Alemu, Woubet G.

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering (specialization in Remote Sensing Geography), South Dakota State University, USA, 2017

M.Sc. in Land Resources Management, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, 2011

M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2007

B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2004

Diploma/Associate Degree in Geography, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, 1998

Research Interests: 
synergistic use of passive microwave and optical satellite data for land surface dynamics, cropland phenology and crop production, land resources management , Watershed management


Woubet Alemu is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Geospatial Sciences and Engineering Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University working with Prof. Geoffrey Henebry. He is working on a NASA funded project entitled Change in our MIDST: Detection and Analysis of Land Surface Dynamics in North and South America Using Multiple Sensor Datastreams

Before coming in the USA for his PhD study, Woubet was teaching first degree students and working on individual and group researches at two universities in Ethiopia at a level of Graduate Assistant and Lecturer positions from 2004-2011. 

Research Funding:

Alemu WG, GM Henebry. 2013. Land Surface Phenologies and Seasonalities Using Earthlight: A Comparison between Tropical and Temperate Croplands, and Its Application for Agricultural Crop Productivity Assessment. NASA Earth & Space Sciences Fellowship Program (Grant No. NNX13AN58G). Renewed to its maximum (2014&2015).

Woubet Gashaw Alemu. 2011. Role of Soil and Water Conservation Measures to Ecosystem Services at Anjeni Watershed, Northwest Ethiopia. Funded by NCCR (National Center for Competence in Research) – North South RP-11 - Land Resource Potential, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Woubet Gashaw Alemu. 2009. Flood Hazard & Risk Assessment Using GIS and Remote Sensing in Fogera Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia. Funded by Canadian Education and Training Awards – Africa (CETAA), Canada. 



Alemu WG, GM Henebry. 2017b. Land Surface Phenology and Seasonality Using Cool Earthlight in Croplands of Eastern Africa and the Linkages to Crop Production. Remote Sens9(9).

Alemu, WG, & Henebry, GM. 2017a. Comparing Passive Microwave with Visible-to-Near-Infrared Phenometrics in Croplands of Northern Eurasia. Remote Sensing, 9(6).   

Alemu WG, GM Henebry. 2016. Characterizing Cropland Phenology in Major Grain Production Areas of Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan by the Synergistic Use of Passive Microwave and Visible to Near Infrared Data. Remote Sensing, 8(12).

Alemu WG, GM Henebry. 2013. Land surface phenologies and seasonalities using cool earthlight in mid-latitude croplands. Environmental Research Letters 8(4): 045002;

Alemu WG, T Amare, B Yitaferu, YG Selassie, B Wolfgramm, H Hurni, 2013. Impacts of soil and water conservation on land suitability to crops: The case of Anjeni watershed, northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Science 5(2):95-109;

Gashaw W, D Legesse. 2011. Flood hazard & risk assessment using GIS and remote sensing in Fogera Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia. In: (AM Melesse, ed.) Nile River Basin: Hydrology, Climate, and Water Use. Springer: NY. pp. 179-206;


Last modified: 
Jun 12, 2019