Robin Dobos is currently Research Scientist with the Animal Production Unit of NSW Department of Primary Industries and is an Adjunct Snr Lecturer in the School of Science & Technology at the University of New England. He was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship in 2010 to undertake an overseas study tour investigating precision livestock management.
Robin joined the Department in 1990 as a livestock research officer and has undertaken research in livestock nutrition and physiology, dairy heifer growth and development, grazing behaviour, mathematical modelling and decision support tool development. He is collaborating with the University of New England’s Precision Agriculture Research Group investigating animal-borne technologies and precision livestock management.
J Barwick, DW Lamb, R Dobos, M Welch, M Trotter 2018. Categorising sheep activity using a tri-axial accelerometer. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 145, 289-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2018.01.007
Jamie Barwick, David Lamb, Robin Dobos, Derek Schneider, Mitchell Welch and Mark Trotter 2018. Predicting Lameness in Sheep Activity Using Tri-Axial Acceleration Signals. Animals, 8(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8010012
L Guo, M Welch, R Dobos, P Kwan, W Wang 2018. Comparison of grazing behaviour of sheep on pasture with different sward surface heights using an inertial measurement unit sensor. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 150, 394-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2018.05.004
Dobos RC, Alvarenga FAP, Borges I, Palkovič, Rodina J, Oddy VH (2016) Inferring rumination behaviour from a tri-axial accelerometer. Animal Production in Australia 31, 68 (abstract) Published online at: http://www.asap.asn.au/conference/abstract-directory/
Alvarenga F.A.P., Borges I., Palkovič L,Rodina J., Oddy V.H., Dobos R.C. 2016. Using a three-axis accelerometer to identify and classify sheep behaviour at pasture. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 181: 91-99. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159116301733
Tahmasbi R., Nolan J.V., Dobos R.C. 2016. Using 15N dilution method to correct for microbial contamination when assessing in situ protein degradability of fresh ryegrass. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science 6: 309-315
Hart R.A., Dobos R.C., Agnew L.L., Tellam R.L., McFarlane J.R. 2015. Pharmacokinetics of leptin in female mice. Physiological Research 65 (2)
Dobos R.C., Taylor D.B., Trotter M.G., McCorkell B.E., Schneider D.A., Hinch G.N. 2015. Characterising activities of free-ranging Merino ewes before, during and after lambing from GNSS data. Small Ruminant Research 131: 12-16
Location: NSW DPI Livestock Industries Centre, Armidale