Dr. Feyera Senbeta Wakjira

Country of current residence


Current position

Associate Professor

Current institute employer

Addis Ababa University



Website current institute
Office address

Centre for Environment and Deevlopment, College of Development Studies
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office phone

+251 114 349427

Office fax

+251 115 522882

Professional memberships

Biological Society of Ethiopia Ethiopian Foresters Association AETFAT


Forest management





Professional experience




Senbeta, F., C. Schmitt. T. Woldemariam, H-J. Boehmer and M. Denich.  2014.  Diversity, Vegetation Structure and Relationship between Plant Communities and Environmental Variables in the Afromontane forests of Ethiopia.  Ethiop.J. Sci., 37 (2)   : 113-130   .


Schmitt, C. B., F. Senbeta, T. Woldemariam, M. Rudner and M. Denich.  2013.  Importance of regional climates for plant species distribution patterns in moist Afromontane forest..  Journal of Vegetation Science , 24(3):   : 553-568   .


Laurance,W.F.D., C. Useche, L. P. Shoo, S. K. Herzog, M. Kessler, F. Escobar, G. Brehm, J.C. Axmacher, I. C. Chen, L.A. Gámez, P. Hietz, K. Fiedler, T. Pyrcz, J. Wolf, C.L. … F. Senbeta, T.B. Smith, T. Utteridge, J.E. Watkins, R. Wilson, S.E. William.  2011.  Global warming, elevational ranges and the vulnerability of tropical biota..  Biological Conservation , 144(1)   : 548-557   .
Senbeta, F..  2011.  Lowland semi-evergreen forests of Ethiopia.  In: Ensermu Kelbessa & Abenet Girma (eds.): Forest Types in Ethiopia: Status, Potential contribution and Challenge. Forum for Environment.   135-153 . 
Senbeta, F..  2011.  Moist montane forests of Ethiopia.  In: Ensermu Kelbessa & Abenet Girma (eds.): Forest Types in Ethiopia: Status, Potential contribution and Challenge. Forum for Environment.   103-133 . 


Senbeta, F., A. Seyoum and T.Woldemriam.  2010.  Is Eucalyptus farming blessing or curse in the central highlands of Ethiopia? Analysis from farmer’s perspective.  In: Gil, L., Tadesse, W., Tolosana, E. and Lopez, R. (eds.): Eucalyptus species, Management, History Status and Trends in Ethiopia . UPM.   160-170. 


Senbeta, F., T. Woldemariam, M.Denich and S. Demissew.  2009.  The need for conservation of Afromotane rainforests with the occurrence of wild Coffea arabica populations in Ethiopia.  In: Gökçeku, H. (eds.): . Educational Foundation of Near East University.   475-486. 


Tadesse, D., T. Woldemariam and F. Senbeta.  2008.  Deforestation of Afromontane rainforests in Ethiopia.  In: Ilya B. Sanchez and Carl L. Alonso (eds.): Deforestation Research Progress. Nova Science .   19-39. 


Senbeta, F., M. Denich, H. Böhmer, T. Woldemariam, D. Teketay and S. Demissew.  2007.  Wild Coffea arabica L. in the Afromontane rainforests of Ethiopia: distribution, ecology and conservation.  SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science, 30 (1)   : 13-24   .
Senbeta, F., T. Woldemariam, S. Demissew and D. Denich.  2007.  Floristic diversity and composition of Sheko forest, southwest Ethiopia.  Ethiopian Journal of Biological Sciences, 6 (1)   : 11-42   . Further Information


Senbeta Wakjira, F.  2006.  Biodiversity and ecology of Afromontane rainforests with wild Coffea arabica L. populations in Ethiopia.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Math. & Nat. Science, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Senbeta, F.  2006.  Problems of Environmental Degradation: Implications on Rural Development in Ethiopia.  In: Kasshun Berhanu & Demessie Fantaye (eds.): Ethiopia-Rural Development Policies: Trends, Changes and continuities.   255-269. 
Senbeta, F., Cribb, P. and Demissew, S.  2006.  Vanilla imperialis, a new record of Orchidaceae from Ethiopia.  Kew Bulletin, Vol. 61 No. 3   .


Senbeta, F., Schmitt, C., Denich, M., Demissew, S., Vlek, P.L.G., Preisinger, H., Woldemariam, T. and Teketay, D..  2005.  The diversity and distribution of lianas in the Afromontane rainforests of Ethiopia.  Diversity and distribution, 11   : 443-452   .


Adilo, M., Senbeta,F., Yadessa,A. and Woldemariam,T.  2004.  Potential of Trilepisium madagascariense DC for non-timber uses in southwest Ethiopia and the need for its genetic conservation.  In: Tadesse, W. and M. Mbogga (eds.): Conservation of Genetic Resources of Non-timber Forest Products.   77-82. 
Bekele, T., Senbeta, F. and Ameha, A.  2004.  Impacts of Participatory Forest Management Practices in Adaba-Dodola Forest Priority Area of Oromia.  Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources 6(1), : pp. 89-109   .
Senbeta, F.  2004.  The paradox of forest conservation and food security in Ethiopia.  In: Fenta, T. and O. Ali (eds.): Challenges and Prospects of Food Security in Ethiopia.   pp. 317-328. 


Senbeta, F. and Teketay, D.  2003.  Diversity, community types and population Structure of woody plants in Kimphee Forest: a Unique Nature Reserve in Southern Ethiopia.  Ethiopian Journal of Biological Society 2(2), : pp. 169-187   .


Senbeta, F. and Teketay, D.  2002.  Soil seed banks in Plantations and adjacent natural forests of Central Ethiopia.  Tropical Ecology 43 (2), : pp. 229-242   .
Senbeta, F. and Teketay, D.  2002.  The potential of tree plantations to foster indigenous woody species in degraded lands of Ethiopia.  In: Demel, T. and Y. Yonas (eds.): Forests and Environments.   pp. 51-58. 
Senbeta, F., Beck, E. and Luttge, U.  2002.  Exotic trees as nurse-trees for the regeneration of natural tropical forests.  TREES: structure & Function, 16, : pp. 245-249   .
Senbeta, F., Teketay, D. and Bert-äken, N.  2002.  Native woody species regeneration in exotic tree plantations at Munessa-Shashemene Forest, southern Ethiopia.  New Forests 24, : pp. 131-145   .


Senbeta, F. and Tefera, F.  2001.  Environmental Crisis in the Abiyatta-Shalla Lakes National Park.  Walia 22, : pp. 28-36   .
Senbeta, F. and Teketay, D.  2001.  Regeneration of indigenous woody species in native and exotic tree plantations in central Ethiopia.  Tropical Ecology 42 (2), : pp. 175-185   .


Senbeta, F.  1998.  Native woody species regeneration under the canopies of Tree Plantations at Munessa-Shashemene Forest Project Area, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia.  MSc thesis at  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 

B. Mohammed and F. Senbeta.  Promoting sustainable development through carbon trade and CO2 sequestration: the case of Humbo Assisted Natural Regeneration Project in Southwestern Ethiopia.  Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, .
F. Senbeta, T. Woldemariam, E. Kelebessa, and M. Denich.  Diversity of useful plants in Coffee forest of Ethiopia.  Journal of Ethnobotany Research and Applications , .

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Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Research projects
COCE- Conservation of coffee in Ethiopia
Professional experience
Teaching, Research
Funding institutions



Research affiliation

Vegetation ecology,

Restoration Ecology,

Wetland Ecology

Doctoral research funded by


Cooperation partners


Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization,

Addis Ababa University

Feyera Senbeta Wakjira

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management

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