Staff Individual List

Name:Fikremariam Geda
Academic rank:     Lecturer
Field of specialization:    Aquaculture (MSc), Veterinary Sciences (PhD, on study)
Research interest    

  • Aquaculture nutrition
  • Aquaculture and climate change  
  • Aquaculture and the environment
  • Diseases in Aquaculture and public health
  • Post-harvest technology and marketing of aquaculture products
  • Aquaculture engineering and project planning
  • Management in the aquaculture industry

List of publication:

  • Geda, F., Declercq, A., Decostere, A., Lauwaerts, A., Wuyts, B., Derave, W., Janssens, G.P.J., 2013. Dietary β-alanine does not affect amino acid metabolism under mild chronic elevated temperature in carp. Proceedings of the 17th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, September 19-21, 2013, Ghent, Belgium, p. 61. (ISBN 978-90-586435-3-7).
  • Geda, F., Rekecki, A., Decostere, A., Bossier, P., Wuyts, B., Kalmar, I.D., Janssens, G.P.J., 2012. Changes in intestinal morphology and amino acid catabolism in common carp at elevated temperature as affected by dietary mannanoligosaccharides. Anim. Feed Sci. Tech. 178, 95–102.
  • Geda, F., Rekecki, A., Decostere, A., Bossier, P., Wuyts, B., Kalmar, I.D., Janssens, G.P.J., 2012. Changes in intestinal morphology and amino acid catabolism in common carp at elevated temperature as affected by dietary mannanoligosaccharides. Proceedings of the 16th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, September 13-15, 2012, Bydgoszcz, Poland, p. 55. (ISBN 978-83-921732-2-9).
  • Janssens, G.P.J., De Graeve, M., Tagliabue, M., Geda, F., Pauwels, J., Van Hecke, T., Akbarian, A., Michiels, J., 2012. Association between intestinal allometry, nutritient utilization and growth in broiler chickens. Proceedings of the 16th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, September 13-15, 2012, Bydgoszcz, Poland, p. 111. (ISBN 978-83-921732-2-9).
  • Geda, F., Bossier, P., Janssens, G.P.J., 2011. Prebiotic effects on energy source preference, gut morphology and feed intake regulation in common carp (Cyprinus carpio carpio) during mild heat stress. MSc Thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Geda, F., Belay, D., Efrem, W., 2006. Development of a new appropriate internal agitator for milk processing in Ethiopia. BSc Thesis, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
  • Geda, F., Belay, D., 2006. Smallholder milk production systems and processing techniques in the central highlands of Ethiopia. BSc Senior Seminar, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Awards and certificates:
2013: “Certificate of Attendance of Research Proposal Development for Grant Funding,” from     training workshop organized jointly by Jimma University and ILRI-LIVES, 04-06       December 2013, held at Jimma, Ethiopia.

2012: “Helmut Meyer Award 2012 for Young Scientists” and “Certificate of Attendance” for the article: Changes in intestinal morphology and amino acid catabolism in common carp at elevated temperature as affected by dietary mannanoligosaccharides, from Proceedings of the 16th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, September 13-15, 2012, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

2012: “Certificate of Attendance” from 37th Animal Nutrition Research Forum, April 18, 2012, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
2010: Permanent Training “Low Countries Studies,” certificate of continuing education related to post-academic and permanent trainings, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

2009: “Certificate of Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation” from     Ethiopian Management Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2008: “Certificate of Training on Bee Keeping,” from Mekelle University, Ethiopia organized by
           cooperation of Mekelle University and VLIR.

2008: “Certificate of Attendance of Development of Needs Based Curriculum,” from     International Development Project: Agricultural Sustainability in Ethiopia, held at Jimma,
           Ethiopia.

2008: “Certificate of Participation of Advances in Curriculum Delivery,” from International  Development Project: Agricultural Sustainability in Ethiopia, held at Jimma, Ethiopia.

2008: “Design of Experiments, Data Analysis Using SAS, and Publishing in Scientific Journals,” certificate from International Development Project: Agricultural Sustainability in Ethiopia,
           held at Jimma, Ethiopia.

2008: “Certificate of Excellence in Teaching,” from Jimma University College of Agriculture  and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia.

2007: “Certificate of Excellence in Research,” from Jimma University College of Agriculture   and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia.

2007: “Certificate of successful attendance and completion of instructional skills training,” from Educational Quality Improvement Program, Academic Development and Resource Center,
 Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

2006: “Certificate of Merit,” from Jimma University for BSc Thesis in Animal Production and     Health, presented at Annual Student Research Symposium, July 2006, Jimma, Ethiopia.
Professional experience:

2013: Development of Aquaculture Project Proposal entitled “Jimma University Laboratory of Tropical Aquaculture (JULATA)” for establishment of Aquaculture Laboratory at Jimma University.

2011-present: Fish nutrition: management of aquarium water quality, feeding and feed intake assessment, application and management of heat stress in aquaria, dissection, liver and muscle sampling, blood sampling, complete morphometric and histological procedures.

2011: Poultry dissection: sampling and measuring gastrointestinal tracts, blood sampling, muscle sampling from breast and thigh, deboning of thigh muscle for retail display.

2006-2009, 2012-present: Teaching the course: “Fisheries and Aquaculture,” at Jimma     University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Contact address:    
P.O.Box: 307, Jimma, Ethiopia.     
Tel.: +251 471 108103       
Fax: +251 471 110934
E-mail: fikrem.geda@ju.edu.et