Mariana Caetano

Dr Mariana Caetano

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I use a multidisciplinary approach to enhance the growth rates, performance, and survival of animals. My goal is to prevent inefficiencies in agriculture and livestock operations while maximising cost-benefit outcomes. My research investigates the impact of nutrition on gut microbial populations, with a focus on its implications for the environment. Additionally, I am engaged in developing non-invasive and cost-effective tools and methods to optimise livestock production. Another area of great interest to me is fetal programming and development, specifically to investigate the impact of maternal nutrition on nutrient requirements, body composition, organ development, reproductive traits, microbial colonisation, growth performance, and the survival of their offspring. My research group strive to make significant contributions to the field of animal science and enhance the sustainability and efficiency of livestock production.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2023 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2020 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2013 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2012 University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo Brazil PhD in Sciences
    2006 - 2008 University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo Brazil MSc in Agronomy
    2001 - 2005 Sao Paulo State University, São Paulo Brazil BSc in Animal Science
  • Research Interests

[2023-present] Department of Industry, Science and Resources (Australian government). Methane throughout the beef cattle production cycle in southern Australia ($1,605,601.00). Chief Investigator

[2022-2023] Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program (Australian government). Methane reduction in beef cattle in commercial production systems ($260,173.00). Chief Investigator

[2022-2023] Innovation and Commercial Partners (Australian government). Beachport Liquid Minerals project 2 ($100,463.00). Chief Investigator

[2021-2022] Innovation and Commercial Partners (Australian government). Beachport Liquid Minerals project 1 ($106,259.00). Chief Investigator

[2020-2021] Fight Food Waste CRC. 20FFWCRC. Livestock and equine scoping study ($99,680.00). Co-investigator

[2019-2023] Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). L.LSM.0026. A novel amino acid approach to lamb survival ($880,481.00). Chief Investigator

[2019] Davies Livestock Research Centre. DRC2019PP1. Breath biomarkers in ruminants ($115,392.00). Chief Investigator

  • Animal Nutrition and Metabolism III (Course Coordinator)
  • Animal Nutrition and Metabolism II (Course Coordinator)
  • Professional Skills in Animal Science III
  • Animal and Plant Biochemistry II
  • Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II
  • Livestock Production Science II
  • Professional Skills in Veterinary Bioscience II
  • Animal Microbiology and Virology II
  • Introduction to Mechanisms of Health I

 

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Reduction of Methane Emissions in Southern Australian Beef Cattle Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kellie May Wenham
    2024 Principal Supervisor Evaluating the maternal supplementation of bromoform to twin-bearing Merino ewes and their progeny Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Tianna Rianne Boyce
    2024 Co-Supervisor Effects of maternal nutrition on piglet's survival, growth and performance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thien Dinh Van
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131128
  • Email: mariana.caetano@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: J.S. Davies, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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