Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO – University of Copenhagen

Veterinarians’ role in clients’ decision‑making regarding seriously ill companion animal patients

(abstract) ... Different preferences are likely to exist amongst both veterinarians and clients about veterinary involvement in clients’ decision-making, and such preferences may vary according to the situation. It is suggested, that one way to handle this challenge is to include respect for client preference on veterinary involvement under a wider understanding of respect for autonomy, and to apply models of shared decision-making to veterinary practice. more >>

Quality of life assessment in dogs and cats receiving chemotherapy: a review of current methods

(abstract) This study aimed to review currently reported methods of assessing the effects of chemotherapy on the quality of life (QoL) of canine and feline patients and to explore novel ways to assess QoL in such patients in the light of the experience to date in human pediatric oncology. A qualitative comparative analysis of published papers on the effects of chemotherapy on QoL in dogs and cats were conducted. more >>

Latest defended PhD Theses

Juliet Biira
defended the thesis 25 August 2016:
Analysing incentive and cost sharing issues in livestock disease management

Diana Emang
defended the thesis 25 August 2016:
Estimating the values of conservation area for recreational use: The case of Sipadan, Borneo

Wieke Huizing Edinger
defended her thesis 10 August 2016:
EU Food Health Law - Regulating the grey area between risk and safety

Ranaivo Andriarilala Rasolofoson
defended the thesis 30 May 2016:
Impacts of Community Forest Management and strictly protected areas on deforestation and human well-being in Madagascar

Anna Filyushkina
defended the thesis 23 May 2016:
Ecosystem Services and Forest Management in the Nordic Countries

Aleksandrs Smilgins
defended the thesis 7 April 2016:
Allocation Problems and Market Design

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Artificial evolution

A new study from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and University of Queensland presents examples of how humans not only contribute to the extinction of species but also drive evolution, and in some cases the emergence of entirely new species. The study was published in Proceedings of Royal Society B. Postdoc Joseph Bull from Department of Food and Resource Economics is the lead author. Humans artificially drive evolution of new species >>

Tax on unhealthy fats

In a recent article in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from the Department of Food and Resource Economics together with colleagues from Oxford show that the Danish saturated fat tax did have a positive impact on the nation’s health, despite what has been said by its critics. Go to the University of Oxford to read more >>