Welcome to Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF)!


Programs (under development)

  • Research and Conservation Planning

The core areas of research by ECFF:

  • Patterns in plant biodiversity
Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve

The Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve is situated


Shiferaw Alem, Tadesse Woldemariam, and Pavlis, J. 2010. Evaluation of soil nutrients under Eucalyptusgrandis plantation and adjacent sub-montane rain forest. Journal of Forestry Research 21: 457-460

Shiferaw Alem and Tadesse Woldemariam 2009. A comparative assessment on regeneration status of indigenous woody plants in Eucalyptus grandis plantation and adjacent natural forest. Journal of Forestry Research  20: 31−36

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole, Borsch, T., Denich D. and Demel Teketay 2008. Floristic composition and environmental factors characterizing coffee forests in southwest Ethiopia. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 2138-2150

Dereje Tadesse Wakjira, Tadesse Woldemariam Gole and Feyera Seneta (2008). Deforestation of Afromontane Rainforest in Ethiopia. In: Deforestation Research Progress. Ilya B. Sanchez and Carl L. Alonso (eds). Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, USA. (Pp 55 - 76).

Wiersum, K.F., Tadesse Woldemariam Gole, Gatzweiler, F.W, Volkman, J.,  Bognetteau, E. and Wirtu, O. 2008. Certification of wild coffee in Ethiopia: Experiences and Challenges. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 18: 9-21.

Dereje Tadesse Wakjira and Tadesse Woldemariam Gole. 2007. Forest Tenure as Social Security in Southwest Ethiopia. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 17: 325-338

Feyera Senbeta, Kasahun Tesfaye, Tadesse Woldemariam 2007. Matching the Traditional Wild Coffee Management Systems and Biosphere Reserve: Approach for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood of the Local Community. In Participatory Forest Management (PFM), Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Africa (Ensermu Kelbessa and Camille De Stoop, Eds), Government of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Pp 93-102.

Feyera Senbeta, Denich M., Boehmer H.J., Tadesse Woldemariam Gole, Demel Teketay and Sebsebe Demissew. 2007. Wild Coffea arabica L. in the afromontane rainforests of Ethiopia: Distribution, Ecology and Conservation. SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science 30: 13-24.

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole and Masresha Fetene. 2007. Forests of Sheka: ecological, social, legal and economic dimensions of recent landuse/ landcover changes-overview and synthesis. In Forests of Sheka: Multidisciplinary case studies on impacts of land use/ land cover changes, southwest Ethiopia. (Masresha Fetene, ed.). PP 1-20. MELCA Mahiber, Addis Ababa.

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole 2007. The impact of land use/ land cover changes on biodiversity in Masha and Anderacha Woredas of Sheka Zone, SNNP Regional State. In Forests of Sheka: Multidisciplinary case studies on impacts of land use/ land cover changes, southwest Ethiopia. (Masresha Fetene, ed.). PP 57-88. MELCA Mahiber, Addis Ababa.

Feyera Senbeta Wakjira, Schmitt, C., Denich, M., Sebsebe Demissew, Vlek, P.L.G. , Preisinger, H., Tadesse Woldermariam Gole and Demel Teketay 2005. The Diversity and Distribution of Lianas in the Afromontane rainforests of Ethiopia. Diversity and Distribution 11: 443-52.

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole 2003. Vegetation Ecology of the Yayu forest in SW Ethiopia: impacts of human use and implications for in situ conservation of wild Coffea arabica L. populations. Ecology and Development Series, No. 10. 162 PP.

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole and Jean Eric Rakotoarisoa 2002. Habitat partitioning by two sympatric Turdoides species in the vicinity of lake Naivasha, Kenya. Journal of Forestry Research 13: 127-130.

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole, Denich, M., Demel Teketay and Vlek, P.L.G. 2002. Human impacts on Coffea arabica genetic pool in Ethiopia and the need for its in situ conservation. Pp. 237-247. In Managing plant genetic diversity (J. Engels, V. Ramanatha Rao, A. H. D. Brown, and M. Jackson, eds). CAB International / IPGRI.

Tadesse Woldemariam and Demel Teketay 2001. The forest coffee ecosystems: ongoing crisis, problems and opportunities for coffee gene conservation and sustainable utilization. Pp. 131-142. In Proceedings of a workshop on Imperative Problems Associated with Forestry in Ethiopia. Biological Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole and Denich, M. 2001. Subsistence in a mountain forest ecosystem: the case of southwest Ethiopia. In Proceedings of the World Mountain Symposium 2001, 30 September – 4 October 2001, Interlaken, Switzerland. CD-ROM

Tadesse Woldemariam Gole, Demel Teketay, Denich, M and Borsch, Th. 2001. Diversity of traditional coffee production systems in Ethiopia and their contribution for the conservation of coffee genetic diversity. In: Proceedings of the Conference on International Agricultural Research for Development, Deutscher Tropentag - Bonn, 9-11 October 2001. University of Bonn. CD-ROM