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Diriba Bekere Kumssa

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Diriba B Kumssa is an interdisciplinary research scientist with international experience. He is experienced in quantitative and qualitative mixed science research in human and ruminant livestock mineral nutrition, geographic information science, agroforestry, forestry and restoration ecology. He currently contributes to the following international research projects:

Expertise Summary

  • Geographic information science and remote sensing (ArcGIS, QGIS, ERDAS)
  • Statistical data analyses (SPSS, MINITAB, R)
  • Visualizations (Tableau, R)
  • Database development and management (MS Access)
  • Survey design and implementation (KoBoToolBox)

Teaching Summary

Diriba teaches the Biofortification session of the Plants and the Soil Environment (PSE) module.

Research Summary

In collaboration with multidisciplinary team, I am involved in assessment of dietary supplies of micronutrients in food systems of Ethiopia and Malawi, and explore ways to alleviate micronutrient… read more

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Current Research

In collaboration with multidisciplinary team, I am involved in assessment of dietary supplies of micronutrients in food systems of Ethiopia and Malawi, and explore ways to alleviate micronutrient undernutrition in humans by understanding the link between soil-plant-human mineral nutrition via the GeoNutrition project.

Past Research

My past research included:

  • Forestry and agroforestry
  • Restoration ecology following natural and anthropogenic disturbances
  • Remote sensing of forest fire

Future Research

Using my interdisciplinary research experiences, I would like to explore how underutilized and locally available natural resources can assist in reducing the widespread micronutrient deficiencies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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