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Dr Ina Draganova PhD, MPhil, BSc (Hons)

Lecturer in Precision Agriculture

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Ina is a Lecturer in the New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture, Massey University. Prior to joining Massey University Ina was a lecture at Hartpury College, University of West of England, UK where she led the BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme. Her research interests lie in the area of animal management, behaviour and precision farming. In recent years, Ina has focused on the use of emerging precision tools to track and monitor livestock and the use of aerial imaging systems in pasture mamagement.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: AHC 2.21, AgHort C

Qualifications

  • PhD Earth Science - Massey University (2012)
  • MPhil Biology - Queen Mary, University of London, UK (2003)
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology - Queen Mary, University of London (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My two main areas of research interest are in animal behaviour and welfare and precision agriculture. In particular, how environmental factors affect animal behaviour and how we can successfully use emerging precision tools to track and monitor these interactions. More recently I have developed an interest in the use of aerial imaging systems in farm management, specifically how Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems can be used to help with pasture management.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100):
Animal Behaviour (060801):
Animal Production (070200):
Biological Sciences (060000):
Earth Sciences (040000):
Environmental Sciences (050000):
Zoology (060800)

Keywords

precision farming, precision agriculture, tracking livestock, monitoring livestock, animal behaviour, aerial imaging systems, RPAS, UAV, animal management, pasture management

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Draganova, I., Yule, I., Stevenson, M., & Betteridge, K. (2016). The effects of temporal and environmental factors on the urination behaviour of dairy cows using tracking and sensor technologies. Precision Agriculture. 17(4), 407-420
[Journal article]Authored by: Draganova, I., Yule, I.

Conference

Hoogenboom, A., Draganova, I., Burkitt, L., Hickson, R., Bretherton, M., Hedley, C., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Monitoring of cattle in streams and wet areas on a hill country farm. Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. (Eds L. D. Currie and M. J. Hedley).. (pp. 1 - 9). : 30th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Draganova, I., Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Draganova, IG., Burkitt, LL., Horne, DJ., & Morris, ST. (2016). Strategic supplementation to manage movement of beef cows on hills. In A. Iwaasa, HA. Kardber, M. Schellenbert, W. Willms, & K. Larson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Rangeland Congress. (pp. 452 - 454). : International Rangelands Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Burkitt, L., Draganova, I., Hickson, R., Horne, D.
Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., Draganova, I., Horne, D., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2015). Brief communication waling distance and energy expenditure of beef cows grazing on hill country in winter. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 164 - 166). Dunedin, New Zealand: 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Horne, D., Bretherton, M., Draganova, I., Hedley, M., & Morris, S. (2014). Wintering cattle in hill country: Monitoring the impacts on the soil resource. Occasional Report No. 27. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 1). : 27th Annual FLRC Workshop: Nutrient Management for the Farm, Catchment and Community
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Draganova, I., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Yule, IJ., Grafton, MCE., Irwin, ME., Draganova, I., Von Bueren, ., & Chok, S. (2014). Use of remote sensing for pasture management. ?. Vol. 17: 17th Symposium of Precision Agriculture Australia
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Grafton, M., Irwin, M., Yule, I.Contributed to by: Grafton, M.
Yule, IJ., Draganova, I., Betteridge, K., & Stevenson, M. (2012). The use of GPS-tracking and supporting sensor technologies in monitoring dairy cows under commercial setting. Proceedings of the 3rd Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium. : 3rd Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Yule, I.
Draganova, I., Yule, IJ., & Stevenson, M. (2012). The cows role in redistributing N around the dairy farm. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Workshop Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 10). : 25th Annual FLRC Workshhop: Advanced nutrient management: Gains from the past - goals for the future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Draganova, IG., Yule, I., & Stevenson, M. (2012). The use of sensing technologies to monitor and track the behavior of cows on a commercial dairy farm. https://www.ispag.org/proceedings/?action=abstract&id=1270&search=types. : 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Yule, I.
Draganova, IG., Yule, I., Hedley, M., Betteridge, K., & Stafford, K. (2010). Monitoring Dairy Cow Activity With GPS-tracking And Supporting Technologies.. : 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Hedley, M., Stafford, K., Yule, I.
Hannan, M., Draganova, I., & Dumbell, L. (2006). Factors affecting mutual grooming and play behaviour in a group of domestic horses (Equus caballus).. APPLYING EQUINE SCIENCE: RESEARCH INTO BUSINESS. : 2nd BSAS Equine Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I.

Thesis

Draganova, IG. (2012). Nutrient distribution and behaviour of livestock in an intensively managed dairy system. (Doctoral Thesis) Draganova, IG. (2012). Nutrient distribution and behaviour of livestock in intensively managed dairy system. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Draganova, I.Edited by: Hedley, M., Stafford, K., Yule, I.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Bulgarian
    Last used: native speaker
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Teaching

Special Topic 247.392 Environmental Agricultural Practices

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Federico Duranovich - PhD
    Assessing the value of real-time pasture quality measurement in a New Zealand dairy farm

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