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Eyualem Abebe

Associate Professor, Dr. Herman G. Cooke Department of Natural Sciences

Eyualem Abebe
Office: 421 Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center
Address: Campus Box 930
(252) 335-3236
Fax: (252) 335-3967
Web: http://nematodes.ecsu.edu/

EDUCATION: Ph.D, Ghent University, Belgium M.Sc, Ghent University, Belgium M.Sc, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia B.Sc, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


My research interest is on the biodiversity and ecology of benthic invertebrates, especially nematodes, i.e. arguably the most diverse and certainly most numerous metazoans in the sediment environment. In addition to their biodiversity and ecology, my research focuses on their relationship with other organisms. My current projects are on:

1. the associations/interactions of nematodes with other organisms especially microorganisms and the role of these associations in ecosystem functioning.

2. nematode population and community dynamics within the context of environmental change and the possible use of that knowledge for monitoring environmental change;

3. the biological diversity of nematodes, natural variation in diversity, role in ecosystem functioning, and exploring enhanced ways of documenting it;

4. the relationships between the many diverse groups within the Nematoda in the context of framing the nematode branch of the Tree of Life;

Training of undergraduate students is a major theme and focus in my lab and I would be more than happy to discuss possibilities with any ECSU undergraduate.


Courses I teach include General Ecology (Ecol 301); Developmental Biology (Biol 442); Parasitology (online) (Biol 303); General Biology for Majors I (Biol 101); General Biology for Majors II (Biol 102); Special Problems in Biology (Biol 489); Biological Research (Biol 499); Research Topics in Biology (Biol 607); Graduate Seminar (Biol 610)

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS (7 from a total of 48):

1. Eyualem Abebe, Briana Ferebee, Tarreyca Taylor, Manuel Mundo-Ocampo, Tesfamariam Mekete, and Paul De Ley. 2013. Neotobrilus nicsmolae n. sp. (Tobrilidae: Nematoda) and Chronogaster carolinensis n. sp. (Chronogasteridae: Nematoda) from Lake Phelps, North Carolina. Journal of Nematology. 45(1): 65 ? 75

2. Jeremiah Lancaster, Budour Mohammad & Eyualem Abebe. 2012. Effect of the bacterium Serratia marcescens SCBI on the longevity and reproduction of the nematode Caenorhabditis briggsae KT0001. BMC Research Notes. 5:688 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-688 URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/5/688

3. Solomon Belay, Aklilu Amsalu & Eyualem Abebe. 2012. Awash National Park, Ethiopia: use policy, ethnic conflict and sustainable resources conservation in the context of decentralizationAfrican Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12015

4. Eyualem Abebe, Matthew Joseph and Wim Bert. 2012. Temporal changes in nematode biodiversity and community structure at an experimental open ocean aquaculture site, Gulf of Maine, USA. Russian Journal of Nematology 20(2): 127-140.

5. Tesfamariam Mekete, Amer Dababat, Nicholas Sikora, Faruk Akyazi, and Eyualem Abebe. 2012. Identification key for agriculturally important plant-parasitic nematodes: A manual for nematology. Prepared ?or the 2012 International Nematode Diagnosis and Identification Course, Eskisehir, Turkey. CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center).

6. Eyualem Abebe, Jyotsna Sharma, Manuel Mundo-Ocampo and Thomas R. Platt. 2012 Testudinema gilchristi, n. gn., n. sp. (Nematoda: Monhysteridae), from the perianal folds of stinkpot turtles, Sternotherus odoratus (Testudines), USA. Nematology 14(6): 709-721

7. Eyualem Abebe, Bonner, Kaitlin, Gray, Vince, & William K. Thomas. 2011. Response to 'Bugs don't make worms kill'. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 1053-1054.