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Humberto G. Monardes

 

Ing. Agr. (Chile), MSc, PhD (McGill)
Associate Professor of Animal Breeding
(See Animal Breeding Group)

humberto [dot] monardes [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Humberto Monardes)
Room MS1-093, Macdonald-Stewart Building
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9

Tel.: 514-398-7809
Fax: 514-398-7964

 

Courses

Principles of Animal Breeding (ANSC 301)

Population Genetics ANSC 504)

Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture (AGRI 411)

Research interests

  • Dairy cattle population genetics
  • Genetics of mastitis, somatic cell count, milk proteins, longevity, reasons for disposal and body condition score in dairy cows
  • Collaborative research with Latin-American universities
  • Development of milk recording operations and training of human resources on dairy for developing countries

Selected publications

de Paula, M.C., N.P. Ribas, H.G. Monardes, J.E. Arce, U.V.C. de Andrade. 2004. Somatic Cell Count in Milk Samples (Contagem de Células Somáticas em Amostras de Leite). R. Bras. Zootec. 33(5):1303-1308.

Burchard, J.F., and H.G. Monardes. 2004. Lack of Effect of 10 kV/m 60Hz Electric Field Exposure on Pregnant Dairy Heifer Hormones. Bioelectromagnetics 25:308-312

Monardes, H. 2004. Reflections about milk quality. Proceedings of the 1st Brazilian Congress on Milk Quality. Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil. September 12-15. Pages 11-37

Molento, C.F.M., H. Monardes, N. P. Ribas, and E. Block. 2004. Lactation Curves of Holstein Cows in the State of Parana, Brazil. Ciência Rural 34(5):1585-1591

Schneider, M. del P., Dürr, J.W., H.G. Monardes, and R. I. Cue. 2003. Impact of Type Traits on Functional Herd Life of Quebec Holsteins assessed by Survival Analysis. J. Dairy Sci. 86:4083-40

Burchard, J.F., H. Monardes, and D.H. Nguyen. 2003. Effects of a 10-kV , 30T, 60-HZ Electromagnetic Field on Milk Production and Feed Intake in Non-Pregnant Dairy Cattle. Bioelectromagnetics 24:557-563

Dürr, J.W., M. del P. Schneider, H.G. Monardes, and R.I. Cue. 2002. Competing risks analysis of reasons for disposal in Quebec dairy herds. Proceedings of the World Congress of Genetics Applied to Animal Production. Le Corum, Montpellier – France. 19-23 August

Barbosa, S.B.P., H.G. Monardes, R.P. Ramalho, D.C. dos Santos, and F.M. Dias. 2002. Milk and fat production of crossbred Holstein-Gir cows in the agreste region of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Proceedings of the World Congress of Genetics Applied to Animal Production. Le Corum, Montpellier – France. 19-23 August

Monardes, H., R.I. Cue, J.W. Dürr, et Schneider, M. del P. 2000. À propos de la longévité. Proceedings of the « 24e Symposium sur les bovins laitiers ». Centre de Référence en Agriculture et Agroalimentaire de Québec - CRAAQ. St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Octobre 19. Pp 1-11

Perez Junior, F., N.P. Ribas, H.G. Monardes, J.E. Arce, and U.V.C. De Andrade. 2002. Milk protein, fat and lactose in bulk tank samples. Proceedings of the XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Production, July 29-Sept 01, Recife, PE, Brazil

Hartmann, W., N.P. Ribas, H.G. Monardes, J.E. Arce, and U.V.C. De Andrade. 2002. Milk total solids in bulk tank samples, variability and correlations. Proceedings of the XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Production, July 29-Sept 01, Recife, PE, Brazil

De Paula, M.C., N.P. Ribas, H.G. Monardes, J.E. Arce, and U.V.C. De Andrade. 2002. Bulk tank somatic cell logarithmic transformations. Proceedings of the XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Production, July 29-Sept 01, Recife, PE, Brazil

Dürr, J.W., H.G. Monardes, and R.I. Cue. 1999. Genetic Analysis of Herd Life in Quebec Holsteins using Weibull Models. J. of Dairy Sci. 82(11):2503-2513

Dürr, J.W., H.G. Monardes, R.I. Cue, and J.C. Philpot. 1997. Culling in Quebec Holstein Herds. 2. Study of Phenotypic Trends in Reasons for Disposal. Can. J. of Anim. Sci. 77:601-608

Dürr, J.W., H.G. Monardes, R.I. Cue, and J.C. Philpot. 1997. Culling in Quebec Holstein Herds. 1. Study of Phenotypic Trends in Herdlife. Can. J. of Anim. Sci. 77:593-600

Professional Activities

  • Academic Adviser of the Animal Biology Major. Dept. of Animal Science
  • Board member, Programme d'analyse des troupeaux laitiers du Québec, Since 2002
  • Board member, Programme d'analyse des troupeaux laitiers du Québec, 1999-1995
  • Council Member, McGill Assoc. University Teachers (2003-2005)
  • Director, Canadian International Developing Agency/Technology Transfer Fund project for the Milk Recording Coastal Association, Santa Fe, Argentina. Since 2000
  • Director, Canadian International Developing Agency/Institutional Cooperation project for the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (1993 1997)
  • Director, Canadian International Developing Agency/Institutional Cooperation project for the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (1987-1992)
  • Chair, Dept. of Animal Science Committee for Graduate Students. 2003-2004
  • Chair, Faculty Committee for the Development of Teaching Excellence. 1997-1998