Dr. Wondimagegnehu Tekalign Beyene

Dr. Wondimagegnehu Tekalign Beyene

Associate Professor
Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Ecology and Systematic Zoology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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Biography

Wondimagegnehu Tekalign (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of Animal Ecology and Wildlife Conservation in the College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University (WSU), Ethiopia. He is working as an academic staff delivering various courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ethiopian Universities. Besides, he is involving in research and community service activities related to the area of his field of interest. He is a member of various national and international societies; such as the Ethiopian Biological Society, Ethiopian Cultural, and Historical Heritage Society, Ethiopian Space Science Society, and African Neuroscientists Society. The focus of his research interest is related to wildlife ecology, conservation, and management, and published many articles as a first author and co-author. He has international experience at Windhoek-Namibia, Entebbe-Uganda, and Dublin-Ireland. He is involving as a member of the Asian Council of Science Editors and, reviewer of various national and international journals. He is a Past-Head for the Biology Department, Dean for the College of Education, Director for Research and Community Services; and Coordinator of Post-Graduate Programs in the same University. He is currently a Managing Editor of the Journal of Science and Inclusive Development at WSU, and aggressively working in the wildlife conservation and management programs in Ethiopia.

Area of Interest:

Wildlife Ecology
100%
Wildlife Conservation
62%
Zoology
90%
Ecology
75%
Biology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Wendimu, A., W. Tekalign and B. Asfaw, 2021. A survey of traditional medicinal plants used to treat common human and livestock ailments from diguna fango district, wolaita, southern Ethiopia. Nordic J. Bot., Vol. 39. 10.1111/njb.03174.
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  2. Gataro, T. and W. Tekalign, 2021. The attitude of people towards anubis baboon (Papio anubis) crop foraging activities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Ethiopia. Primates, 10.1007/s10329-021-00910-0.
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  3. Wendimu, A. and W. Tekalign, 2020. Infusion extraction of toxin from chili pepper (Capsicum baccatum) For bedbug protection. Asian J. Biotechnol., 12: 65-74.
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  4. Lemma, A. and W. Tekalign, 2020. Abundance, species diversity, and distribution of diurnal mammals in humbo community-based forest area, southern Ethiopia. Int. J. Zool., 10.1155/2020/5761697.
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  5. Kassa, Y., W. Tekalign and B.J. McMahon, 2020. Species diversity and conservation status of diurnal large mammals in nechisar national park. Afr. J. Ecol., 58: 840-843.
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  6. Alemayehu, N. and W. Tekalign, 2020. Prevalence of crop damage and crop-raiding animals in southern Ethiopia: the resolution of the conflict with the farmers. GeoJournal, 10.1007/s10708-020-10287-0.
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  7. Tekalign, W. and Y. Kebede, 2016. Impacts of wildfire and prescribed fire on wildlife and habitats: A review. J. Nat. Sci. Res., 6: 15-27.
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  8. Tekalign, W. and M. Balakrishnan, 2016. Effects of global climate change on wildlife: A review. Civil Environ. Res., 8: 1-13.
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  9. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2016. Sex structure and group size of Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) in Maze National Park, Ethiopia. Adv. Life Sci. Technol., 44: 87-95.
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  10. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2016. Attitudes and perceptions of the local community towards conservation in Maze National Park, Southern Ethiopia. Public Policy Admin. Res., 6: 1-6.
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  11. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2016. Anthropogenic influences on the wildlife conservation efforts in Maze National Park, Southern Ethiopia. J. Environ. Earth Sci., 6: 1-8.
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  12. Shumago, N. and W. Tekalign, 2016. Distribution of tsetse fly in selected sites of Upper Omo Belt, Southern Ethiopia. Adv. Life Sci. Technol., 44: 30-37.
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  13. Kebede, Y., W. Tekalign and H. Menale, 2016. Conservation challenge: Human-herbivore conflict in Sodo community managed conservation forest, Wolaita Sodo Zuriya district, Southern Ethiopia. Adv. Life Sci. Technol., 44: 38-48.
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  14. Kebede, Y., W. Tekalign and H. Menale, 2016. Conservation challenge: Human-carnivore conflict in Sodo community managed conservation forest, Wolaita Sodo Zuriya district, Southern Ethiopia. J. Cult. Soc. Dev., 18: 7-16.
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  15. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2015. Population status of Oribi (Ourebia ourebi Zimmermann, 1783) in Maze National Park, Southern Ethiopia. Bangladesh J. Zool., 41: 145-151.
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  16. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2015. Habitat association and foraging ecology of Oribi (Ourebia ourebi Zimmermann, 1783) in Maze National Park, Southern Ethiopia. J. Nat. Sci. Res., 6: 33-42.
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  17. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2015. Diurnal activity patterns of Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) in Maze National Park, Ethiopia. Int. J. Ecol. Ecosolution, 2: 31-35.
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  18. Tekalign, W. and A. Getahun, 2011. Biogeography and Climate Change: Distribution Patterns of Living Organisms in Global Climate Change. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3846552698, Pages: 64.
  19. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2011. Status of and threats to the Black-winged lovebird (Agapornis taranta) in Entoto Natural Park and Bole Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Chin. Birds, 2: 174-182.
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  20. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2011. Population status, foraging and diurnal activity patterns of Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) in Senkele Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Ethiopia. SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci., 34: 29-38.
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  21. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2011. Current population status of the endangered endemic subspecies of Swayne's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei) in Maze National Park, Ethiopia. SINET: Ethiop. J. Sci., 34: 39-48.
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  22. Tekalign, W. and A. Bekele, 2009. Foraging ecology and habitat association of black-winged lovebird (Agapornis taranta) in Entoto Natural Park and Bole Sub-city site Addis Ababa. Ethiop. J. Biol. Sci., 8: 123-133.
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