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forest ecologist , researcher

Zewdu Eshetu Asfaw, Ethiopian forest ecologist, researcher. Achievements include reconstructed the land use history in Ethiopia and confirmed the establishment and protection of forest plantation at Menagesha in the 15th century by ancient Ethiopian monarchy, being one of the first documented examples of restoration in Africa; the study shows that long-term land use pattern changes soil chemistry and the ecosystem.

Background

Asfaw, Zewdu Eshetu was born on September 4, 1961 in Werreillu, Ethiopia. Son of Eshetu Asfaw Woraki and Toyiba Gemal Aliyou.

Education

Master of Science in Forestry, Dresden (Germany) University of Technology, Germany, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry, Swedish University Agricultural Sciences, 2000.

Career

Farm manager, research assistant Ambo (Ethiopia) College Agriculture, 1979-1982. Lecturer Alemaya (Ethiopia) University, 1988-1994. Assistant professor Wendo-Genet College Forestry, Shashemene, Ethiopia, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include reconstructed the land use history in Ethiopia and confirmed the establishment and protection of forest plantation at Menagesha in the 15th century by ancient Ethiopian monarchy, being one of the first documented examples of restoration in Africa. The study shows that long-term land use pattern changes soil chemistry and the ecosystem.

Membership

Member Ethiopian Foresters Association.

Connections

Married Tsedale Bogale Abegaz, September 23, 1994. 1 child, Tsedeyhiwote Zewdu.

father:
Eshetu Asfaw Woraki

mother:
Toyiba Gemal Aliyou

spouse:
Tsedale Bogale Abegaz

child:
Tsedeyhiwote Zewdu Asfaw