Frank Mitloehner is a Professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Animal Science and the University of California, Davis, where he started his career in 2002. He also serves as adjunct professor at NorthWest Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China.
Frank is an expert on agricultural air quality and greenhouse gases, livestock housing and husbandry and animal welfare. Overall, he conducts research and outreach that is directly relevant to understanding and mitigating air emissions and greenhouse gases from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities.
Frank has served as chairman of a global United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted partnership project to benchmark the environmental footprint of livestock production. He served as workgroup member on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as member on the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on “A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental and Social Effects of the Food System”.
He received his MS degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and his PhD degree in Animal Science from Texas Technical University.