Theme I-PES

  • Theme I.  Productivity and Environmental Sustainability for Food Security and Poverty  Alleviation

Muluken Goftishu Muleta (PhD)

Academic Rank:Assistant Professor

Specialization: PhD in Entomology, Research fellow for one year, in the research group of arthropod ecology and behaviour, Division of Plant Protection, BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, MSc in Crop Protection (Agricultural Entomology) and BSc in Plant Production and Dryland Farming.

 

 

 

Research Interest:

  • Insect ecology
  • Insect-plant interactions (including third trophic level, the parasitoids) and insect-plant co-evolution
  • Insect biodiversity, phylogeography and DNA-Barcoding with a focus on pest species
  • Insect behavior

 Contact Details: 

Haramaya University, P.O.Box 20, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

E-mail: mulukengoftishu@yahoo.com

GSM: : +251 989073775

Fax: +251255530325/31/54

  • Muluken Goftishu, Tadele Tefera and Emana Getu. (2009). Biology of barley shoot fly Delia flavibasis Stein (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) on resistant and susceptible barley cultivars. Journal of Pest Science 82: 67-71.
  • Muluken Goftishu and Peter Schausberger. (2013). Smells familiar: group-joining decisions of predatory mites are mediated by olfactory cues of social familiarity. Journal of Animal Behaviour 86: 507-512. 
  • Muluken Goftishu and Peter Schausberger. (2013). Olfactory cues of social familiarity mediate group-joining decisions in predatory mites. A featured article. Journal of Animal Behaviour 86: 489-490.
  • Muluken Goftishu and Ketema Belete. (2014). Susceptibility of sorghum varieties to the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). African Journal of Agricultural Research 9 (31): 2419-2426. 
  • Muluken Goftishu, Awol Seid and Nigussie Dechassa. (2014). Monitoring the occurrence and population dynamics of the devastating tomato leaf miner in eastern Ethiopia. East African Journal of Sciences. 8(1): 59-64.
  • Awol Seid, Muluken Goftishu, Lemma Degebassa and Tesfamariam Mekete. (2015). Occurrence, distribution, and abundance of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with khat (Catha edulis Forsk) in East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia. Nematropica 45(2): 208-214.
  • Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Chemeda Fininsa, Augustine Niba, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac and Bruno Le Ru. (2016). Phylogeography of Sesamia cretica Lederer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Phytoparasitica 44:641–650.
  • Muluken Goftishu, Mashilla Dejene, Ashenafi Kassaye and Tesfaye Belay. (2016). Red spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Arachnida: Acari-Tetranychidae): a threatening pest to potato (Solanum Tuberosum L.) production in eastern Ethiopia. Pest Management Journal of Ethiopia 19: 53-59.
  • Kifle Gereziher, Mulatu Wakgari and Muluken Goftishu. (2016). Evaluation of neem seed and citrus peel powder for the management of maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in sorghum. Pest Management Journal of Ethiopia 18: 23-36.
  • Kifle Gereziher, Mulatu Wakgari and Muluken Goftishu. (2017). Evaluation of some botanicals oils for the management of maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Journal of Life Sciences 5: 10-20.
  • Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Augustine Niba and Chemeda Fininsa, (2017). Cereal stem borer management practices in subsistence farms of eastern Ethiopia. International Journal of Pest Management 63: 289-298.
  • Yoseph Assefa, Muluken Goftishu, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac and Bruno Le Ru. (2017). Clarifying the source of Conicofrontia sesamoides Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) population in South African sugarcane using morphological identification and mitochondrial DNA analysis. Phytoparasitica 45: 45-55.
  • Bruno Le Ru, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac, Boza K. Musyoka, Beatrice Pallangyo, Mohamedi Njaku, Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Michel Sezonlin, George Ong’amo and Gael J. Kergoat. (2017). Phylogeny and systematics of the Acrapex apicestriata (Bethune-Baker) species complex (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Apameini) with the description of eight new species from the Afrotropics. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 53: 106-130.
  • Bruno Le Ru, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac, Boza K. Musyoka, Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Rose Ndemah, Ricahrd Molo, Gilson Chipabika, Desmond Conlong, George Ong’amo and Gael J. Kergoat. (2017). Molecular phylogenetics and definition of the Acrapex minima Janse group (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini, Sesamiina) with the description of four new species from the Afrotropics. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 53: 219-235.
  • Reyard Mutamiswa, Eva Moeng, Bruno Le Ru, Desmond Conlong, Muluken Goftishu, Casper Nyamukondiwa and Yoseph Assefa. (2017). Diversity and abundance of lepidopteran stem borer natural enemies in natural and cultivated habitats in Botswana. Biological Control 115: 1–11.
  • Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Chemeda Fininsa, Augustine Niba and Bruno Le Ru. (2018). Diversity and abundance of lepidopteran stem borers and their host plants in Ethiopia. Journal of Applied Entomology 142: 437-449.
  • Tesfay Belay, Muluken Goftishu and Ashenafi Kassaye. (2018). Management of an emerging pest, Tetranychus Urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), with pesticides in eastern Ethiopia; African Crop Science Journal 26: 291-304.
  • Eva Moeng, Reyard Mutamiswa, Desmond Conlong, Yoseph Assefa, Bruno Le Ru, Muluken Goftishu and Casper Nyamukondiwa. (2018). Diversity and distribution of lepidopteran stem borer species and their host plants in Botswana. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 12: 733-749.
  • Bruno Le Ru, Jerome Barbut, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac, Muluken Goftishu and Gael J. Kergoat. (2018). Re-establishment of Spodoptera teferii Laporte in Rougeot (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae), with an updated molecular phylogeny for the genus Spodoptera Guenee. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 54: 497-510.
  • Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Augustine Niba, Chemeda Fininsa, Casper Nyamukondiwa, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac and Bruno Le Ru. (2019). Phylogeography and population structure of the Mediterranean corn borer Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) across its geographical range. Journal of Economic Entomology 112: 396-406.
  • Bruno Le Ru, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac, Boza K. Musyoka, Beatrice Pallangyo, Mohamedi Njaku, Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Desmond Conlong, George Ong’amo, Jerome Barbut and Gael J. Kergoat. (2019). Updated phylogenetic and systematics of the Acrapex albivena Hampson, 1910 and A. stygiata Hampson, 1910 species groups (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Apameini, Sesamiina) with the description of nine new species from the Afrotropics. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France doi:10.1080/00379271.2018.1559093
  • Muluken Goftishu, Yoseph Assefa, Augustine Niba and Tesfay Araya. (2019). Distribution, relative importance and agro-climatic preferences of cereal stem borers in eastern Ethiopia. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. In Press.

About The Theme

The Ethiopian government has identified ensuring food security, conserving and sustaining the resource-base, and eradicating poverty as major issues of national priority. The goal is to ensure the attainment of a middle-income status in the year 2025 for a better life for all Ethiopians. In these endeavors, it is intended that rural and poor communities should have access to innovations, attain food security, and have accelerated status of development. It is also planned to provide new and more effective solutions to problems than those utilised previously in the overall national development efforts. Given the broad nature of this theme, priority will be given to basic, applied, and development research in the areas of agriculture, environmental and natural resources, climate change, agro-pastoralism, veterinary medicine, land use management, and