Megbar Birhan | Climate Science Award | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Megbar Birhan, Climate Science Award, Best Researcher Award

Assistant Professor at Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

Dr. Megbar Birhan is an Assistant Professor specializing in Atmospheric Physics. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics at Debre Markos University, Ethiopia, his research focuses on various aspects of atmospheric dynamics, remote sensing, and climate modeling. With a background in Radiation Physics and Applied Physics, Dr. Birhan has a keen interest in cloud physics, aerosol dynamics, and radar meteorology. He has actively participated in research projects and conferences, presenting findings related to climate change, rainfall estimation, and natural resource management. Dr. Birhan is also engaged in teaching and advising graduate students in the field of atmospheric physics.



  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics, Department of Physics, Debre Markos University (DMU), Ethiopia (2019 – present)
  • Ph.D. student in Atmospheric Physics, Washera Geospace and Radar Science Laboratory, Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University (BDU), Ethiopia (2016 – 2019)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Radiation Physics, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (2012 – 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Applied Physics, Hawassa University, Ethiopia (2009 – 2011)

Professional Experience:

Dr. Megbar Birhan has accumulated valuable professional experience throughout his career. He began his journey as a Lecturer at the Physics Department of Samara University, Ethiopia, where he taught and engaged in academic activities during the academic year 2014/2015. Following this, he continued his academic career as a Lecturer in the Physics Department at Debre Markos University, Ethiopia, in 2015. Transitioning from academia to research, Dr. Birhan served as a Researcher in atmospheric physics and radar meteorology at Debre Markos University from 2020 to 2021. Subsequently, he assumed the role of Director at the Chokie Mountain Research and Development Project Directorate in 2021. Throughout these roles, Dr. Birhan has demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing scientific knowledge in atmospheric physics and meteorology, contributing significantly to research endeavors aimed at understanding climate dynamics and precipitation patterns in Ethiopia.

Research Interest:

Dr. Megbar Birhan’s research interests span a wide range of topics within atmospheric physics, remote sensing, and meteorology. He is particularly interested in understanding the dynamics of clouds and aerosols in the atmosphere, including their formation, properties, and impacts on weather patterns. Additionally, he focuses on analyzing the atmospheric moisture budget to elucidate the movement and distribution of moisture and its implications for climate variability. Dr. Birhan is actively engaged in radar meteorology, using radar technology to study precipitation, storms, and other meteorological phenomena. He also works on developing and refining climate and radiation transfer models to simulate the complex interactions between climate variables. Furthermore, he utilizes satellite and Doppler radar remote sensing data to monitor atmospheric conditions and assess their impact on weather and climate. Dr. Birhan’s research also extends to examining the effects of climate change on weather patterns, precipitation trends, and extreme weather events, as well as exploring strategies for sustainable natural resource management and environmental adaptation. He is involved in assessing the influence of space weather phenomena on Earth’s atmosphere and applying machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to enhance climate modeling and prediction capabilities.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Investigating the impact of space weather on agriculture products over Chokie mountain basin in Ethiopia

  • Authors: M.W. Birhan, S. Tariku
  • Journal: Acta Geophysica
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 69
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 1481–1491

Title: Estimating the influence of precipitation variability by considering effect of middle atmosphere parameters on lower atmosphere over upper Blue Nile basin in Ethiopia

  • Authors: M.W. Birhan, U.J.P. Raju, S.T. Kenea
  • Journal: Modeling Earth Systems and Environment
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 1365–1376

Title: Estimating the role of upper Blue Nile basin moisture budget and recycling ratio in spatiotemporal precipitation distributions

  • Authors: M.W. Birhan, U.J.P. Raju, S. Kenea
  • Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 193
  • Pages: 105064

Kamal Thapa Magar | Environmental Conservation | Best Researcher Award

Kamal Thapa Magar | Environmental Conservation | Best Researcher Award

PhD scholar at Tribhuvan University- Institute of Forestry , Nepal

🌿 Prof Kamal Thapa Magar, a dedicated environmentalist from Nepal, holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from Nepal Engineering College. With a Master’s in Natural Resource Management and a Bachelor’s in Environment Management, he brings a rich academic background. Currently a Lecturer at the Institute of Forestry, Katmandu, Kamal is also the Lead for Development, Research, and Monitoring at the Nepal Magar Association. His diverse roles include serving as an Environmental Advisor for Indigenous Women Legal Awareness Group and contributing as a Wildlife Biologist (Consultant) for Snow Leopard Conservancy, USA. Kamal’s extensive experience reflects his commitment to biodiversity conservation and disaster risk reduction. πŸŒ³πŸ“šπŸΎ





🌳 Dr. Kamal Thapa Magar, a passionate environmentalist hailing from Nepal, is on a remarkable academic journey. Currently, he stands on the threshold of earning a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from the Institute of Forestry, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, with a thesis submitted for consideration. His academic prowess extends to a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management from Nepal Engineering College and a Bachelor’s in Environment Management from the School of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Kathmandu. Kamal’s foundation in General Forestry from the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, and his early education at Janata Vidyalaya, Tansen, culminating in a School Leaving Certificate in Science, showcase his comprehensive educational background. πŸŽ“πŸŒΏπŸŒ


🌍 Dr. Kamal Thapa Magar, a seasoned environmentalist, has navigated diverse roles, embodying his commitment to conservation. As the Lead for Development, Research, and Monitoring at the Nepal Magar Association, he spearheads strategic planning and environmental advisory initiatives. Simultaneously, Kamal imparts his expertise as a Lecturer at the Institute of Forestry, Katmandu, specializing in wildlife management and ecotourism. Serving as an Environmental Advisor for the Indigenous Women Legal Awareness Group, he provides valuable insights into environmental issues and program development. His extensive consultancy as a Wildlife Biologist for Snow Leopard Conservancy, USA, and managerial roles at Rural Reconstruction Nepal and WWF Nepal underscore Kamal’s dedication to biodiversity conservation and disaster risk reduction. πŸ¦‹πŸ“šπŸŒ²

Research Focus

Dr. Kamal Thapa Magar is deeply invested in environmental conservation, focusing on a range of critical issues. His research interests span the effectiveness of coexistence measures between humans and wildlife, such as snow leopards. He delves into the dynamics of antibiotic resistance in environmental bacteria, exploring the implications for public health. Additionally, Dr. Magar contributes significantly to understanding and preserving biodiversity, with a specific focus on the habitat vulnerability of iconic species like the snow leopard to climate change. His multidisciplinary approach reflects a commitment to bridging the gap between ecological research and practical conservation strategies for a sustainable and harmonious coexistence between nature and society. πŸŒΏπŸŒπŸ¦‹

Publications Top Notes

πŸ“š Dr. Kamal Thapa Magar’s notable publications include:

“Cats, canines, and coexistence: Dietary differentiation between the sympatric Snow Leopard and Grey Wolf in the western landscape of Nepal Himalaya” in Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2019, with 5 citations. Link

“Emergence of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type I with high-level mupirocin resistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus” in Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2017, with 16 citations. Link

“Detection of metallo-Ξ²-lactamases-encoding genes among clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a tertiary care hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal” in BMC Research Notes, 2017, with 14 citations. Link

“Prevalence of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolated From Urinary Tract Infected Patients” in Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 2016, with 8 citations. Link

“Conservation and climate change: Assessing the vulnerability of snow leopard habitat to treeline shift in the Himalaya” in Biological Conservation, 2012, with 152 citations. Link

“Noninvasive genetic population survey of snow leopards (Panthera uncia) in Kangchenjunga conservation area, Shey Phoksundo National Park and surrounding buffer zones of Nepal” in BMC Research Notes, 2011, with 38 citations. Link