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Description of research and teaching

I study the impacts of ruminant nutrition on animal physiology and production, and the environmental load of livestock production – nitrogen, phosphorus and greenhouse gas emissions. With my research I aim to find solutions for sustainable livestock production, that puts lower load on environment, enhances food security and produces healthy foods with high quality. I’m especially interested in using legumes in animal nutrition and other novel feed resources such as algae, the production of which might be more sustainable than the production of some conventional feeds.

I work as interaction coordinator and postdoctoral researcher in Leg4Life project, which aims to promote the health and welfare of environment and humanity by increasing the production and feed and food use of home-grown legumes (pea, faba bean, lupines, clovers). Leg4Life project is active on 2019-2025 and it is funded by Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. Nitrogen-fixing legumes are great all-round players in many environmental and societal challenges and in Leg4Life we aim to make a major push towards healthier food system and climate-neutral food production and consumption by promoting the production and use of legumes as food and feed.

I defended my doctoral thesis entitled ”Potential of microalgae to replace conventional protein feeds for sustainable dairy cow nutrition” in Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at University of Helsinki in spring 2019. I worked as postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark (Department of Animal Science) for nearly a year during 2019.

Fields of Science

  • 412 Animal science, dairy science
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Protein feeds
  • Microalgae
  • Legumes
  • Nitrogen utilisation
  • Phosphorus utilisation
  • Amino acid metabolism
  • Sustainable livestock production
  • Animal nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainability

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

MULTA, JUST FOOD & Leg4Life: Pellolla edistämässä luonnon monimuotoisuutta

Höijer, L., Toivonen, M. & Lamminen, M., 22 May 2020, In : Suomen Akatemian blogit.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesGeneral public

Potential of microalgae to replace conventional protein feeds for sustainable dairy cow nutrition

Lamminen, M. E., 2019, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 85 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Open Access

The effect of grass and maize silage ratio on milk and methane production of lactating dairy cows

Lamminen, M., Børsting, C. F., Hellwing, A. L. F., Johansen, M., Weisbjerg, M. R. & Lund, P., Sep 2019, p. 639. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstract

Projects

Activities

  • 7 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 2 Academic visit to other institution

Microalgae are suitable protein feeds for lactating dairy cows

Marjukka Lamminen (Speaker)
27 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Kestävä valkuaisruokinta kotieläintuotannossa

Marjukka Lamminen (Speaker)
19 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores

Marjukka Lamminen (Poster Presentation)
2 Sep 20186 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Wageningen University and Research Centre

Marjukka Lamminen (Visiting researcher)
Sep 2018Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition

Marjukka Lamminen (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars