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Sintayehu Workeneh Dejene (PhD)

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Training and Research Head, African Center of Excellence (ACE) for Climate-Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation (Climate SABC), AND Assistant Professor, Haramaya University College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
P.O.Box 282, Tel: +251912356175, skype: sintekal1
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia


Sintayehu Workeneh Dejene(PhD)


Vivamus magna justo, lacinia eget consectetur sed, convallis at tellus.


Production Ecology and Resource Conservation - Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2017


Dryland Biodiversity- Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2009


Biology - Jimma University, Ethiopia, 2005


1. Since October 2018- Environment, Natural Resource and Climate Change Research Sub-theme leader – Haramaya University

2. Since October 2017 – Assistance Professor and Researcher – College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University

3. July 2009 – May, 2013: Lecturer – College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University

4. September 2012 - May 2013. Range Ecology and Ecotourism (Now re-named as Range Ecology and Biodiversity) programme coordinator– College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University


1. Sintayehu WD, Gemedo Dalle and Arbo F. Bobasa (2020). Impacts of climate change on current and future invasion of Prosopis juliflora in Ethiopia: environmental and socio-economic implications. Heliyon, (6) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04596

2. Sintayehu WD, Anteneh Belayneh and Nigussie Dechassa (2020). Aboveground carbon stock is related to land cover and woody species diversity in tropical ecosystems of Eastern Ethiopia. Ecological processes 9, 37. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13717-020-00237-6.

3. Sintayehu WD, Elias Cherenet, Awol S. Ebrahim and Feleke Woldeyes (2020). Modeling invasion potential of Lantana camara L. under the changing climate and land cover in Ethiopia: Its implication for management of the species. Plant Biosystems, 154: 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2020.1864494.
4. Sintayehu WD and Awol S. Ibrahim (2020).Consequences of Temporal Land Cover Changes on Ecosystem Services in Babile Elephant Sanctuary, Eastern Ethiopia. East African Journal of Science 14: 39-50.
5. Sintayehu WD, Anthony Egeru, Wai Tim Ng and Elias Cherenet (2020). Regional dynamics in distribution of Prosopis juliflora under predicted climate change in Africa. Tropical ecology (Springer);61: 437–445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-020-00101-w.
6. Sintayehu WD, Nega Tassie & Willem F. De Boer (2020) Present and future climatic suitability for dengue fever in Africa, Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 10:1, 1782042, DOI: 10.1080/20008686.2020.1782042
7. Sintayehu WD (2018) Impact of climate change on biodiversity and associated key ecosystem services in Africa: a systematic review, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 4:9, 225-239, DOI: 10.1080/20964129.2018.1530054
8. Sintayehu WD and Bikila Warkineh. Current status and future invasion potential of Lantana camara L. under the changing climate and land cover in the Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Biological Sciences, 19:103-116.
9. Sintayehu WD, Kudzai Shaun Mpakairi, Rajapandian Kanagaraj, Yussuf A.Wato and Sewnet Mengistu (2020g). Modeling continental range shift of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) under a changing climate and land cover. African Zoology (Taylor & Francis), 55
10. Michael J. Chase, Scott Schlossberg, Curtice R. Griffin, Philippe J.C. Bouche, Sintayehu WD, Paul W. Elkan, Sam Ferreira, Falk Grossman, Edward MtarimaKohi, Kelly Landen, Patrick Omondi, Alexis Peltier, S.A. JeanettaSelier and Robert Sutcliffe (2016). Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants. PeerJ 4:e2354; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2354.
11. Elias Ch. Weldemariam and Sintayehu WD (2021). Predicting invasion potential of Senna didymobotrya(Fresen.) Irwin & Barneby under the changing climate in Africa. Ecological processes 10: 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13717-020-00277-y
12. Egeru A, Sintayehu WD and Siya A (2020). Short report on implications of Covid-19 and emerging zoonotic infectious diseases for pastoralists and Africa. Pastoralism. 2020;10(1):12. doi:10.1186/s13570-020-00173-2
13. Sintayehu WD and Merkebu Kassaw (2019). Impact of land cover changes on elephant conservation in babile elephant sanctuary, Ethiopia. Biodiversity International Journal, 3
14. Mekonnen H Daba and Sintayehu WD (2018). The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Carbon Sequestration and its Implication for Climate Change Mitigation. International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources, Volume 11
15. Sintayehu WD, E. Van Elbur, Ignas M.A. Heitkönig, Herbert H.T. Prins, H. Bartholomeus, Willem F. De Boer (2019). Beyond invasion: land use influencing bovine tuberculosis (bTB) infection as a function of ecosystem services. BMC infectious disease (Springer), 13
16. Sintayehu WD, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, Tessema K. Zewduand Willem F. de Boer (2017) Host community composition affects bovine tuberculosis (bTB) prevalence in Ethiopian cattle. Parasitology 144: 783-792:
17. Sintayehu WD, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, and Willem F. de Boer (2017). Disease transmission in animal transfer networks. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 137: 36–42.
18. Sintayehu WD, Heitkönig IMA, Prins HHT, Lemma FA, Mekonnen DA, Alemu ZE, Tessema K. Zewdu and Willem F. de Boer(2016) Risk Factors for Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Cattle in Ethiopia. PloS ONE 11(7): e0159083.
19. Sintayehu WD, Afework Bekele, and Mundanthra Balakrishnan (2012). Species diversity and abundance of small mammals in Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology 50: 102-108.
20. Sintayehu WD, Nigussie Dechassa, and R. Uttama Reddy (2016). Coexistence of human and hyena and associated impacts in Haramaya district of Eastern Ethiopia." International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 8: 1-7.
21. Sintayehu WD, Henock Seyoum, and R. Uttama Ready (2014). Ecotourism potential and its role for sustainable development and livelihood in Awash National Park, Ethiopia. Int J Sci Res 3: 792-796.
22. Sintayehu WD, and R. Uttama Reddy (2016). Species Composition and Habitat Association of Small Mammals in Nechi Sar National Park, Ethiopia. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 26:62-71.