Dr. Ermias Aynekulu Betemariam

Country of current residence

Kenya

Current position

Researcher

Current institute employer

World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

Since

2010

Till

to date

Website current institute

www.worldagroforestry.org

Office address

World Agroforestry (ICRAF) United Nations Avenue, Gigiri P. O. Box 30677-00100 Nairobi Kenya

Office phone

+254207224356

Office fax

+254207224001

Private address

ICRAF, Nairobi, P.O. Box 30677-001000, Kenya

Private phone

+254 7050485092 (cell)

Previous positions

Lecturer (Mekelle University, Ethiopia)

Professional memberships

Assocciations of American Geographers African Forest Forum

Profession

Geographer

Specialisation

Landscape ecology

Degrees / expertise

MSc in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Sciences specializing in Land degradation Conservation and Rehabilitation, ITC, The Netherlands. BSc in Forestry, Alemaya University, Ethiopia.

2023

Abera W, Tamene L, Mekonnen, D, Carmona NE, Elias M, Joshi D, Aynekulu E.  2023.  Assessing the application of gender perspectives in land restoration studies in Ethiopia using text mining.  Environmental Development, 46   : 100854   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Amani K, Coulibaly RLK, Tondoh JE, Ouattara ZA, Sor S, Minhibo YM, Kouakou CK , Aynekulu E, Kouamé C..  2023.  Weather-informed recommendations for pests and diseases management in the cashew production zone of Côte d'Ivoire.  Sustainability, 2023, 15(15)   : 11877   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Getaneh Z A, Demissew S, Woldu Z, Aynekulu E..  2023.  Carbon stocks of Geramo forest, the western escarpment of the rift valley of Ethiopia.  South African Journal of Botany, 163   : 609–619   . Further Information
Getaneh Z A, Demissew S, Woldu Z, Aynekulu E..  2023.  Predicting the potential geographical distribution of Osyris quadripartita Decn. (Santalaceae) in Ethiopia under climate change scenarios.  Braz. J. Bot, 46   : 1129–1140   . Further Information
Mponela P, Aynekulu E, Ebrahim M, Abate T, Abera W, Zaremba H, Elias M, Tamene L..  2023.  Gender gap in perspectives of the impacts of degradation and restoration on ecosystem services in Ethiopia.  Land Degradation & Development, : 1-14   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Tafesse A, Gechere, G, Asale A, Belay A, Recha JW, Aynekulu E, Berhane Z, Osano PM, Demissie TD, Solomon S..  2023.  Determinants of maize farmers market participation in Southern Ethiopia: Emphasis on demographic, socioeconomic and institutional factors.  Cogent Food & Agriculture, 9(1)   : 2191850   . (Open Access)   Further Information
van Noordwijk M, Aynekulu E, Hijbeek R, Milne E, Minasny B, Saputra DD.  2023.  Soils as carbon stores and sinks: expectations, patterns, processes, prospects of transitions.  Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 48   : 177-205   . Further Information
van Noordwijk M, Aynekulu E, Hijbeek R, Milne E, Minasny B, Saputra DD.  2023.  Soils as carbon stores and sinks: expectations, patterns, processes, prospects of transitions.  Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 48   : 177-205   . Further Information

2022

Emiru NC, Recha JW, Thompson JR, Belay A, Aynekulu E, Manyevere A, Demissie TD, Osano PM, Hussein J, Molla MB, Mengistu GM, Solomon D..  2022.  Impact of Climate Change on the Hydrology of the Upper Awash River Basin, Ethiopia..  Hydrology, 9(1)   : 3   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Luedeling E, Whitney C, Wilkes A, Aynekulu E, Todd S. Rosenstock T S..  2022.  Limitations of using simple indicators for evaluating agricultural emission reductions at farm level – evidence from Kenyan smallholder dairy production.  Journal Carbon Footprints, 1(9)   : 1-21   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Meli P, Schweizer D, Winowiecki LA, Chomba S, Aynekulu E, Guariguata MR..  2022.  Mapping the information landscape of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Strategy for enhanced implementation.  Restoration Ecology, 31   : 1, e13810   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Shiferaw W, Demissew S, Bekele T, Aynekulu E..  2022.  Pastoralists’ perception towards the invasion of Prosopis juliflora in Afar region, Northeast Ethiopia.  PLOS ONE, . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Takousting B, Heuvelink GBM, Stoorvogel JJ, Shephered KD, Aynekulu E..  2022.  Accounting for analytical and proximal soil sensing errors in digital soil mapping.  European Journal of Soil Science (EJSS) , 73(2)   : March–April 2022 e13226   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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2021

Abay, KA, Abay MH, Amare M, Berhane G, Aynekulu E..  2021.  Mismatch between soil nutrient requirements and fertilizer applications: implications for yield responses..  Agricultural Economics, 53   : 215–230   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Aynekulu E, Sileshi GW, Rosenstock TS, van Noordwijk M, Tsegaye D, Koala J, Sawadogo L, Milne E, de Leeuw J, Shepherd K...  2021.  No changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen following long-term prescribed burning and livestock exclusion in the Sudan-savanna woodlands of Burkina Faso.  Basic and Applied Ecology, 56   : 165-175   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Birhane E, Gebregergs T, Hailemariam M, Norgrove L, Aynekulu E.  2021.  Root colonization and spore abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in fragmented church natural forest remnants along an altitudinal gradient in northern Ethiopia.  Microbial Ecology, 82   : 233-242   . Further Information
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Hanan N P, Milne E, Aynekulu E, Yu Q, Anchang J..  2021.  A Role for Drylands in a Carbon Neutral World?.  Front. Environ. Sci., 9   : 786087   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Mekuria A, Gebrehiwot K, Yohannes M, Norgrove L, Aynekulu E..  2021.  Continuous resin tapping for frankincense collection accelerates longhorn beetle infestation on Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst in northern Ethiopia.  Heliyon, : e06250   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Mpanda M, Kashindye A, Aynekulu E, Jonas E, Rosenstock S T, Giliba A R..  2021.  Forests, farms, and fallows: the dynamics of tree cover transition in the southern part of the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania.  Land, 10(6)   : 571   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Shiferaw W, Demissew S, Bekele T, Aynekulu E..  2021.  Invasion of Prosopis juliflora and its effects on soil physicochemical properties in Afar National Regional State, Northeast Ethiopia.  International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 9(4)   : 631-638   . Further Information
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Tafesse A, Mena B, Belay A, Aynekulu E, Recha J W, Osano P, Darr D, Demissie T D, Endalamaw T B, Solomon D..  2021.  Cassava Production Efficiency in Southern Ethiopia: The Parametric Model Analysis.  Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Tamba Y, Wafula J, Whitney C, Luedeling E, Muchiri C, Gebru Y, Yigzaw N, Mekuria A, Shepherd K, Aynekulu E..  2021.  Stochastic simulation of restoration outcomes for a dry afromontane forest landscape in Northern Ethiopia.  Forest Policy and Economics, 125   : 102403   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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2020

Alemayehu S, Ayana E, Dile Y, Demissie T, Yimam Y, Girvetz E H, Aynekulu E, Solomon D..  2020.  Evaluating land suitability and potential climate change impacts on Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) production in Ethiopia.  Atmosphere, 11(10):   : 1124   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Aynekulu E, Suber M, van Noordwijk M, Arango J, Roshetko JM, Todd S. Rosenstock TS..  2020.  Carbon storage potential of silvopastoral systems of Colombia.  Land, 9(9),   : 309   .
Batllori E, Lloret F, Aakala T, Anderegg WRL, Aynekulu E.  2020.  Forest and woodland replacement patterns following drought-induced mortality.  PNAS, . (Open Access)   Further Information
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McGonigle DF, Nodari GR, Phillips R, Aynekulu E, Estrada Carmona N, Jones S, Koziell I, Luedeling E, Remans R, Shepherd K, Wiberg D, Whitney C and Zhang W.  2020.  A Knowledge Brokering Framework for Integrated Landscape Management.  Front. Sustain. Food Syst., 4   : 13   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Shiferaw W, Demissew S, Bekele T, Aynekulu E, Pitroff, W..  2020.  Analysis of composition and density of soil seed banks in Afar region rangelands, Northeast Ethiopia.  Rangelands, 43(1)   : 1-8   . Further Information
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Shiferaw W, Demissew S, Bekele T, Aynekulu E..  2020.  Relationship between Prosopis juliflora invasion and livelihood diversification in the South Afar region, Northeast Ethiopia.  Regional Sustainability, 1   : 82-92   . Further Information
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von Fromm SF, Hoyt AM, Acquah GE, Aynekulu E, Berhe AA, Haefele SM, Lange M, McGrath SP, Shepherd KD, Sila AM, Six J, Towett EK, Trumbore SE, Vågen T-G, Weullow E, Winowiecki LA, Doetterl S..  2020.  Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa.  SOIL, 7(1)   : 305-332   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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2019

Amara E, Heiskanen J, Aynekulu E, Pellikka KE.  2019.  Relationship between carbon stocks and tree species diversity in a humid Guinea savannah landscape in Northern Sierra Leone.  Southern Forests, 81(3)   : 235–245   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Rosenstock TS, Dawson IK, Aynekulu E, Chomba S, Degrande A, Fornace K, Jamnadass R, Kimaro A, Kindt R, Lamanna C, Malesu M, Mausch K, McMullin S, Murage P, Namoi N, Njenga M, Nyoka I, Paez Valencia AM, Sola P, Shepherd K, Steward P.  2019.  A Planetary Health Perspective on Agroforestry in Sub-Saharan Africa.  One Earth, 1(3)   : 330-344   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Shiferaw W, Bekele T, Demissew S, Aynekulu E.  2019.  Prosopis juliflora invasion and environmental factors on density of soil seed bank in Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia.  Journal of Ecology and Environment, 43(41)   . Further Information
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Shiferaw W, Demissew S, Bekele T, Aynekulu E.  2019.  Effects of Prosopis juliflora Invasions on land use/cover change in South Afar region, Northeast Ethiopia.  ADVANCE RESEARCH JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY DISCOVERIES, 34 (1)   : 26-43   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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2018

Abrha H, Birhane E, Zenebe A, Girma A, Hagos H, Aynekulu E.  2018.  Modeling the Cochineal (Dactylopiuscoccus) and Climate change induced factors on the future distribution of Cactus (Opuntiaficus-indica) in northern Ethiopia.  Journal of the Professional Association for Cactus Developmen, 20   : 128-150   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Gebregziabher D, Soltani A, Hofstad O, Aynekulu E.  2018.  Ensuring rural energy security: a path to sustainable land restoration movement in Africa.  Nature & Faune, 32(1)   : 75-78   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Mekuria A, Gebrehiwot K, Yohannes M, Aynekulu E, Manjur B, Norgrove L.  2018.  An exploratory survey of long horn beetle damage on the dryland flagship tree species Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst.  Journal of Arid Environments, 152   : 6:11   . Further Information
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Takoutsing B, Weber JC, Martin JAR, Shepherd K, Aynekulu E Sila A.  2018.  An assessment of the variation of soil properties with landscape attributes in the highlands of Cameroon.  Land Degradation and Development, 29(8)   : 2496–2505   . Further Information
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2017

Aynekulu E, Mekuria W, Tsegaye D, Feyissa K, Angassa A, de Leeuw J, Shepherd K..  2017.  Long-term livestock exclosure did not affect soil carbon in southern Ethiopian rangelands.  Geoderma, 307   : 1-7   . Further Information
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Heiskanen, J., J. Liu, R. Valbuena, E. Aynekulu, P. Packalen, and P. Pellikka.  2017.  Remote sensing approach for spatial planning of land management interventions in West African savannas.  Journal of Arid Environments, 140   : 29-41   .
Koala J, Sawadogo L, Savadogo P, Aynekulu E, Said M..  2017.  Allometric equations for belowground biomass of four key woody species in West African savanna-woodlands.  Silva Fennica, 51 (3)   : 163   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Lohbeck M, Winowiecki LA, Aynekulu E, Okia K, Vågen T..  2017.  . Trait-based approaches for guiding the restoration of degraded agricultural landscapes in East Africa.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(1)   : 59-68   . (Open Access)   Further Information
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Musyimi, Z., M H. Said, D. Zida, T. S. Rosenstock, T. Udelhoven, P. Savadogo, J, de Leeuw, and E. Aynekulu.  2017.  Evaluating fire severity in Sudanian ecosystems of Burkina Faso using Landsat 8 satellite images.  Journal of Arid Environments, 139   : 95-109   .
Tamene D, Adimassu Z, Aynekulu E, Yaekob T..  2017.  Estimating landscape susceptibility to soil erosion using a GIS-based approach in Northern Ethiopia.  International Soil and Water Conservation Research, . (Open Access)   Further Information
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2016

Aynekulu, E., R. Aerts, M. Denich, and H.-J. Boehmer.  2016.  Plant diversity and regeneration in a disturbed isolated dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia.  Folia Geobotanica, DOI: 10.1007/s12224-016-9247-y   .
Iiyama, M., A. Herero, K. Kelemu, C. Muthuri, R. Kinuthia, E. Ayenkulu, E. Kiptot, K. Hadgu, J. Mowo, and F. L. Sinclair.  2016.  Understanding patterns of tree adoption on farms in semi- arid and sub-humid Ethiopia.  Agroforest Syst, : DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-9926-y   .
Milne, E., E. Aynekulu, A. Baton, N. H. Batjes, R. Boone, R. Conant, J. Davies, N. Hanan, D. Hoag, J. E. Herrick, W. Knausenberger, C. Neely, J. Njoka, M. Ngugi, B. Parton, K. Paustian, R. Reid, M. Said, K. Shepherd, D, Swift, P. Thornton, S. Williams, S..  2016.  Grazing lands in Sub-Saharan Africa and their potential role in climate change mitigation: What we do and don't know.  Environmental Development, 19   : 70-74   .
Takoutsing, B., J. Weber, E. Aynekulu, J. A. R. Martín, K. Shepherd, A. Sila, Z. Tchoundjeu, and L. Diby.  2016.  Assessment of soil health indicators for sustainable production of maize in smallholder farming systems in the highlands of Cameroon.  Geoderma, 276   : 64-73   .
Valbuena, R., J. Heiskanen, E. Aynekulu, S. Pitkänen, and P. Packalen.  2016.  Sensitivity of Above-Ground Biomass Estimates to Height-Diameter Modelling in Mixed-Species West African Woodlands.  PLOS ONE, : DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0158198   . (Open Access)  

2015

Kimaro, A. A., M. Mpanda, J. Rioux, E. Aynekulu, S. Shaba, M. Thiong’o, P. Mutuo, S. Ablanda, K. Shepherd, H. Neufeldt, and T. S. Rosenstock.  2015.  Is conservation agriculture ‘climate-smart’ for maize farmers in the highlands of Tanzania?.  Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst, : DOI 10.1007/s10705-015-9711-8   .
Moria, M., A. Gebrekirstos, E. Aynekulu, and A. Bräuning.  2015.  Tree dieback affects climate change mitigation potential of a dry afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia.  Forest Ecology and Management, 344   : 73-83   .
Negussie, A., J. Degerickx, L. Norgrove, W. M J. Achten, K. M. Hadgu, E. Aynekulu, and B. Muys.  2015.  Effects of accession, spacing and pruning management on in-situ leaf litter decomposition of Jatropha curcas L. in Zambia.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 81   : 505-513   .
OJOYI, M., O. MUTANGA, J. ODINDI, E. AYNEKULU, E. ABDEL-RAHMAN.  2015.  THE EFFECT OF FOREST FRAGMENTATION ON TREE SPECIES ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY IN THE EASTERN ARC MOUNTAINS OF TANZANIA.  APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 13(2)   : 307-324   .

2014

Negussie, A., S. Nacro, W. M. J. Achten, L. Norgrove, M. Kenis, K. M. Hadug, E. Aynekulu, M, Hermy, and B. Muys.  2014.  Insufficient Evidence of Jatropha curcas L. Invasiveness: Experimental Observations in Burkina Faso, West Africa.  Bioenerg. Res., : DOI 10.1007/s12155-014-9544-3   .

2011

Aynekulu Betemariam, E.  2011.  Forest Diversity in Fragmented Landscapes of Northern Ethiopia and Implications for Conservation.  Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Ecology and Development Series No, 76   Further Information
Aynekulu, E., M. Denich, D. Tsegaye, R. Aerts, B. Neuwirth and H.J. Boehmer.  2011.  Dieback affects forest structure in a dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia.  Journal of Arid Environments, : 75: 499-503   .
Birhane, E., E. Aynekulu, M. Wolde and D. Endale.  2011.  Management, use and ecology of medicinal plants in the degraded dry lands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.  Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, : 5(3): 309-318   .
Wolde M. and E. Aynekulu.  2011.  Exclosure Land Management for Restoration of the Soils in Degraded Communal Grazing Lands in Northern Ethiopia.  Land Degrad. Develop., : DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1146   . Download [PDF]
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2010

Tsegay, D., S.R. Moe, P.O. Vedeld, E. Aynekulu.  2010.  Land-use/cover dynamics in arid and semi-arid rangelands of northern Afar, Ethiopia.  Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, 139   : 174-180   . Download [PDF]
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Tsegaye D., R.M. Stein, P. Vedeld, E. Aynekulu.  2010.  Land-use/cover dynamics in Northern Afar rangelands.  Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 139   : 174-180   .

2009

Aynekulu, E., M. Denich and B. Neuwirth.  2009.  Applicability of GIS in Dendrochronology.  Poster presented at the conference of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, 22-27/03/2009. Download [PDF]
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2008

Aerts, A., E. November, W. Maes, I. Van der Borght, A. Negussie, E. Aynekulu, M. Hermy and B. Muys.  2008.  In situ persistence of African wild olive and forest restoration in degraded semiarid savanna.  Journal of Arid Environments, 6   : 1131-1136   . Further Information
Aynekulu, E., M. Denich and P.L.G. Vlek.  2008.  Comparisons of closed and open forest management systems in restoring degraded dry Afromontane forest of northern Ethiopia.  Paper presented at “International conference on Mountain Forests in a Changing World”, Vienna, Austria, 2-4/4/2008. Book of Abstracts, P. 21 Further Information
Aynekulu, E., B. Emiru and B. Nigusu.  2008.  Carbon sequestration in above ground biomass under closed management system in the dry lands of northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at 'Regional Conference on coping with Climate Change, RPSUD', Nazareth, Ethiopia, 14-18/7/2008. Book of Abstracts P.43.  Download [PDF]
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Aynekulu, E., B. Emiru and B. Nigusu.  2008.  Carbon sequestration in above ground biomass under closed management system in the dry lands of northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at ''Regional Conference on coping with Climate Change, RPSUD'', Nazareth, Ethiopia, 14-18/7/2008. Book of Abstracts P.43.  Download [PDF]
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Aynekulu, E., B. Emiru and B. Nigusu.  2008.  Carbon sequestration in above ground biomass under closed management system in the dry lands of northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at 'Regional Conference on coping with Climate Change, RPSUD', Nazareth, Ethiopia, 14-18/7/2008. Book of Abstracts P.43.  Download [PDF]
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Aynekulu, E., B. Emiru and B. Nigusu.  2008.  Carbon sequestration in above ground biomass under closed management system in the dry lands of northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at 'Regional Conference on coping with Climate Change, RPSUD', Nazareth, Ethiopia, 14-18/7/2008. Book of Abstracts P.43.  Download [PDF]
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Aynekulu, E., B. Emiru and B. Nigusu.  2008.  Carbon sequestration in above ground biomass under closed management system in the dry lands of northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at 'Regional Conference on coping with Climate Change, RPSUD', Nazareth, Ethiopia, 14-18/7/2008. Book of Abstracts P.43.  Download [PDF]
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Aynekulu, E., B. Emiru and B. Nigusu.  2008.  Carbon sequestration in above ground biomass under closed management system in the dry lands of northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at 'Regional Conference on coping with Climate Change, RPSUD', Nazareth, Ethiopia, 14-18/7/2008. Book of Abstracts P.43.  Download [PDF]
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Aynekulu, E., T. Kassawmar and L. Tamene.  2008.  Applicability of ASTER imagery in mapping land use ⁄cover as a basis for biodiversity studies in drylands of northern Ethiopia.  African Journal of Ecology, 46 (Suppl. 1)   : 19–23   . Further Information
Aynekulu, E., T. Kassawmar and L. Tamene.  2008.  Applicability of ASTER imagery in mapping land use ⁄cover as a basis for biodiversity studies in drylands of northern Ethiopia.  African Journal of Ecology, 46 (Suppl. 1)   : 19–23   . Further Information

2007

Tenkir, E., T. Bekele, S.Nemomissa and E. Aynekulu.  2007.  Dry Afromontane forest ecosystem restoration: Assessment of natural regeneration of woody species (A case of Dodola forest, Ethiopia).  Discovery and Innovation, 9   : 323-329   . Further Information
Tsegaye, D., M. Balehegn, K. Gebrehiwot, M. Haile, G. Gebresamuel, M. Tilahun, and E. Aynekulu.  2007.  The Role of Garsa (Dobera glabra) for Household Food Security at Times of Food Shortage in Aba`ala Wereda, North Afar: Ecological Adaptation and Socio-economic Value.  Download [PDF]
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2006

Aynekulu, E., E. Birhane and N. Begashaw.  2006.  The Potentials of enclours in increasing woody biomass & regeneration (A case study of Begasheka and Debrekidan watersheds, Tigray, northern Ethiopia).  Poster presented in international conference on “Environmental change, geomorphic processes, land degradation and rehabilitation in tropical and subtropical highlands”, Mekelle University, Ethiopia, 19-25/9/2006 Download [PPT | 836.50KB]
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Aynekulu, E., S. Atakliti and A. Ejersa.  2006.  Small-scale reservoir sedimentation rate analysis for a reliable estimation of irrigation schemes economic lifetime.  Paper presented at “International Sediment Initiative Conference(ISIC)”, Khartoum, Sudan, 12-15/11/2006 Download [PDF | 256.06KB]
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Aynekulu, E., W. Wubneh, E. Birhane and N. Begashaw.  2006.  Monitoring and Evaluating Land Use/ Land Cover Change Using Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS) Tools: A Case Study of Begasheka Watershed, Tigray, Ethiopia.  EJISDC, (25) 3   : 1-10   . Download [PDF | 249.28KB]
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2003

Aynekulu, E.  2003.  Analysis of soil - vegetation interaction in relation to soil carbon sequestration: a case study in Serowe, Botswana. MSc Thesis, ITC, The Netherlands.  Further Information

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Research themes
  • Science Policy
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Research projects

2022 to date

Digital Tools to boost AgroForestry (DigitAF) aiming to overcome barriers to a widespread implementation of agroforestry practices in Europe.

2022 to date

Land, soil and crop information services (LSC-IS) in East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia) (https://lsc-hubs.org)

2022 to date

Transformative Land Investment (TLI) to create sustainable food systems that empower vulnerable communities, inspire civic engagement and galvanize collaborative action and innovation

2019 to date

Excellence in Agronomy: contribute to the work package on ex-ante method development for investment prioritization of agriculture projects (https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/11-excellence-in-agronomy-eia-solutions-for-agricultural-transformation/

2017 – 2021

Restoring Degraded Landscapes: CGIAR program on Water Land and Ecosystems. The program supports governments and people to restore their degraded landscapes, enhancing ecosystem services and contributing to vibrant agroecosystems, and the benefits they provide: food, energy, clean water, income and livelihoods.

2011– 2020

Land health surveillance system for smallholder cocoa in Ivory CoastThe project aims at building sustainable cocoa farming in Cote d’Ivoire.

2018 – 2019

Evidence-based Soils Agronomy for Sustainable Crop Production in Kenya: The project aims at assessing constraints of maize yield production to suggest interventions to reduce yield gap

2012 – 2017

Biocarbon and Rural Development (BIODEV) project: The project aims to generate information that is critical for linking climate change mitigation efforts with those aimed to help people adapt to climate change in Burkina Faso, Mali and Sierra Leone.

2015 – 2017

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme: The project aims to improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches

2013 – 2016

Improving Measurements of Agricultural Productivity through Methodological validation and Research (LSMS-ISA): Improving the quality and relevance of agricultural statistics though method development through the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) work of the World Bank. 

2011 – 2014

Carbon sequestration options in pastoral & agro-pastoral systems in Africa: The project investigates the effect of livestock grazing pressure and fire on soil carbon in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, respectively

2010 – 2013

Carbon Benefit ProjectThe aim of the project was to develop A Protocol for Measurement and Monitoring Soil Carbon Stocks in Agricultural Landscapes (postdoctoral project) 

Degrees

MSc in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Sciences specializing in Land degradation Conservation and Rehabilitation, ITC, The Netherlands. BSc in Forestry, Alemaya University, Ethiopia.

Expertise

Landscape Ecologist

Contacts

Dr. Ermias Betemariam

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), UN Avenue, P. O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya

Email:b.ermias@cifor-icraf.org

Tel +254 (0) 20 7224653 | Cell +254 705485092 

Twitter: @ermias_be

 

Research affiliation

Land health scientistLand and soil health theme, for-icraf.org

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Natural Resource and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD/GTZ

Cooperation partners

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Ermias Aynekulu Betemariam

Former Junior Researcher

Former Division/Group:
Ecology and Natural Resources Management

Office E-Mail:
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ermias8(at)gmail.com