior and fear response of hens during a molt, and differential fear response in different genetic lines of chicken.

Curriculum Vita