Sitotaw Erena | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Sitotaw Erena | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

 

Dr at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Sitotaw Haile Erena, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Food Security Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, specializing in environmental planning. His expertise lies in mitigating urban and peri-urban flood hazards through flood mapping, vulnerability assessment, and landscape-based management strategies. With a robust academic background from Ethiopian and international universities, he has conducted extensive research and published numerous papers on flood risk analysis, urban flood vulnerability, and environmental management. Sitotaw also leads impactful projects in environmental and social compliance audits, demonstrating his commitment to sustainable development in Ethiopia.

 

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🌟Qualification

PhD in Environmental Planning Mitigating and Adapting to urban and peri-urban flood hazards through flood mapping, vulnerability assessment and landscape based management strategies

💼Work Experience

March 24, 2023 – Present Assistant Professor Center for Food Security Studies (CFSS), College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research. March 2019 – March 23, 2023 Assistant Professor Haramaya University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research. August 10, 2010 – October 2013 Haramaya University, Ethiopia Teaching and Research Lecturer High school teacher Gute High School, East Wollega zone, Wayyu Tuka Woreda, Ethiopia Teaching

 

🎓Education and Training

October 2013 – March 2019 Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Planning Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building, construction and City Development (EiABC), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. September 11, 2008 – July 22, 2010 Master of Art in Geography and Environmental Studies Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. September 11, 2000 – July 29, 2004 Bachelor of Education in Geography Dilla University, Ethiopia

🧑‍🔬Research Experience

  • Detailed list of research projects and publications available upon request

Publications Top Notes📝

 

  • Title: Impacts of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on the Hydrology of the Fafan Catchment Ethiopia
    Authors: Amare, M.T., Demissie, S.T., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
    Volume: 8(1)
    Article Number: 10

 

  • Title: Flood vulnerability mapping and local mitigation strategies: The case of Adama City, Ethiopia
    Authors: Erena, S.H., Reddy, R.U., Wodnimu, M.A., Mohamed, A.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Urban Climate
    Volume: 55
    Article Number: 101906

 

  • Title: Land Cover Change Detection and Prediction in the Fafan Catchment of Ethiopia
    Authors: Amare, M.T., Demissie, S.T., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis
    Volume: 7(2)
    Article Number: 19

 

  • Title: Customers’ satisfaction towards Addis Ababa City’s minibus taxi service
    Authors: Deyas, G.T., Woldeamanuel, M.G., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(11)
    Article Number: e22102

 

  • Title: Spatiotemporal trends of NDVI and its response to climate variability in the Abbay River Basin, Ethiopia
    Authors: Hussien, K., Kebede, A., Mekuriaw, A., Beza, S.A., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(3)
    Article Number: e14113

 

  • Title: Determinant factors hinder urban structure plan implementation: The case of Nekemte Town, Ethiopia
    Authors: Negeri, M.D., Guta, M.S., Erena, S.H.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 9(3)
    Article Number: e13448

 

  • Title: Modelling spatiotemporal trends of land use land cover dynamics in the Abbay River Basin, Ethiopia
    Authors: Hussien, K., Kebede, A., Mekuriaw, A., Asfaw Beza, S., Haile Erena, S.
    Year: 2023
    Journal: Modeling Earth Systems and Environment
    Volume: 9(1)
    Pages: 347–376

 

Tammi Jonas | Political ecology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Tammi Jonas | Political ecology | Best Researcher Award

Experienced Agroecologist and President of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, leading Jonai Farms & Meatsmiths since 2011. Specializes in heritage breed livestock and operates a Primesafe-licensed butcher shop. Educator in butchery and meat literacy. Lecturer at Southern Cross University, former Senior Risk Analyst at TEQSA, and past leadership roles in various agricultural and educational organizations. Holds a PhD in Agriculture & Environment, a Certificate IV in Meat Processing, and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Studies and Education. Advocates for smallholders at international forums, promoting agroecology and food sovereignty

Profile

Scholar

Education 🎓

PhD in Agriculture & Environment, University of Western Australia (2024) 🌱Dissertation: Australia’s New Peasantry and the Rise of Agroecology: Biodiverse, Decolonial and Non-Capitalist Praxes on Small-Scale FarmsInvestigating the biodiverse, non-capitalist, and anti-colonial values and practices of small-scale livestock farmers, and how to build an agroecological state.Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) (2022) 🥩Meat InspectorTo undertake inspection in future Meat Collective @ Jonai Abattoir.PhD (non-completion) in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne (2006-2014) 📚Dissertation: Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan: Melbourne Culinary EconomiesPostgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies), University of Melbourne (2005) 📜Postgraduate Bachelor of Education, Deakin University (1996) 🎓CTEFLA, RSA/Cambridge Certificate, Holmes College (1993) 📚Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, San Diego (1993) 🧠

Relevant Experience 📚

Jonai Farms & Meatsmiths (2011-present) 🌾

Agroecologist🐖 Farm heritage breed Large Black pastured pigs & Dairy Short Horn cattle.🥩 Operate a Primesafe-licensed on-farm butcher’s shop producing fresh cuts, smallgoods, and charcuterie under HAACP since 2014.👩‍🏫 Teach workshops on butchering, salami making, and meat literacy.🏗️ Recently attained development approval to build a collectively governed on-farm micro-abattoir for approximately 15 smallholders.

Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) (2014-present) 🌍

President

🌟 Represent smallholders at local, state, national, and international levels, including across processes of FAO, the CBD, the ITPGRFA, the CGRFA, ASEAN, and the CSIPM.🌐 AFSA is a member of:the IPC for Food Sovereignty (coordinator of Asia Pacific regional committee and the working group on agricultural biodiversity),La Via Campesina, andUrgenci: the international network for community-supported agriculture.

Publications Top Notes 📝

1. Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan

Journal: Cultural Studies Review 19 (1), 117-137, 2013
Citations: 23

2. Health Before Medicine: Community Resilience in Food Landscapes

Authors: RG Wallace, R Alders, R Kock, T Jonas, R Wallace, L Hogerwerf
Source: One Planet, One Health: Looking After Humans, Animals and the Environment, 2019
Citations: 13

3. Industrial Agricultural Environments

Authors: RG Wallace, A Liebman, D Weisberger, T Jonas, L Bergmann, R Kock, …
Journal: Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species, 194-214, 2021
Citations: 12

4. Peoples’ Solutions to Food Systems Transformation in Asia and the Pacific

Journal: Development 64 (3), 295-298, 2021
Citations: 7

5. Developing a Critical Writing Pedagogy: A Discontinuous Narrative

Authors: B Kamler, K Cousins, T Jonas, B Lawson, D Linden
Journal: English in Australia, 24-42, 1997
Citations: 5

6. Regenerative Agriculture and Agroecology—What’s in a Name?

Journal: Food Ethics 24 (6), 2021
Citations: 4

7. The Research Education Experience: Investigating Higher Degree by Research Candidates’ Experiences in Australian Universities

Authors: T Jonas, CA Croker
Year: 2012
Citations: 3

8. Agroecology for Structural One Health

Authors: T Jonas, B Trethewey
Journal: Development 66 (3), 238-244, 2023
Citations: 1

9. Responsibility to Country: Decolonizing Agriculture with Agroecology in Australia

Authors: T Jonas, A Wessell
Journal: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 8 (2), 254-260, 2020
Citations: 1

10. What’s Natural About Capital? Agroecology as Resistance to the New Frontier of Colonial Capitalist Carbon Farming

Journal: Capitalism Nature Socialism, 2024

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

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Biodiversity Conservation

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Soil Health and Nutrient Management

This area delves into maintaining and enhancing soil fertility, minimizing soil erosion, and optimizing nutrient management practices to ensure sustainable agricultural production while preserving soil ecosystems.

These subtopics represent just a fraction of the diverse and dynamic field of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, highlighting the importance of research in addressing pressing global challenges related to agriculture, ecology, and human well-being.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Introduction of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Introduction of Agricultural and Biological Sciences research plays a pivotal role in addressing global challenges related to food security, environmental sustainability, and human health. This multifaceted field encompasses the study of living organisms, their interactions, and the development of innovative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity and biodiversity conservation.

Here are five suitable subtopics in Agricultural and Biological Sciences:

Crop Genetics and Breeding

This subfield focuses on improving crop varieties through genetic manipulation and selective breeding techniques to enhance yield, disease resistance, and nutritional content, contributing to sustainable agriculture.

Eco-friendly Pest Management

Research in this area explores alternative and environmentally friendly methods for controlling pests and diseases in agriculture, reducing the reliance on chemical pesticides.

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

This subtopic involves the application of biotechnology tools to modify and improve plants and animals for various agricultural purposes, such as developing drought-resistant crops or disease-resistant livestock.

Biodiversity Conservation

Conservation biology studies aim to protect and sustain the planet's rich biodiversity, addressing issues like habitat loss, species extinction, and the preservation of ecosystems critical for agriculture and life on Earth.

Soil Health and Nutrient Management

This area delves into maintaining and enhancing soil fertility, minimizing soil erosion, and optimizing nutrient management practices to ensure sustainable agricultural production while preserving soil ecosystems.

These subtopics represent just a fraction of the diverse and dynamic field of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, highlighting the importance of research in addressing pressing global challenges related to agriculture, ecology, and human well-being.