Dr. Serkan Ates
Dr. Ates holds a PhD in Pasture Agronomy (2010) from Lincoln University (New Zealand), and an MSc in Feeds and Animal Feeding (2002) from Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey).
Before joining OSU, Dr Ates was a Forage and Pasture Scientist at the International Center for Agricultural research in the Dry Areas. In his position, he conducted a number of multidisciplinary crop-livestock research studies and managed projects in North Africa, West Asia and Central Asia Regions.
He joined OSU as an Assist Prof for forage/livestock at the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in September 2016. Some of Dr Ates’ current research interests include:
- pasture and grazing management for improved animal production and product quality
- Intake, diet preference and behavior of grazing ruminants
- Novel grass–legume management and grazing systems
- Evaluation of new forage species and traits, including tannin containing legumes
- Management of annual legumes in permanent pastures
Dr. Ates has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific publications including journal and conference papers, book chapters and scientific reports. In 2015, Dr Ates was elected as a member of the continuing committee for the international grassland congress to represent Mediterranean Region. He is serving on the editorial board of Grass and Forage Science.