Dr Jacquelyn Escarcha

Completed PhD

Jacquelyn has worked as Assistant Scientist-Livestock Analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute for East & Southeast Asia region prior to joining the Charles Darwin University as a PhD Student. With CDU, her research will focus on developing livestock technologies and practices under Climate Smart Agriculture perspective for enhance adaptive capacity and resilient livelihoods of livestock farmers in the Philippines. Generally, she loves working on issues related to sustainable livestock production systems and use of livestock as a development tool.

She earned her BSc in Agriculture major in Animal Science at the University of the Philippines and a double master’s degree in Sustainable Development in Agriculture-Livestock Systems Management at the University of Catania-Italy and Montpellier SupAgro-France. She also had research internship working on alternative approaches for the reduction of major food-borne pathogens in livestock and poultry at the Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, Agriculture Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture.

PhD Project Title

Developing climate-smart technologies and practices for enhanced adaptive capacity and resilient dairy buffalo sector of the Philippines

Research Interests

  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Livestock systems and environment
  • Climate change impact and adaptation
  • Sustainable agriculture development


Dr Kerstin Zander, Principal (Northern Institute)
Dr Elspeth Oppermann (Northern Institute)

Books and Publications
Book Chapters

Staal, S., MacMillan S., Escarcha, J. & Grace, D. (2014). Livestock farming boosts local economies in developing countries, in J. Griffiths (ed) Deep Roots (pp. 120-123). United Kingdom: Gorner Press Ltd.

Journal Articles

Escarcha, J.F., Callaway, T.R., Byrd, A., Miller, D.N., Edrington, T.S., Andreson, R.C. & Nisbet, D.J. (2012). Effects of Dietary Alfalfa Inclusion on Salmonella typhimurium Populations in Growing Layer Chicks. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 9(10), 945-951. doi:10.1089/fpd.2012.1251.

Conference Presentations

The effect of nesting behaviour on hatchability of chicken eggs under organic management system. Part of the Organic Production of Chickens Project in a joint program of University of the Philippines Los Baños – Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Animal Research. Proceedings: Philippine Society of Animal Science Annual Conference 2004

Jacquelyn Escarcha


T: +61 8 8946 6659
E: jacquelyn.escarcha@cdu.edu.au

Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT