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Ecology, diversity and characteristics of the vegetation of Sida natural forest and the status of indigenous plant species in south Omo zone of Southern, Ethiopia

Project summary:

Ethiopia is centers of biodiversity. However, the vegetation is subjected to loss, the annual loss estimated to be 150,000 to 200,000 ha (EFAP, 1994). This project will be conducted to document, describe the status of vegetation, identify environmental and soil factors that govern plant species distribution and propose conservation strategy.

Cost: $


Mesfin Belete

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Current student


Ferns and fern allies, Gymnosperms, Flowering plants

Addis Ababa University

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

 Hailemariam MB and Temam TD (2018). The vegetation composition, structure and regeneration status of Gole Natural Forest, West Arsi zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany, 2(2):10-21.

 Behailu Bizuayehu, Mesfin Belete and Tamiru Demsis (2019). Ethnomedicinal Plant Diversity Study Around Yotyet-yewezera and Amba Natural Forest, Ezha District, Gurage Zone, Central Ethiopia. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 14:19-29

 Mesfin Belete (2019). A review on the ethnobotanical use and pharmacological properties of Thymus schimperi. International Journal of Modern Pharmaceutical Research, 3(1), 07-15.

 Mesfin Belete and Tamru Demsis (2019). The pattern of Plant Community Distribution along an Altitudinal and Disturbance gradient in Gole Forest, west Arsi zone, Oromia regional state, Ethiopia. International Journal of Ecology, Hindawi. The Manuscript is under review No.6536374.

Referee 1:

Prof. Zerihun Woldu

Referee 2:

Dr. Ermias Lulekal

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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