DVM, PhD, Dip.ECSRHM, graduated with merit in 1991 from the Veterinary School of Algiers (Algeria). He is currently Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine (Ruminants) in the Veterinary School of Alfort in France. He is responsible for teaching veterinary students ruminant medicine (cattle, sheep and goats).
His research and clinical interests are in diseases of small ruminants in which field he has published in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed in scientific meetings. He has become a de facto diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management (2010). He is also the responsable of the ECSRHM « Education Committee » since 2020.
BRIEF CV OF MIGUEL ANGEL APARICIO
Degree in Veterinary Science’s in Complutense University in Madrid, PhD in Veterinary Sciences (1983). Professor of Animal Production Area in Veterinary School (University of Extremadura) from 1985 today. Research topics: Animal Welfare. General Director of Consumption and Veterinary Public Health (1991-1995). Head of Technological Transfer Office of the University of Extremadura (1995-1999). Member of ECONWELFARE project. In the field of research on sheep, I have carried out several research projects for different entities such as the Regional Government of Castilla La Mancha, “Training in Animal Welfare” (2018) and “Study on the cost of implementing Animal Welfare measures in small ruminant farms in Castilla-La Mancha” (2016), and the for the Sheep and goat agri-food interprofessional (Interovic): “Effect of the Mediterranean climate on the welfare of sheep in extensive and semi-extensive regime: summer and autumn” (2014) and "Animal Welfare Protocol in sheep” (2019-20). Full member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Veterinary Sciences from 2005. Member of the Scientific Committee for Animal Welfare of Interporc, Interovic, Asoprovac and ASICI. Former vicepresident of UEECA (Union of Spanish Entities of Animal Science). President of the Organizing Committee of the European Symposium on Animal Welfare in Ruminants (2022)
Professor of Animal Breeding at the University of León. I have worked for 30 years as a researcher in genomics and animal breeding in different livestock species, mainly dairy sheep. During this period, I have participated in research projects of the National Plan, the Research Plan of Castilla y León, European Union projects (FP6, FP7, H2020), and contracts with industry. My research activity has focused on using molecular techniques in animal breeding. Thus, my activity has evolved with the progress of the methodology. In this way, we start using genetic markers and now focus on using genomic sequencing and transcriptome data from different tissues to decipher the genetic basis of phenotypes of interest in ruminants, mainly dairy sheep. In this sense, we collaborate with various Spanish and foreign research groups with a complementary line of research. I am a member of different international initiatives: the International Sheep Genomics Consortium (http://www.sheephapmap.org/), Functional Annotation of Farm Animal Genomes (FAANG), focused on livestock genomics. CLOSE
CURRICULUM VITAE JOSE MARIA BELLO
Born in 1963.
Higher Bachelor in Zaragoza, obtained in 1981.
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in 1986
Doctorate (PhD) in Veterinary Medicine in 2017 from Zaragoza University.
Diplomate at ECSRHM (European College of Small Ruminants) since 2021.
Commercial Technical Service in NANTA ZARAGOZA from 1987 to 2005 in the specialty of Ruminants.
Sheep and Goats Product Manager from 2005 to the present in the company NANTA S.A having the responsibility of the Small Ruminant species in Spain and Portugal.
Main activity focused on diets and feed design, farm feeding planification, technical team training and management, organization of sectorial and professional events, running of innovation projects and global support in small ruminant within Nutreco Company.
Working on projects related to Animal Welfare, Meat Quality, Farm Management, Antibiotic Reduction and Sustainability.
Publication of works and articles in national and international media and conferences.
My scientific career started as an undergraduate student during the last year of the Veterinary Degree at the University of León, when I received a grant from the Spanish Government (Ministry of Education) and produced a minor thesis on maedi visna, a lentiviral infection of ruminants. I continued the research on this topic for my PhD thanks to two predoctoral grants from the regional (FPI, Junta de Castilla y León) and national Governments (FPU, MEC). My PhD thesis obtained the maximum calcification (Sobresaliente cum laude) and the Extraordinary Doctorate Award of the Veterinary Degree, University of León (2007).
After finishing my PhD I moved to Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK with a permanent postdoctoral position as Veterinary Research Immunopathologist, where I worked for 3 years and 4 months. In this time I participated in several research projects focused on analysing the host-pathogen relation in different diseases of ruminants (i.e. neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, malignant catarrhal fever, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and louping ill). My role in these projects was focused in the analysis of the pathological and immune responses developed by the host as a consequence of the infection and how the vaccination or host strain could influence over this response. At this time I was granted a research project as co-Principal investigator, and had the opportunity to supervise several Degree students.
Since my incorporation to the the Instituto de Ganadería de Montaña (CSIC-University of León), Spain, firstly under under a JAE-doc contract (CSIC) for three years, then as Ramon y Cajal fellow and finally, since 2017, as Scientist from CSIC, I initiate a new line of research in the institute based on the study of protozoan diseases of ruminants. Within this line, and since then, I have been granted as Principal Investigator four research projects: one within the European NADIR Transnational Access Projects, other from the BSAS/Biosciences KTN program and three from the National R&D&I Plan (Refs. AGL2011-30205, AGL2016-75935-C2-2-R, and PID2019-104713RB-C22 ), the two last of them as a collaborative project with group SALUVET, from the Complutense University of Madrid Currently, with which there is long and fruitful collaboration on the study of protozoan diseases of rumminants.
During my scientific career I have published 114 peer-reviewed papers, 75% of them in journals within the first quartile of the area of research. I have participated in 21 research projects (13 national/regional and 8 international), 4 of them as Principal Investigator, and 18 research contracts, 7 of the as Principal Investigator. Co-supervised 5 PhD theses (3 currently under development), 5 final degree dissertations and 1 master thesis. I have also published 20 papers in knowledge transfer journals. Since 2014 I belong, as de facto diplomate, to the European College of Small Ruminant Health and Management (ECSRHM), and since 2001 to the Spanish Society of Veterinary Pathology.
Affiliation: National Veterinary School, Toulouse, France
Teaching: Associate Professor (Theriogenology and Infectious Diseases)
Research: unit INRAe – Toulouse Vet School 1225 ‘Hosts-Pathogens Interactions’:
investigations about ruminants mastitis, mycoplasmoses and abortion.
1990 Veterinary studies graduation (Toulouse)
1992 Microbiological Master (Lyon University, France)
1996 PhD Thesis (Lyon University)
1997-98 Post-doctorate in Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse, Bern (Switzerland)
2001 Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction
2014 Diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminants Health Management.
On educational grounds, I studied veterinary science at the veterinary school of the Complutense University of Madrid between 1994 and 1999. In 2021 I obtained a master’s degree (MSC) in veterinary epidemiology and public health at the Royal Veterinary College of the University of London. Regarding working side, after finishing my veterinary studies I spent three years working as vet surgeon in large and small animal practices. At the end of 2002 I moved to the UK to work as an Official Veterinary Surgeon on animal health, hygiene and welfare, beside of export certification. At the end of 2007 I obtained a position in the national veterinary body of Spain, and started working for the animal health unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries as an official veterinarian where I have been working on animal health matters such as epidemiology, surveillance, control and eradication of animal diseases and zoonosis, since then. In January 2020 I become Head of the epidemiology department which is my current post.
Emeritus Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science of the Faculty of Veterinary of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, Spain). He studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), where he graduated as an Agricultural Engineer and did a PhD on Ruminant Nutrition. Later he carried out his teaching and research career at the UPM (Assistant Professor and Associate Professor), the UPV (Associate Professor and Professor) and at the UAB (Professor) where he founded the Ruminant Research Group (G2R) recognized as a Consolidated Research Group by the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has been a visiting researcher in the United Kingdom (U. Nottingham, Sutton Bonington), France (INRAe, Rennes and Montpellier), Denmark (U. Copenhagen), the United States (U. Minnesota-St. Paul, U. Wisconsin-Madison, U. California-Davis and U. South Dakota-Brookings), Saudi Arabia (King Saud U., Riyadh) and New Zealand (AgResearch, Hamilton).
He has been member of the Spanish standardization committees (AENOR) and the international standardization working group (ISO) in electronic livestock identification, advisor of the Ministry of Agriculture (CEIEA) and the EU (DG Agri) on animal identification issues and consultant for FAO. He was elected full member (no. 27) of the Catalan Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2005) and in 2006 received the International Prize for Dairy Production from the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA). He collaborates with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM), as scientific coordinator and professor in the biannual master's degree in Animal Nutrition, as well as in various short specialization courses in dairy sheep production and precision farming.
His main areas of research are the production of dairy ruminants, including lactation physiology, nutrition, adaptation to thermal stress and milking management in sheep and goats, practical applications of electronic identification and sensors in precision livestock farming. Lately he has created a multidisciplinary beekeeping research group (UABee) interested in the welfare and conservation of bees that includes the monitoring of hives through sensors. He participated in 15 competitive national projects and 7 from the European Union, as well as in several cooperation and development projects, and in consulting with companies and public and private organizations. His scientific production includes the direction of 40 doctoral and 50 master's theses, and the publication of more than 400 articles (of which 170 in indexed journals) and 11 international patents.
Almudena Calavia holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). She is member of the National Veterinary Body since 2009.
She worked in the Ministry of Health where she had responsibilities as a health inspector at the border control post of Barcelona.
Since 2013 she works in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, where she has held different technical responsibilities in the Secretary of Agriculture. In 2015 she started to work in the field of zootechnics where she currently serves as a Head of Service of animal genetic resources and her areas of responsibilities cover implementation of the Regulation (UE) 2016/1012 of animal breeding and development of National Program for Conservation, Improvement and Promotion of Livestock breeds (Royal Decree 45/2019).
Antonello Cannas, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Full Professor of Animal Nutrition and Feeding in the Department of Agricultural Sciences (Dipartimento di Agraria), University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. He gained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences in the University of Sassari, a Master of Science (Chair P.J. Van Soest) and a Ph.D. (Chair P.J. Van Soest, Co-Chair A.N. Pell) at Cornell University.
He teaches the courses Animal nutrition and feeding and Feeding techniques and diet balancing for ruminants in the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Sassari, where he also directed until recently the Ph.D. School.
His main areas of research are ruminant nutrition, with special focus on small ruminants and modelization; feed evaluation; energy and protein requirements of ruminants; rumen function and turnover; milk urea as nutritional indicator; nutrition and milk composition in small ruminants; feed palatability; environmental impact of animal production. Invited speaker in more than 20 national and international symposia. Former associate editor for Animal Nutrition of the journal Small Ruminant Research, he has been reviewer for more than 20 international scientific journals. Author of more than 160 scientific and technical publications, and book chapters. He also edited the book: Cannas A., Pulina G., Eds. 2008. Dairy goats feeding and nutrition. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
He led the development of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System for Sheep and its evolution into the Small Ruminant Nutrition System, jointly with D. G. Fox, Cornell University, USA and L.O. Tedeschi, Texas A & M University, USA. He is a member of the Sheep and Goat commission of EAAP.
He was the chair of the organizing committee of the 10th Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilization in Farm Animals (https://www.modnut2022.com/), held in Alghero (Sardinia), 18-21 September 2022 and coeditor of the proceedings, published by Animal - Science proceedings.
Philippe Chemineau is initially an Agronomist. He has a PhD in Reproductive physiology of domestic animals. He is Emeritus Director of Research INRAE (France) and President World Association of Animal Production (WAAP). He has been Head of the INRAE Division Animal Physiology and Livestock Systems; Member of national INRAE Management Board; Head of the « Delegation for scientific expertise, Foresight and Advanced studies (DEPE)” INRAE Paris; Head of the INRAE “ Direction of Regional policy, Higher education and Europe (DARESE)”. He has also been President of EAAP (European Association of Animal Production), the European Federation of Animal Science. He has published 195 publications and has an h-index : 39
Maria Climent, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Biomedicine, works as a lecturer in the Anatomy, Embryology and Animal Genetics Department at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zaragoza, Spain. In addition to her teaching in anatomy, and research in the field of aging and epigenetics, she has been focused in the neuroanatomy field in different domestic animals. She has received formation in the Neuropathology & Neuroanatomy Courses for ECVN (European College of Veterinary Neurology) and ACVIM (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) residents, in the Veterinary Neurosciences training at the UAB (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 2015). Since 2016, she carries out a healthcare activity in the field of neurology at the Scrum: Clinical Ruminant Service, a clinical hospital service from the Veterinary Faculty. Here she attends the suspected neurological cases, being focused in the neuroanatomy of the neurologic examination and the disorder location.
Cathrine Erichsen is a veterinarian and sheep farming consultant with a major background in lambing management, currently working as a customer engagement manager at MSD Animal Health. Cathrine grew up on a sheep farm in Southern Denmark and through the years gained sheep management experience in indoor and outdoor lambing systems, among others in New Zealand and Denmark. Her Master’s thesis investigated the prevalence of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma in Denmark, a joined project between Copenhagen University and Moredun Research Institute. She qualified as a veterinarian from Copenhagen University in 2017 and was awarded a PhD in 2022 by the University of Edinburgh, SRUC and AgResearch, New Zealand for her studies of triplet lamb survival. Her work investigated farmers’ management practices and attitudes towards triplet lambs and investigating strategies to understand and improve placental nutrient transport capacity, thermoregulatory abilities, birthweight, and behaviour of triplet lambs. Cathrine’s specialist interests are early life development, lambing management and developing ways to improve knowledge transfer to farmers and veterinarians.
GANTER, Martin, Prof. Dr.
Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bischofsholer Damm 15, 30173 Hannover, Germany
GENDER, DATE OF BIRTH
Male, 24 November 1959
Dates (From-To) Establishment Degree awarded
1979-84 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Veterinary approbation 1985-86 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Dr. med. et.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Recognition as German Specialist in Pig Diseases (1990)
Recognition as German Specialist in Diseases of Small Ruminants (1994)
Recognition as German Specialist in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostic (1996) Award of "Venia legendi" in Diseases of Small Ruminants and in Laboratory Diagnostic by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (1996)
Founding Dip. ECSRHM (2008)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES - CAREER
1985-96 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover - Res. Assistant 1996-98 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Head of Field Station for Epidemiology in Bakum 1998-present University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Professor for Diseases of Small Ruminants and for Laboratory Diagnostics
1999-present Head of Small Ruminant Health Service Hannover
2000-2012 Head of the School for Vet. Med. Technical Assistants
08.05.1998 – 20.05.15 Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the German Small
Ruminant Veterinary Association (DVG KlWdk)
30.10. 2011-24.10.2012 Vice-President of the ECSRHM
08.02.2013 – present Member of the Committee for Ruminants of the Federal
Chamber of Veterinarians (BTK) of Germany
25.10.2014-2017 President of the ECSRHM
01.10.2015 – present Member Fed. Permanent Vaccination Commission (StIKoVet)
José María González-Sainz
He has been working with sheep in a full time, in Gabinete Técnico Veterinario SL, since he graduated at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza in 1996. He works as advisor on sheep production (management, nutrition, reproduction and sanitary matters) for farmers, cooperatives, regional governments, veterinary groups and laboratories. In 2014, he obtained the Diploma of the European College of Small Ruminant Health and Management. He achieved the Philosophical Doctor degree from Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza University (Spain) in 2016, with a distinction “cum laude”, for a research developed on ovine respiratory complex. He is coordinator of the Program for the Reasonable Use of Antibiotics in Sheep and Goats in Spain since 2018 within the National Plan against Antibiotic Resistance (PRAN). Nowadays, He combines his activities as advisor with his work as associated lecturer at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza University. Finally, he is member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC) and the Tierras Ovino – Pequeños Rumiantes journal from 2012.
Mónica López Fanarraga (MLF) is a Full Professor at the University of Cantabria in Molecular Biology and the head of the Research Group "Nanomedicine" at the Health Institute Valdecilla-IDIVAL. During her scientific career of more than 30 years, she has carried out research in laboratories in 4 countries and 5 different universities.
Among the more than 60 peer-reviewed MLF publications, there are contributions in journals such as Nature, JCB, ACS Nano, or Angew Chem. MLF has 4 patents and has participated in > 30 competitive national/international research projects, and has led 7 in nanomedicine in the last 10 years. MLF is a member of international (COST) and Marie Curie Doctoral networks; has been/is the tutor of 10 post-doctoral researchers, has directed more than 20 postgraduate/master theses, and 13 defended Ph.D. theses. In March 2022, the Spanish Platform for Innovation in Health Technologies (Fenin) awarded MLF the “2022 Best Researcher Award” for contributions made in the field of nanomedicine. (Updated info at: http://mlfanarraga.wix.com/gruponanomedicina).
DENIS MAJYAMBERE BVM, MGHD
Denis is trained as a veterinarian with a masters ‘degree in global health delivery. He offers a combination of project management skills, gender analysis and community engagement skills, technical understanding of infectious diseases, application of global health equity principles and knowledge in livestock health, biosecurity and poultry production systems strengthening. He is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the College of Agriculture, Animal sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda and the gender contact person for UR- Nyagatare Campus. He brings at least 9 years of working with various international and regional development organizations, building community capacities in livestock husbandry practices, livestock health and vaccination and, for the last two years engaged in gender related research activities. He is currently the PI for a 3 year UNDP-GEF, Small Grant Program in collaboration with Single Sparks from the Netherlands and also the Rwanda Country Lead for a 4-year IDRC Gender and Livestock Innovations grant in collaboration with the AFROHUN network: Action research to support women’s agency and empowerment in livestock vaccine distribution, delivery and use in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. At the UR- School of Veterinary Medicine, he directs courses in poultry, swine and small ruminant medicine and, veterinary extension.
Masters of Science in Global Health delivery (MGHD) May 2017
University of Global Health Equity Kigali, Rwanda
Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) Dec 2012 University of Rwanda, College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Nyagatare, Rwanda
RECENT GRANT AWARDS
Selected relevant publications
Dr. Giulia Mangiagalli graduated at the University of Milan of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She completed a Rotating Internship in companion animals medicine and surgery and, a visiting period at the University of Barcelona of Veterinary Medicine, following Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology departments. After some years of both companion animals’ clinical and laboratory activity, she decided to dedicate her career exclusively to the Clinical Pathology, attending the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) Residency program (2019-2022) working in an Italian commercial laboratory. Now, she works at the Gran Sasso Veterinary Hospital (Milan, Italy) as clinical pathologist-in-chief of the internal laboratory and collaborates with the University of Milan of Veterinary Medicine as clinical pathology specialist.
Dr Tom McNeilly, a qualified veterinary surgeon, is Director of Research and Innovation and Head of Disease Control at the Moredun Research Institute. He is an immunologist and infectious disease biologist with expertise in translational aspects of ruminant immunology, including vaccine development and population-based studies on immune variation in livestock species. He has been involved in the development vaccines to control parasitic, viral and bacterial infections in both cattle and sheep, including those which have progressed to field evaluation. His work has used advanced surgical and culture-based methods in ruminant species to define key host-pathogen interactions at the mucosal interface, and has identified several heritable immune biomarkers in ruminants associated with increased resistance to disease. He has published over 100 refereed publications in international peer-reviewed journals. His current interests are: 1. The use of in vivo and in vitro study systems to understand host-pathogen interactions at mucosal surfaces; 2. The development of vaccines against major endemic pathogens of sheep and cattle, including gastro-intestinal parasites and the ruminant Hazard Group 3 pathogens Coxiella burnetii and Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC); 3. The epidemiology of these pathogens in terms of optimal vaccine deployment and/or assessment of zoonotic risk; 4. The causes and consequences of immune variation in in ruminant populations including trade-offs between productivity and immune function.
First and Family name
GERARDO MORENO MARCOS
WoS Researcher ID
SCOPUS Author ID
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
Name of University
UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA
PLANT BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE
Address and Country
CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO, PLASENCIA 10600, SPAIN
Agroforestry system, Dehesa, Soil-plant relations, Root systems, Soil water, Nutrient uptake, Soil Carbon, Ecosystem services
PhD Biological Science
M.Sc. (eq.) Biological Sciences
B.S. Biological Science
4 Research periods (last 2009-2014) + 1 Transference-of-knowledge period with positive evaluation
7 PhD supervised (+ 2 awaiting date for the defence + 2 in course)
134 peer-review papers (84 in Q1). Number of citations: 4187 (h-index = 36 (Core collection of WoS).
Part B. CV SUMMARY (max. 3500 characters, including spaces)
PhD in Biology, professor of Agrochemistry, Soil Science and Ecosystem Services at the Forestry School of the University of Extremadura (UEX), and director of the INDEHESA Unit (Institute of Research for Dehesa and Silvopastoralism). After his formation on Forest Biogeochemistry in Salamanca (IRNA-CSIC; 2000-2004) and France (CEFE-CNRS, Montpellier; 2005-2006), he started to work in the UEX in 1999. He is specialist in agroforestry science, soil-plant relationships and the dynamic and management of soil resources, with long experience on the study of the functioning and management of agroforestry systems and strategies for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change, with main focus on understanding the contribution of trees to the productivity, functioning and provision of ecosystem services of Iberian Dehesas, under different management schemes.
He has coordinated four projects funded by Spanish Research Programs (one on course, PID2019-108313RB-C31) and participated in another four. He has also a long experience (> 20 years) working in European projects, with three on course: DIGITAF (Agroforestry to meet climate, biodiversity and farming sustainability goals; HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01), RE-LIVESTOCK (Facilitating Innovations for Resilient Livestock Farming Systems; HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01) and RELIVE (Back to the Future: Reintegrating Land and Livestock for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Circularity; 2021 JOINT CALL ERA-NET Cofund).
He is author of 134 papers published in journal internationally recognized (SCI) in the area of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, such as Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Plant and Soil, Forest Ecology and Management, Biogeoscience, Science of the Total Environment, Sustainability Science, Agroforestry systems, Remote Sensing of Environment, Global Biology Change, Nature Communications and Science. He has worked with scientist of > 20 countries, and currently works in close collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry (Alemania), focused on the response of dehesas to global change.
Part C. RELEVANT MERITS
C.1. Publications (only last 25 papers SCI)
Helfenstein, J., Bürgi, M., Debonne, N., … Moreno, G., … Herzog, F. Farmer surveys in Europe suggest that specialized, intensive farms were more likely to perceive negative impacts from COVID-19. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 42, 84 (2022).
Luo, Y., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Richardson, A.D., … Moreno, G., … Migliavacca, M. 2022. Evergreen broadleaf greenness and its relationship with leaf flushing, aging, and water fluxes, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 323, 109060, doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.109060.
Arenas-Corraliza, M.G., López-Díaz, M.L. Rolo, V., Cáceres, Y., Moreno, G. 2022. Phenological, morphological and physiological drivers of cereal grain yield in Mediterranean agroforestry systems, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 40, 108158. doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108158.
Encinas‐Valero, M., Esteban, R., Hereş, A. M., Vivas, M., Fakhet, D., Aranjuelo, I., Solla, A., Moreno, G. & Curiel Yuste, J. (2022). Holm oak decline is determined by shifts in fine root phenotypic plasticity in response to belowground stress. New Phytologist 235: 2237-2251
Reyes-Palomo, C., Aguilera, E., Llorente, M., Díaz-Gaona, C., Moreno, G., & Rodríguez-Estévez, V. (2022). Carbon sequestration offsets a large share of GHG emissions in dehesa cattle production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 358, 131918
Molina, Antonio J., Rafael M. Navarro-Cerrillo, Javier Pérez-Romero, Reyes Alejano, Juan F. Bellot, Juan A. Blanco, Jesús J. Camarero, Arnaud Carrara, Víctor M. Castillo, Teresa Cervera, Gonzalo G. Barberá, María González-Sanchis, Álvaro Hernández, Juan B. Imbert, María N. Jiménez, Pilar Llorens, Manuel E. Lucas-Borja, Gerardo Moreno, Mariano Moreno-de las Heras, Francisco B. Navarro, Guillermo Palacios, Noemí Palero, María A. Ripoll, David Regües, Francisco J. Ruiz-Gómez, Alberto Vilagrosa, and Antonio D. del Campo. 2021. "SilvAdapt.Net: A Site-Based Network of Adaptive Forest Management Related to Climate Change in Spain" Forests 12, no. 12: 1807. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12121807
Jeanneret, P., Lüscher, G., Schneider, M.K., … Moreno, G., … Herzog, F. 2021. An increase in food production in Europe could dramatically affect farmland biodiversity. Commun Earth Environ 2, 183. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00256-x
Martini D; Sakowska K; Wohlfart G; Pacheco-Labrador J; Van der TOl C; Porcar-Castell A; Magney T; Carrara A; Colombo R; El-Madany T; Gonzalez-Gascon R; Martin MP; Tommaso J; Moreno G; Rascher U; Reichstein M; Rossini M; Migliavacca M. 2022. Heatwave breaks down the linearity between sun-induced fluorescence and gross primary production. New Phytologist 233: 2415–2428; DOI: 10.1111/nph.17920.
Plieninger T; Flinzberger L; Hetman M; Horstmannshoff I; Reinhard-Kolempas M; Topp E; Morneo G; Huntsinger L. 2021. Dehesas as high nature value farming systems: a social-ecological synthesis of drivers, pressures, state, impacts, and responses. Ecology and Society 26 - 3, pp. 23. DOI: 10.5751/ES-12647-260323
Rolo V; Roces-Diaz JV; Torralba M; Kay S; Fagerholm N; Aviron S; Burgess PJ; Crous-Duran J; Ferreiro_Dominguez N; Graves A; Hartel T; Mantzanas K; Mosquea-LOsada MR; Palma J; Sidiropoulou A; Szerencsits E; Viaud V; Herzog F; Plieninger T; Moreno G. Forest and agroforestry mixtures alleviate trade-offs of ecosystem services in European rural landscapes. Ecosystem Services. 50, pp. 101318. 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101318
Phillips HRP. Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Scientific Data. 8 - 136, NATURE, 2021. DOI: 10.1038/s41597-021-00912-z
El‐Madany TS; Reichstein M; Carrara A; Martín MP; Moreno G; Gonzalez‐Cascon R; Penuelas J; Ellsworth DS; Burchard-Levine V; Hammer TW; Knauer J; Kolle O; Luo YP; Pacheco-Labrador J; Nelson JA; Perez-Priego O; Rolo V; Wutzler T; Migliavacca M. How Nitrogen and Phosphorus Availability Change Water Use Efficiency in a Mediterranean Savanna Ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 126 - 5, pp. e2020JG006005. 2021. DOI: 10.1029/2020JG006005
Solla A; Moreno G; Malewski T; Jung T; Klisz M; Tkaczyk M; Siebyla M; Pérez A; Cubera E; Hrynyk H; Szulc W; Rutkowska B; Martín JA; Belbahri L; Oszako z. 2021. Phosphite spray for the control of oak decline induced by Phytophthora in Europe. Forest Ecology and Management, 485, 118938. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2021.118938.
Encinas Valero M; Esteban E; Hereş AM; Becerril JM; García Plazaola JI; Artexe U; Vivas M; Solla A; Moreno G; Curiel Yuste J. 2021. Photoprotective compounds as early-markers to predict holm oak crown defoliation in declining Mediterranean savannahs. Tree Physiology. DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpab006
Bogdanovich E; Perez-Priego O; El-Madany TS.; Guderle M; Pacheco-Labrador J; Levick R; Moreno G; Carrara A; Martín MP; Migliavacca M. 2021. Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning for characterizing tree structural parameters and their changes under different management in a Mediterranean open woodland. Forest Ecology and Management, 486, 118945. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2021.118945
Moreno G; Hernández-Esteban A; Rolo V; Igual M. The enduring effects of sowing legume rich mixtures on the soil microbial community and soil carbon in semi arid wood pastures. Plant & Soil. 465, pp. 563 - 582. 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-021-05023-7
Lopez-Diaz, M. Lourdes; Benitez, Rafael; Rolo, Victor; Moreno, Gerardo. Managing high quality timber plantations as silvopastoral systems: tree growth, soil water dynamics and nitrate leaching risk. NEW FORESTS. 51 - 6, pp. 985 - 1002. SPRINGER, 01/11/2020. ISSN 0169-4286 DOI: 10.1007/s11056-020-09770-w
Pacheco-Labrador, J., El-Madany, T. S., van der Tol, C., Martin, M. P., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Perez-Priego, O., Guan, J., Moreno, G., Carrara, A., Reichstein, M., Migliavacca, M. (2021). senSCOPE: Modeling mixed canopies combining green and brown senesced leaves. Evaluation in a Mediterranean Grassland. Remote Sensing of Environment, 257, 112352. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2021.112352
Pacheco-Labrador J, El-Madany, TS, Martin MP, Gonzalez-Cascon R, Carrara A, Moreno G, Perez-Priego O, Hammer T, Moossen H, Henkel K, Kolle O, Martini D, Burchard V, Van Der Tol C, Segl K, Reichstein M, Migliavacca M (2021). Combining hyperspectral remote sensing and eddy covariance data streams for estimation of vegetation functional traits. Biogeosciences Discussions, 1-38. DOI: 10.5194/bg-2019-501
El‐Madany, T. S., Reichstein, M., Carrara, A., Martín, M. P., Moreno, G., Gonzalez‐Cascon, R., ... & Migliavacca, M. (2021). How Nitrogen and Phosphorus Availability Change Water Use Efficiency in a Mediterranean Savanna Ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, e2020JG006005. DOI: 10.1029/2020JG006005
Gaytán, Á., Bautista, J. L., Bonal, R., Moreno, G., & González-Bornay, G. (2021). Trees Increase Ant Species Richness and Change Community Composition in Iberian Oak Savannahs. Diversity, 13(3), 115. DOI: 10.3390/d13030115
Pardo A, Rolo V, Concepción ED, ... Moreno G. 2020. To what extent does the European common agricultural policy affect key landscape determinants of biodiversity?. Environmental Science & Policy, 114, 595-605. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.023
Varela E, Pulido F, Moreno G, Zavala MA. 2020. Targeted policy proposals for managing spontaneous forest expansion in the Mediterranean. J Appl Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13779
Arenas-Corraliza MG, López-Díaz ML, Rolo V, Moreno G. 2020. Wheat and barley cultivars show plant traits acclimation and increase grain yield under simulated shade in Mediterranean conditions. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, doi: 10.1111/jac.12465.
El-Madany T, Carrara A, Kolle O, Moreno G, … Migliavacca M. 2020. Drought and Heatwave Impacts on Semi-Arid Ecosystems’ Carbon Fluxes along a Precipitation Gradient. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 375: 20190519 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0519
Giannitsopoulos ML, Graves AR, Burgess PJ, Crous-Duran J, Moreno G, … García de Jalón S. 2020. Whole system valuation of arable, agroforestry and tree-only systems at three case study sites in Europe, Journal of Cleaner Production, 269, 122283. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122283
Arenas-Corraliza I, Nieto A, Moreno G. 2020. Automatic mapping of tree crowns in scattered-tree woodlands using low-density LiDAR data and infrared imagery. Agroforestry Systems, doi: 10.1007/s10457-020-00517-2
Yousefi A, Ghahramany L, Ghazanfari H, Pulido F, Moreno G. 2020. Biometric indices of wild pistachio (Pistacia atlantica Desf.) trees under resin extraction in Western Iran. Agroforestry Systems doi: 10.1007/s10457-020-00518-1
Nair RK, Morris KA., Migliavacca M, Moreno G, Schrumpf M. 2020. Plant-available N: P alters root litter N recycling in a Mediterranean tree–grass ecosystem. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, doi: 10.1002/jpln.202000097
Luo Y, El-Madany T, Ma X, Nair R, Jung M, Weber U, Filippa G, Bucher SF, Moreno G, … Migliavacca M. 2020. Nutrients and water availability constrain the seasonality of vegetation activity in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 26:4379–4400. _ doi: 10.1111/gcb.15138
Rolo V, Hartel T, Aviron S, … Moreno G. 2020. Challenges and innovations for improving the sustainability of European agroforestry systems of high nature and cultural value: stakeholder perspectives. Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-020-00826-6
Concepción ED, Aneva I, Jay M, Lukanov S, Marsden K, Moreno G, … Díaz M. 2020. Optimizing biodiversity gain of European agriculture through regional targeting and adaptive management of conservation tools. Biological Conservation, doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108384
Kitz F, Spielmann FM, Hammerle A, Kolle O, Migliavacca M, Moreno G, Ibrom A, Krasnov D, Noe SM, Wohlfahrt G (2020) Soil COS exchange: a comparison of three European ecosystems. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, e2019GB006202. doi: 10.1029/2019GB006202
C.2. Research projects on course coordinated by Gerardo Moreno
ADAPT_TGA: Nuevas tendencias en el manejo adaptativo de la dehesa: conectando diversidad funcional, producción de pastos y flujos de carbono (PID2019-108313RB-C31), funded by Spanish Research Agency (Coordinator of three-partner Project). 2020-2023 (167000 €)
Back to Future: Reintegrating land and livestock for greenhouse gas mitigation and circularity (PCI2021-122100-2A), funded by ERA-NET (2021 JOINT CALL ERA-NET; Cofund SusAn, FACCE ERA-GAS, ICT-AGRI-FOOD and SusCrop). Coordinator of the Spanish team. 2021-2024 (160000 €)
Agroforestry to meet climate, biodiversity and farming sustainability goals (DIGITAF); HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01. Coordinator of the Spanish team. 2022-2025 (147176).
Facilitating Innovations for Resilient Livestock Farming Systems (RE-LIVESTOCK); HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01. Coordinator of the Spanish team. 2022-2026 (263781).
C.3. Contracts on course coordinated by Gerardo Moreno
Small and large scale manipulation experiment in dehesa ecosystems, funded by MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, Jena, Germany. 2104 – Continue (16170 € per year).
Herramientas Software para la Generación, Gestión e Integración de Planes Periurbanos de Prevención de Incendios. Proyecto PIROMAPEX, funded by the company JOGOSA OBRAS Y SERVICIOS S.L.U. 2021-2022 (10 000 €).
GO-GRASS Grassland Restoration Assesment for Sustainable Services, dunded by TAGUS - Asociación para el Desarrollo de tajo-Salor-Almonte, 2020-2022 (14000 €).
C.4. Evaluation Commission
Collaboration with the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI; before named ANEP) for the Area of Agriculture, as expert in Forest Science (January 2016-June2019)
Expert (2009-2018) and coordinator (2015- continue) for the Agency of the Evaluation of the Research in Castilla-León, for the area of Agriculture and Forestry.
C.5. Peer-Review of Scientific papers (Member of Editorial Board where highlighted with bold)
Agricultural Systems; Agricultural Water Management; Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment , Agroforestry Systems; Applied Vegetation Science; Catena; Ecological Engineering; Ecological Modelling; Ecosystems; European Journal Forest Research; Forest Ecology and Management; Forest Systems; Journal Arid Environment; Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal Forest Research; Land Degradation and Development; Land Use Policy; New Forest; Plant and Soil; Plos One; Regional Environmental Change; Restoration Ecology; Science of the Total Environment; Small Ruminant Research
C6. Dissemination and Transfer
Member of (i) Observatory for Climate Change (Region of Extremadura) since 2011, (ii) scientific board of FEDEHESA (Spanish Association of Dehesa Farmers) since 2015; scientific board of UGAVAN (Spanish Association of Cow Breeders) since 2016.
30 conferences for stakeholder auditoriums, 10 articles in specialized journals (Foresta, Ambienta, Agricultura Ecologica, Montes, Innovations Agronomiques…) and collaboration in TV/radio programs (TV2, Canal Extremadura, Canal ARTE (France/Germany), Radio France Internationale, BBC online …)
Dr Njeumi Felix is a Cameroonian and holding a PhD in epidemiology and control of zoonosis from Bologne University (Italy), DVM from Parme University (Italy) and Bachelor in Natural Science from Yaounde University (Cameroon).
Is currently FAO coordinator of the FAO/OIE joint Global Secretariat for the Peste des petits ruminants Global Eradication Programme. Has served as the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP) Secretary from 2007 to 2011 when the disease was globally eradicated. Before joining FAO, he has worked with African Union, NGOs and local government as epidemiologist, disease manager and projects coordinator.
He was awarded by the 39th FAO Conference for his upstanding contribution to rinderpest eradication. In 2015, he was awarded as veterinary of the year by Parme University in Italy for his contribution to veterinary science. In 2018 he was awarded by the government of Côte d’Ivoire as “commandeur de l’ordre national du mèrite agricole”. In March 2022, he was awarded by the African Union Commission for his contribution to rinderpest eradication and improving animal health in Africa. Between 2005 and 2022, he also received almost 22 awards from several governments, institutions, NGOs.
Valentín Pérez. DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVP, Dipl. ECSRHM, Valentín Pérez is at present Professor at the Department of Animal Health (Pathology) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of León (Spain). He got his degree in Veterinary Medicine, with honours, at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1988 where he obtained his PhD on ovine paratuberculosis four years later. From 2011 is Diplomate of the “European College of Small Ruminant Animal Health and Management” (ECSRHM), and since February 2017, he is also Diplomate of the “European College of Veterinary Pathologists” (ECVP). He has developed his career at the Universities of Zaragoza (Spain), Moredun Research Institute (Scotland, UK) and at the University of León from 1995. He has done research stages at the Cornell and California-Davis Universities (USA). He has been involved in teaching in the Veterinary Medicine degree and several specialization courses and masters, mainly related with pathology of small ruminant diseases. He participates actively in the Diagnostic Service (Pathology) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Leon. His research activities have been focused on diseases caused by intracellular pathogens, mainly those caused by mycobacteria (paratuberculosis) or protozoa (toxoplasmosis, neosporosis), in sheep and goats. Moreover, he actively collaborates with practitioners, pharmaceutical companies or farmers associations in advising and formative activities. At present, he has published more than 200 articles, and about 140 of them in peer-reviewed indexed journals. He has participated in several research projects funded by local, national or European institutions. He is the coordinator of the Research group “Interaction host-pathogen in ruminant diseases” of this University, awarded as “Consolidated Research Unit” by the local education authorities (Junta de Castilla y León). He has been involved in the organization of national and international scientific meetings and is member of several professional and scientific associations, including the Spanish bovine (ANEMBE) and small ruminant (SEOC) societies where is involved in the board.
Dr. Vicente Rodríguez-Estévez is an associate professor at the Department of Animal Production in the University of Cordoba (UCO). He obtained his veterinary degree and Ph.D. from UCO. From 1995 to 2004, he worked as a swine veterinarian and advisor for several companies in Spain, and from 2004 to 2007 as a researcher at the Department of Animal Production in UCO, Spain mainly researching on dehesa (Iberian agroforestry ecosystem with extensive livestock), Iberian pig grazing, organic farming and sustainability. Since 2008 he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary at UCO. He is the Principal Investigator of the project LIFE LiveAdapt (https://liveadapt.eu/proyecto/) for the adaptation to climate change of extensive livestock systems in South Europe. Besides that, now he coordinates other three European projects at UCO: H2020 mEAT quality, LIFE Scrubnet and H2020 Humus. He leads the research group Cátedra de Producción Ecológica Ecovalia (https://www.uco.es/ganaderiaecologica/) that investigates organic farming, animal welfare, carbon footprint and sustainability life cycle assessment. His recent research interest also includes benchmarking and volatilome focused on developing new tools to authenticate animal products and evaluate animal welfare and diseases. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vicente-Rodriguez-Estevez https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0148-2892
Short CV – Francisco Rojo-Vázquez DVM PhD Dip EVPC
Full Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Léon, Spain Degree in Vet. Medicine, León; PhD in Veterinary Parasitology
Dip European Veterinary Parasitology College
Assist. prof, Vet. Parasitology Faculty Vet. Med. U. Oviedo, León Lecturer, Vet. Parasitology Faculty Vet. Med. U. Oviedo, León Full Prof, Parasitology Faculty Pharmacy, Uni Salamanca
Full Prof, Vet. Parasitology Faculty Vet. Medicine, UCM; Faculty of Vet Med, Uni León Resch. scientist CSIC, IGM León
Visiting. Prof. Vet. Medicine UPENN Director CISA-INIA Madrid
Dir. Gen. Rsch., INIA
Fellow: Vet.Med. Assn. Spain Vicepresident WAHVM
Member of the Nat. Acad. Phamacy, Nat. Med. Profl. Acad., Nat. Vet. Acad., Acad CC Vet Castilla & León Research Activity – Publications – Original Data Papers
198 Papers in (peer-review) Journals – Int J Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, Exp Parasitol, Parasites & Vectors, Parasite Immunol, Parasit Res, Animal, Parasites & Vectors, Parasite, Res & Rev Parasitol, Parasitology, Vet Parasitology, The Vet Rec, J App Res Vet Med, BMC Vet Res, Genetics, Selection & Evolution, Res Vet Sci, Vet Sci, Res Reviews, European J Med Chem
231 Non SCI scientific publications in – Acta Parasitol Portuguesa, Albéitar, , Albéitar Portugal, Med Vet, Rev Ibero- Latinoamericana de Parasitol, Rev Invest Agraria: Producción y Sanidad Animales, Asoc Interprof Des Agr, Mundo Ganadero, Tierras Ganadería, Tierras Ovino, 12th Cong of Mediterranean Fedr Health & Production of Ruminants, XIII Jorn Prod Anim, XII Cong Andaluz de Veterinarios, XLII Cong Nac y XVIII Int SEOC, XVI Cong Nac y VII Iber Hist Vet, Rev Ibér Parasitol
Books and/or Book Chapters (n=12) on Veterinary Parasitology – general, ruminants, horses
197 Conference abstracts to National and International Conferences 92 Invited lectures
37 Doctoral Degree Students Supervisor
67 Research projects supported by official and private organizations and institutions
Achievements include research in genetic resistance to the infection by GIN and LF in ruminants
F Rojo-Vázquez León, November, 2022
Dr Fabrizio Rosso is Deputy Executive Secretary of European Commission for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease. Since 2020, he is responsible for the implementation of the EuFMD programme supported by the European Commission and aimed at improving the preparedness to FMD and similar TADs crises of the 39 EuFMD Member Nations, reducing the risk in the European neighbourhood and sustaining the global FMD control strategy developed and implemented under GFTADs framework. He also supervises other programmes for veterinarians and para-professionals capacity building developed and implemented with different partners. He is assisted by four EuFMD committees on Surveillance and Research, Biorisk management, Prequalification of veterinary vaccine and a Standing Technical Committee. He graduated in Veterinary Science in 2000 at the University of Turin, Italy with post graduate Specialization in Food Inspection at the University of Turin and in Animal Health and Livestock Hygiene at the University of Milan. In his past career, he covered the positions of Senior Veterinary officer at the Veterinary Regulation Directorate in Malta between 2012 – 2018, and in the Health Directorate in Piedmont Region (Italy) from 2001 and 2011. He was adjunct professor between 2007 and 2011 at the University of Turin, Veterinary Medicine Department with courses on“Exotic diseases, veterinary legislation and the public health system” and “Organization of the food chain controls” and national expert in 2007 in EU twinning project in Lithuania on the development of a national veterinary information management system.
Roberto Ruiz (DVM, MSc, PhD) is a Researcher and the Head of Department of Animal Production in Neiker, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development. He obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1991 (Universidad de Zaragoza), a Master in Rural Development and Management of Agro-Food Enterprises (1994, ) and the doctorate in 2000 (Univ. Zaragoza). He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Ecology and Research Management (IERM, Univ. Edinburgh) in 2001-02, with 2-months stages in CIAT-Santa Cruz (Bolivia) and ILRI-Nairobi (Kenya). He joined Neiker in 2002 as a researcher, where has developed most of his career. He works mainly in livestock farming systems and sustainability assesment within the framework of systems theory and agroecology to achieve more sustainable local food production and consumption patterns. He has also expertise in the development of decision support systems based on simulation and optimisation models, and animal welfare in small ruminants.
Neil Sargison BA VetMB PhD DSHP DipECSRHM FRCVS
Neil Sargison is Professor of Farm Animal Practice at the University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He qualified with BA and VetMB degrees from Cambridge University and its Veterinary School in 1984 and has subsequently gained considerable practical experience of farm animal veterinary practice, in particular working with beef cattle and sheep.
He has interests in planned livestock production, health and welfare; and his list of about 230 scientific publications in refereed journals and similar number of grey-literature articles mostly refers of the diagnosis and management of production-limiting diseases of ruminant livestock. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on the basis of a thesis, prepared while working at Massey University, New Zealand, describing ‘the importance of reticular groove closure to anthelmintic drug pharmacokinetics’, and holds the RCVS specialist Diploma in Sheep Health and Production, partly based on a dissertation describing clinical studies of sheep scab. He has written a reference textbook, ‘Sheep Flock Health – a planned approach’, which outlines a practical and rational approach to the diagnosis and management of sheep diseases, and has edited, co-authored and contributed chapters to several other small ruminant, cattle and veterinary parasitology textbooks.
Neil Sargison’s principal research interest and primary undergraduate teaching responsibilities encompass veterinary parasitology, small ruminant production and veterinary education for international development; reflecting the importance of these topics in global food production, animal welfare and public health. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh in 2009 for a study describing the ‘development of genetic crossing methods to identify genes associated with macrocyclic lactone resistance in the small ruminant nematode parasite, Haemonchus contortus’. Current parasitology research includes studies of: population genetics and multiplicity of infection of helminth parasites; Haemonchus genomics; anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes; roundworm control in farm animals; management of fluke parasites; antiprotozoal drug resistance; and control of small ruminant ectoparasites. Additional small ruminant research includes studies of: sheep production in harsh environments; neonatal lamb survival; goat health and production; ‘black loss’ on Scottish hill farms; small ruminant and wildlife interactions; and management of infectious abortion in sheep. His education research and outreach is focused on the development of veterinary, paraveterinary and livestock keeper education methods in developing agricultural economies, with several current programmes. Publications between 2000 and 2022 are available on Edinburgh Research Explorer.
Neil Sargison is a former president of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management and of the Sheep Veterinary Society. He was the Scientific Organiser for the highly successful 9th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, held in the UK in 2017 with the theme of ‘sustainable global food security through efficient small ruminant production’.
Name: Snorre Stuen
Title: Professor; Head of Section
Work: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, Section of Small Ruminant Research, N-4325 Sandnes, Norway
Master of Science (MSc), Bachelor degree (BSc) in zoology / mathematics, University of Trondheim, Trondheim, 1972-1980
DVM, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, 1980-1984
Dr. scient. (PhD), Thesis: Tick-borne fever in sheep. A clinical and immunological study, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, 1990
Dr. philos, Thesis: Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly Ehrlichia phagocytophila) infection in sheep and wild ruminants in Norway, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, 2003
Diplomate ECSRHM (European College of Small Ruminant Health Management), 2009 -
Secretary ECSRHM, 2011-2017, Member of the examination committee, 2018 -
He has been working with small ruminant diseases and tick-borne infections for more than 35 years, especially A. phagocytophilum infection and is involved in more than 300 publications.
Piet Vellema, DVM, PhD, Dip.ECSRHM
Piet Vellema was head of the Department of Small Ruminant Health at Royal GD, Deventer, the Netherlands, until his pre-retirement in May 2020, when he decided to slow down and start working four days a week.
He qualified as DVM from Utrecht University and its Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. After one year of experience in farm animal veterinary practice, he joined GD, first in Drachten and later in Deventer. In 1996, he completed his PhD with his thesis ‘Cobalt/vitamin B12 deficiency in lambs on pasture’. Since 1997, he is registered as Specialist in Small Ruminant Health Care, and since April 2008, he is a Diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management.
Piet Vellema has interests in crisis management of outbreaks of infectious diseases, and in planned small ruminant health and production. From 1998 onwards, he was chairman of the Dutch Liver Fluke Forecast Committee, and between 2000 and 2006, he was project leader of the Dutch National Scrapie Plan, aiming at breeding for scrapie resistance. From 2004 onwards, he has participated in projects in Hungary, Romania, Poland, Italy, Germany, and Russia.
Piet Vellema has been member of the central crisis team during the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic (2001), and the bluetongue outbreak (2006) in the Netherlands. He has been member of the Q fever (2007-2010) Outbreak Management, and from September 2013 onwards, he is a member of the Animal Diseases Expert Team of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Between 2005 and 2011, he was a member of the board of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. Since 2017, he is Executive Committee Member of the International Sheep Veterinary Association.
Piet Vellema has published over hundred papers in scientific journals. He is first author of ‘Handboek schapeziekten’ (Handbook of sheep diseases) and author of ‘Gezonde schapen’ (Healthy sheep) (both books only available in Dutch), and co-author of ‘Differential diagnosis in sheep’.