Ayan Paul | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Ayan Paul | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur | India

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Ayan Paul commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Agricultural Engineering from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, where he displayed exceptional prowess with a CGPA of 8.323. His early education at Air Force School Agra, securing a remarkable 95.20%, laid the foundation for his future academic endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his academic career, Ayan delved into various practical experiences, including internships at prestigious institutions like CLAAS India Private Ltd., ICAR- Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, and Odisha Farm Machinery Research and Development Centre. These experiences honed his skills in agricultural machinery design, operation, maintenance, and research.

Contributions and Research Focus

Ayan's M.Tech project on designing an Adjustable Chassis for a Track Type Combine Harvester stands as a testament to his dedication and expertise in the field of farm machinery and power. His B.Tech project, focusing on the field evaluation of Tractor Drawn Groundnut Digger Shaker, showcases his commitment to advancing agricultural practices through innovative solutions.

Accolades and Recognition

Ayan's academic excellence was acknowledged with notable achievements such as securing All India Rank 14 in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2020) and securing All India Rank 64 in ICAR's All India Entrance Examination for Agriculture (AIEEA- UG 2016). These accolades underscore his outstanding capabilities and dedication to his field.

Impact and Influence

Ayan's contributions extend beyond academic achievements, as evidenced by his participation in skill development courses and entrepreneurship programs. His endeavors in remote sensing, GIS in agriculture, food packaging technology, and entrepreneurship development reflect his holistic approach to agricultural engineering and his potential to drive positive change in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a solid foundation in agricultural engineering, coupled with practical experiences and academic achievements, Ayan Paul is poised to make significant contributions to the field. His focus on innovation and research promises to bring about advancements in farm machinery design, agricultural technology, and sustainable farming practices, leaving a lasting legacy in agricultural engineering and beyond.

Notable Publications

Smart solutions for capsicum Harvesting: Unleashing the power of YOLO for Detection, Segmentation, growth stage Classification, Counting, and real-time mobile identification 2024

Utilizing Fine-Tuned YOLOv8 Deep Learning Model for Greenhouse Capsicum Detection and Growth Stage Determination 2023 (1)

 

Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

University of Chinese Academy of Science | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, where he conducted research on the repellence potential of common tree leaves against houseflies. Subsequently, he pursued a Master of Sciences in Ecology and later obtained a Philosophy of Doctor in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on rangeland management and ecology.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Fenetahun's professional journey spans various research institutes and universities globally. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), contributing to projects aimed at dynamic pasture monitoring and prediction in Ethiopia. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in China, focusing on desertification and restoration strategies in the Borana rangeland.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Fenetahun's research primarily revolves around rangeland management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration. His extensive publication record includes studies on carrying capacity dynamics, impacts of grazing intensity, and assessments of environmental vulnerability in rangeland ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Fenetahun has garnered numerous accolades and awards, including grants for research projects, fellowship programs, and certificates of professional competency. He has also presented his research at various international conferences and workshops, receiving recognition for his contributions to the field of ecology and environmental science.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Fenetahun's work has made significant contributions to the understanding and management of rangeland ecosystems, particularly in Ethiopia. His research findings and recommendations have the potential to inform policy decisions and conservation strategies aimed at preserving biodiversity and enhancing livelihoods in vulnerable landscapes.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Driven by a passion for ecological research and a commitment to sustainable development, Dr. Fenetahun's legacy lies in his dedication to addressing pressing environmental challenges. His future contributions are expected to continue shaping the field of ecology, with a focus on promoting biodiversity conservation, mitigating desertification, and fostering resilience in rangeland ecosystems.

Notable Publications

Effects of land-use intensity on vegetation dynamics across elevation in Savanna Grassland, Southern Ethiopia 2024

Remote sensing analysis of desert sensitive areas using MEDALUS model and GIS in the Niger River Basin 2024 (1)

 

 

 

Velibor Spalevic | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic | Earth and Planetary Sciences | Best Researcher Award

University of Montenegro | Montenegro

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Early Academic Pursuits

Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic was born on July 1, 1970, in Ivangrad, Montenegro. He completed his elementary and high school education in Berane, Montenegro, receiving exceptional recognition for his academic achievements. In June 1995, he graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Belgrade, specializing in Soil Conservation. His academic journey continued with postgraduate studies at the same institution, culminating in a master's degree in April 1999. Subsequently, he pursued doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, focusing on Soil Conservation and physical-geographic research of the Polimlje Region in Montenegro, successfully defending his doctoral thesis in July 2011.

Professional Endeavors

Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic embarked on a distinguished career marked by diverse roles and significant contributions. He commenced his professional journey in September 1995, serving in the administration of the Municipality of Berane, Montenegro. Later, he joined the Biotechnical Institute of the University of Montenegro, where he was elected as a senior researcher in 1999. Over the years, he held various positions at esteemed institutions such as the European Commission, where he managed numerous projects in agriculture and environmental sectors. Notably, he served as the coordinator and director of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development office for Montenegro, focusing on rural development and infrastructure enhancement.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic's research interests encompass a wide array of topics within biotechnical and geosciences, environmental protection, and project management. He has made significant contributions to soil conservation, physical geography, erosion, and sustainable agricultural practices. His innovative solutions, such as the "IntErO" model for calculating erosion intensity, have been adopted for practical use and recognized internationally. Additionally, he has mentored numerous students and actively participated in international scientific associations, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and academic collaboration.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic has received numerous accolades and recognition for his exceptional contributions. He has been awarded prestigious honors from the University of Montenegro and international organizations, acknowledging his outstanding achievements in scientific research, education, and project management. Notably, he was recognized for his role in the development of higher education at the International Education Fair "Pathways" and received special recognition for his contributions to the scientific and research work of the University of Montenegro.

Impact and Influence

Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic's impact extends beyond academia, as evidenced by his involvement in international projects and collaborations. His work has contributed to the sustainable development of rural areas, enhancement of agricultural practices, and improvement of environmental management strategies. Through his leadership roles and innovative research, he has influenced policies and practices in Montenegro and beyond, fostering resilience, and promoting inclusive growth in rural communities.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a respected academician and seasoned professional, Prof Dr. Velibor Spalevic's legacy is characterized by his dedication to excellence, innovation, and collaboration. His contributions to soil conservation, rural development, and environmental sustainability have laid a solid foundation for future generations of researchers and practitioners. Moving forward, he is poised to continue his impactful work, shaping the discourse on sustainable agriculture, environmental protection, and rural transformation, both regionally and globally.

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Evaluation of tectonic activity using morphometric indices: Study of the case of Taïliloute ridge (middle-Atlas region, Morocco) 2024

The contribution of the frequency ratio model and the prediction rate for the analysis of landslide risk in the Tizi N'tichka area on the national road (RN9) linking Marrakech and Ouarzazate 2023 (7)

Impact of integrated soil fertility management practices on maize yield in Ethiopia 2023 (1)

Soil Erosion Assessment Using the Intensity of Erosion and Outflow Model by Estimating Sediment Yield: Case Study in River Basins with Different Characteristics from Cluj County, Romania 2023 (2)

Feasibility study for estimating optimal substrate parameters for sustainable green roof in Sri Lanka 2022 (7)

Xiaojun Gao | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Xiaojun Gao | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Northwest A&F University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Xiaojun Gao embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Energy Engineering from Northeast Agricultural University. He pursued further education with a Master's degree in Agricultural Machinery from Kunming University of Science and Technology, followed by a doctoral program in Mechanical Manufacturing at China Agricultural University. His academic pursuits were marked by excellence, with notable achievements such as being part of the 211 Project during his bachelor degree and the 985, 211 Double First Class during his doctoral program.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Gao's professional career began with his appointment as a Young Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Northwest A&F University. He assumed roles such as Master's Tutor and Class Teacher of Grade 23 Professional in Intelligent Agricultural Equipment Engineering. Dr. Gao's expertise led him to secure various national and provincial-level projects, showcasing his commitment to advancing agricultural engineering.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Gao's research focuses on mechanical high-precision seeding technology, with a particular emphasis on corn and beans. He has contributed significantly to projects related to precision seeding technology and equipment development, leading to advancements in agricultural mechanization. His work has been recognized through awards, including the second prize of the 2019 National Science and Technology Progress Award.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Gao's contributions to the field have been widely acknowledged, as evidenced by his inclusion in the China Agricultural Engineering Expert Database and his numerous scholarships and awards. His research papers have been published in prestigious journals, and he has been honored with titles such as "Provincial Outstanding Graduate" and "Outstanding Master’s Thesis at the School Level."

Impact and Influence

Dr. Gao's research has had a significant impact on the field of agricultural engineering, particularly in the development of precision seeding technology. His collaborative efforts with international partners have led to the publication of academic papers and the joint training of students, contributing to global knowledge exchange and cooperation.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a respected academic and researcher, Dr. Gao's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing agricultural engineering and promoting innovation in precision seeding technology. His future contributions are poised to further elevate the field, with ongoing projects and endeavors aimed at addressing critical challenges in agricultural mechanization. Dr. Gao's commitment to excellence ensures that his impact will continue to be felt in the years to come.

Notable Publications

Development of a novel perforated type precision metering device for efficient and cleaner production of maize 2024

Investigation of seeding performance of a novel high-speed precision seed metering device based on numerical simulation and high-speed camera 2024

Design and validation of a centrifugal variable-diameter pneumatic high-speed precision seed-metering device for maize 2023 (8)

Design and Experiment of Quantitative Seed Feeding Wheel of Air-Assisted High-Speed Precision Seed Metering Device 2022 (2)

DEM study of particle motion in novel high-speed seed metering device 2021 (39)

 

 

Muhammad Salman Hameed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Muhammad Salman Hameed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Central China Normal University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Muhammad Salman Hameed embarked on his academic journey with a keen interest in entomology, evident from his Bachelor's and Master's degrees focusing on various aspects of insect biology and pest management. His academic background provided a solid foundation in areas such as agronomy, genetics, and plant pathology, laying the groundwork for his subsequent research endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his career, Dr. Hameed has held diverse roles ranging from entomologist and pest engineer to assistant professor and research associate. These positions, spanning academia and practical fieldwork, have enriched his understanding of pest control strategies, molecular biology techniques, and ecological dynamics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Hameed's research interests converge at the intersection of insect ecology, molecular biology, and integrated pest management. His work delves into understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning RNA interference in insects, with implications for crop protection and sustainable agriculture. Through projects awarded both nationally and internationally, he has contributed valuable insights into gene function, ecological interactions, and pest control strategies.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Hameed's contributions to the field have been recognized through various awards and accolades, including publication in prestigious journals and securing research grants. His scholarly achievements underscore his commitment to advancing knowledge in ecology, molecular biology, and agricultural sciences.

Impact and Influence

Driven by a passion for transformative research and teaching, Dr. Hameed aspires to inspire the next generation of scientists while addressing critical challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability. His multidisciplinary approach and collaborative projects reflect his dedication to fostering innovation and driving positive change.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Hameed continues his academic journey, he envisions a future characterized by groundbreaking research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and mentorship. His legacy lies not only in his scientific contributions but also in his efforts to instill a sense of curiosity and stewardship among future generations of researchers and practitioners.

Notable Publications

Analysis of Fungal rDNA for the Identification of the Pathogen Associated Black Rot of Pumpkin 2023

Role of Saponins in Plant Defense Against Specialist Herbivores 2019

Characterization and Expression Profiling of Neuropeptides and G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) for Neuropeptides in the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) 2018

Molecular Characterization and the Function of Argonaute3 in RNAi Pathway of Plutella xylostella 2018

 

Furqan Ahmad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Furqan Ahmad | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MNS University of Agriculture Multan | Pakistan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Furqan Ahmad commenced his academic journey with a focus on Plant Breeding and Genetics, earning an M.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in 2012. His dedication to agricultural sciences started during his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture, majoring in PBG, at BZU Multan (2006-2010). He laid the foundation for his educational pursuits with Intermediate studies at BISE Multan (2003-2005) and Matriculation at BISE Multan (1999-2001).

Professional Endeavors

Furqan Ahmad has contributed significantly to the field of agriculture through diverse roles. His journey began at the Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, as a Research Associate under a contract. Subsequently, he embarked on a scholarly path at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, working as a PhD Scholar/Research Associate under contract terms. His commitment to education led him to become a Lecturer at MNS University of Agriculture Multan, initially on a contract and later as a regular faculty member (BPS). Further, he pursued his PhD at Zhejiang University as a dedicated scholar under a student scholarship.

Contributions and Research Focus

Furqan Ahmad's contributions extend to various research and development projects. Noteworthy among them are projects like "Vegetable Nursery Production and Supply System for Kitchen Gardening," "Commissioned Research for Development of Cotton Seed," and his involvement in the "Crop Genomics and Speed Breeding Centre for Agriculture Sustainability."

Accolades and Recognition

Furqan Ahmad's dedication to research and development has earned him recognition, setting a foundation for his academic and professional journey. His commitment to commissioned research and contributions to sustainable agriculture has not gone unnoticed.

Impact and Influence

Through his roles in academia and research, Furqan Ahmad has left a lasting impact on the fields of Plant Breeding and Genetics. His work in seed development and sustainable agriculture showcases his influence on the agricultural landscape.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Furqan Ahmad's legacy lies in his commitment to advancing agricultural practices. As a researcher and educator, he has laid the groundwork for future advancements in crop genomics and sustainable agriculture. His continued contributions are anticipated to shape the future of agricultural sciences positively.

Notable Publications

Expression analysis of fiber-related genes for staple length in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) 2024 

HEAT-RESPONSIVE PROTEIN regulates heat stress via fine-tuning ethylene/auxin signaling pathways in cotton 2022 (1)

CdO nanocubes decorated on rGO sheets as novel high conductivity positive electrode material for hybrid supercapacitor 2023 (22) 

Characterization of salt tolerant wheat genotypes by using morpho-physiological, biochemical, and molecular analysis 2022 (9)

Effect of Drought on Trichome Density and Length in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) 2021 (6)

 

Xueqin Gao | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Xueqin Gao | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

The University of Hong Kong | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Xueqin Gao commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Aquaculture from Yantai University, laying the foundation for his future research in coastal ecosystems.

Professional Endeavors

Gao has actively contributed to the scientific community, starting as a Research Assistant at Xiamen University and later as a Project Officer for the China Mangrove Conservation Network. His commitment continued as a Postdoc at The University of Hong Kong and a Researcher at the College of Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Gao's research revolves around Blue Carbon ecosystems, nutrient cycling, trophic interactions, and coastal wetlands restoration. His notable work includes exploring the biogeochemical role of sesarmid crabs, their feeding strategies, and the impact of nitrogen enrichment on mangrove ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Gao's dedication is reflected in his publications in renowned journals like "Frontiers in Marine Science" and "Ecological Engineering." His contributions have earned him grants, including the prestigious Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme.

Impact and Influence

Gao's research on sesarmid crabs and mangrove ecosystems has contributed significantly to understanding the intricate relationships within coastal environments. His work has implications for biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and vegetation restoration.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a co-PI on the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme, Gao is poised to leave a lasting legacy. His future contributions aim to further unravel the mysteries of coastal ecosystems, fostering sustainable practices and biodiversity conservation.

Notable Publications

Feeding Strategies of Mangrove Leaf-Eating Crabs for Meeting Their Nitrogen Needs on a Low-Nutrient Diet 2022 (4)

Domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos) farming in mangrove forests in southern China: Unsustainable and sustainable patterns 2019 (3)

Effects of Spartina alterniflora Invasion on the Diet of Mangrove Crabs ( Parasesarma plicata ) in the Zhangjiang Estuary, China 2018 (15)

Identification of the food sources of mangrove molluscs from different microhabitats at Qinglangang, Hainan 2015 (1)

Differences in burrow morphology of crabs between Spartina alterniflora marsh and mangrove habitats 2014 (55)

 

 

Binega Derebe | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Mr. Binega Derebe | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Injibara University | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Binega Derebe Asmare, an Ethiopian national born on September 26, 1992, embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Gondar. His commitment to environmental sciences led him to pursue a Master's degree in Wildlife Conservation and Ecotourism Management at Bahir Dar University.

Professional Endeavors

Since July 2018, Binega has been actively engaged as a Lecturer and Researcher at Injibara University, Ethiopia. In this role, he imparts knowledge through lectures, conducts impactful research, and serves as an academic and senior research advisor for undergraduate students.

Contributions and Research Focus

Binega's research contributions span diverse areas, with a particular emphasis on wildlife conservation, biodiversity, and ecotourism. His publications showcase a keen interest in avifauna, medium and large mammals, and the intricate relationships between human activities and wildlife.

Accolades and Recognition

His notable publications, including articles in journals like Heliyon, Anthropocene Science, PLoS ONE, and the International Journal of Zoology, demonstrate Binega's scholarly impact. His work on species diversity, mammal populations, and human-wildlife conflict has garnered attention and recognition.

Impact and Influence

Binega's research outputs contribute significantly to the scientific understanding of Ethiopia's ecosystems. By exploring the diversity, abundance, and habitat associations of various species, he enriches the knowledge base in wildlife management and conservation.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Binega Derebe Asmare's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing environmental sciences and wildlife conservation in Ethiopia. His ongoing role as a Lecturer and Researcher positions him to continue inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. As he expands his research horizons, his future contributions are poised to further shape sustainable practices in biodiversity conservation and ecotourism.

Notable Publications

Species diversity, relative abundance, and distribution of avifauna in different habitats within Lewi Mountain, Awi zone, Ethiopia 2023 (1)

Composition, Relative Abundance, and Diversity of Medium and Large Mammals in Tirba Lake Awi Zone, Ethiopia 2023

Population status of the Hamadryas baboon in and around Simien Mountains National Park (SMNP), Ethiopia 2023

 

Mahdy Hamed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mahdy Hamed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Agriculture Faculty, New Valley University | Egypt

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Mahdy Hassan Hamed Rashed, born on 18/10/1977 in Sohag Governorate, Egypt, embarked on his academic journey at Al-Azhar University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) with an excellent grade and honors. He continued his educational pursuit with a Master's degree in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) from Assiut University, focusing on the transformations of phosphorus forms in calcareous soils induced by organic materials. Driven by a passion for soil and water sciences, he achieved a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and Water) from Assiut University, titled "Effect of Organic Amendments on Potassium Dynamics in Clay and Calcareous Sandy Soils."

Professional Endeavors

Currently holding the position of Associate Professor at New Valley University, Egypt, Dr. Rashed specializes in soil chemistry, soil fertility, plant nutrients, organic agriculture, organic waste management, hydroponics, and aquaponics. His extensive experience includes expertise in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and the production of organic fertilizers. Proficient in soil and water analysis devices, he excels in preparing nutrient solutions for hydroponics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Rashed's research has significantly contributed to understanding potassium dynamics in different soil types under the influence of organic amendments. His work encompasses the transformations of phosphorus forms in calcareous soils induced by organic materials. His expertise extends to organic agriculture, emphasizing sustainable practices and waste management. Additionally, he explores innovative cultivation methods such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Rashed's academic journey has been marked by excellence, earning honors during his bachelor's studies. His contributions to the field have been acknowledged with the award of a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Sciences. His dedication and achievements have been recognized through various research productivity awards.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Rashed's impact extends beyond academia, as he actively engages in practical applications of his research findings. His work in soil fertility and organic agriculture has the potential to influence sustainable farming practices, promoting environmental consciousness.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Mahdy Hassan Hamed Rashed leaves a legacy of insightful research in soil and water sciences. His commitment to sustainable agriculture and organic practices positions him as a key figure in shaping the future of eco-friendly farming. His ongoing contributions are anticipated to further advance knowledge in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and innovative cultivation methods.

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Zinc and amino acids improve the growth, physiological, and biochemical attributes of corn under different irrigation levels 2024

Perspective Chapter: The Toxic Silver (Hg) 2023

Foliar application of iron-lysine to boost growth attributes, photosynthetic pigments and biochemical defense system in canola (Brassica napus L.) under cadmium stress 2023

Modelling and Digital Mapping of the Infiltration Characteristics of Major Agricultural Soils 2022

Eco-friendly production of biochar via conventional pyrolysis: Application of biochar and liquefied smoke for plant productivity and seed germination 2021 (20)

 

 

 

 

Tadele Buraka | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Assist Prof Dr. Tadele Buraka | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member 

Addis Ababa University | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Tadele Buraka Bushasha embarked on a journey of academic excellence, earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Addis Ababa University. His educational journey also includes an MSc in Soil Science from Hawassa University, an MBA in Business Administration from Ashland University, and a BSc with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from Dilla University.

Professional Endeavors

With a career spanning over 18 years and 5 months, Dr. Tadele has made significant contributions to academia and administrative roles. He serves as an Associate Professor and Researcher, specializing in soil science, at both Wolaita Sodo and Wachemo Universities. Additionally, he held leadership positions such as Vice President, Dean of Administrative Affairs, and Coordinator for Educational Quality Assurance.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Tadele's contributions extend beyond academia. As Vice President and Coordinator, he played a pivotal role in strengthening industry-university linkages, facilitating quality education, and coordinating agricultural production and market activities. His research interests cover a wide spectrum, including haricot bean, faba bean, soil agricultural potential, and groundwater potential.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Tadele's dedication is recognized through numerous achievements, including his role as a member of the House of the Federation, SNNP Regional Council, and Kembata Tembaro Zonal Council. He has actively contributed to policy analysis, constitution interpretation, and the evaluation of government plans.

Impact and Influence

His influence extends to various committees, task forces, and leadership roles, shaping educational policies and reforms. Dr. Tadele's commitment to nutrition-sensitive agriculture has left a lasting impact on the communities within the university's catchment area.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Tadele's legacy is marked by his commitment to quality education, research, and community service. His leadership roles, research publications, and participation in national and international soil science societies exemplify his dedication. Looking forward, he continues to contribute to agricultural, educational, and environmental areas, armed with skills in computer applications, leadership, and communicative English.

Notable Publications

Effects of land-use-cover-changes on selected soil physicochemical properties along slope position, Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2023 (3)

Soil organic carbon and its' stock potential in different land-use types along slope position in Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2022 (7) 

Assessment of soil erosion risks in response to land-use and land-cover changes in Coka watershed, Southern Ethiopia 2022 (12)