Mr. Elias Cherenet weldemariam, Endpoint security Award, Best Researcher Award

Elias Cherenet weldemariam at Haramaya Unversity, Ethiopia

Mr. Elias Cherenet Weldemariam is a highly skilled professional in the field of Geo-Information Science, Earth Observation, and Natural Resources Management. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

With extensive experience as an Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing at Haramaya University, Mr. Weldemariam has made significant contributions to the field. He specializes in applying GIS and remote sensing techniques to various sectors, including environmental sciences, natural resources, health informatics, disaster risk management, and climate change modeling.



Master of Science in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (GIS and Remote Sensing) for Natural Resources Management

  • Institution: University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands
  • Duration: 17 Sep 2014 – 11 Mar 2016

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management

  • Institution: Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Duration: Sep 2007 – 10 July 2010

Diploma in Forestry

  • Institution: Hawassa University (formerly Debub University), Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Shashemene, Ethiopia

Professional Experience:

Mr. Elias Cherenet Weldemariam has a wealth of professional experience in the fields of Geo-Information Science, Earth Observation, and Natural Resources Management. He has served as an Assistant Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing and as the Head of the GIS department at Haramaya University. In this role, he specializes in GIS and Remote Sensing applications for natural resources, spatial ecology, climate change, drought monitoring, environmental management, biodiversity, and agriculture. Mr. Weldemariam is actively involved in lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students, conducting research, and providing community services related to environmental health, disaster risk management, and climate change modeling. Additionally, he has worked as a researcher at the Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, where he coordinated various forestry, agroforestry, and natural resources research projects, conducted data collection and analysis, and contributed to the identification and design of new research thematic areas in forestry and agroforestry. Through his extensive experience, Mr. Weldemariam has demonstrated expertise in project management, research, data analysis, and fieldwork, making significant contributions to the fields of environmental science and natural resources management.

Research Interest:

Geospatial analysis and modeling for environmental sustainability: Mr. Weldemariam is interested in using GIS and remote sensing techniques to analyze and model spatial data for sustainable environmental management practices. This includes applications such as land-use planning, watershed management, and habitat suitability modeling.

Climate change and its impacts: He conducts research on the impacts of climate change on natural ecosystems, agriculture, and water resources using spatial analysis and modeling approaches. His work focuses on assessing climate change vulnerabilities and developing adaptation strategies for climate resilience.

Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem monitoring: Mr. Weldemariam explores the use of GIS and remote sensing technologies for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem health. This includes studying species distribution patterns, habitat fragmentation, and the effectiveness of conservation interventions.

Disaster risk management: He investigates the use of geospatial technologies for disaster risk assessment, mitigation, and response. This includes applications such as flood mapping, landslide susceptibility analysis, and assessing the vulnerability of communities to natural hazards.

Sustainable agriculture and natural resource management: Mr. Weldemariam’s research also encompasses the application of GIS and remote sensing in agricultural sustainability and natural resource management. This includes topics such as soil erosion modeling, agroforestry planning, and precision agriculture.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Abattoir Site Suitability Modeling Using a Geographic Information System and Multi-Criteria Evaluation–A Case Study of Dire Dawa City, Ethiopia | Modellierung der Schlachthofeignung unter Verwendung Geographischer Informationssysteme und Multikriterienevaluation – Eine Fallstudie zu Dire Dawa City, Äthiopien

  • Authors: Yasin, K.H.; Weldemariam, E.C.; Woldemariam, G.W.; Gelete, T.B.; Yuya, I.A.
  • Journal: KN – Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 73
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 161–178
  • Abstract: This article explores the suitability of abattoir site locations in Dire Dawa City, Ethiopia, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) techniques.

Title: Climate changes could jeopardize a main source of livelihood in Africa’s drylands

  • Authors: Esser, L.F.; Weldemariam, E.C.
  • Journal: Journal for Nature Conservation
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 71
  • Pages: 126319
  • Abstract: This article discusses the potential impact of climate change on a primary source of livelihood in Africa’s drylands.

Title: Predicting invasion potential of Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) Irwin & Barneby under the changing climate in Africa

  • Authors: Weldemariam, E.C.; Dejene, S.W.
  • Journal: Ecological Processes
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 5
  • Abstract: This article presents a study on predicting the invasion potential of Senna didymobotrya under changing climate conditions in Africa.


Elias Cherenet weldemariam | Endpoint security Award | Best Researcher Award

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