Haipeng Shi received his BS (2014) in Protected Agriculture Science and Engineering at the Hainan University (China), and obtained his Ph.D. (2020) degree in Agricultural Bio-environment and Energy Engineering at the China Agricultural University. His Ph.D. projects were focused on welfare and behavior of layer breeders in natural mating colony cage systems, with a focus on feather pecking behavior, nest behavior, mating behavior, and negative affective states like fear. He then conducted postdoctoral research at the China Agricultural University on the effects of environmental factors on the behavior and welfare of layer breeders, and on the establishment of environmental assessment methods of layer houses.
Now, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the lab of Dr. Adcock. His research project is concentrated on the long-term effects of beak-trimming in layer hens and whether dietary fiber can provide an alternative method for reducing feather pecking.