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Professor Yosef Mamo

 

Name: Yosef Mamo Dubale

Academic rank: Professor.

Nationality:    Ethiopian.

Date of birth: Dec. 10, 1967.

Marital status: Married. 

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    P.O. Box 05. Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Jan. 2003 – Nov. 2007: Postgraduate study at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Thesis title ‘Ecology and conservation of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni: Lydekker, 1910) in Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia’.

Aug. 1995 -June, 1997: Postgraduate study at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Forestry, Uppsala, Sweden.

Sept. 1985 - July, 1988: undergraduate study at Addis Ababa University for Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) in Biology, Ethiopia.

Sept. 1973 - June, 1984: Primary, junior secondary & comprehensive senior secondary school attended mainly at Addis Ababa and Yirgalem cities, Ethiopia.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • March. 2011- Sept 2016: serving as President of Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
  • Jan. 2011- Feb. 2011: Served as Vice President for Administration and Student Services at Hawassa University.
  • October-December 2011: Served as acting Vice President for Administration and Business Development at Hawassa University.
  • August 2008-September 2011: Served as Director of Admission and Alumni Directorate of Hawassa University and Secretary of the University Senate.
  • April 2008-July 2008: Served as Associate Registrar of Hawassa University.
  • Feb. 2008 – Present: member of teaching staff at Biology Department, Hawassa University.
  • June, 1997 - Dec. 2002: Served as a lecturer at the then Debub University, now Hawassa University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry.
  • Nov. 1997 – Aug. 2002: Served as Head of Department of Basic Sciences at the then Debub University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry, in addition to teaching duty.
  • Oct. 1992 - Jan. 1995: Served as Head of Department of Basic Sciences at the then Debub University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry; and member of the Academic Commission in addition to teaching duty.
  • Sept. 1989 - Jan. 1995: Served as an assistant lecturer and then lecturer at the then Debub University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry, Ethiopia.

 MAIN ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES HELD: 

  • March 2011 to Sept 2016: Chairman of the Senate, the highest decision making body of  Hawassa University. 
  • March 2011 to Sept 2016: Chairman of the Hawassa University’s University Council. 
  • March 2011 to Sept 2016: Chairman of the Hawassa University’s Managing Council. 
  • Oct. 1992 –Aug. 2002: Academic Commission member at Wondo Genet College of Forestry under the then Debub University, now Hawassa University.

  INVOLVED IN PROJECTS WRITING AND COORDINATION: 

  • Co-authored and won internationally competitive research project grant in 2005. The project entitled “Biodiversity  Monitoring  in  Forest  Ecosystems  in  Bale  Mountains  National  Park,  Ethiopia,  A  Darwin  Initiative  Project  (14‐009,  Sept  2005  –  August  2008).”
  • Coordinator of BOWCYA-III (Bureau of Women, Children and Youth Affairs) Project: The youth development package implementation and impact assessment project between 2013 and 2014.
  • Coordinator of Norwegian Institutional support project (NORAD-III) to Ethiopia since March 2011 to present.
  • Involved in drafting NORAD-IV project (2014-2018): An academic partnership for sustainable land management and improved livelihoods of the rural poor communities in the Rift Valley and arid highlands of Ethiopian.\
  • Supervisor of Norwegian Program for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) project since 2013 to present.
  • Supervisor of Norwegian Program for ‘Research and Capacity building in climate smart agriculture in the Horn of Africa (NORHED-ETH-13/0016) project since 2013 to present.
  • Coordinator of MRV-WGCF&NR project since 2014 to present

 OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND COURSES THOUGHT AT UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE LEVEL:

  • Served as advisor and co-advisor for many post-graduate students including PhD students.
  • Served as “external examiner” of post-graduate students.
  • Actively involved and contributing professional and extracurricular services to the University under many committees.
  • Taught many courses like: Wildlife Management; Wildlife Ecology; Wildlife Population Dynamics.

 IT AND SOFTWARE USE

  •    Literate in IT and Computer uses.
  •   Efficient user of statistical software, like SPSS for research purposes.

 BOARD AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND OTHER MEMBERSHIP:

  • March 2011 to present: Board member and secretary of Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
  • October 2013 to April 2014: Board member of Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia.
  • May 2012 to present: Supervisory board member of Hawassa Institute of Technology of Hawassa University, Ethiopia.
  • August 2013 to present: Board member of South Nations and Nationalities Peoples’ Regional State (SNNPR) Management Training Academy, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
  • February 2013 to present: Member of the ‘General Assembly of Centre for Development Studies’ at national level, Ethiopia.
  • October 2013 to present: Board member of ‘Hayole Model Teaching Academy’ in Hawassa, Ethiopia.
  • January 2011 to March 2012: Board member of Hawassa Flour Share Company in Hawassa, Ethiopia.
  • November 2013 to present: ‘Sidama Gudumale City Park’ establishment central committee member at Sidama Zonal level, SNNPR, Ethiopia.
  • During 2007/08 academic year: Member of National Council for Curriculum Development and Implementation, Ethiopia.
  • March 2011 to present council member Public Higher Learning Institutional Change Council.
  • 2013 to present: Council member of “Entoto Space Science Consortium”.
  • 1996 to present: Member of Biological Society of Ethiopia;
  • 2002 to present: Member of Forestry Association of Ethiopia.

AWARDS, CERTIFICATES OF TRAINING AND LETTERS OF PERSONAL APPRECIATION:

  • Led Hawassa University to be the 2nd best University among the first generation public Universities in Ethiopia for two consecutive academic years of 2012/13 and 2013/14.
  • Awarded Gold Medal for extraordinary contribution in Education and Training sector in Ethiopia in 2014 from Ministry of Education.
  • Fulbright award: I have been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a Fulbright Grant in 2013 for six months. Host institution: Oklahoma State University, USA. 

LETTER OF PERSONAL APPRECIATION

  •          From  Karen Chad, Ph.D, Vice President of Research at University of Saskatchewan on November, 19 2012 for excellent collaborations established between our sisterly institutions.
  •          From: Greg Dorey, British Ambassador to Ethiopia on April 27, 2012 for successful accomplishment of projects supported by USID.
  •          From: Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation on December 14,2012 for successful accomplishment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) program.

 CERTIFICATES ONINTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL TRAININGS ATTENDED:

  1. April, 2012, Diploma on successful completion of International Seminar on ‘Project Management’, held at Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
  2. July, 1991, Certificate on successful completion of the four year senior Secondary Courses of studying comprising ‘Academic and Agriculture’.
  3. Sept.2007 and July, 2008 academic year, Certificate on Active involvement  in Public Higher Learning Institutions(Universities’) curriculum drafting and development process organized by Higher Education Strategic Center (HESC), Ethiopia.
  4. 16 – 27 September, 1996,Certificate on a doctoral course ‘Research Tools and Skills I’, Department of Rural Development Studies, Uppsala, Sweden.
  5. Jan. 1995 – June, 1995,Certificate on basic forestry courses training, arranged by collaboration of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SUAS) in Sweden and Alemaya University in Ethiopia.
  6. 17 – 29 April, 1994, Certificate on Agroforestry seminar organized by Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture held at Taveta town in Kenya.
  7. 5 – 17 August, 1991, Certificate on Research Methodology workshop held at Debre-Zeit Management Institute organized by Higher Education Main Department, Ministry of Education, Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia.
  8. Attended many National and International Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums.

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:

  1.  Demography and population dynamics of antelopes;
  2. Genetic analysis on mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni);
  3.  Habitat uses of antelopes in afro-montane areas;
  4.  Social issues affecting wildlife conservation;
  5.  Land-use and livestock grazing effects on birds;

 ON GOING REASEARCHES:

Research titles:

  1.  Biopsy sampling methods using darts of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni).
  2.  Genetic variability analysis among sub-populations of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) using Micro-satellite.
  3.  Habitat networks of mountain nyala’s (Tragelaphus buxtoni) within its existing bigger habitat range.

LISTS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:   

  1. Yosef Mamo, Michelle A. Pinard, and Afework Bekele (2010). Demography and dynamics of mountain nyala Tragelaphus buxtoni in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Current Zoology, 56(6): 660-669.
  2. Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2011). Human and Livestock encroachments on habitat of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) in Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Tropical Ecology, 52(3): 265-273.
  3. Dereje Yazezew1, Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2011). Population ecology of Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki, Neumann 1902) from Denkoro Forest Proposed National Park, northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 37(1): 1-13.
  4. Girma Mengesha, Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2011). A comparison of terrestrial bird community structure in the undisturbed and disturbed areas of the Abijata-Shalla Lakes National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 3(9): 389-404.
  5. Mosissa Geleta, Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2011). Species richness, abundance and habitat preference of rodents from Komto Protected Forest, Western Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 2(6): 166-175.
  6. Mesele Admassu, Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2011). Damage caused by large mammals on sugarcane plantation, Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 2(6): 151-157.
  7. Yosef Mamo and Michele A.P. (2011). A Summary of the Conservation Status of the Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) in Bale Mountains National Park. Walia-Special Edition on the Bale Mountains: 94-96.
  8. Yosef Mamo, Girma Mengesha, Aramede Fetene, Kefyalew Shale and Mezemir Girma (2012). Status of the Swayne’s Hartebeest, (Acelaphus buselaphus swaynei) meta-population under land cover changes in Ethiopian Protected Areas. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(12): 416-426.
  9. Yosef Mamo, Afework Bekele and Girma Mengesha (2012). Habitat use of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni, Lyddeker, 1911) in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(15): 642-651.
  10. Zerihun Girma, Yosef Mamo and Mateos Ersado (2012). Species Composition, Distribution and Relative Abundance of Large Mammals in and around Wondo Genet Forest, Southern Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences,5(8): 538-551.
  11. GirmaMengesha, Afework Bekele and Yosef Mamo (2012). Diet preferences of sub-species of ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus and Struthio camelus molybdophanes) at Langano ostrich farm, Abijata-Shalla Lakes National Park, Ethiopia. Ethiop. J. Biol. Sci. (Short communication),11(1): 57-64.
  12. Girma Mengesha Debeshu, Afework Bekele Simegn, Gail S Fraser and Yosef Mamo (2013). Attitude of local people to land use and climate change impacts on water bird community structure at Lake Zeway. International Journal of Ecosystem, 3(3): 37-54.
  13. Girma Mengesha, Afweork Bekele, Gail Fraser and Yosef Mamo (2014). Land use, land cover and climate change impacts on the bird community in and around Lake Zeway, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 6(3): 256-270.
  14. Aramde Fetene, Demelash Alem and Yosef Mamo (2014). Effects of land use and land cover changes on the extent and distribution of Afroalpine vegetation of Northern Western Ethiopia: The case of Choke Mountains.Research Journal of Environmental Sciences,8(1): 17-28.
  15. Mesele Admassu, Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2014). Abundance of Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) and its conflict with humans in Awash National Park, Ethiopia.International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 6(3): 200-209.
  16. Yosef Mamo, Girma Mengesha and Addisu Asefa (2014). Abundance and habitat preference of the near-threatened Ethiopian endemic Abyssinian Long-claw (Macronyx flaricollis) in the Northern montane grasslands of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. International Journal of Development Research, 4(9) 1887-1893.
  17. Girma Mengesha, Chris Elphick, Kefeyalew Shale, Yosef Mamo and Afework Bekele (2014). Effects of land-use on birds’ diversity in and around Lake Zeway, Ethiopia. Journal of Science & Development, 2(4): 5-19.
  18. Girma Mengesha, Chris S. Elphick, Christoper R. Field, Afework Bekele, and Yosef Mamo (2015). Abundance and temporal pattern in wetland birds in and around lake Zeway, Ethiopia. Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry, 4(1):1-9.
  19. Yosef Mamo (2015). Demography and population dynamics of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) population before its population crash in 1991 in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Development Research, 5(1): 3085-3094.
  20. Yosef Mamo. (2015). Attitudes and perceptions of the local people towards benefits and conflicts they get towards conservation in the Bale Mountains National Park and the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni), Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity & Conservation, 7(1): 28-40.
  21. Mateos Ersado, Zerihun Girma, Yosef Mamo and Megersa Debele. (2015). Community attitudes towards African Civet Civettictis civetta conservation in eastern sub-catchment of Lake Hawassa basin, Southern Ethiopia. Discovery: International Journal, 27(96): 2-7.
  22. Mohammed Kasim, Zebene Asfaw, Abayneh Derero, Matewos Melkato and Yosef Mamo (2015). The role of area closure in the recovery of woody species composition in degraded land and its socio-economic importance in Central Rift Valley area, Ethiopia. International Journal of Development Research,5(2): 3348-3358.
  23. Yosef Mamo, Addisu Asefa and Girma Mengesha.(2015) Social organization in the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) population in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity & Conservation, 7(2): 103-111.
  24. Addisu Asefa, Yosef Mamo, Girma Mengesha & Anteneh Shimelis. (2015) Woody plant diversity along disturbance gradients in the northern Afro-montane forest of the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. International Journal of Development Research, 5(3): 3745-3754.
  25. Yosef Mamo, Addisu Asefa and Girma Mengesha (2015). Habitat use of ungulates in Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Accepted for publication inAfrican Journal of Ecology’,53(2)
  26. Yosef Mamo, Girma Mengesha and Addisu Asefa (2015). Effects of livestock grazing on species richness, taxonomic diversity, and taxonomic distinctness of Montane grassland bird community in the northern Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Accepted for publication inAfrican Journal of Ecology’, 53(3).
  27. Adisu Asefa, Girma Mengesh and Yosef Mamo. (2015).Ecological traits predict the susceptibility of an Afro-montane grassland bird species to livestock grazing in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Accepted for publication inAfrican Journal of Ecology’, 53(3):
  28. Addisu Asefa, Girma Mengesha and Yosef Mamo(2015). Using birds as bio-indicators of habitat change: the case of Abiata-Shalla lakes national park, Ethiopia.Accepted for publication inInternational Journal of Development Research’, 53(4):
  29. Abiot Hailu, Abdella Gure, Girma Mengesha, Yosef Mamo and Addisu Asefa. (2015). Response of Swayne’s Hartebeest to fire-induced habitat change in Senkelle Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia. Manuscript under preparation for submission to a Journal.
  30. Alemtsehay Teklay and Yosef Mamo. (2015). Seasonal availability of common bee flora in relation to land use and colony performance in Gergera Watershed Atsbi-Wembwrta District eastern zone of Tigray, Ethiopia. Manuscript under preparation for submission to a Journal.
  31. Yosef Mamo, Kedir Nino, Girma Mengesha and Kefeyalew Sahele. (2015).Wildlife and biophysical potentials of the Munessa-Shashemene concession forest and its surrounding area for ecotourism development, Ethiopia. Manuscript under preparation for submission to a Journal.
  32. Addisu Asefa, Girma Mengesha and Yosef Mamo. (2015).Livestock grazing in an Afro-montane grasslands in the northern Bale Mountains, Ethiopia: implications for birds conservation. Manuscript under preparation for submission to a Journal..Yosef Mamo and Ron-Vander B. (2015). Genetic variability analysis among sub-populations of mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) using Micro-satellite. Manuscript under preparation for submission to a Journal

List of Books:

  1. Ecology and Conservation of Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphusbuxtoni) in Bale Mountains National Park in Ethiopia (2013), Yosef MamoDubale&Afework Bekele. LAP LAMBERT 

    Academic Publishing. PP 132 (ISBN-13: 978-3-659-38558-2; ISBN-10: 3659385581. EAN: 9783659385582).
  2. Untapped potentials of Biological, Ecological, and Geological resources of Ethiopia for tourism development (2015).Yosef Mamo, Writing in progress.

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