Faculty Information

NameErmias Kebreab
Office2111 Meyer Hall
DepartmentAnimal Science
WebsiteWeb Link
EducationPh.D. University of Reading, UK 1998
Research InterestsSustainable agriculture, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and establishing nutrient requirements in farm animals.
Areas of EmphasisIntegrative Ecology
Research AbstractMy research is focused on developing sustainable agriculture based on integrated approaches at the whole farm level that takes into account the animal/plant/soil interactions. I use mathematical models and simulations to investigate how nutritional manipulations impacts greenhouse gas emissions from the animal and the farm. I am also interested in defining nutrient and energy requirements in farm animals and the use of increased feed conversion efficiency to reduce emissions.
Recent PublicationsMoraes LE, Kebreab E, Strathe AB, Dijkstra J, France J, Casper DP, Fadel JG. 2015. Multivariate and univariate analysis of energy balance data from lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 98:4012-29.
 Reed KF, Moraes LE, Casper DP, Kebreab E. Predicting nitrogen excretion from cattle. J Dairy Sci 2015;98(5):3025-35.
 Vaz PG, Kebreab E, Hung SS, Fadel JG, Lee S, Fangue NA. Impact of nutrition and salinity changes on biological performances of green and white sturgeon. PLoS One 2015;10(4):e0122029.
Examination TopicsMathematical modeling, climate change
Accepting StudentsYes
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