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Diriba Kumssa

Research Fellow, Faculty of Science



Diriba B Kumssa is an interdisciplinary research scientist with international experience. He is experienced in quantitative and qualitative mixed science research. He has over 15 years of research experience in agroforestry, ecology, forestry, and human and ruminant livestock mineral nutrition. He currently contributes to the following national and international research projects:

Expertise Summary

  • Geographic Information System (ArcGIS, IDRISI, QGIS)
  • Remote sensing (ArcGIS, ENVI, ERDAS)
  • Database development and management (MS Access)
  • Survey design and implementation (KoBoToolBox)
  • Statistical data analyses (SPSS, MINITAB, R)
  • Visualisation (Tableau)

Teaching Summary

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

Research Summary

Currently, I am exploring how to improve Mg nutrition in ruminants by understanding the link between soil-plant-animal mineral nutrition in the MAG-NET project.

Recent Publications

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