Berhan Gessesse, Ph.D.

Head of Remote sensing Research and Development Department
 Ph.D. in Environment and Natural Resource Management
 M.Sc in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
 BA in Geography and Environmental studies

Working Experience

Head of Remote sensing Research and Development Department since July 2017

Postgraduate Program Coordinator and Scientific Committee Secretary from December 2014 to September 2017.

Educational Background

Ph.D. graduate specialization in Environment and Natural Resource Management from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2013. He carried out his doctoral research at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) and Friedirich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in a Sandwich Model
MSc in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2007
BA in Geography and Environmental studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2004

Publications in Reputable Journals

Berhan Gessesse, B., Bewket, W., and Bräuning, A. (2016): Determinants of farmers’ tree-planting investment decisions as a degraded landscape management strategy in the central highlands of Ethiopia, Solid Earth, 7, 639-650, doi:10.5194/se-7-639-2016.

Berhan Gessesse, Woldeamlak B., W. Bräuning, A. (2015). Model-based characterization and monitoring of runoff and soil erosion in response to land use/land cover changes in the Modjo watershed, Ethiopia. Land Degradation and Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2276. Volume 26, Issue 7 October 2015, 711–724.

Berhan Gessesse and Woldeamalk Bewket. (2014). Drivers and implications of land use and land cover changes in the central highlands of Ethiopia: evidence from remote sensing and socio-demographic data integration. Ethiopian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol.10 (2), 1-15.

Berhan Gessesse, Bewket, W. Bräuning, A. (Accepted in 2014 and in press). Why does accuracy assessment and validation of multi-resolution-based satellite image classification matter? A methodological discourse.” SINET Ethiopian Journal of Science.

Berhan Gessesse. (2010). The Role of Geoinformation Technology for Predicting and Mapping of Forest Cover Spatio-Temporal Variability: Dendi District Case Study, Ethiopia. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 12, No.6, 2010.

Books & Chapters in Books

Berhan Gessesse (2011). Rates and Patterns of Forest Cover Change in the West Central Ethiopia: Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Analysis. LAP: Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8465-4631-4, paperback, 124 Pages.

Berhan Gessesse (2010). “Review of land degradation and land management in Ethiopia up to 2008/09” In Ethiopian Environment Review, Edited by Sue Edwards, FfE, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Pp 187-214

Awards

  1. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (from 9th-13th November 2016). The purpose of the grant was to provide opportunities for German alumni to participate international conference held in Cairo, Egypt. The objective of the conference was to develop multi-disciplinary perspectives surrounding questions of natural resources and to bring best scientist and researchers among German based alumni together from different countries in the Nile Basin.
  2. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (from September 14th, 2015 to November 6th, 2015 and from March 7th to 11th 2016). The purpose of the award was to train researchers under the team of DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants: Practical-oriented Training for New Researchers.
  3. The Center for International Migration and Development (CIM) in Germany (from 01 July 2014 to 30 June 2016). The purpose of the award was to ensure, through sustainable international cooperation, German alumni returning graduates to home country and living in developing and emerging countries have better prospects of a good life.
  4. The German Academic and Exchange Service (DAAD) (From December 2010 to April 2013). Doctoral Researcher fellow visit to Friedirich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). The objective of the award was to carry out doctoral research and getting supervision services from well experienced professors and scientists in Germany.