DR Paul Cheng

DR Paul Cheng

Positions

  • Agricutlural Sustainability (Nitrogen Pollution)
  • Animal Genetic and Breeding (Genetic Merit)
  • Animal Nutrition (Energy and Nitrogen Metabolism)
  • Animal Product (Milk Composition)
  • Animal and Forage Production (Grazing Management and Biomarker Development for Feed Efficiency)
  • Precision Agriculture (Robotic Dairying)
  • Robotic Dairy Production (Precision Agriculture)
  • Ruminant Grazing Behaviour

Overview

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  • Dr Paul (Long) Cheng graduated from Lincoln University (New Zealand's specialist land-based university), New Zealand in 2008, with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours. In 2009 Dr Cheng commenced his PhD, investigating the use of nitrogen isotopic fractionation as a biomarker to indicate nitrogen use efficiency of ruminants, graduating in 2013 from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Dr Cheng then took up a part time lecturer position to teach livestock production system course, before commencing a postdoc position with The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) in New Zealand to investigate the use of forage herbs for dairy heifer production. Dr Cheng conducted research projects in Australia and New Zealand and also collaborated with 12 institutions from seven countries (China, New Zealand, UK, Bangladesh, France, Ireland, Kenya) over the past five years. Dr Cheng presented his research at numerous conferences and meetings internationally. Dr Cheng published more than 50 refereed journal articles, covering studies ranging from monogastric to ruminant, from nutrition to genetics, from livestock management to robotic dairy milking system. Dr Cheng is an associate editor for Animal Biology. Dr Cheng successfully supervised 10 scholars to complete their postgraduate degrees, visiting scholarship and internship training over the last 5 years. Dr Cheng is currently supervising 2 PhD and 1 Master degree students. As a Lecturer in Livestock Nutrition and Grazing Management and subject coordinator of Systems Biology, Animal Systems, and Ecology and Grazing Management; Dr Cheng is committed to provide high quality teaching and supervision to students and equip them with practical skills to be successful in their future career.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Murray Dairy Young Dairy Network Steering Committee Member. Committee Member 2019 -
  • The Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc. Mid Goulburn Branch Committee Member. Committee Member 2018 -
  • Australasian Pig Science Association. professional membership 2017 -
  • Murray Dairy Young Farmer Network. professional membership 2017 -
  • The Australian Society of Animal Production. professional membership 2016 -
  • British Society of Animal Science. Professional Member 2010 -
  • New Zealand Institution of Agriculture and Horticulture Science. Professional Member 2010 -
  • New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Professional Member 2008 -
  • International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences Technical Program Committee. professional memeber 2017 - 2018

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Lincoln University 2013
  • B Agr Sci (Hon), Lincoln University 2008

Awards and honors

  • Best Oral Presentation, International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 2016
  • Fellowship, New Zealand Vernon Willey Trust, 2014
  • 3 Years Post-Doctoral Fellowship, New Zealand Agmardt, 2014
  • Bill Kain Science Award, New Zealand Institute of Agr & Hort Science, 2014
  • Trimble Agricultural Research Fellowship, 2012
  • Animal Science Award, New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2012
  • Claude McCarthy Fellowship, Universities New Zealand, 2012
  • Postgraduate Award, New Zealand Institute of Agr & Hort Science, 2012
  • Travel Scholarship, New Zealand European Union Centres Network, 2011
  • Travel Grants, The Royal Society of New Zealand, 2010
  • AgResearch Animal Genomics International Travel Award, New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2010
  • 3 Years Dairy Systems for Environmental Protection Doctoral Scholarship, New Zealand FRST, 2009
  • Heaton Rhodes Scholarship, 2009
  • B Agr Sci (Hon) Scholarship, New Zealand Dairy Business Centre, 2008

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Cheng successfully supervised 10 scholars to complete their postgraduate degree, visiting scholarship and internship training over the last 5 years. Dr Cheng is committed to provide high quality personalised supervision to his postgraduate students in order to equip them with competitive skills to complete research trials, apply for funding, and master project management.