Dr. Ermias Aynekulu Betemariam

Country of current residence

Kenya

Current position

Land Health Scientist

Current institute employer

World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)

Since

2010

Till

2017

Website current institute

www.worldagroforestry.org

Office address

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

Office phone

+254207224356

Office fax

+254207224001

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.

2017

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 .
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 .

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.  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.  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).  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.  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
  • Knowledge
  • Institutions
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Degrees

MSc in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Sciences specializing in Land degradation Conservation and Rehabilitation, ITC, The Netherlands.

 

BSc in Forestry, Alemaya University, Ethiopia.

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD/GTZ

Cooperation partners

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Ermias Aynekulu Betemariam

Former Junior Researcher

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