Staff Individual List

Name: Dessalegn Obsi
 Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
College/Institute:    College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    Natural Resources Management
Field of Specialization:    MSc in Geo-Information Science
Research Interest:    Spatial Data Infrastructure, Climate change adaptation and mitigation, Environment, Biodiversity Conservation, and Assessment of bird distribution
List of Publications:   

  1. Dessalegn Obsi Gemeda. 2016. Black Crowned Crane (Balearica  pavonina L.) Conservation guideline in Chora Boter district of Jimma Zone: The case of Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 8 (8), 164-170.
  2. Dessalegn Obsi Gemeda*, Abebayehu Aticho Minstro, Debela Hunde Feyssa, AkaluDafissa Sima  and Tariku Mekonnen Gutema. 2016. Community knowledge, attitude and practice towards black crowned crane (Balearica pavonina L.) conservation in Chora Boter district of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia, Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment,8(4), 40-48.
  3. Dessalegn Obsi Gemeda and Akalu Dafissa Sima. 2015.  The impacts of climate change on African continent and the way forward.  Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, 7(10), 256-262.
  4. Debela Hunde Feyssa and Dessalegn Obsi Gemeda.  2015. Impact of Climate Change on Production Systems in Semi-arid Regions of Ethiopia, J. Biol.Chem. Research, 32, (2), 255-764.
  5. Dessalegn Obsi Gemeda. 2015. Perceptions of Climate Change among Natural Resources Management Students at Jimma University, Ethiopia, International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 23(1),106-119.
  6. Dessalegn Obsi Gemeda and Akalu Dafissa Sima. 2015. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigations: Students Knowledge and Experiences in Jimma University, Ethiopia. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 23 (1), 106-119.
  7. Gemeda, D.O. Assessing the development of Ethiopian National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of MSc degree in Geo-Information Science from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. VIII, 49, VII p.


  1. Introduction to Climatology and Meteorology. 2015. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 365975773X. ISBN-13: 978-3659757730. German.

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