Individual staff Profile

First Name:    Amsalu Nebiyu
Academic Rank:    Assistant professor
College/Institute:    Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    Horticulture and Plant Sciences
Field of Specialization:    Plant Science (BSc), Horticulture (MSc), Agronomy/fertility (PhD)
Research Interest:    BNF, P nutrition, cropping systems
List of Publications:   
Peer-reviewed Journal papers
1.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Dries Huygens, Hari Ram Upadhayay, Jan Diels and Pascal Boeckx (2014). Importance of variety specific B-values to quantify biological N2 fixation of faba beans (Vicia faba L.) via 15N natural abundance. Biology and fertility of soils 50: 517-525. 
2.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Adeline Vandorpe, Jan Diels and Pascal Boeckx (2014). Nitrogen and phosphorus benefits from faba bean (Vicia faba L.) residues to subsequent wheat crop in the humid highlands of Ethiopia. Nutrient cycling in agroecosystems 98:253–266.
3.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Dries Huygens, Davy Polfliet, Anne Willems, Jan Diels and Pascal Boeckx (2014). Climatic, edaphic or variety controls on biological N2 fixation and P use efficiency faba beans (Vicia faba L.). Agriculture, ecosystem and environment (under review).
4.    Amsalu Nebiyu and Essubalew Getachew. 2011. Soaking and drying of cassava roots reduced cyanogenic potential of three cassava varieties at Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia. African Journal of Biotechnology 10(62):13465-13469.
5.    Sirawdink F., Zerihun K., Amsalu N., Nardos Z., and Seife B. 2011. Allelopathic Effects of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh on Germination and Growth of Tomato. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 11 (5): 600-608
6.    Amsalu Nebiyu. 2006. Genetic Variations in Cassava at Jimma, Southwest of Ethiopia. Tropical Science 46(3):171–175.

 Conference attendance and paper presentation
1.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Upadhayay, H.R., Diels, J., Boeckx, P., 2012. B-value and isotopic fractionation during N2-fixation by faba beans. In: Woomer, P.L. (ed.). Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa: from Microbes to Markets: Conference Information, Program and Abstracts. An international conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, 22-26 October 2012. CIAT. 122 pp.   
 
2.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Vandorpe, A., Diels, J., Boeckx, P., 2012. Response of wheat to N2 fixation by preceding faba bean and applied P grown in rotation in the tropical highlands of southwest Ethiopia. In: Woomer, P.L. (ed.). Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa: from Microbes to Markets: Conference Information, Program and Abstracts. An international conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, 22-26 October 2012. CIAT. 122 pp.

3.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Hari Ram, Adeline Vandorpe, Jan Diels and Pascal Boeckx. 2011. Comparative Performance of elite Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Varieties to Grain Yield and Biological Nitrogen Fixation in the Humid Highland Systems of Southwest Ethiopia. A Poster presented at the International Conference on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa, Kigali, Rwanda, 24th – 27th October 2011.

4.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Hari Ram, Jan Diels and Pascal Boeckx. 2011. Soil P fractions and P use efficiency of faba beans (Vicia faba L.) in the highlands of southwest Ethiopia.  A Poster presented at the International Conference on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa, Kigali, Rwanda, 24th – 27th October 2011.

5.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Jan Diels and Pascal Boeckx. 2010. Performance of elite Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) varieties at two different altitudes on Nitisols of south western Ethiopia. Paper presented at the annual conference of the young soil scientists day organized by the Soil Science Society of Belgium, 23 Feb 2010, Brussels, Belgium

6.    Girma Hailemichael, Digafie Tilahun, Ali Mohammed, Derbew Belew and Amsalu Nebiyu, 2009.  Effect of Stage of Maturity at Harvest on Quality of Different Ginger Cultivars in Southwestern Ethiopia. Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference of Ethiopian Horticultural Science Society, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2: 96-99.

7.    Amsalu Nebiyu and Tesfaye Awas. 2006. Explorations and Collection of Root and  Tuber Crops in South-western Ethiopia: Its Implication for Conservation and Research. Pp 84-88. In: Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the Crop Science Society of Ethiopia, 26-28 April 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8.    Amsalu Nebiyu. 2006. Phenotypic diversity of cassava in Ethiopia. Paper presented at the 12th Conference of the Crop Science Society of Ethiopia, 23-24 May, 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

9.    Amsalu Nebiyu and Elfinesh Frdisa. 2006. Effects of different proportions of maize and Soybean flours on cassava bread quality characteristics. Paper presented at the 3rdh National Horticulture Workshop, 27-30 March, 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10.    Amsalu Nebiyu. 2004. Genetic Diversity of Cassava in Ethiopia: Its Implication for Food Security and the Need for Biotechnology Research, pp. 39, In: The six International Scientific Meeting of the Cassava Biotechnology Network, 8-14 March, 2004, CIAT, Cali,     Colombia (Abstarct).

11.     Amsalu Nebiyu. 2003. Characterization and Divergence analysis in Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Accessions at Jimma. MSc Thesis, Alemaya University, Ethiopia.

12.    Amsalu N. and Edossa E.2002. Achievements in Root and tuber crops improvement Research and Future Prospects in South-western Ethiopia. Pp 158. In: Proceedings of the horticulture seminar on sustainable horticultural production in the tropics. 3rd-6th Oct 2001. Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

13.    Amsalu N. and Edossa E. 2002. Agronomic studies for sustainable pineapple production in South-western Ethiopia.  pp 159. In: Proceedings of the horticulture seminar on sustainable horticultural production in the tropics. 3rd-6th Oct 2001. Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

14.    Wondifraw T., Dawit A., Haileab A., Amsalu Nebiyu and Tirfalem H.W. 2006. Effects of Stand Regulation on yield and quality of pineapple. Paper presented at the 3rdh National Horticulture  Workshop, 27- 30 March, 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Book Chapters
1.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Weyessa Gardew, Asefa Tofu, Wubshet Abebe Asfaw Kifle and Edossa Etissa. 2008. Variety development for other root and tuber crops (taro, cassava and yam), Pp 303-316.In: Root and Tuber Crops: the untapped resources (Gebremedihin Woldegiorgis, Endale Gebre and Berga Lemaga, eds.), EIAR, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

2.    Amsalu Nebiyu, Weyessa Gardew, Asefa Tofu, Wubshet Abebe Asfaw Kifle and Edossa Etissa. 2008. Crop Management for other rot and tuber crops (taro, cassava and yam), Pp 317-322.In: Root and Tuber Crops: the untapped resources (Gebremedihin Woldegiorgis, Endale Gebre and Berga Lemaga, eds.), EIAR, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

3.    Girma Abera, Assefa Tofu and Amsalu Nebiyu. 2008. Sweet potato agronomy. pp 271-284. In: Root and Tuber Crops: the untapped resources (Gebremedihin Woldegiorgis, Endale Gebre and Berga Lemaga, eds.), EIAR, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. 

4.    Weyessa Gardew, Girma Abera, Amsalu Nebiyu and Wubshet Abebe. 2008. Socioeconomics and technology transfer in other root and tuber crops. pp. 323-326. In: Root and Tuber Crops: the untapped resources (Gebremedihin Woldegiorgis, Endale Gebre and Berga Lemaga, eds.), EIAR, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Contact address
P. O. Box:    1316, Jimma, Ethiopia
Office Tel.:    00251-471-118105
Cell Phone:    00251-917-804332
Fax:    00251-471-110934
E-mail Address:    amsalu.nebiyu@ju.edu.et