I am a postdoctoral researcher of animal nutrition. My PhD studies were focused on ruminant nutrition and modelling. My current research is focused on insect nutrition and feeding.
My research has always been focused on reducing environmental impact from animal production thru improved feeding efficiency and improved production systems.
Krizsan, S. J., Mateos-Rivera, A., Bertilsson, S., Felton, A. M., Anttila, A., Ramin, M., Vaga, M., Gidlund, H. and Huhtanen P. (2018). An in vitro evaluation of browser and grazer fermentation efficiency and microbiota using European moose spring and summer foods. Ecology and Evolution, 8, 4183–4196. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3920
Ahvenjärvi, S., Vaga, M., Vanhatalo, A. and Huhtanen, P. (2018). Ruminal metabolism of grass silage soluble N fractions. Journal of Dairy Science, 101, 279-294. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-12316
Bakken, A. K., Vaga, M., Hetta, M., Randby, Å. T. and Steinshamn, H. 2016. Protein characteristics in grass–clover silages according to wilting rate and fermentation pattern. Grass Forage Sci. doi:10.1111/gfs.12271
Vaga, M., Hetta, M. and Huhtanen, P. 2016. Effects of heat treatment on protein feeds evaluated in vitro by the method of estimating utilisable crude protein at the duodenum. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. doi:10.1111/jpn.12646
Vaga, M., Huss-Danell, K., Hetta, M. and Huhtanen P. 2015. Investigation of protein digestion kinetics in vitro using 15N labelled timothy and red clover. Journal of Dairy Science. Vol. 98, Suppl. 2. p. 482.