Getachew Demisse

Getachew Demisse

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Title Post-Doctorate Research Associate
Address 716 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
FAX 402-472-2946
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Getachew joined University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2016 as a research scholar and faculty fellow at the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC). Before joining NDMC I worked at Addis Ababa University as an assistant professor, teaching courses in remote sensing and GIS. At NDMC, I am working on two NASA-funded projects: QuickDRI, to detect fast-emerging droughts in the U.S., and VegOut-GHA for the Greater Horn of Africa.

Selected Publications

Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, S., Argaw, M., Nedaw, D. (2018). Vegetation condition prediction for drought monitoring in pastoralist areas: a case study in Ethiopia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1 - 17.
Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Bayissa, Y. A., Atnafu, S., Argaw, M., Nedaw, D. (2018). Vegetation Condition Prediction for Drought Monitoring in Pastoralist Areas: A Case Study in Ethiopia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1-7. Online
Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Bayissa, Y. A., Haigh, T., Wall, N., Shiferaw, A. (2018). Linking Seasonal Vegetation Condition Outlook Information to Decision Makers in a Data-sparse Region: A Case Study in the Greater Horn of Africa. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment.
Bayissa, Y. A., Tadesse, T., Demisse, G., Shiferaw, A. (2017). Evaluation of Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates and Application to Monitor Meteorological Drought for the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. Remote Sensing(9), 669. Online
Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, A., Hill, S., Wardlow, B., Bayissa, Y. A., Shiferaw, A. (2017). Information Mining from Heterogeneous data sources: a case study on drought predictions. Information Mining from Heterogeneous data sources: a case study on drought predictions, 8. Online
Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Bayissa, Y. (2017). Data mining attribute selection approach for drought modelling: a case study for Greater Horn of Africa. International Journal of Data Mining & Knowledge Management Process (IJDKP), 7(4), 1-16. Online
Tadesse, T., Wardlow, B., Demisse, G., Bayissa, Y., Champagne, C., Hadwen, T., Brown, J. (2017). Building the Vegetation Drought Response Index for Canada (VegDRI-Canada) to monitor agricultural drought. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 54(2), 230-257. Online
Eshetie, S. M., Demisse, G. B., Suryabhagavan, K. 2016. Evaluation of Vegetation Indices for Agricultural Drought Monitoring in East Amhara, Ethiopia. International Journal of Scientific Research. 5:535 – 540. Online
Hundera, H., Demisse, G. B., Bewuket, W. 2016. Remote Sensing and GIS Based Agricultural Drought Risk Assessment in East Shewa Zone, Central Rift Valley Region of Ethiopia. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 6(7):48 - 54. Online
Tadesse, T., Haigh, T., Wall, N.., Andualem, S., Zaitchik, B., Shimelis, B., Demisse, G. B., Jacob, P. 2016. Linking Seasonal Predictions into Decision-making and Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Online
Tesfay, A., Demisse, G. B., Asfaw, M. 2016. Developing Conceptual Land Grade Model for Bench Mark Lease Price Determination using Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process and GIS Approach: A Case of Woldiya City, Ethiopia. Civil and Environmental Research. 8(5):20 - 35. Online
Demisse, G. B., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, S. (2015). Drought Spatial Object Prediction Approach using Artificial Neural Network. Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An Overview, 3, 1 - 7.
Taye, G., Kaba, M., Woyessa, A., Deressa, W., Simane, B., Kumie, A., Demisse, G. (2015). Modeling effect of climate variability on malaria in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 29(3), 183 - 196.
Tadesse, T., Demisse, G. B., Zaitchik, B., Dinku, T. (2014). Satellite-based Hybrid Drought Monitoring Tool for Prediction of Vegetation Condition in Eastern Africa: A Case Study for Ethiopia. Water Resources Research, John Wiley & Sons, 50, 2176–2190. Online
Tadesse, T., G.B. Demisse, B. Zaitchik, and T. Dinku, 2014. Satellite-based hybrid drought monitoring tool for prediction of vegetation condition in Eastern Africa: A case study for Ethiopia, Water Resources Research, 50: 2176-2190. Online
Demisse, G. B., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, S., Hill, S. (2013). Drought information mining from satellite images for improved climate change mitigation. Information and Communication Technologies (WICT), 2012 World Congress. Online
Negash, S., Demisse, G. B. (2013). Mobile early drought warning system, AWERProcedia Advances in Applied Sciences. Global Journal on Advances in Pure & Applied Sciences(1), 598-602.
Demisse, G., Tadesse, T., Atnafu, S., Hill, S., Tesfatsion, Y. (2012). Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Standard Precipitation Index Parameters to Monitor Drought at National Scale: The Case of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, 34(1), 67-94.

Educational Background

  • PhD - Addis Ababa University, Geographic Information Systems (2013)
  • MS - International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), GIS and Remote Sensing (2006)
  • BS - Alemaya University- Harar, Forestry (1995)

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Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 312 Introduction to Geospatial Information Sciences X X X X GEOG/NRES 312