Legesse Negash

Professor Legesse Negash

Full Name Legesse Negash
Education attended PhD in Plant Physiology, University of Lund, Deptof Plant Physiology, Lund, Sweden. Thesis title: Response

         Stomata to Ultraviolet Radiation. ISBN 91-7900-494-6 ( May

          1988)

MSc in Botany, Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Science,

Dept of Biology. Thesis title: The In Vivo and In Vitro

           Nitrate Reductase Activity in Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.)

           Trotter] Under Different Assay Conditions (June 1982)

BSc in Biology (Distinction), Addis Ababa University, Faculty

of Science, Dept of Biology (August 1979)

 

Academic rank Professor of Plant Physiology
Working for AAU Since 1979 G. C.
Administrative positions held
  • Editor-in-Chief, SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci. (Dec. 9, 1992-Jan. 1997).
  • Member and Deputy Secretary, Governing Council of Ethiopian Heritage Trust (March 1999-2005).
  • Chairman, Intoto Natural Park, Ethiopian Heritage Trust (May 1999-2005).
  • President, Ethiopian Heritage Trust (February 2005-2011)
  • Founder and Leader of the “Center for Indigenous Trees Propagation and Biodiversity Development in Ethiopia”
Awards
  1. The International Foundation for Science
  2. The African Academy of Sciences
  3. The Third World Academy of Sciences
  4. UN/FAO
  5. The Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with

Developing Countries

  1. The Ethiopian Science and Technology
  2. The 100% Fund (Fauna and Flora International, UK)
  3. World Bank
  4. BIOEARN (Biotechnology, Bio-safety and Biotechnology Policy Network for Eastern Africa)
  5. Foundation Green
Recognitions 
  1. February 2013: Outstanding Contributions for the Restoration of Native Trees, Keystone Natural Resources June 2006, World Environment Day:
  2. June 2006, World Environment Day:
  3. June 2001, World Environment Day:
  4. June 1998:
  5.  May 1998:
  6. December 1991:
  • “Outstanding Winnerof the Addis Ababa City Administration Green Award Program of June 2006.
  • “First Runner Up” of the Ethiopian National Green Award of June 2006.
  • Certificate for “Contribution in poverty alleviation and environmental protection efforts on the occasion of the World Environment Day 2001”, Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Certificate of Recognition, for “Distinguished Service” as the Editor-in-Chief of SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science. Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Science, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • The IFS/DANIDA Award established “To Honor Researchers from the Sub-Saharan Africa who have Made Noteworthy Contributions to Agricultural Research”, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • A First Prize and a Letter of Recognition awarded by the Crop Science Society of Ethiopia for the work on Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) Mirb., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

Memberships of international bodies/journals, editorial roles/initiatives, etc
  • Founding Fellow, Ethiopian Academy of Science, March 2010 [Website: www.eas-et.org]
  • Founding Member, Biological Society of Ethiopia (1990-present).
  • Associate Member, IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) (Sept. 1992-2002).
  • Member, African Association of Science Editors (Dec., 1995-1997).
  • Member, The National Geographic Society, USA (1997-2002).
  • Member, Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (1989-1994).
  • Council Member and Deputy Secretary, Ethiopian Heritage (20 February 1999-2002).
  • Editor-in-Chief, SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci. (Dec. 9, 1992-Jan. 1997).
  • Editor, SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci. (July 15, 1992-Dec. 8, 1992).
  • Board Member and Assoc. Editor, SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci. (Nov. 29, 1991-July 14, 1992).
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Crop Science Society of Ethiopia (Feb. 3, 1993-1995).
  • Member, PLANT: Plant locally and nurture trees (1992-1993).
  • Member, SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci. Newsletter Committee (1989-1991).
  • Member, Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiology (1985-1988).
  • Founding Member, Executive Committee of the Biological Society of Ethiopia (1990-1991).
  • Member and Deputy Secretary, Governing Council of Ethiopian Heritage Trust (March 1999-2005).
  • Chairman, Intoto Natural Park, Ethiopian Heritage Trust (May 1999-2005).
  • Member, Academic Committee, Dept of Biology, Faculty of Science (September 2004-2007).
  • Member, Academic Commission, Faculty of Science, Addis Ababa University (November 2004-June 2006).
  • President, Ethiopian Heritage Trust (February 2005-2011)
  • Editorial Board Member, South African Journal of Botany (August 2005-August 2008).
Address Campus: College of Natural Sciences, Arat-KiloBuilding: Old Science Building

Floor number: 3

Office room no.: 238

Mobile: +0911-21 68 75

University email ID: legesse.negash@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID: negash.legesse@yahoo.com

Research interests
  • Developing rapid sexual and asexual propagation methods for native/tropical tree species; water stress responses, agroforestry attributes, and plant soil relations of some selected indigenous tree species; field establishment and biological restoration of indigenous trees and shrubs (in progress within the “Center for Indigenous Trees Propagation and Biodiversity Development in Ethiopia”)

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Publications in reputable journals Legesse Negash and Berhanu Kagnew (2013). Mechanisms for the successful biological restoration of the threatened African pencil cedar (Juniperus procera Hochst. Ex. Endl., Cupressaceae) in a degraded landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 310:476-482.Kibebew Wakjira and Legesse Negash (2013). Germination responses of Croton macrostachyus (Euphorbiaceae) to various physico-chemical pretreatment conditions. South African Journal of Botany 87:76-83.

Jiregna Gindaba, Andrey Rozanov and Legesse Negash (2007). Depletion of nutrients in adjacent croplands by Eucalyptus camaldulensis S. Afr. Plant Soil 24(1): 47-50.

Tileye Feyissa, Zhu, L. H., Legesse Negash and Welander, M. (2006). Regeneration and genetic transformation of Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J. F. Gmel. (Rosaceae) from leaf explants. Plant Cell Reports 24:392-400.

Tileye Feyissa, Welander, M. and Legesse Negash (2005). Regeneration and genetic transformation of Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J. F. Gmel. (Rosaceae) from leaf explants. Plant Cell Reports 24:392-400.