College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Barley and oat breeding


Plant Sciences, Crop Development Centre


  • Ph.D (University of Saskatchewan)
  • M.Sc. (University of Guelph)
  • B.Sc (Honours). (University of Waterloo)

Selected Publications

Refat, B., Christensen, D.A., Mckinnon, J.J., Prates, L.L., Nair, J., Beattie, A.D., Yang, W., McAllister, T.A., and Yu, P.  2018.  Evaluation of barley silage with varying ruminal in vitro fiber digestibility on lactation performance and chewing activity of lactating dairy cows in comparison with corn silage.  Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 98: 177-186.

Benaragama, I., Meesapyodsuk, D., Beattie, A.D., and Qiu, X.  2017.  Identification and functional analysis of new peroxygenases in oat.  Planta, 246(4): 711-719.

Fouhse, J.M., Gänzle, M.G., Beattie, A.D., Vasanthan, T., and Zijlstra, R.T.  2017.  Whole-grain starch and fiber composition modifies ileal flow of nutrients and nutrient availability in the hindgut, shifting fecal microbial profiles in pigs.  The Journal of Nutrition, 147(11): 2031-2040.

Esvelt Klos, K., Yimer, B.A., Babiker, E.M., Beattie, A.D., Bonman, J.M., Carson, M.L., Chong, J., Harrison, S.A., Ibrahim, A.M.H., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C.A., McMullen, M., Mitchell Fetch, J., Mohammadi, M., Murphy, J.P., and Tinker, N.A.  2017.  Genome-wide association mapping of crown rust resistance in oat elite germplasm.  The Plant Genome, 10(2).

Refat, B., Yang, W., Christensen, D.A., Mckinnon, J.J., Beattie, A.D., McAllister, T.A., and Yu, P.  2017.  Comparison of barley silages with varying digestible fiber content to corn silage on rumen fermentation characteristics and microbial protein synthesis using rumen simulation technique.  Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 97(4): 622-632.

Awards and Medals

  • College of Agriculture and Bioresources Dean’s Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement, 2020
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016