Dr. Dubeux was selected as the 2020 UF/IFAS International Fellow Awardee because of his career-long commitment to international research and collaboration. His research focus is developing sustainable livestock production systems, particularly nutrient cycling in forage production systems.
One of his major accomplishments, which has achieved high international recognition, is the development of the use of cactus for feeding grazing livestock. He has become an international authority on feeding cactus, which has allowed him to be involved in numerous international collaborations.
He has aggressively recruited international students to enter the UF/IFAS graduate program where he served as either a chair or co-chair on their graduate committees. Part of his effectiveness in training these students has been through having potential students serve in internships so he can assess their abilities and allow them to improve their fluency in the English language. It is also remarkable that he has served as chair or co-chair of committees for 26 Ph.D. and 33 M.S. students doing their graduate work at international universities.
Dr. Dubeux has been invited to give 19 research presentations to international audiences located in Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, Morocco, Ireland, Ethiopia, Italy, South Africa, India and Madagascar.