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.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 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

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.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

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.