Full Name: Emiru BirhaneEmiru Birhane

Profession:  Ecology

Position: Associate professor

Department: Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection (LaRMEP)

Section: Forest and Nature conservation

Adresses : Private E-mail: emiru.birhane@gmail.com_oremibir@yahoo.com

Area of Research Interests

Publications

Forest Ecology, Plantation Forestry, Green economy, Carbon Forestry, Climate change and forest influences, Participatory forest management and policy, Natural resources management, Soil microbial diversity, community structure and biogeography, Taxonomic and functional diversity of mycorrhizal fungi, Mycorrhizal fungi and ecosystem restoration, above ground and below ground ecosystem structure in tropical and subtropical forest ecosystems

Girmay Darcha, Emiru Birhane, Nigussie Abadi. 2015. Woody Species Diversity in Oxytenanthera abyssinica Based Homestead Agroforestry Systems of Serako, Northern Ethiopia. Journal of Natural Sciences Research 5: 69-77.

Girmay Darcha and Emiru Birhane. 2015. Biomass and Carbon Sequestration Potential of Oxytenanthera abyssinica in the Homestead Agroforestry System of Tigray, Ethiopia. Journal of Natural Sciences Research 5: 18-26.

Emiru Birhane, Thomas W. Kuyper, Frank J. Sterck, Kindeya Gebrehiwot and Frans Bongers. 2015. Arbuscular mycorrhiza and water and nutrient supply differently impact seedling performance of dry woodland species with different acquisition strategies. Journal of Plant Ecology & Diversity 8: 387-399. Doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2014.992488.

 

Emiru Birhane, Frank J. Sterck, Frans Bongers, Thomas W. Kuyper. 2014. Arbuscular mycorrhizal impacts on competitive interactions between Acacia etbaica and Boswellia papyrifera seedlings under drought stress. Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 298-308 doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt031

Samuale Tesfaye, Etefa Guyassa, Antony Joseph Raj, Emiru Birhane, and Gebeyehu Taye Wondim, “Land Use and Land Cover Change, and Woody Vegetation Diversity in Human Driven Landscape of Gilgel Tekeze Catchment, Northern Ethiopia,” International Journal of Forestry Research, vol. 2014, Article ID 614249, 10 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/614249

Mengsteab Hailemariam, Emiru Birhane, Zebene Asfaw, Solomon Zewdie. 2013. Arbuscular mycorrhizal association of indigenous agroforestry tree species and their infective potential with Maize in the rift valley, Ethiopia. Agroforest Syst87:1261–1272 DOI 10.1007/s10457-013-9634-9

Emiru Birhane, Mulubrhan Balehegn, Daniel Kiros and Diress Tsegaye 2015 (in press). Distribution, animal preference and nutritive value of browse species in Abala woreda, Northern Afar. Ethiopian Journal of Biological sciences

Wolde Mekuria, Mastewal Yami, Emiru Birhane Mitiku Haile, Kindeya Gebrehiwot. 2015 (in press). Impact of Exclosures on woody biomass production and fuel wood supply: The case of Douga Tembien, Tigray, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources

Emiru Birhane, Frank Sterck, Masresha Fetene, Frans Bongers, Thom Kuyper.2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance the photosynthesis, water use efficiency and growth of frankincense seedlings under pulsed water availability conditions. Oecologia169:895–904 DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2258-3

Emiru Birhane, Thom Kuyper, Frank Sterck, Frans Bongers. 2010. Mycorrhizal associations in frankincense-tree dominated dry deciduous woodlands of Ethiopia. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 2160–2169

Emiru Birhane, Ermias Aynekulu, Wolde Mekuria, Degitu Endale. 2011. Management, Use and Ecology of Medicinal plants in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 5: 309-318.

Molla Mekonnen, Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Emiru Birhane, Sarah Tewoldeberhan 2010. Impact of ineterference on species diversity of large wild mammals in Awash National Park Ethiopia. Journal of the drylands 3(1) 181-188.

Molla Mekonnen, Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Emiru Birhane, Sarah Tewoldeberhan. 2009. Regeneration, Density and diversity of woody vegetation in Awash National park, Ethiopia. Journal of the drylands 2:101-109.

Emiru Birhane, Demel Teketay & Pia Barklund. 2007. Enclosures to Enhance Woody Species Diversity in the Drylands of Eastern Tigray. East African Journal of sciences 1(2) 136-147.

Ermias Aynekullu, Emiru Birhane, Nigussu Begashaw, Wolday Wubneh. 2006. Monitoring and evaluating land use/cover change using participatory geographic information system (PGIS): A case study in Begasheka watershade, Tigray, Ethiopia. EJISDC 25 (3), 1-10.

Emiru Birhane, Demel Teketay, Pia Barklund. 2006. Actual and Potential Contribution of Exclosures to Enhance Biodiversity of Woody Species in the Drylands of Eastern Tigray. Journal of the Drylands 1(2)(134-147).

Emiru Birhane. 2011. Mycorrhizal symbiosis and seedling performance of the frankincense tree (Boswellia papyrifera). Ph.D. dissertation. Wageningen University. The Netherlands.

Emiru Birhane, Demel Teketay & Pia Barklund, 2004. Enclosures as a tool of rehabilitating degraded woodlands of Ethiopia: A paper in a book of rehabilitation of degraded lands of Africa, lessons from case studies.

Emiru Birhane, 2002. Actual and potential contribution of area enclosures to enhance biodiversity in the drylands of eastern Tigray, with particular emphasis to woody plants. Msc. Thesis. Swedish university of agricultural sciences. Uppsala. Sweden.

Emiru Birhane, Thom Kuyper, Frank Sterck, Frans Bongers. 2010. Mycorrhizal associations in frankincense-tree dominated dry deciduous woodlands of Ethiopia. Paper presented at the 1st international congress “Mycorrhizal symbiosis: Ecosystem and Enviroment on Meditranean area (MYCOMED). Marrakesh, Morocco.

Wolde Mekuria, Mitiku Haile, Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Mastewal Yami,Emiru Berhane. 2009. Impact of exclosures on biomass production and fuelwood supply: the case of Douga Tembein, Tigray, Ethiopia. World Congress of Agroforestry. Nairobi, Kenya.

Emiru Birhane, Frans Bongers, Thom kuyper, Frank Sterck, Masresha Fetene, Kindeya Geberehiwot. 2009. Mycorrhizal status of Boswellia-dominated dry deciduous lowland agroforests of Ethiopia. World Congress of Agroforestry. Nairobi, Kenya.

Sarah Teweldebirhan and Emiru Birhane. 2008. Conservation and Production Potential of Afforestation Activities in Tigray: a proceeding paper presented in the conference on sustainable management of degraded lands in Ethiopia, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Emiru Birhane, Ermias Aynekulu, Nigussu Begashaw. 2006. The Potential of Area Closures in Increasing Woody Biomass and Regeneration: A case study at Begasheka Watershed, Tigray, Northen Ethiopia. Paper Presented at the Highland 2006 Symposium: Environmental Change, Geomorphic Processes, Land Degradation and Rehabilitation in Tropical and Subtropical Highlands. Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Emiru Birhane, Mesfin Tilahun, Sara Teweldebirhan. 2006. Assessment on Vulnerability of Women to Man Made and Natural Calamities in Tigray, Ethiopia. Paper Presented at the Highland 2006 Symposium: Environmental Change, Geomorphic Processes, Land Degradation and Rehabilitation in Tropical and Subtropical Highlands. Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Emiru Birhane, Ermias Aynekulu, and Nigussu Begashaw. 2005. The role of participatory GIS (PGIS) in watershade management in Tigray, Ethiopia: paper presented in the international conference on Mapping for change with participatory spatial information management and communication, Nairobi Kenya.

Emiru Birhane, Mesfin Tilahun, Sara Teweldebirhan. 2005. Assessment on Vulnerability of women to man made and natural calamities in Tigray, Ethiopia. Tigray Population Bureau, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Emiru Birhane, 2004. Area enclosures to enhance biodiversity in the drylands of eastern Tigray, with particular emphasis to woody plants. Paper presented at the international conference on Ecological Rehabilitation of degraded lands, Mekelle Ethiopia.

Emiru Birhane, 2004..Role of enclosures in rehabilitating degraded drylands. Paper on the Fourth international conference on land degradation. Angel Fat., Rogue Ortiz., Gergorio Garcia. Carthehna, Spain.

Emiru Birhane. 2001. Professional ethics of foresters. Paper presented in the Ethiopian Agricultural research organization, EARO.

Books authored/co-authored

Aklilu Negussie, Emiru Birhane and Kiros Melles Hadgu Eds. 2015. Climate Smart Land, Water and Forest Mangement in the Changing Climate. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ICRAF 424 pp.

Emiru Birhahe. 2011. Mycorrhizal symbiosis and seedling performance of the frankincense tree (Boswellia papyrifera). Ph.D. dissertation. Wageningen University. The Netherlands.

Emiru Birhane, 2002. Actual and potential contribution of area enclosures to enhance biodiversity in the drylands of eastern Tigray, with particular emphasis to woody plants. Msc. Thesis. Swedish university of agricultural sciences. Uppsala. Sweden.

Book chapter contribution

Emiru Birhane and Kiros Meles Hadgu. 2014. Community-managed exclosures in Tigray, Ethiopia; in the book Treesilience: An assessment of the resilience provided by trees in the drylands of Eastern Africa.; De Leeuw J, Njenga M, Wagner B, Iiyama M. (Eds.) Nairobi, Kenya. ICRAF 166 pp.

Emiru Birhane, Monicah Kinuthia and Benjamin Kibor. 2014. Browse as livestock feed in the drylands; in the book Treesilience: An assessment of the resilience provided by trees in the drylands of Eastern Africa.; De Leeuw J, Njenga M, Wagner B, Iiyama M. (Eds.) Nairobi, Kenya. ICRAF 166 pp.

Anthony A. Kimaro, Emiru Birhane, Jeremias Mowo, Ermias Betemariam, Mathew Mpanda and Kiros Meles Hadgu. 2014. Soil fertility management; in the book Treesilience: An assessment of the resilience provided by trees in the drylands of Eastern Africa.; De Leeuw J, Njenga M, Wagner B, Iiyama M. (Eds.) Nairobi, Kenya. ICRAF 166 pp.

Badal Hassan, Daniel Nyamai, Emiru Birhane and Mary Njenga. 2014. Gums and aromatic resins; in the book Treesilience: An assessment of the resilience provided by trees in the drylands of Eastern Africa.; De Leeuw J, Njenga M, Wagner B, Iiyama M. (Eds.) Nairobi, Kenya. ICRAF 166 pp.

Tefera Mengistu Woldie and Emiru Birhane. 2013. Climate-Smart Forest Production: In the book “Climate-Smart Agriculture in Ethiopia” Aklilu Negussie, Emiru Birhane, Kiros Melles Hadgu, Eds. 2013. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: ICRAF 317 pp.

Emiru Birhane, Hailemariam Gebrewahid and Antony Joseph Raj. 2013. Experimental Designs in Agroforestry Research. In Agroforestry: Theory and Practices, ISBN-9788172338664 (eds) Antony Joseph Raj and S.B.Lal, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, 818-831 pages

Hailemariam Gebrewahid and Emiru Birhane. 2013. Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Agroforestry. In Agroforestry: Theory and Practices, ISBN-9788172338664 (eds) Antony Joseph Raj and S.B.Lal, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, 773-790 pages

Emiru Birhane, Demel Teketay & Pia Barklund, 2004. Enclosures as a tool of rehabilitating degraded woodlands of Ethiopia: A paper in a book of rehabilitation of degraded lands of Africa, lessons from case studies