Frank M. Mitloehner

Frank M. Mitloehner, Ph.D.
Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-752-3936
FAX: +1 530-752-0175
FAX: +1 530-219-0168

Twitter: @GHGGuru



M.S., Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science (Diplom Agrar Ingenieur, Dipl. agr. ing.), University of Leipzig, Germany, 1996.
Grad studies, Animal Science, University of Goettingen, Germany.
Ph.D., Animal Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2000.

Research Interest

Previous research was conducted in the areas of air quality (dust emission and microbial sampling in feedlot cattle and pigs), environmental physiology (heat stress in cattle and pigs), and ethology.

Current research activities are in two main areas:

  • Air quality research related to livestock production, especially quantification of ammonia, dust, and odor emissions in dairies, beef feedlots, and poultry operations. Main objective is to help establishing environmentally benign livestock systems.
  • Environmental physiology research, focusing on effects of air emissions on animal health and   

Graduate Groups

Animal Biology
Animal Behavior
Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry