Andualem Shiferaw

Andualem Shiferaw

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
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Contact Information

DegreeDoctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Climate Assessment and Impacts
Address243a North Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-472-2565
  • fax: 402-472-2946
  • cell: 402-419-9605
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Advisor(s)Tsegaye Tadesse


Contact Preference

cell phone, e-mail and open door policy

Office Hours

M, T, W, R and F

My Story

Andualem S. Shiferaw is a Ph.D. student in natural resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Climate Assessment and Impacts specialization. His dissertation research focuses on the evaluation and development of new state-of-the-art seasonal climate prediction techniques that can provide skillful, timely and usable forecasts for decision making in different sectors in Ethiopia. Andualem got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Meteorology Science from Arba Minch University, Ethiopia. His graduate thesis was on evaluation of climate change impact on stream flow over the Gilgel Abbay river Basin of Ethiopia and he assessed the possible implication of different climate change scenarios on water resource availability over a river basin in northwestern Ethiopia. Andualem started his career as a meteorologist at the National Meteorology of Ethiopia (NMA) and later joined the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) where he served as researcher/Agrometeorologist and director of the Climate and Geospatial Research Program. At the NDMC, Andualem is part of the NASA funded Seasonal Prediction of Hydro-Climatic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa project where he evaluates different gridded climate datasets and assess the skill of seasonal climate prediction techniques over the Greater Horn of Africa Region.

Selected Publications

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 ApplicationsOnline
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 Online
Andualem Shimeles and Tsegaye Tadesse. 2015. Evaluation of NCEP CFSV2 Forecast over the Greater Horn of Africa. National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), University of Nebraska-LincolnOnline
Andualem Shimeles Shiferaw, Jemal Seid, Tesfaye Gisella, Temesgen G. Mariam, Aklilu Amsalu(PhD), Gebru Jember.2015. Ethiopian panel on Climate Change (2015), First Assessment Report, Working Group I Physical Science Basis, Published by the Ethiopian Aca
Shiferaw, Andualem Shimeles. 2014. Impacts of climate variability and change on Maize productivity, income and food security of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia: A case of Adama District. Climate and Crop Modeling Team: Ethiopia April 2014Online





Professional Organizations

CORDEX Early Career Scientist (ECS) Network
Young Earth System Scientist Community (YESS)Member (< 1year)



Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Climate Prediction
  • Climate Change
  • Remote Sensing