Administration
Name: Seid Tiku Mereta (PhD)
Academic rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Applied Ecology and Environmental Sanitation
Current post: Head, Department of Environmental Health
Contact address: Email: seid.tiku@ju.edu.et OR seidtiku@yahoo.com; Phone: 00251471112209 (Office); 00251913296056 (Mobile), P.O.Box 1995, Jimma, Ethiopia

 

Research interest

  1. Surface water quality monitoring, assessment and management
  2. Wetland Ecotourism
  3. Biodiversity Conservation
  4. Water quality, Sanitation and Hygiene 
  5. Ecological modelling

Publications

  1. Abegaz, T., Legesse, W., Mereta, S.T., 2005. Determination of critical concentration and diurnal variation of dissolved oxygen (DO) in relation to physicochemical variables in Boye pond, southwest Ethiopia. African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management, Volume 10, ISSN 1438-7890.
  2. Mereta, S.T., Legesse, W., Endale, H., Faris, K., 2003. Factors affecting drinking water quality from source to home in TehuledereWoreda Northeast Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Science 13(2): 95-106.
  3. Everaert G, De Neve J, Boets P, Dominguez-Granda L, MeretaST, et al. 2014. Comparison of the Abiotic Preferences of Macroinvertebrates in Tropical River Basins. PLoS ONE 9(10): e108898. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108898.
  4. Mereta, S.T., Yewhalaw, D., Boets, P., Ahmed, A., Duchateau, L., Speybroeck, N., Vanwambeke, S.O., Legesse, W., De Meester, L., Goethals, P.L.M., 2013. Physico-chemical and biological characterization of larval habitats of anopheline mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae): Implications for malaria control strategies. Parasite and Vector 6:320.
  5. Mereta, S.T., Boets P., De Meester L., Goethals, P.L.M., 2013. Development of a multimetric index based on benthic macroinvertebrates for the assessment of natural wetlands in Southwest Ethiopia. Ecolo Indi 29: 510-521.
  6. Mereta, S.T., Boets, P., Ambelu, A.B., Malu, A., Ephrem, Z., Sisay, A., Endale, H., Yitbarek, M., Jemal, A., De Meester, L., Goethals, P.L.M., 2012. Analysis of environmental factors determining the abundance and diversity of macroinvertebrate taxa in natural wetlands of Southwest Ethiopia. Ecol Inform 7(1): 52-61.
  7. Getachew, M., Ambelu, A.,Mereta, S.T., Legesse, W., Adugna, A., Kloos, H., 2012. Ecological assessment of Cheffa Wetland in the Borkena Valley, Northeast Ethiopia: Macroinvertebrate and bird communities. Ecolo Indi 15, 63–71.

Lecture notes

  1. Mereta, ST, 2004.Water Supply and Saftey Measures: Lecture note for health extension trainees in Ethiopia. The Carter Center Ethiopian Public Health Training Initiatives.
  2. Mereta, ST, 2004. Food Hygiene and Safety Measures. Lecture note for health extension trainees in Ethiopia. The Carter Center Ethiopian Public Health Training Initiatives
  3. Mereta, ST., and Hailu E., 2009. Environmental pollution and control. text book. Lecture Note Series, Jimma, Ethiopia.
  4. Mereta, ST, Malu, A., Dadi, D., 2009. Air pollution and control text book. Lecture Note Series, Jimma, Ethiopia
  5. Hailu E., Mereta, ST., and Amana J., 2009. Physicochemical quality control of water and wastewater. Text Book. Lecture Note Series, Jimma, Ethiopia.
  6. Mereta, ST., Haddis, A., 2009. Wastewater treatment text book.  Lecture note series, Jimma, Ethiopia

Poster presentations

  1. Mereta S.T., Yehualaw, D., Boets P., De Meester L., Goethals P.L.M. (2012). Ecological assessment of wetlands in south-western Ethiopia. Institutional University Cooperation September, 2010, Jimma, Ethiopia.
  2. Mereta S.T., Yehualaw, D., Boets P., De Meester L., Goethals P.L.M., 2012. Quantifying sediment retention capacity of Boye wetland, Southwest Ethiopia. Institutional University Cooperation, March, 2012, Jimma, Ethiopia.