Mr.HABTAMU ASSAYE

 

FULL NAME:Habtamu Assaye Deffersha

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE :Head Department of Natural Resource Management

OFFICE ADDRESS (Dept.  And BLDG/Office No.): Natural Resource Management

MOBILE NUMBER  +251948690569

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E-MAIL ADDRESS:habtamuasaye@yahoo.com

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EDUCATION

  • Sep 2007-Oct 2009 MSc European Forestry, double degree in Agriculture and Forestry, and Forest Ecology and Management, from a consortium of six European Universities
  • Sep, 2001 – July, 2005 BSc. Degree in Forestry from the then Debub Univeristy (now Hawassa University), Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Sep 2010 to Aug 2014 Module coordinator of the Module “Basics of Forestry”, School of Forestry, Hawassa University
  • Feb. 2010 – Feb, 2011 Registrar of Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University
  • April 2006 – Aug 2007 Assistant Registrar of Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University

AWARDS AND HONORS (

  • 17 July, 2005 Gold medal winner of the 2005 graduates of the college

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Organizing committee member of the 3rd annual conference of College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Bahir Dar University

OTHER MAJOR COMMITEE ASSIGNMENTS:

  • February 2006 to date; Management Committee Member of Forum for Environment Bahir Dar

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

            Lecturing courses such as:

November 2014 to date: General Ecology, Non Timber Forest Products, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management for undergraduate students of the Department of Natural Resource Management, Bahir Dar University

Dec. 2010 – Sep, 2014: Plantation Establishment and Management, Wood Anatomy, Structure and Properties of Wood, General Ecology, Timber Harvesting and Transport, Forest Development and Management for undergraduate students of School of Forestry, Hawassa University

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 

Member of the Forestry Society of Ethiopia

Member of Forum for Environment Bahirdar

Member of the Erasmus Munds Alumni

OFFICE AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Management Committee Member of Forum for Environment Bahir Dar

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Refereed (i.e., peer-reviewed) papers
  • Borchardt, P.; Schickhoff, U.; Deffersha, H.A.; Jones, B. 2014. ARBOPRO - A project to protect afromontane tree species diversity of Ethiopia. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil I Jg. 2 Heft 1, p. 291 - 303
  • Habtamu Assaye, Zerihun Asrat. Carbon Storage and Climate Change Mitigation Potential of the Forests of the Simien Mountains NationalPark, Ethiopia. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, pp. 8-17. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20160502.11

MSc Thesis; Radial Increment and High Frequency Wood Density Analysis of Teak (Tectona Grandis) from Different Ecological Zones in Ghana

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change
  • Deforestation and land degradation
  • Forest ecology and management