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Ermias Betemariam
Ermias Betemariam is a land health scientist with research interest in land degradation, landscape ecology, restoration ecology, soil carbon dynamics and spatial sciences to understand land health constraints and targeting interventions to sustain ecosystem services. He worked as a watershed management expert in small and medium scale irrigation projects in Ethiopia. Ermias Betemariam served as a lecturer in Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Ermias Betemariam is currently working as land health scientist in the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) with major responsibilities of leading the land health surveillance work which involves developing land health measurement and monitoring protocols, lead research projects across Africa, resource mobilization and capacity development. He is also a focal point for the UNCCD at ICRAF. He has published more than thirty articles in peer reviewed journals mainly in areas of ecology, land use cover dynamics, land degradation and restoration. Ermias Betemariam holds a BSc. in Forestry (Alemaya University, Ethiopia); M.Sc. in Geoinformation sciences and Earth observation (ITC, Nethelands) and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Natural Resources (University of Bonn, Germany).