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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured full professors | Animal Science, Livestock management

Matthias Gauly

Short bio

Matthias Gauly studied agricultural (animal science) and veterinary science at the Universities of Bonn and Gießen, Germany. Additionally he performed PhDs in both disciplines. Between 1998 and 2003 he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Gießen, Germany, where he received his postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in Animal Science and Husbandry (Venia legendi). Afterwards he moved to the Department of Animal Science at the University of Göttingen, where he was Full-Professor and chair of the Livestock production system group until 2014. Since than he chairs the Animal Science group at the Faculty of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.


Anatomy, Physiology and Animal Genetics

40181B · AGR/19 · L-25 Agricultural, Food and Mountain Environmental Sciences · DE

Animal biodiversity and environmental impact assessment of agricultural production systems

40402 · BIO/05 · L-GASTR Enogastronomy in Mountain Areas · DE

Animal breeding and animal husbandry

40198A · AGR/19 · L-25 Agricultural, Food and Mountain Environmental Sciences · DE

Livestock management

47055B · AGR/19 · LM-73 EMMA - 2021 · EN

Sustainable animal husbandry systems for quality production

40404B · AGR/19 · L-GASTR Enogastronomy in Mountain Areas · DE

Main Research Areas

The main interests in research are the use of functional traits in breeding and the relations between animal health, welfare and production systems.


Beside university activities he is active in various positions. E.g. he is Member of the scientific board of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Member of the Board of the German Agriculture Society (DLG), President of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) or member of the Management Board of the Journal “Animal”, Cambridge Press.