Habitamu Taddese Berie
Research Topic: Estimating carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Wondo Genet sub-catchment, Ethiopia.
Fellowship Category: Post-Masters
Home Institution: Hawassa University (HU), Ethiopia
Mentor at Home Institution: Dr Mesele Negash
Host Institution: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Supervisor at Host Institution: Dr Teshome Soromessa
His research interest is in natural resources management. His study will try to estimate the trends of deforestation and forest degradation in the study area and quantify the amount of carbon dioxide emission. There is limited information about deforestation and forest degradation in Ethiopia in general, and in Wondo Genet sub-catchment in particular. In addition, his study will try to test appropriate techniques of estimating deforestation and forest degradation in the horn of Africa in general. He hopes the CIRCLE Fellowship will enhance his competence in climate change research.