Jinhwi Kim | Research interests

- Animal welfare
- Animal husbandry
- Environmental enrichment

Master project

The grooming behavior of free-roaming herds of Highland cattle. Grooming is a natural behavior of cattle, providing several benefits such as parasite removal, relief of stress, and maintenance of social relationships. However, the interpretation and quantification of grooming bouts are difficult due to their short duration and low frequency. Furthermore, differences in grooming among breeds of cattle and effects of environmental factors on grooming are unclear.

The aim of my master project is to characterize the grooming patterns of the free-ranging Highland cattle introduced to the Petite Camargue Alsacienne as a conservation management measure.


2019–ongoingMaster in animal biology, University of Basel; thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Valentin Amrhein and Lilla Lovász
BSc in animal science and bachelor thesis on «The effect of essential oil mixtures on in vitro rumen fermentation, DM, and NDF digestibility» at Pusan National University, South Korea

Jinhwi Kim

Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology
University of Basel
Vesalgasse 1
4051 Basel

Research Station Petite Camargue Alsacienne
Rue de la Pisciculture
68300 Saint-Louis