The UC Davis World Food Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Ermias Kebreab as Director of the World Food Center. Dr. Kebreab will serve as the Associate Dean of Global Engagement within the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, which includes the World Food Center.
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, […]
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 the ANR the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Panel
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 article regarding enteric methane emissions
Luis Moraes has graduated with a Ph.D. from the Animal Biology Graduate Group.
Dr. Kebreab was recently quoted in Washington Post article “How cleaner cow burps could help fight climate change.”
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.
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.