Prof. Dr. Klaus Reiter
Honorary Professor at TUM since 2013
Livestock Husbandry and Ethology
Professor Reiter (b. 1953) studied agricultural science at the University of Leipzig where he also received his PhD for his work on feed intake behavior in ducks. He subsequently stayed on at the University of Leipzig to work as a postdoctoral researcher. In 1992 he moved to the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart where he took up a research assistant position at the Institute of Livestock Husbandry and Breeding where he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2002 in the field of animal husbandry and ethology. In 2003 he became head of the behavior and animal ethics research group at the Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture (LfL). In 2007 he was appointed adjunct professor at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. For the past 10 years he has carried out various teaching assignments at TUM. The major focus of his research work is in the field of applied livestock ethology and the development of animal-friendly housing systems.
- Head of the behavior and animal ethics research group at the Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture (LfL) (since 2003)
- Member of the International Society of Applied Ethology (since 2001)
- Member of the World Poultry Science Association (since 1995)
- Member of the International Society of Livestock Husbandry (IGN) (since 2005)