Niels Bastian Kristensen, PhD, Consultant / Project leader, Knowledge Centre for Agriculture, Aarhus, Denmark
Development of improved feeding and biological monitoring programs has been central elements in his work. The key objectives of his projects have been addressing fundamental biological questions related to the biology of animal agriculture and the practical implications. Among others, project activities have spanned work within ruminal fermentation, silage fermentation, nutrient absorption, portal-drained visceral metabolism, urea recycling, hepatic metabolism, relationships between splanchnic metabolism and whole body use of nutrients for animal production, and biomarker discovery.
More recently NIRS and FT-IR equipment have been implanted in projects addressing new solutions to biological optimization and monitoring of dairy cattle production systems.