Publications related to ManyGoats

M., Battini, M., Berthelot, M., Daros, R., Freeman, M. S., Nawroth, C., Neave, H., Ventura, B., Zobel, G. (2024). ManyGoats1 – Assessing the impact of human attention on avoidance distance in goats [Stage 1 Registered Report]. OSF Preprint. doi: 10.31219/

Publications related to goat behaviour and welfare



Nawroth, C., Wiesmann, K., Schlup, P., Keil, N., Langbein, J. (2023) Domestication and breeding objective did not shape the interpretation of physical and social cues in goats (Capra hircus). Scientific Reports 13(1): 19098. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-46373-9

Battini, M., Renna, M., Torsiello, B., Battaglini, L., Mattiello, S. (2023) Is the Familiar Human Approach Test a valid method for evaluating the quality of human-goat relationship in pasture-based systems?. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 269: 106088. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2023.106088


Celozzi, S., Battini, M., Prato-Previde, E., Mattiello, S. (2022) Humans and goats: Improving knowledge for a better relationship. Animals 12(6): 774. doi: 10.3390/ani12060774

Nawroth, C., Rosenberger, K., Keil, N., Langbein, J. (2022) Goats (Capra hircus) from different selection lines differ in their behavioural flexibility. Frontiers in Psychology 12: 796464. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.796464

Rosenberger, K., Simmler, M., Langbein, J., Nawroth, C., Keil, N. (2022) Reactivity of domesticated goats towards various stressors following long-term cognitive test exposure. PeerJ 5: e3073. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3073

Rosenberger, K., Simmler, M., Langbein, J. Keil, N., Nawroth, C. (2021) Performance in cognitive tasks is not affected by long-term cognitive test exposure in conceptually different tests. Royal Society Open Science 8: 210656. doi: 10.1098/rsos.210656

Nawroth, C., Gygax, L. (2021) The legislative, ethical, and conceptual importance of replicability in farm animal welfare science. Animal Behavior and Cognition 8(2): 247–250. doi: 10.26451/abc.

Zobel, G., Nawroth, C. (2020) Current state of knowledge on the cognitive capacities of goats and its potential to inform species-specific enrichment. Small Ruminant Research 192: 106208. doi: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2020.106208

conference presentations


DZG conference – Poster


UFAW meeting – Poster

ISAE congress – Poster

Big Team Science Conference – Lightning Talk