September 14, 2011

Meet a speaker: Dr. Karen Beauchemin

From Oct. 4-7, ASAS and the Asociación Argentina de Producción Animal (AAPA) will gather in Mar del Plata, Argentina for their first joint meeting. More information on the ASAS-AAPA joint meeting can be found here. AAPA is going to be a great host, and to prepare us for the meeting, they’ve provided a series of articles to help you get to know the speakers.

Meet Dr. Karen Beauchemin:

Dr. Karen Beauchemin

Beauchemin is a senior research scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, and an adjunct professor at several Canadian universities (University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, and University of Saskatchewan). Before her career in research, Dr. Beauchemin spent three years in the feed industry. She obtained a PhD in ruminant nutrition at the University of Guelph (1988), an MSc in animal nutrition at Laval University (1982), and her BSc in agriculture at McGill University (1978).

Dr. Beauchemin has developed a broad-based research program to improve feed utilization in ruminants. More recently her work has focused on the area of methane mitigation and greenhouse gas modeling.

Throughout her career, Dr. Beauchemin has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews. She is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Dairy Science Association and the Canadian Society of Animal Science. She is the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Society of Animal Science Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Science Award, the 2010 American Dairy Science Association, Nutrition Professionals Applied Dairy Nutrition Award, and in 2011, was awarded the Bertebos Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture for her work in greenhouse gas mitigation.

Topic of Dr. Beauchemin’s presentation is “Life cycle assessment – a holistic approach to assessing greenhouse gas emissions from beef and dairy production.”

Read more about the ASAS-AAPA joint meeting