Serkan Ates

Dr. Serkan Ates

Dr. Serkan Ates holds a PhD in Pasture Agronomy (2010) from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Before joining Oregon State University, he was a Pasture Scientist at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). He joined Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor of Forage/Livestock Systems at the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in 2016.

Some of Dr Ates’ current research interests include: Carbon neutral livestock farming; Plant bioactive compounds, Livestock production in agrivoltaics systems; Management of forbsin dryland pastures; Dual purpose management of pastures for livestock and pollinators; and Use of spent hemp biomass in ruminant nutrition.

Dr. Ates has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific publications including journal and conference papers, book chapters and scientific reports. He is an elected member of the Continuing Committee for the International Grassland Congress to represent the Mediterranean Region. He is serving on the editorial board of Grass and Forage Science Journal and African Journal of Range & Forage Science.