Dr. Kebreab has been appointed the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs in Global Affairs at UC Davis, effective July 1, 2015. The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Global Affairs is to promote, facilitate, and provide leadership and assist UC Davis faculty to pursue and expand international programs, activities and initiatives.
In his role as a Professor of Animal Science Dr. Kebreab’s research focuses on whole system approach to quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture; mathematical modeling and mitigation of emissions from animals, manure and soil; development of energy and nutrient utilization/requirement models in cattle, swine and poultry and sustainable agriculture, in particular animal production in relation to environmental sustainability. His international work includes – Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, the UK, Denmark and Italy. Since joining UC Davis he has received $12.7 million in grants and is currently serving on the National Academy of Science Nutrient Requirements Committee and Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Challenge for Change Lead. Dr. Kebreab earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Asmara, Eritrea, his M.S. in Integrative biology and his Ph.D. in Ecological modeling from the University of Reading, UK. He has served as the Canada Research Chair at the University of Manitoba, Canada, a Research Fellow/Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph and a Lecturer in Asmara University, Eritrea.