Ayalew Talema

Name: Ayalew Talema 
Academic Rank  :  Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Biology (Botanical Sciences, MSc), PhD fellow in Bioscience engineering, K.U.Leuven

Research interest :   Stress physiology (With main focus on Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw. ) Cheeesman), Moringa sp., and other indigenous tree and shrub sp.), Soil water conservation, Climate change vs vegetation, biofuel, and soil bioengineering (How to stabilize riverbanks, landslides and gullies by using vegetation as engineering structure?).  The final goal is to contribute promising alternatives  to ensure food security and to conserve biodiversity, soil and water for sustainable living by adapting to the global climate change.

List of Publications: 

  1. Ayalew, T.  et al. (2006). Growth of two clones of enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman under seasonally irrigated and non-irrigated conditions (M.Sc. thesis). The abstract is published in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Ethiopia (February, 2007) and the full paper is submitted to be published in Ethiopian Journal of Science (SINET).
  2. Ayalew T. and Mohammed W. (2009). Entrepreneurship in conservation: a sustainable approach to rehabilitate degraded lands, a review paper and new entrepreneurship idea presented on the workshop entitled “entrepreneurship in the life sciences” held in Addis Ababa University, 24-25, November, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  3. Ayalew, T., et al (2011). Mechanical and Hydrological Influences of Multipurpose Trees, Shrubs and Grasses to Stabilize Riverbanks, Landslides and Gullies in Southwest Ethiopia. Presented at International Congress, Water2011: Water 2011 Integrated water resources management in tropical and subtropical dry lands 19 to 26 September, 2011, Mekele, Ethiopia.
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