Habtamu Chekol

Full Name

Habtamu Chekol Fantahun

Academic Rank/Status

Lecturer, MSc

Working for AAU since

14/06/2008 E.C.

Administrative positions held if any/ past and present

Education attended

Master of  Science in Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management (Specialized at Plant Physiology and Ecophsiology), Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management, College of Natural Sciences,  Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2011/12-2012/13.

Bachelor Degree in Biology, Biology Department, Science Faculty, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, 2001/02-2004/5.

Awards & recognitions

Memberships of International bodies

Biological Society of Ethiopia since 2016.

Publicity: Journals, editorial roles, initiatives etc.

Research interest/ not more than hundred words

I intensely research and lecture on the fields of plant physiology and eco-physiology; specifically on the area of plant flowering physiology, plant rooting physiology, plant mychorizial associations, plant water relations, plant developmental biology, plant tissue culture and biotechnology, plant stress and response, and agricultural crops physiology.

Publications on reputable journals


Fantahun HC (2018) The Upshot of Drought Stress on Responses of Sugarcane Varieties at Metahara Sugarcane Plantation, Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Ethnopharmacology and Medicinal Foods 4: 4 (09-16).


Tamrat Bekele, Zemede Asfaw, Zerihun Woldu and Habtamu Chekol (2017). Natural and Socio-Economic Resource Base Assessment and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Wonchi District, Ethiopia: Reflections on Some Observed Gaps in Data acquisition. Norad-ICERAP pp. 31, 67

Zemede Asfaw, Habtamu Chekol, Zerihun Woldu and Tamrat Bekele (2017). Natural Resources and Livelihood Sources in Wonchi District: Farmers’ Perspectives Captured in Household Baseline Survey. Norad-ICERAP pp. 32, 77


Community Services such as board membership etc.



µ  Lecturer and Researcher of Plant physiology, Eco-physiology and Soil Science, Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management (DPBBM), College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

µ  Mobile Phone: +251-911-955604; P.O. Box: 3434

µ  Email: habtamu.chekol@aau.edu.et  



µ  Kirkose Sub-city, House No.-373, District 10, K/K-13/14, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

µ  Mobile Phone: +251-911-955604; P.O. Box: 28368

µ  Email: habtamu_chekol@yahoo.com /habtamuchekol95@gmail.com