Research of rumen methanogenesis – What have we learned?
Dr Karen Beauchemin is a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, with 30 years of experience. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan. Before her career in research, Dr Beauchemin spent several years in the feed industry as a nutritionist. She obtained her PhD in ruminant nutrition from the University of Guelph (1988), an MSc in animal nutrition from Laval University (1982), and her BSc in agriculture from McGill University (1978). Dr Beauchemin conducts a broad based research programme to improve feed utilisation of beef and dairy cattle while reducing environmental impact, especially enteric methane production. She recently served on the National Academy of Science’s Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle 8th revision committee and has published nearly 400 refereed scientific publications.
In her keynote address at the ISRP 2019, she will examine what insights the five-year studies of rumen methanogenesis have yielded and what future developments will look like.