Dr. Gebreyesus Brhane Tesfahunegn

Country of current residence

Ethiopia

Current position

Associate Professor and Director School of Graduate Studies

Current institute employer

Aksum University

Since

2011

Website current institute

www.aksumuniversity.org

Profession

Agricultural Engineer

Degrees / expertise

PhD degree in Agriculture science(Ecology and Natural Resources Management)

 

MSc degree in Soil and Water Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering)

 

Thesis: Tied Ridging as insitu rain water harvesting method for improving sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) yield at Abergelle area, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia; and

 

BSc degree in Dryland agriculture and natural resources (Soil and water conservation)

Professional experience

Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute since August 2000 to March 2007 on research.

 

Axum University, Ethiopia: Since March 2007-July 2008 lecturer and research.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. PLG Vlek and

Prof. Dr. Armin Skowronek

2016

Tesfahunegna, G.B., L. Tamene, P.L.G. Vlek.  2016.  Assessing soil properties and landforms in the Mai-Negus Catchment, Northern Ethiopia.  Pedosphere, 26 (5) : 745-759 .

2014

Tesfahunegn, G.B., L. Tamene and P.L.G. Vlek.  2014.  Soil Erosion Prediction Using Morgan-Morgan-Finney Model in a GIS Environment in Northern Ethiopia Catchment.  Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 4 : 1-15 .
Tesfahunegn, GB..  2014.  Soil Quality Assessment Strategies for Evaluating Soil Degradation in Northern Ethiopia.  Applied and Environmental Soil science, : Article ID 646502, 14 pages . Further Information
Tesfahunegn, GB. and P.L.G Vlek.  2014.  Assessing sediment enrichment ratio in Mai-Negus Catchment, northern Ethiopia.  Soil and Water Research, : 9 (1): 38-45 .

2013

Tesfahunegn, GB and PL G. Vlek.  2013.  Assessing Sediment-Nutrient Export Rate and Soil Degradation in Mai-Negus Catchment, Northern Ethiopia.  ISRN Soil Science, 2013 : 1-10 . Further Information
Tesfahunegn, GB..  2013.  Soil quality indicators response to land use and soil management systems in northern Ethiopia's catchment..  Land degradation and Development. , . Further Information
Tesfahunegn, GB., L. Tamene, P LG. Vlek, and K. Mekonnen..  2013.  Assessing farmers’ knowledge of weed species, crop type and soil management practices in relation to soil quality status in Mai-Negus catchment, northern Ethiopia..  Land degradation and Development., . Further Information
Tesfahunegna, G.B., P.L.G. Vlek, L. Tamene.  2013.  Application of SWAT model to assess erosion hotspot for sub-catchment management at Mai-Negus catchment in northern Ethiopia.  East African Journal of Science and Technology 2 , 2 (2) : 97-123 .

2012

Gebreyesus Brhane Tesfahunegn, Paul L. G. Vlek and Lulseged Tamene.  2012.  Management strategies for reducing soil degradation through modeling in a GIS environment in northern Ethiopia catchment..  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 92 : 255-272 . Further Information
Tesfahunegn, GB..  2012.  Effect of Tillage and Fertilizer Practices on Sorghum Production in Abergelle Area, Northern Ethiopia. Momona Ethiopian Journal of Science,. 

2011

Gebreyesus Brhane Tesfahunegn, Lulseged Tamene, P.L.G Vlek..  2011.  Catchment-scale spatial variability of soil properties and implications on site-specific soil management in northern Ethiopia. Soil and Tillage Research,. 
Mekonen, K. and GB. Tesfahunegn.  2011.  Environmental impact assessment of soil and water conservation measures at Medego watershed in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.  Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, 5 : 312-330 .
Mekonen, K., and G.B. Tesfahunegn.  2011.  Impact Assessment of Soil and Water Conservation Measures at Medego Watershed in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.  Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, 5 : 312-330 . Further Information
Tesfahunegn, G.  2011.  Soil erosion modeling and soil quality evaluation for catchment management strategies in northern Ethiopia.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Tesfahunegn, G.B., L. Tamene and P.L.G. Vlek.  2011.  A participatory soil quality assessment in Northern Ethiopia’s Mai-Negus Catchment.  Catena 86:1-13, . Further Information

2010

Mesfin, T., G.B. Tesfahunegn, M.Mamo and C.S. Wortmann, M. Mamo and O. Nikus.  2010.  Skip-Row Planting and Tie-Ridging for Sorghum Production in Semiarid Areas of Ethiopia.American Agronomy Journal.  : 102 (2):745-750 .
Tesfahunegn, G.B..  2010.  Tied ridging as insitu rainwater harvesting method for improving sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L., yield at Abergelle area, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia.  LAP LAMBERT Academic publishing, Monograph. Saarbrücken, Germany. Further Information

2009

Mesfin, T., G. B. Tesfahunegn, C.S. Wortmann, Olani Nikus and M. Mamo.  2009.  Tie-ridging and Fertilizer Use for Sorghum Production in Semi-arid Ethiopia. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst.  85 : 87-94 .
Tesfahunegn, G.B. and K. Mekonen.  2009.  Estimating Soil Loss Using Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) for Soil Conservation planning at Medego Watershed, Northern Ethiopia.Journal of American Science, Online published: http://www.americanscience.org/journals/am-sci/0501/.  : 5(1):58-69 .

2008

Mesfin, T., G.B. Tesfahunegn, C.S. Wortmann, O. Nikus, and M.Mamo.  2008.  Skip row planting and tie ridging to improve sorghum yield in semi-arid Ethiopia. Agron. Abstr., Amer. Soc. Agron. Houston, TX.. 
Mesfin, T., G.B. Tesfahunegn, C.S. Wortmann, O. Nikus, and M.Mamo.  2008.  Skip row planting and tie ridging to improve sorghum yield in semi-arid Ethiopia. Abstract inInternational Sorghum Conference for Bio-energy. Houston, TX.. 
Tesfahunegn, B. G. and C. S. Wortmann.  2008.  Tie-ridge Tillage for High Altitude Pulse Production in Northern Ethiopia.  American Agronomy Journal, 100 (2) : 447-453 .

2006

Brhane, G., C. S. Wortmann, M. Mamo, H. Gebrekidan, and A. Belay.  2006.  Micro-Basin Tillage for Grain Sorghum Production in Semiarid Areas of Northern Ethiopia. American Agronomy Journal.. 

2005

Tesfahunegn, G.B., T. Mesfin, C. S. Wortmann, M. Mamo, and A. Belay.  2005.  A Decision Guide for Tie-ridging in the Semi-Arid Areas of Ethiopia. American Society of Agronomy. Abstract.. 
Tesfahunegn, G.B., T. Mesfin, C. S. Wortmann, M. Mamo, and A. Belay.  2005.  A Decision Guide for Tie-ridging in the Semi-Arid Areas of Ethiopia. Poster Presented at American Society of Agronomy. Salt Lake City-UT, USA. Nov. 6-10, 2005.. 

2004

Brhane, G., C. S. Wortmann, M. Mamo, and A. Belay.  2004.  Water Use Efficiency in Grain Sorghum Production in Northern Ethiopia as Affected by Tillage Practices. American Society of Agronomy. Abstract.. 
Brhane, G., C. S. Wortmann, M. Mamo, and A. Belay.  2004.  Water Use Efficiency in Grain Sorghum Production in Northern Ethiopia as Affected by Tillage Practices. Poster Presented at American Society of Agronomy. Seattle, Washington, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2004.. 

2002

Worku B., M .Tewodros, G. Zenbaba, M. Neway, T. Paulos, M. Jibril, G. Brhane, A. Belay, M. Mamo and C.Wortmann.  2002.  Farmers assessment of tillage systems for Soil and Water Management in Sorghum Producing Areas of Ethiopia. Presented at the INTSORMIL PI Conference. Nov. 17-23, 2002. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.. 

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Governance
  • New Technologies
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Professional experience

Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute since August 2000 to March 2007 on research.

 

Axum University, Ethiopia: Since March 2007-July 2008 lecturer and research.

Degrees

PhD degree in Agriculture science(Ecology and Natural Resources Management)

 

MSc degree in Soil and Water Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering)

 

Thesis: Tied Ridging as insitu rain water harvesting method for improving sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) yield at Abergelle area, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia; and

 

BSc degree in Dryland agriculture and natural resources (Soil and water conservation)

Research partners

Research affiliation

Aksum University, Ethiopia

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ (DAAD, GTZ)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. PLG Vlek and

Prof. Dr. Armin Skowronek

Former Junior Researcher

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