Speaker Highlights: Dr. Isabel Casasus (EAAP)

01 Apr 2021

The virtual nature of the BSAS annual conference, has enabled the Society to reach further than ever before, to engage and secure the presence of animal science experts from all four corners of the globe.

Isabel is the current President of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). She holds a PhD in Veterinary Sciences (University of Zaragoza, Spain, 1998) and is currently a Senior Researcher at the Animal Production and Health Unit in the Agri-Food Research Centre of Aragon (CITA, Zaragoza, Spain)

Her main research interests concern extensive ruminant production systems, with a holistic approach integrating the relationships between genotype, phenotype, nutrition, management, pasture use and animal physiology (growth, reproduction, welfare), within a socio economic and environmental sustainability context.

Her scientific activity has been developed within 100 research projects and thematic networks (30 as coordinator), of regional, national, international, and private funding.  She has directed four PhD theses and several MSc theses. She has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, and more than 100 technical papers and 250 communications in national and international scientific meetings.  She has also participated in a large number of extension courses and technical conferences, mainly related to livestock production systems in mountain areas, pasture management and organic farming.

Isabel is an active member of different Spanish scientific societies for the study of animal and pasture production, where she has undertaken research, development, and extension activities.  She is also engaged in transnational networks supported by FAO and CIHEAM (namely, on Mountain Pastures and Sheep and Goat Nutrition and Production Systems.)

Isabel will share her expertise as a member of the speaker panel for the ‘One World – One Animal Science’ session. This session looks at the ‘One World – One Animal Science’ perspective as seen from different global animal science societies, sharing, and discussing how they are tackling common issues and how greater links between societies and animal science around the world will be beneficial.

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