Staff Individual List

First Name:    Dr. Debela Hunde Feyssa
Academic Rank:    Associate Professor
College/Institute:    College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    Natural Resources Management
Field of Specialization:    Biodiversity/Ethnobotany, Dryland Resources Management ( Ecology & Environment)
Research Interest:    Biodiversity/people & plants, Ecology & environment- ecosystem services and sustainable development
List of Publications:   
1.    Debela HundeFeyssa  and Gudina .L. Feyssa.(2007). Teaching Material for Course Zoology (NRM.131) Draft material for NRM degree Course.
2.    Debela Hunde Feyssa. (2003). Partial description of some medicinal plants Draft material Jan, 2003
3.    Debela Hunde Feyssa. (2010). Course material for medicinal; and aromatic plants: A compendium, Jan, 2010
4.    Debela H.Feyssa. (2010). Course module for medicinal and aromatic plants, July, 2010
Modules written
5.    Mathematics basic literacy books (Part I, II and II) for Oromiya Regional State, Coauthored
6.    Two Biology College level Modules Coauthored for Biology trainees at Diploma Level
7.    Debela Hunde Feyssa. (2014). Biodiversity Conservation and Management. Compiled Teaching Material For Natural Resources Management and Related Disciplines. Collaborator: Tariku Mekonnein.
Papers published, presented on International, Continental and Regional Conferences
1.    Tsegaw Abebe, Aseffa Seyoum and Debela Hunde Feyssa. (2014). Benefits of wetland conservation interventions to local households in southwestern Ethiopia: empirical evidence from attributes-based valuation. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources, 3(3), pp. 060-068
2.    Debela Hunde Feyssa . (2014). Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation on Biological Resources and Ecosystem Functions and Mitigation Measures. Presented to 5th Annual Research Conference of Jimma University, 6-7 February, 2014, Jimma University, Ethiopia.
3.    Temesgen Abebe, Debela Hunde Feyssa and Endalkachew Kissi. (20014). Area Exclosure as a Strategy to Restore Soil Fertility Status in Degraded Land in Southern Ethiopia. J. Biol. Chem. Research, 31 (1): 482-494
4.     Debela Hunde Feyssa, Njoka, J.T., Zemede Asfaw3 & Nyangito, M.M. ( 2013).  ‘Nutritional contents of wild species and its contribution to human diet: The case of Ethiopia’ each, Entebbe in Uganda.  11th African Crop Science Society Conference,  October 14-17, 2013 at the Imperial  Botanical Beach, Entebbe, Uganda
5.    Paul Gatluak Puldeng, Debela Hunde Feyssa, Wubshet Chala (2012). Benefits Gained from Woodland Resource Uses: The Cases of Lare District, Gambella Regional state of Ethiopia.EJAST, 3 (2):  53-60
6.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Njoka, J.T., Zemede Asfaw3 & Nyangito, M.M..Nutritional value of Grewia flavescens: Implications for household food security in northeastern Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Third RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 24 – 28 September 2012, Entebbe, Uganda
7.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Jesse T. Njoka,Zemede Asfaw and M.M. Nyangito.2012. Comparative analysis of indigenous knowledge on use and management of wild edible plants : The case of central East Shewa of Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobotany Research & Applications. 287-304.

8.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Jesse .T. Njoka, Zemede Asfaw and M.M.Nyangito. Uses and management of Ximenia  mericana, Olacaceae in semi-arid east Shewa, Ethiopia. Pak. J. Bot,44(4): 1177-1184.

9.       Debela Hunde Feyssa, J.T. Njoka, Z. Asfaw and M.M. Nyangito.2012. Nutritional Value of Berchemia discolor: A Potential to Food and Nutrition Security        of   Households. Journal of Biological Sciences, 12(5): 263-271.

10.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, T. J. Njoka, Zemede Asfaw, M.M. Nyangito.(2011). Pphysico-chemical soil properties of semiarid Ethiopia: implications to fruits, pasture availability and food security. Poster presentation on African Society of Crop Science, poster presented on 10th Annual Conference, 10-13Th October, 2011, Maputo, Mozambique.

11.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Njoka, J.T., Zemede Asfaw and Nyangito, M.M. (2011).Wild edible plants: A potential to enhance agrobiodiversity and people’s resilience to changing ecosystem. 26-28 September, 2011, Oral presentation on aGRO 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
12.    Debela Hunde Feyssa1, Njoka, J.T., Zemede Asfaw3 & Nyangito, M.M. (2010) . Analysis of multipurpose uses and management of Zizphus spina-christi (L.) desf. In semi-arid Ethiopia: Implications for food security. Second RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 20 – 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda (Both Poster and oral presentation). Published articles 3. Debela Hunde Feyssa, Jesse T. Njoka, Zemede Asfaw , M.M.Nyangito. (2011).Nutraceutical Wild Plants of Semiarid East Shewa, Ethiopia: Contributions to Food and Healthcare Security of Semiarid People. Research Journal of Forestry, 5 (1):1-16
13.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Jesse T. Njoka, Zemede Asfaw and M.M. Nyangito. Pakistan. (2011). Wild Edible Fruits of Importance for Human Nutrition in Semiarid Parts of East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia: Associated Indigenous Knowledge and Implications to Food Security. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 10 (1): 40-50.
14.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Njoka, J.T., Zemede Asfaw and Nyangito, M.M. (2011).Seasonal availability and consumption of wild edible plants in semiarid Ethiopia: Implications to food security and climate change adaptation. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry, 3 (5):138-149.
15.    Debela Hunde Feyssa1, Njoka, J.T., Zemede Asfaw & Nyangito, M.M. (2010). Analysis of multipurpose uses and management of Zizphus spina-christi (L.) desf. In semi-arid Ethiopia: Implications for food security. Second RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 20 – 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda
16.    Debela Hunde Feyssa.(2007). Human Influence and Threat to Biodiversity and Sustainable living. Ethiop. J.Educ & Sc. (3)1):85-95. (2007), review article.
17.    Use of Traditional Medicinal Plants by People of ‘Boset” Sub district, Central Eastern Ethiopia Debela Hunde, Zemede Asfaw, & Ensermu Kelbessa in Eth.J.Health.Sc.2 (16).
18.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Dunkana Nugusa, Kassaye Gutema &Temesgen Mereba .(2005).Improving Service Delivery of the Finance & Budget section of Jimma Teachers Collge (JTC). Ethiopian Journal of Education & Sciences, 1(1):95-105.
19.     Debela Hunde, Zemede Asfaw& Ensermu Kelbessa. (2004).Use and Management of Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants by Indigenous People of ‘Boset’, Welinchiti Area, Ethiop. J. Biol.Sci. 3(2); 113-132.
20.    Mesfine Taddesse,Debela Hunde & Yehenew Getyachew .(2005).Survey of Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Human diseases in Seka Chekorsa, Jimma Zone. Eth.J.Health.Sc. 15(2):89-106. Accepted article:
21.    Debela Hunde Feyssa, Jesse T. Njoka, Zemede Asfaw, M.M.Nyangito. Physico-Chemical Soil Properties of Semiarid Ethiopia in Two Land Use Systems: Implications to Crop Production. International Journal of Agricultural Research. Proceedings & Newsletter Articles
22.    Debeal H.Feyssa and Gudina Legesse. (200.7). Medicinal Plants: Their Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation and Promoting Livelihood. Proceedings of a Workshop on: Forest Management and Livelihood Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine NTFPs: Research and Development Project, Southwest Ethiopia June 01, 2007, Jimma, Ethiopia
23.    Debela H.Feyssa . (2001). Promoting Environmental Friendly Living & Herbal Practices in Rural Communities: the how part of the answer. In the proceedings of Adult & Non Formal Education (ANFE) Department Workshop: Creating Interdepartmental linkages for Effective ANFE Training. NOV, 2001:19-25.
24.    Debela Hunde Feyssa. (2004). Ethnobiology & Rural Development in Adult Education, in Focus on Adult Education & Non formal Education in Ethiopia, 14(15):89-934, December, 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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