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Legesse Negash

Legesse Negash, PhD
Faculty of Science
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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Biography

Dr. Legesse Negash is Professor of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Science, Addis Ababa University (AAU). He got his BSc (1979) and MSc (1982) in Biology from AAU and his PhD in Plant Physiology from Lund University, Sweden (1988). Dr. Legesse Negash is a pioneer in indigenous tree propagation biology and physiology. Legesse Negash has established a Plant Tissue Culture and Seed Physiology Laboratory, glasshouses and a nursery, within the Department of Biology (AAU). He is the Founder and Leader of "Center for Indigenous Trees Propagation and Biodiversity Development in Ethiopia", where he has led decades worth of research and work towards creating sustainable solutions to the deforestation. He has served as the Editorial Board Member, Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of Sinet: Ethiopian Journal of Science (published by the Science Faculty, AAU), and as an Editorial Board Member of South African Journal of Botany (published by the South African Association of Botanists). He is member of several professional societies, including the Biological Society of Ethiopia and International Union of Forestry Research Organizations. He has also authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters on topics related to the propagation biology and physiology of indigenous trees. His latest book entitled: "A Selection of Ethiopia's Indigenous Trees: Biology, Uses and Propagation Techniques" (ISBN 978-99944-52-27-9, 386 pp.) is scheduled for publication in 2010. Legesse Negash is winner of several awards, including from the Stockholm-based International Foundation for Science, Crop Science Society of Ethiopia, and Ethiopian National and Regional Green Awards.

Research Interest

Dr. Legesse Negash's research interests are:

  • Sustainable solutions to the deforestation
  • Propagation biology and physiology of indigenous trees
     

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