CARC – Scientist Profile – Bayabil Haimanote

Haimanote Bayabil
Bayabil Haimanote Ph. D.
Research Scientist

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University (Agricultural and Biological Engineering)
M.P.S., Cornell University (Environmental Engineering)
B.Sc., Alemaya University, Ethiopia (Plant Sciences)

Key Interests

Water resources, hillslope hydrology, runoff, erosion, watershed management, and climate change.

Contact Information

Office: P.O. Box 519; MS 2008, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: 936.261.5021
Email: hkbayabil@pvamu.edu

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

Bayabil, H.K., B.Yitaferu, and T.S. Steenhuis. (2016). Shift from Sediment Transport Limitation to Supply Limitation with Monsoon Progression in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI:10.1002/esp.4103

Bayabil, H.K., T.Y. Tebebu, C.R. Stoof, and T.S. Steenhuis. (2016). Effects of a deep-rooted crop and soil amended with charcoal on spatial and temporal runoff patterns in a degrading tropical highland watershed, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 875-885, doi: 10.5194/hess-20-875-2016.

Bayabil, H.K., C.R. Stoof., C. Mason., B.K. Richards., and T. S. Steenhuis. (2016). Nitrous Oxide and Methane Fluxes from Smallholder Farms: A Scoping Study in the Anjeni Watershed. Climate. 4 (4), 62; doi: 10.3390/cli4040062.

Tebebu Y.T, H.K. Bayabil, C.R. Stoof, S.K. Giri, A.A. Gessess, S.A. Tilahun, T.S. Steenhuis. (2016). Characterization of Degraded Soils in the Humid Ethiopian Highlands.  Land Degradation & Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2687.

Ripendra Awal, H.K. Bayabil, and A. Fares. (2016). Analysis of Potential Future Climate and Climate Extremes in the Brazos Headwaters Basin. Water 2016, 8(12), 603; doi: 10.3390/w8120603.

Guzman C.D., M. Elkamil, T.Tebebu, H.K. Bayabil., S. Tilahun, B. Yitaferu, T. Rientjes, T.S. Steenhuis. (2016). Modeling Discharge and Sediment Concentrations after Landscape Interventions in a Humid Monsoon Climate: The Anjeni Watershed in the Highlands of Ethiopia. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11092.

Fares, A., A. Bensley, H.K. Bayabil, R. Awal, S. Fares, H. Valenzuela, and F. Abbas. (2016). Carbon Dioxide Emission in Relation with Irrigation and Organic Amendments. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B (in print).

Fares, A., R. Awal, and H.K. Bayabil. (2016). Soil Water Content Sensor Response to Organic Matter Content under Laboratory Conditions. Sensors. 16(8), 1239; doi: 10.3390/s16081239.

Ghebreyesus D., M. Temimi, A. Fares, H.K. Bayabil. (2016). A Multi-Satellite Approach for Water Storage Monitoring in an Arid Watershed. Geosciences 6(3), 33; doi: 10.3390/geosciences6030033.

Bayabil, H.K., Stoof, C.R., Lehmann, J.C., Yitaferu, B., Steenhuis, T.S. (2015). Assessing the potential of biochar and charcoal to improve soil hydraulic properties in the humid Ethiopian Highlands: The Anjeni watershed. Geoderma 243-244, 115–123. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.12.015.

Bayabil, H.K., Tigist Y. Tebebu, C. Stoof, Birru Yitaferu, and T. S. Steenhuis. (2015). Spatial and Temporal Runoff Processes in the Degraded Ethiopian Highlands.  Hydrol.  Earth Syst.  Sci. Discuss.19, 1–25, 2015, doi: 10.5194/hessd-19-1-2015.

Tebebu Y.T, T.S. Steenhuis, D.C. Dagnew, C.D Guzman, H.K. Bayabil, A.D.Zegeye, A.S. Collick, S. Langan, C. McAllister, E.J. Langendoen and S.A. Tilahun. (2015).  Improving efficacy of landscape interventions in the (sub) humid Ethiopian highlands. Hypothesis & Theory, Frontiers in Earth Science. Hydrosphere. 3:49. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00049.

Bayabil, H. K., S.A. Tilahun, .A.S. Collick, B. Yitaferu, T.S. Steenhuis (2010). Are Runoff Processes Ecologically or Topographically Driven in the (Sub) Humid Ethiopian Highlands? The Case of the Maybar Watershed. Ecohydrology. 3: 457-466. DOI: 10.1002/eco.170.

Steenhuis, T.S., A.S. Collick, Z.M. Easton, E.S. Leggesse, H.K. Bayabil, E.D. White, S.B. Awulachew, E. Adgo, and A.A. Ahmed. (2009). Predicting discharge and erosion for the Abay (Blue Nile) with a simple model. Hydrol. Proc. 23: 3728-3737. doi: 10.1.1002/hyp.751.

Book Contributions

Ghebreyesus D., M. Temimi, A. Fares, H.K. Bayabil. (2016). Remote sensing applications for monitoring water resources in the UAE using Lake Zakher as a water storage gauge. In A.  Fares (ed.), Advances in Water Security: Emerging Issues in Groundwater Resources. Springer International Publishing, New York, USA.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32008-3.

Engda, T.A., H.K. Bayabil, E.S. Legesse, E. K. Ayana, S.A. Tilahun, A.S. Collick, Z.M. Easton, A. Rimmer, S.B. Awulachew, and T.S. Steenhuis. (2011). Watershed hydrology of the (semi) humid Ethiopian Highlands. In Nile River: Hydrology, Climate and Land Use. 145-162. A. Melesse, ed., New York, NY: Springer Science.

Selected Abstracts and Conference Proceedings

2016   Bayabil H.K., A. Fares, and R. Awal, A. Hassan, and K. Y.A.M. Kablan. (2016). Streamflow Prediction under Potential Climate Change Scenarios in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Associations of 1890 Research Directors (ARD) Research Symposium 2017, April 1-4, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

2016   Bayabil H.K., A. Fares, and R. Awal, A. Hassan, and K. Y. A. M. Kablan. (2016). Assessing Cliamte Change Effects on Surface Water Resources in The Lower Basin Watershed of The Colorado River. The Geological Society of America South-Central Section – 51st Annual Meeting, March 13-17, 2017, San Antonio, TX, USA.

2016   Fares A., H.K. Bayabil, and R. Awal. (2016). Water, Energy, and CO2 Footprints of Citrus Production in Texas, Florida, and California under a Changing Climate. Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD) Research Symposium 2017, April 1-4, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

2016   El Hassan A., R. Awal, H.K. Bayabil, R. L. Ray, E. Risch , and A. Fares. (2016). Modeling The Effect of Landuse Change on Hydrologic Response of a Semi Urbanized Watershed Using a Physically Based Distributed Model. The Geological Society of America South-Central Section – 51st Annual Meeting, March 13-17, 2017, San Antonio, TX, USA.

2016   El Hassan A., E. Risch , R. Awal, R. L. Ray, H.K. Bayabil, and A. Fares. (2016). Lumped and Physically Based Model Performances in Simulating The Runoff Response from Urbanized Watershed due to Landuse Change in The Hill Country, Texas. Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD) Research Symposium 2017, April 1-4, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

2016   S. Ali, H.K. Bayabil., A. Fares., and R. Awal. (2016). Current and Future Water, Energy, and CO2 Footprints of Citrus Production in Brownsville, Texas. The 13th Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX.

2016   K.Y.A. M. Kablan, H.K. Bayabil., R. Awal., and A. Fares. (2016). Projection of Climate Extremes in the Brazos Headwaters Basin, Texas.  The 13th Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX.

2016   A. James, A. Fares, H.K Bayabil, R. Awal and Y. Cherif. (2016). Evaluation of the Electromagnetic Induction Sensor, Em38-Mk2, In Monitoring Soil Moisture. The 13th Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX.

2016   Fares A., H.K. Bayabil, M. Zekri and R. Awal. (2016). Impacts of Climate Change on Citrus Water Requirements across Major Citrus Producing Areas in the World. International Citrus Congress, Foz Do Iguaçu, PR – Brazil.

2016   Ghebreyesus D., M. Temimi, A. Fares, H.K. Bayabil. (2016). Monitoring Water Resources from Space in an Arid Watershed of Al Ain City. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vienna, Austria.

2015   Mbia, M., R. Awal, H.K. Bayabil, and A. Fares. (2015). Irrigation Water Requirements for different Crops in Prairie View Texas, 12th Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways, Student Research Symposium, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX.

2015    Bayabil, H.K., and T. S. Steenhuis. (2015). Understanding Hillslope Hydrology for Planning Effective Landscape Interventions in the Ethiopia Highlands. Soil and Water Lab Seminar Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2014   Steenhuis Tammo, T.Y. Tebebu, G.K. Ayale, C.Guzman, H.K. Bayabil, A. Zegeye, M. Mogus, D. Chanie, C. Stoof, and S. A.Tilahun. (2014). Prioritizing landscape interventions in the Ethiopian highlands. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

2013   Bayabil, H.K., J.C. Lehmann, B. Yitaferu, C. Stoof, and T. S. Steenhuis. (2013). Spatial Variability of Soil Physical and Hydraulic Properties Affecting Runoff and Moisture Retention Characteristics of Tropical Soils: The Case of Anjeni Watershed in Proceedings of Science and Technology towards the Development of East Africa, Bahir Dar University Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

2013   Bayabil, H.K., Lehmann, J.C., Yitaferu, B., Stoof, C. and Steenhuis, T.S. Hydraulic properties of clay soils as affected by biochar and charcoal amendments. In: Wolde Mekuria. (ed). (2013). Rainwater management for resilient livelihoods in Ethiopia: Proceedings of the Nile Basin Development Challenge Science Meeting, Addis Ababa, NBDC Technical Report, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

2009   Steenhuis, T.S., H.K. Bayabil., T. Ashagrie, E. Sime, B. Brook, A.S. Collick, S.B. Awulachew, Y.G. Selassie, A. Ahmed, and Z.M. Easton. (2009). Modeling Discharge Erosion and Sedimentation in the Upper Blue Nile. International water management institute (IWMI) upstream downstream workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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