Asmamaw Legass

Full Name Asmamaw Legass Bahir
Tel No. +251 111239730 (Office), +251911907479 (Mobile)
Office Location (address) Addis Ababa University, Main Campus, CSS Building, NCR, 2nd Floor, Office No: 292.
Research Interest Development, Gender, Land Degradation, Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics and Land Management Options, Land Suitability Evaluation and Land Use Planning, Sustainable Land Management, Soil Carbon Sequestration, Food security and Rural Livelihood Strategies.
Education PhD (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, June 2013) in Geography and Environmental Management (Specialization in Environment & Natural Resources Management); Mphil (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondehim, Norway, June 2003) in Geography (specializing in Social Change/Development Studies); M.A (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, July   1998) in Physical Geography (specializing in physical Geography/ Soil Studies); B.A (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, July 1990) in Geography; Diploma (Bahir Dar Teachers` College, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, July 1985) in Teaching Geography.
List of Recent Publications
  1. Asmamaw L. Bahir, Mohammed A. Ahmed, Diogenes L. Antille (2015), Land suitability evaluation to optimize land management of small-scale farms in the Gerado catchment, north-eastern Ethiopia, the Journal of Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) ,Vol. 92 (1).
  1. B.Asmamaw and A.A.Mohammed (2013), Effects of   slope gradient and Changes in land use/cover change on selected soil physico- biochemical properties of the Gerado catchment, Northeastern, Ethiopia, International Journal of Environmental Studies (IJES), Vol. 70 (1), pp.111-125.
  1. Asmamaw Legass and Mohammed Assen (2012), Characteristics and classification of the soils of Gerado catchment, Northeastern Ethiopia, Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources, Ethiopia, Vol. 12 (1), pp.1-22.
  1. L.B. Asmamaw, A. A. Mohammed and T.D. Lulseged   (2011), Land use/cover dynamics and their implications on land degradation and management in the Gerado catchment, Northeastern Ethiopia, International journal of Environmental Studies (IJES), Vol.68 (6), pp.883-900.
  1. Asmamaw Legass (2010) The Challenges and Consequences of Displacement and Squatting: the case of Kore area in Addis Ababa, Journal of sustainable Development in Africa, Vol. 12 (3), pp.261-285.
  1. Asmamaw Legass (2010 ) Challenges and Responses of Agricultural Practices   in   Gerado area, South Wello, Ethiopia, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 67 (4), pp.583-598.
  1. Asmamaw Legass (2010) Human induced Disaster and the Socioeconomic Capitals of squatter settlers: The case of Kore community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Journal of sustainable Development in Africa, Vol. 12 (6), pp.217-232.
  1. Asmamaw Legass (2008) Potentials and constraints of wetland and upslope soils of Chebere area, Illubabor, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources (EJNR), Vol.10 (2), pp. 223-245.
Academic Rank Assistant Professor Since 2013
Working for AAU Since February 2005
Administrative Positions Held at AAU -Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, AAU since November 2014 to the present.- Assistant Dean of College of Social Sciences (Continuing Education Division), Addis Ababa University since June 1st, 2006 to November, 2008.
Community Services -Member of the National Alliance on Sacred Site (NASS) of Ethiopia since April 2010 to the present.
Professional Association – Member of the Organization of Social Sciences for Southern and Eastern Africa (OSSREA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia since 2008 to the present.- Member of the Ethiopian Society of Soil Sciences (ESSS), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia since 2005 to the present.
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