Dr. Balemwal Atnafu Alemu

Full name  Balemwal Atnafu Alemu
Education attended B.Sc. in Geology (Addis Ababa University) 1987

M.Sc. in Geology( Addis Ababa University) 1991

Ph.D. in Paleontology/Sedimentology (University of Modena, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg) 1998

Academic rank Assistant professor (2002)
 service at AAU Since
September 1988
Administrative positions held Head, Department of Earth Sciences(2006 to 2010)
Awards/recognitions/memberships of international bodies/journals- editorial roles/initiatives etc Associate Editor, SINET Ethiopian Journal of Science (2010 to present)
Address Campus – Science Campus (Arat Kilo)

Building name – Yohannes Building

Floor number – Ground Floor

Office room no – 119

Office tel. – +251 – 239462

Mobile:+251-911- 407112

University email ID: balemwal.atnafu@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID: balemwal@yahoo.com

Research interests Quaternary paleoenvironmental Changes in the Rift lakes region

Sedimentology of late Jurassic marine carbonates in Ethiopia

Sedimentology of marine carbonates in the Afar

Publications in reputable journals
  1. Balemwal Atnafu and Bonavia F.F. (1991) Precambrian structure and Late Pleistocene strike-slip tectonics around Mega (southern Ethiopia). Journal of African Earth Sciences .13(3/4): 527-530.
  2. Russo, A.; Getaneh A.& Balemwal Atnafu. (1994) Sedimentary evolution of the Abay River (Blue Nile) basin, Ethiopia. N. Jb Geol. Palaeont. Mh .5: 291-308.
  3. C. Le Turdu, J.J. Tiercelin, E. Gibert, Y. Travi, K.E. Lezzer, J.P. Richert, M. Massault, F. Gasse, R. Bonnefille, M. Decobert, B. Gensous, V. Jeudy, E. Tamrat, M. Umer, K. Martens, Balemwal Atnafu , T. Chernet, D. Williamson, M. Taieb (1999) – The Ziway-Shala lake basin system, Main Ethiopian Rift : Influence of volcanism, tectonics and climate forcing on basin formation and sedimentation. Palaeogeog. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol. 150 , 135-177.
  4. M. Benvenuti, S. Carnicelli, G. Belluomini, N. Dainelli, S. Gi Grazia, G.A. Ferrari, C. Iasio, M. Sagri, D. Ventra, Balemwal Atnafu , Seifu Kebede (2002) – The Ziway-Shala Lake Basin (Main Ethiopian Rift, Ethiopia) : a revision of basin evolution with special reference to the Late Quaternary. J. Afr. Ear. Sc. 35 , 247-269.
  5. Balemwal Atnafu and Antonio Russo (2006) Late Quaternary lacustrine Ostracoda of the Ziway-Shala Basin (Ethiopia) as paleoenvironmental indicators. Bolletino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana. 43(1-2): 527-530.
  6. Balemwal Atnafu & Tesfaye Kidane (2012) – Age estimation of the deposition of the Cretaceous Upper Sandstones and a later Remagnetization event, from Hirna Area, SE Ethiopia. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors190-191 , 15-24
  7. Sahle, Y., Morgan, L.E., Braun, D.R., Atnafu, B., Hutchings, W.K.(2013) -Chronological and behavioral contexts of the earliest Middle Stone Age in the Gademotta Formation, Main Ethiopian Rift. Quaternary International XX, 1-14
  8. Yonatan Sahle, W.Karl Hutchings, David R. Braun, Judith C. Sealy, Leah E. Morgan, Agazi Negash, Balemwal Atnafu (2013) Earliest Stone-Tipped Projectiles from the Ethiopian Rift Date to >279,000 Years ago. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78092