Somayeh Emami | Sustainable Agricultural Policies | Best Researcher Award

Dr  Somayeh Emami | Sustainable Agricultural Policies |  Best Researcher Award

Postdoc Researcher at  Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Iran

Somayeh Emami is an Iranian Ph.D. researcher specializing in Hydraulic Structures, currently serving as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AERI) in Karaj, Iran. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Tabriz, where her research focused on developing intelligent methods for predicting discharge coefficients and assessing irrigation systems’ performance.

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📚 Education:

B.Sc. in Water Engineering, Urmia University. M.Sc. in Hydraulic Structures, University of Tabriz. Ph.D. in Hydraulic Structures, University of Tabriz

🔬 Research Focus:Sustainable Agricultural Policies

Somayeh Emami, a researcher passionate about sustainable agriculture, delves into policies that promote ecological balance and efficient water management in agricultural systems. With expertise in hydraulic structures and a postdoctoral position at the Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, she focuses on advancing policies that foster environmentally friendly and economically viable agricultural practices. 🌱🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Agent-based simulation model to evaluate government policies for farmers’ adoption and synergy in improving irrigation systems: A case study of Lake Urmia basin”
  2. “Fault Tree Analysis of Trade-Offs between Environmental Flows and Agricultural Water Productivity in the Lake Urmia Sub-Basin Using Agent-Based Modeling”
  3. “Data mining predictive algorithms for estimating soil water content”
  4. “An election algorithm combined with support vector regression for estimating hydrological drought”
  5. “Evaluating performance indicators of irrigation systems using swarm intelligence methods in Lake Urmia basin, Iran”

Sipho Ntonta | Crop Residues | Best Researcher Award

Mr Sipho Ntonta | Crop Residues | Best Researcher Award

PhD candidate at  University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sipho Ntonta is a dynamic Ph.D. candidate specializing in Hydrology and Soil Sciences, with a profound interest in sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation. His expertise lies in enhancing water use efficiency through soil-plant interactions. With a background in Environmental Hydrology and Soil Science, Sipho has honed his skills through various academic pursuits, culminating in his pursuit of a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Soil Sciences (In progress). Masters in Soil Science (2019 – 2022). Honours in Soil Science (2017 – 2018). BSc. in Environmental Hydrology and Soil Science (2013-2017). Introduction course to facilitation: Social learning and stakeholder engagement in natural resource management context (2020 – 2021)

💼 Work Experience:

Sipho’s professional journey includes roles as an Assistant Agricultural Practitioner and a Junior Researcher and Field Worker, where he demonstrated expertise in agricultural advice, research, and stakeholder engagement.

🔬 Skills and Competencies:

Proficient in research methodologies, data analysis, and various analytical tools, Sipho also possesses strong leadership, problem-solving, and computer skills. His affiliations with Green-Matter and Water demonstrate his commitment to environmental preservation and leadership development.

Sipho Ntonta embodies a blend of academic rigor, practical experience, and a profound commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, making him a valuable asset in the field. 🌱🌍

🌱 Research Focus: Crop Residues

Sipho Ntonta is a dedicated researcher with a keen focus on crop residues. His work delves into understanding the dynamics of crop residues’ decomposition, with a particular emphasis on factors influencing variability in decomposition rates. Through his research, Sipho aims to contribute to the advancement of agricultural practices that optimize the utilization of crop residues, ultimately enhancing soil quality and sustainability in agriculture.

Sipho’s commitment to this research area is driven by his passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. His efforts are geared towards uncovering insights that can inform strategies for improving soil health, water use efficiency, and overall agricultural productivity. With a strong academic background and practical experience, Sipho Ntonta is poised to make significant contributions to the field of agricultural science, particularly in the realm of crop residue management. 🌾🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Variability in decomposition rate of sorghum cultivar residues linked to lignin content
    • Authors: Ntonta, S., Zengeni, R., Muchaonyerwa, P., Chaplot, V.
    • Journal: Rhizosphere
    • Year: 2024
  2. Crop residues differ in their decomposition dynamics: Review of available data from world literature
    • Authors: Ntonta, S., Mathew, I., Zengeni, R., Muchaonyerwa, P., Chaplot, V.
    • Journal: Geoderma
    • Year: 2022

Archana Singh | Plant Biology | Best Researcher Award

Dr Archana Singh | Plant Biology | Best Researcher Award

Principal Scientist at  ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

Dr. Archana Singh is a distinguished Principal Scientist in Biochemistry at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi, India. Born on June 19th, 1964, she has made significant contributions to the fields of plant biology, genomics, and molecular biology.

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🎓 Education:

B.Sc. in Botany, Chemistry, Zoology from Lucknow University, 1984 (77.1%). M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, 1986 (70.1%). Proficiency in German Language, 1987, Lucknow University. Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, 1992

👩‍💼 Work Experience:

Senior Scientist (Biochemistry) at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi since January 2010. Postdoctoral Fellow at Lucknow University, CSIR, DBT (NRCPB), and DBT (NRCPB), 1994-2010

🏅 Awards & Recognition:

Junior and Senior Research Fellowships from UGC, Govt. of India. Young Scientist Award from IUBMB. International Technology Award from World Technology Network. Recognition from the Indian Prime Minister and Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India

🔬 Research Focus: Plant Biology

👩‍🔬 Dr. Archana Singh is a distinguished Principal Scientist specializing in Biochemistry at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. Her research primarily focuses on Plant Biology, delving into the intricate mechanisms underlying plant growth, development, and stress responses.

🌿 With a keen interest in understanding the biochemical pathways and molecular regulation in plants, Dr. Singh’s work contributes significantly to enhancing agricultural productivity and resilience in the face of environmental challenges.

📚 Over the years, Dr. Singh has led numerous research projects and published extensively in esteemed scientific journals, shedding light on critical aspects of plant biochemistry and molecular biology.

🌟 Her dedication and expertise make her an invaluable asset to the field of Plant Biology, driving forward our understanding of plant systems and their interactions with the environment.

Citations:

Dr. Archana Singh has amassed an impressive scholarly impact, with 4,854 citations across 4,494 documents. Her research has been published in 138 documents, contributing to an h-index of 28. This indicates that Dr. Singh’s work has been widely recognized and cited within the scientific community, reflecting the significance and influence of her contributions to the field of Plant Biology.

 

Publications Top Notes

  1. DNA methylome analysis provides insights into gene regulatory mechanism for better performance of rice under fluctuating environmental conditions: epigenomics of adaptive plasticity
    • Authors: Kumar, S., Seem, K., Kumar, S., …, Krishnan, S.G., Mohapatra, T.
    • Journal: Planta, 2024, 259(1), 4
  2. Lentinan, β-glucan from Shiitake (Lentinula edodes): A review on structure, conformational transition, and gastrointestinal interaction contributing towards its anti-diabetic potential
    • Authors: Chakraborty, S., Beura, M., Sharma, S.K., …, Dahuja, A., Krishnan, V.
    • Journal: Trends in Food Science and Technology, 2023, 142, 104224
  3. Dynamics of physico-chemical properties towards understanding the optimum ageing of basmati and non-basmati rice (Oryza sativa L.) for consumer preferences
    • Authors: Thakare, S.S., Awana, M., Warwate, S.I., …, Krishnan, V., Singh, A.
    • Journal: Journal of Cereal Science, 2023, 112, 103714
  4. Optimization of paclobutrazol dose for mitigation of water-deficit stress in rice (Oryza Sativa L.)
    • Authors: Maheshwari, C., Garg, N.K., Singh, A., Tyagi, A.
    • Journal: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2023, 107, 104596
  5. A quick and simple gel diffusion assay to visualize and quantify pullulanase activity for resistant starch content in food crops
    • Authors: Krishnan, V., Awana, M., Kulshreshta, A., Praveen, S., Singh, A.
    • Journal: Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2023, 32(1), pp. 189–195
  6. A novel micronutrients and methyl jasmonate cocktail of elicitors via seed priming improves drought tolerance by mitigating oxidative stress in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
    • Authors: Samota, M.K., Awana, M., Krishnan, V., …, Mithra, S.V.A., Singh, A.
    • Journal: Protoplasma, 2023
  7. Tackling banded leaf and sheath blight disease of maize through activation of host defense
    • Authors: Hamidi, S.M., Gogoi, R., Kumar, A., …, Yadav, R., Dorjee, L.
    • Journal: Frontiers in Agronomy, 2023, 5, 1229717
  8. Insight of PBZ mediated drought amelioration in crop plants
    • Authors: Maheshwari, C., Garg, N.K., Hasan, M., …, Singh, A., Tyagi, A.
    • Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2022, 13, 1008993

 

Maximilien Azalou | Food Resources | Best Researcher Award

Dr Maximilien Azalou | Food Resources | Best Researcher Award

Research Assistant at  University of Parakou, Benin

Maximilien Azalou, a Beninese national born on September 28, 1988, is a dedicated researcher and expert in agronomic sciences, specializing in animal production. Currently based in Parakou, Benin, he serves as a Research Associate at the Laboratory of Ecology, Health, and Animal Production (LESPA). His work focuses on various crucial aspects including the valorization of food resources for domestic animals, sustainable management of transhumance, and the design of innovative breeding systems in response to climate change.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Agronomic Sciences, University of Parakou, 2019-2023. M.Sc. in Animal Production, University of Parakou, 2014-2017. Professional Master in Agricultural Sciences, University of Parakou, 2014-2016. Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomic Sciences, University of Parakou, 2009-2012

💼 Work Experience:

Research Associate at Laboratory of Ecology, Health and Animal Production (LESPA), Parakou, Benin, since 2015. Supervisor of Field Agents at Wake-Up Africa NGO, Benin, 2018. Part-Time Teacher at Kika Agricultural Technical High School, Parakou, Benin, 2016. Trainee at Communal Sector for Agricultural Development of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2014

📝 Skills:

  • Statistical data analysis
  • Report and scientific article writing
  • Monitoring and supervision of students

Maximilien Azalou is a passionate researcher and educator dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices, particularly in the management of pastoral resources and livestock production. With extensive experience in academia, research, and fieldwork, he strives to address the challenges of food security and climate change in Benin.

📚 Research Focus:

Valorization of food resources for animal nutrition. Sustainable management of transhumance and pastoral resources .Design of innovative breeding systems in climate change. Adaptation of cattle herders to climate change. Population dynamics of domestic ruminant populations. Improvement of milk and meat production of local breeds. Study of rangeland productivity and carrying capacity

 

Publications Top Notes

  1. The functional traits and threats to the Borgou cattle breed as perceived by farmers in Benin
    • Authors: Worogo, H.S.S., Hessa, C.C., Assani, A.S., Assogba, B.G.C., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Pastoralism, 2022, 12(1), 16
    • Citations: 1
  2. Body Conformation Analysis through Biometric Traits in Borgou Cattle Breed Reared on Station Conservation Farm in Northern Benin
    • Authors: Worogo, H.S.S., Tchokponhoué, U., Idrissou, Y., Adjassin, J.S., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, 2021, 11(2), pp. 241–247
    • Citations: 3
  3. Towards community-based in situ conservation strategies: a typological analysis of Borgou cattle herding systems in northeastern Benin
    • Authors: Worogo, H.S.S., Idrissou, R., Assani, A.S., Alabi, C.D.A., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2020, 52(3), pp. 1055–1064
    • Citations: 7
  4. Pastoral calendar and transhumance map of herders using pastoral resources in Djidja Commune in Southern Benin | Calendrier pastoral et carte de transhumance des éleveurs exploitant les ressources pastorales de la commune de Djidja au Sud Bénin
    • Authors: Azalou, M., Assani Seidou, A., Assogba, B.G.C., Baco, M.N., Alkoiret Traoré, I.
    • Journal: Revue d’Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux(France), 2019, 72(1), pp. 3–11
    • Citations: 3
  5. Effect of pelleting a food with soybean pulp (okara) on fattening local rabbits in north-benin | Effet de la granulation d’un aliment avec pulpe de soja (okara) sur l’engraissement de lapins locaux au nord-bénin
    • Authors: Alabi, C.D.A., Azalou, M., Adjassin, J.S., Akpo, Y., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2019, 31(5)
    • Citations: 1

Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Mr Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Student at  Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Simeneh Demissie, a male Ethiopian national, is a dedicated expert in soil and water conservation, with a profound understanding of soil fertility, watershed management, and environmental science. His expertise spans across various domains including nutrient management, agriculture, and field experimentation.

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👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science (ready for final defense) from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and Tottori University, Japan (2017-2024)
    • Thesis: “Impacts of biophysical land management practices on soil erosion and soil moisture in the upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia”
  • M.Sc. in Land Resources Management, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2013)
    • Thesis: “Evaluation of land use types and perception of farmers towards physical soil and water conservation structures in Wyebla watershed, Northwest Ethiopia”

🌍 Expertise:

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Soil fertility and plant analysis
  • Watershed management
  • Land use planning
  • Environmental science
  • Nutrient management
  • Agriculture
  • Field experimentation

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Simeneh Demissie’s research primarily focuses on soil and water conservation in various agro-ecological environments of Ethiopia. His work delves into understanding the effects of different land management practices on soil erosion, soil moisture, runoff, and soil nutrient dynamics. Through his studies, he investigates the efficacy of physical soil and water conservation structures, indigenous land management practices, and the impact of vegetation growth on soil properties. Demissie’s research contributes significantly to enhancing agricultural sustainability and improving land use planning strategies in Ethiopia, aiming to mitigate soil degradation and promote resilient agricultural systems.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Examining Soil Nutrient Balances and Stocks Under Different Land Use and Management Practices in Contrasting Agroecological Environments
    • Mulualem, T., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Tiruneh, G.A., Berihun, M.L.
    • Soil Use and Management, 2024, 40(1), e13000
  2. The Paradox of Increased Runoff with Decreased Soil Loss with Growth of Acacia Decurrens Plantations in the Highlands of Ethiopia
    • Demissie, S., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Fekadu, G., Tilahun, K.
    • Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 2024, 24(1), pp. 73–86
  3. Spectrometry for Better Soil Fertility Management in Abbay River Basin
    • Tiruneh, G.A., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Tilahun, K., Reichert, J.M.
    • Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment, 2023, 6(4), e20438
  4. Evaluating and Modeling Rainfall Kinetic Energy and Erosivity: A Case Study of a Humid Watershed in the Ethiopian Highlands
    • Tilahun, K., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Demissie, S., Wubet, A.
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2023
  5. Seasonal and Diurnal Soil Respiration Dynamics Under Different Land Management Practices in the Sub-tropical Highland Agroecology of Ethiopia
    • Fekadu, G., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Mulualem, T., Demissie, S.
    • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2023, 195(1), 65

Sakthipriya D | Suggestion for Farmers | Best Researcher Award

Mrs Sakthipriya D | Suggestion for Farmers | Best Researcher Award

Research Scholar at  Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India

D. Sakthipriya, a diligent academician and researcher, holds an impressive academic background with a Master’s in Computer Applications (MCA), an M.Phil., and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science. She completed her MCA from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, affiliated with Anna University, Tirunelveli.

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🚀 Professional Journey:

Dr. Sakthipriya’s professional journey spans various roles, including software development, academic instruction, and research. Her tenure as an Assistant Professor and Programmer reflects her passion for both teaching and practical application of computer science principles.

🏅 Achievements & Contributions:

Dr. Sakthipriya’s academic contributions extend beyond research, including paper presentations at national and international conferences and participation in faculty development programs. She has also actively engaged in community initiatives, leveraging technology for societal betterment.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Her research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, data analytics, and deep learning, particularly in healthcare applications. Through her notable publications and journal contributions, Dr. Sakthipriya has made significant strides in areas such as medical image analysis and predictive modeling for disease diagnosis.

 

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Carlos Soccol | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Prof Carlos Soccol | Sustainable Agriculture | Excellence in Research

Full Professor at Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

Carlos Ricardo Soccol is a highly accomplished researcher and professor in the field of Industrial Biotechnology. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Paraná (1979) and earned his Ph.D. in Enzymatic Genetics, Microbiology, and Bioconversion from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France (1992). With a prolific academic career, Soccol has undertaken postdoctoral studies in various prestigious institutions in France and Germany, enhancing his expertise in bioprocess engineering.

 

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👨‍🔬 Education and Career:

  • 🎓 Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná (1979)
  • 📚 PhD in Enzymatic Genetics, Microbiology, and Bioconversion, Universite de Technologie de Compiègne-France (1992)

💼 Roles and Achievements:

  • 🏆 Researcher of Productivity at CNPq – Level 1A
  • 🌐 Mentor of various biotechnology programs in Brazil
  • 📚 Over 1,400 publications, including 32 books and 198 book chapters
  • 🏅 Recipient of numerous awards, including the Henri Nestlé Prize and Scopus/Elsevier Award

🔬 Expertise:

  • 🧪 Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, and Applied Biotechnology
  • 🌱 Specialties include Agriculture, Human Health, Animal Health, Cosmetics, Environment, and Bioenergy
  • 🚀 Scale-up of Bioprocesses and Bioseparation Engineering

🏅 Honors and Awards:

  • 🏅 Fellow Award from the International Bioprocessing Association
  • 🎖 Order of Scientific Merit – Commander Class from MCTIC/Presidency of the Republic

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Carlos R. Soccol is a prominent researcher whose work primarily focuses on diverse biotechnological applications. His research spans various areas, including plant molecular biology, CRISPR strategies, and nematode bioassays. 🌱 Additionally, he explores the valorization of cashew apple, integrated soybean hull biorefinery, and polyhydroxyalkanoates production in biorefineries. 🍏 His contributions extend to lactic acid bacteria in vinegar fermentation and anaerobic digestion using cocoa residues. 🍫 Soccol also delves into environmental aspects, studying air pollution during COVID-19 propagation. 🌍 His dedication to circular economy practices is evident in biomethane production from sugarcane vinasse. 🔄 Overall, Soccol’s research covers a broad spectrum of biotechnological advancements.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: The researcher has accumulated 24,197 citations from 18,510 documents. This indicates a substantial influence and recognition in the academic community.
  • Documents: The researcher has contributed to 633 documents, showcasing a prolific and extensive body of work.
  • h-index: The h-index is not directly provided, but it seems there is a button to view the h-graph, which implies that the researcher has a notable h-index. The h-index is a metric that combines both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work.

Overall, these metrics reflect a researcher who has made substantial contributions to their field and has gained recognition through a high number of citations and documents.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Exploring diversity and functional traits of lactic acid bacteria in traditional vinegar fermentation: A review
    Authors: Leal Maske, B., Murawski de Mello, A.F., da Silva Vale, A., Soccol, C.R., de Melo Pereira, G.V.
    Journal: International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2024, 412, 110550
  2. Title: Polyhydroxyalkanoates production in biorefineries: A review on current status, challenges, and opportunities
    Authors: de Mello, A.F.M., Vandenberghe, L.P.S., Machado, C.M.B., Sindhu, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioresource Technology, 2024, 393, pp. 130078
  3. Title: Biotechnological valorisation of cashew apple: Prospects and challenges in synthesizing a wide spectrum of products with market value
    Authors: Anoopkumar, A.N., Gopinath, C., Annadurai, S., Madhavan, A., Sindhu, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioresource Technology Reports, 2024, 25, 101742
  4. Title: Integrated Soybean Hull Biorefinery with Citric Acid-Catalyzed Hydrothermal Pretreatment for L-Lactic Acid and Xylooligosaccharide Production
    Authors: Amaro Bittencourt, G., Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, L., Valladares-Diestra, K.K., Zandoná Filho, A., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Bioenergy Research, 2024
  5. Title: Soybean Response to Different Levels of Recycled Phosphorus from Cattle Bone Meal
    Authors: Nieto-Monteros, D.A., de Oliveira Penha, R., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2024
  6. Title: Bacillus genus industrial applications and innovation: First steps towards a circular bioeconomy
    Authors: Herrmann, L.W., Letti, L.A.J., Penha, R.D.O., Rodrigues, C., Soccol, C.R.
    Journal: Biotechnology Advances, 2024, 70, 108300

 

Munir Ozturk | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr Munir Ozturk | Sustainable Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Dr. at Ege University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Münir Öztürk is a distinguished Turkish scientist born on July 1, 1943, with a rich academic and professional background. He holds degrees in Botany and Ecology from Jammu and Kashmir University and Ege University, Turkey. With over 53 years of experience in teaching and research, he has made significant contributions to the fields of Eco-Physiology, Conservation, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Pollution, and Biosaline Agriculture.

 

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🎓 Degrees:

  • Professor (Emer.) of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1980
  • D.Sc. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1975
  • Ph.D. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Ege University, 1971
  • M.Sc. in Botany, Jammu and Kashmir University, 1964

🌱 Fields of Scientific Interest:

  1. Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Biodiversity
  2. Biomass & Bioenergy
  3. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  4. Pollution, Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation
  5. Biosaline Agriculture

🏆 Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Fellow and Ex-Vice President of “The World Islamic Academy of Science”
  • Foreign Fellow Pakistan Academy of Science
  • Distinguished Fellow (Division of Natural Sciences)-Core Academy
  • Member of various Editorial Boards and Professional Bodies

🏅 Awards & Honors:

  • Numerous awards and honors for contributions to ecology, environmental sciences, and botanical research.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Mehmet Ozturk is an environmental scientist and researcher, with a primary focus on ecological restoration, plant diversity, and urban ecology in Turkey. His extensive work includes studies on heavy metal accumulation by plants along motor roads, ecological restoration of disturbed areas, and the halophytic flora of Van Lake basin. Ozturk has contributed to international publications and conferences, emphasizing the importance of plant systems in wastewater renovation and salinity mitigation for efficient water resources management. 🌿🌍 His research underscores the significance of sustainable practices and conservation strategies for preserving biodiversity in various ecosystems.

 

Citations:
  • Citations: 4,943
  • Documents: 3,874
  • h-index: 37

Zagipa Sapakhova | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Dr Zagipa Sapakhova | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Lead Researcher at  Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Kazakhstan

Zagipa Sapakhova is a highly accomplished researcher and educator in the field of plant biology and biotechnology, currently serving as a Lead Researcher at the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Born on January 8, 1982, she holds a PhD in Soil Science and Agrochemistry from Kazakh National Agrarian University.

 

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🎓 Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Al-Farabi Kazakh Nationality University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (1998-2002)
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology, Al-Farabi Kazakh Nationality University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2002-2004)
  • PhD in Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan (2011-2014)

🔬 Professional Experience:

  • Current Role: Leading Researcher, Lab. Breeding and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology (IPBB), Almaty, Kazakhstan (Since July 1, 2021)
  • Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Genetics and Breeding, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Almaty, Kazakhstan (January 1, 2006 – August 1, 2016)
  • Associate Professor, Shakarim State University of Semey, Agrarian Faculty, Semey, Kazakhstan (November 1, 2016 – October 1, 2018)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Plant Protection and Quarantine, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (October 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021)

📚 Training Courses and Scholarships:

  • Adapting to Climate Change – Biotechnology in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (06.02.2012-05.04.2012)
  • Identification of Leaf Rust Resistance Genes in Wheat, Selcuk University, Turkey (30.10.2012-28.02.2013)
  • Evaluation of Kazakh wheat cultivars to tan spot and septoria, South Dakota State University, USA (01.07.2015-31.08.2015)
  • Borlaug Fellowship – No-Till and Salicylic Acid application for wheat productivity, Washington State University, USA (30.09.2019-21.12.2019)
  • Internship on inspection and certification of planting stock of fruit crops, Naktuinbouw, the Netherlands (2021-2022)

Research Focus 🌾🔬

Dr. Zagipa Sapakhova’s research predominantly revolves around plant genetics and biotechnology, with a special emphasis on enhancing crop resilience and productivity in the face of environmental challenges such as climate change and disease outbreaks. She has contributed significantly to understanding and identifying new sources of resistance genes in crops like wheat and peas, as well as exploring innovative mitigation strategies such as the application of salicylic acid. Through her work, Dr. Sapakhova aims to address food security concerns and advance sustainable agricultural practices, making vital contributions to global efforts in securing our food supply.

Citations:

All-Time:

  • Citations: 198
  • h-index: 7
  • i10-index: 5

Since 2019:

  • Citations: 176 (since 2019)
  • h-index: 7
  • i10-index: 5

Dr. Zagipa Sapakhova has garnered a total of 198 citations throughout her research career, with a consistent h-index and i10-index of 7 and 5, respectively. Since 2019, she has received 176 citations, reflecting the ongoing impact and relevance of her contributions in the field of plant genetics and biotechnology. These metrics underscore her scholarly influence and the recognition of her work within the academic community. 📊🌱

 

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Achalu Yarimo | Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Achalu Yarimo | agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Research and Community Service Deputy Director at  Ambo University, Ethiopia

Dr. Achalu Chimdi is an accomplished soil scientist and Associate Professor of Soil Science at Ambo University, Ethiopia. With nearly two decades of expertise in teaching and research, he specializes in soil fertility, soil chemistry, land use planning, nitrogen cycling, nutrient management, soil and water conservation, biogeochemistry, and environmental contamination management.

 

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Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science Program, Department of Natural Resource Management, Haramaya University in collaboration with MTT-Agri food research center, Finland (March 2013)
  • MSc. in Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (July 2005)

Employment and Academic Ranks:

  • Associate Professor at Ambo University (Oct. 2017 – Present)
  • Associate Professor at Wollega University, Nekemte (July 2017 – Oct. 2017)
  • Assistant Professor at Wollega University, Nekemte (Jan. 2012 – July 2017)
  • Lecturer at Wollega University, Nekemte (June 2007 – Oct. 2009)

Administrative Positions Held:

  • Deputy Director for Research and Community Service, Ambo University (Jan. 2018 – Present)
  • Director for the Research and Technology Park, Wollega University (July 2015 – Oct. 2017)
  • University Vice Director for Student Service Center, Wollega University (May 2013 – Nov. 2013)
  • Director for the Post Graduate, Research and Technology Transfer, College Natural and Computational Sciences, Wollega University (Nov. 2013 – Jan. 2015)

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s research encompasses a diverse array of soil science topics, showcasing a commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. His work spans the assessment of soil chemical properties, effects of lime rates on P-adsorption characteristics, and the impact of land-use changes on soil properties and carbon sequestration.

As a corresponding author in multiple publications, Dr. Chimdi has delved into areas such as the ecology of ground-nesting stingless bees, population size assessment of indigenous rhizobia in faba bean soil, and the effects of deforestation on soil fertility. His research extends to practical applications, including water purification through sorption and the influence of effluent on soil physico-chemical properties.

Overall, Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s research portfolio reflects a holistic approach to soil science, contributing valuable insights to agricultural practices, ecosystem health, and sustainable resource management. 🌍💡

Citations:

The information provided indicates that the individual has a total of 61 citations across 7 documents. The h-index is mentioned as 2. The h-index is a metric that quantifies both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. In this case, the h-index is 2, suggesting that the researcher has at least 2 publications that have been cited at least 2 times each.

It’s important to note that the h-index is just one metric among many used to assess a researcher’s impact and should be considered in conjunction with other factors such as the total number of citations and the context of the researcher’s field.

 

Publications Top Notes:

Selected Publications by Achalu Chimdi, PhD

  1. “Effects of Land Use on Selected Soil Properties and Carbon Sequestration in the Gurra Watershed: The Case of Chalia District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Achalu Chimdi, Emiru Gurmessa
    • Published in the South African Journal of Botany, 2023, Volume 156, Pages 21–28.
  2. “Contribution of Coffee Plants to Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems of Southwestern Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Niguse, G., Iticha, B., Kebede, G., Chimdi, A.
    • Published in the Journal of Agricultural Science, 2022, Volume 160(6), Pages 440–447.
  3. “Effects of Rhizobium Inoculation and P Fertilizer Levels on Selected Soil Properties, Yield, and Yield Components of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.): The Case of Abuna Gindeberat, West Shewa Zone, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Achalu Chimdi, Dereje Negasa, Girma Chala
    • Published in Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2022, Volume 2022, Article ID 3635989.
  4. “Climate Change-Induced Agricultural Drought over Moist-Cool and Moist-Warm Climatic Zones: A Case Study in Ale and Adami-Tulu Woredas, in Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia”
    • Authors: Benti, F., Chimdi, A.
    • Published in Caraka Tani: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2019, Volume 34(2), Pages 188–199.
  5. “Removal of Fluoride from Drinking Water by Sorption Using Diatomite Modified with Aluminum Hydroxide”
    • Authors: Akafu, T., Chimdi, A., Gomoro, K.
    • Published in the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, 2019, Volume 2019, Article ID 4831926.

These publications reflect Dr. Achalu Chimdi’s diverse research contributions to soil science, carbon sequestration, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. For access to the full articles, please refer to the respective journals.