Dr. Andreia De Paula Vieira

Name : Andreia De Paula Vieira; DVM, MS, PhD

Job title : Scientist

Specialist area : Animal Science

Institute : Universidade Positivo, Brazil

Short introductory biography

Andreia is a veterinarian, who did her masters on hunger indicators in dairy calves at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina (Brazil) and concluded her PhD on the effects of early social interactions on calf responses to novel events at the University of British Columbia (Canada).

Contribution to AWIN

Andreia is working on WP4, where she is coordinating the development of the information architecture of the Global HUB and a team of IT developers and designers in Brazil to integrate current information from animal welfare science (e.g. by using learning objects both derived from the AWIN project and elsewhere), animal welfare education and societal debates into interactive knowledge environments. The goal is to create an online tool that allows for open discussions and scientific analysis of issues related to Animal Welfare. Andreia is also involved in mapping animal welfare education and research worldwide.

Relevant activities and professional affiliations

Andreia is a member of the ISAE (International Society for Applied Ethology) and the ADSA (American Dairy Science Association).

Recent publications

De Paula Vieira, A., de Passillé, A.M., Weary, D.M., 2012. Effects of the early social environment on the behavioral responses of dairy calves to novel events. J. Dairy Sci. 95, 5149-5155.

De Paula Vieira, A., von Keyserlingk, M.A.G., Weary, D.M., 2012. Presence of an older weaned companion influences feeding behavior and improves performance of dairy calves before and after weaning from milk. J. Dairy Sci. 95, 3218-3224.

De Paula Vieira, A., von Keyserlingk, M.A.G., Weary, D.M., 2010. Effects of pair versus single housing on performance and behavior of dairy calves before and after weaning from milk. J. Dairy Sci. 93, 3079-3085.

De Paula Vieira, A., Guesdon, V., de Passillé, A.M., von Keyserlingk, M.A.G., Weary, D.M., 2008. Behavioural indicators of hunger in dairy calves. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 109: 180-189