I have many years experience in animal science with particular emphasis on animal nutrition. Prior to joining SRUC in 1990, I was involved with detailed studies on digestive physiology and feed utilisation in ruminant animals. Whilst at SRUC, I have been involved with all farmed species.
Recent research focused on the effects of altered nutrient supply, both in vivo and in vitro, on the developmental competence of oocytes, embryos, foetuses and their resultant offspring. This encompassed all developmental processes and focused on the viability of offspring as measured by physiological and behavioural traits.
Recently the emphasis of my research has changed and I have been involved with overseeing the validation and use of the respiration chambers at the GreenCow facility for measuring methane emissions by sheep and cattle. Strategies have been developed to evaluate proxy measures for methane emissions and the effectiveness of strategies to reduce emissions.
Address: Future Farming Systems, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
Telephone: 0131 651 9348