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Kebreab appointed to Committee on Anthropogenic Methane Emissions in the United States


Dr. Ermias Kebreab has been appointed to the Committee on Anthropogenic Methane Emissions in the United States by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At the request of NASA, NOAA, EPA, and DOE, this study will examine approaches to measuring, monitoring, reporting, and developing inventories of anthropogenic emissions of methane to the atmosphere. The geographic scope of this study is limited to the United States. This study will assess published inventories of U.S. methane emissions, characterize their uncertainty, […]

Kebreab appointed Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs in Global Affairs


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; […]

Ermias Kebreab reappointed to ANR panel


Ermias Kebreab reappointed to the ANR the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Panel

Kebreab presents at Ecological Society of America


Ermias Kebreab gave invited presentation on ‘Sustainable livestock systems – the case of Vietnam’ at the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore, MD. Background/Question/Methods are as follows: there are 17 billion domestic animals globally valued at $1.4 trillion. Livestock are used for a variety of reasons ranging from source of food to transportation to risk management tool, especially in poor households in developing countries. Vietnam produces four million tons of livestock products per year, ranking third in Asia, after China […]

Ermias Kebreab quoted in AFP


Ermias Kebreab quoted in AFP article regarding enteric methane emissions

Luis Moraes graduated with Ph.D. from the Animal Biology Graduate Group


Luis Moraes has graduated with a Ph.D.  from the Animal Biology Graduate Group.

Ermias Kebreab quoted in Washington Post article


Dr. Kebreab was recently quoted in Washington Post article “How cleaner cow burps could help fight climate change.”

Ermias Kebreab featured on a One UC Davis banner on campus


Dr. Kebreab is being featured on a One UC Davis banner on campus.  UC Davis is a global community of individuals who are united in advancing the human condition. The One UC Davis campaign honors this “One” community of individuals and tells the stories about how, working together and in a spirit of caring and inclusiveness, we are educating extraordinary people and using discovery to achieve solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. 

Ermias Kebreab interviewed on anaerobic digesters broadcast on KCRW (NPR affiliated in So. CA)


Dr. Kebreab was recently interviewed on anaerobic digesters broadcast on KCRW (NPR affiliated in So. CA). The interview can be listened to on the KCRW website.

Dr. Kebreab receives new grant from USDA


Ermias Kebreab received a new grant for “Mitigation of methane emission from cattle in Vietnam” from USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program.