Aranzazu Louro-Lopez Staff Profile

SCIENCE

Dr ARANZAZU LOURO-LOPEZ

Scientific Technician: Animal Nutrition

Computational and Analytical Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Aranzazu is interested in the cycling of carbon and nitrogen in agricultural soils, and how it can be managed to maintaining high productivity whilst also reduce environmental issues. 

She was awarded with a grant by National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology to conduct her PhD in Environmental Science. She investigated and evaluated the impact of the agricultural practices for dairy farming on losses of GHG from soils under the Atlantic climatic conditions in NW Spain, to make recommendations for practices that reduce emissions and increase crop yields. Following her PhD, she worked at Lancaster University testing a new directional passive air sampler, which was designed for sampling fugitive pollutants. 

Aranzazu has recently joined the animal nutrition laboratory at North Wyke and she is currently focused in the development of calibration equations to predict key nutritional parameters in ruminant feed using the Near Infra-red Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS). 

TEL:

+44 (0) 1837 883 506

    ADDRESS:

    North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2SB

      PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

      Science project

      • ERDF -Multi-species Swards via Cornwall Agri-tech(TOMS)
      • ERDF: Environmental Impact of Cell Grazing

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • 2015. PhD Environmental Science. Santiago de Compostela University, Spain
      • 2009. Msc Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry. A Coruña University, Spain. 
      • 2007. Bsc (Hons) Food Science and Technology. Santiago de Compostela University, Spain. 
      • 2004. BEng (Hons) Agricultural and Food Industries. Santiago de Compostela University, Spain.