PhD research: Land use changes and water balance in the Mt. Guna shield volcano (Ethiopian plateau) since the 1930s

October 2017 to July 2023
land cover change
water balance
shield volcano
Ethiopian Plateau
Debre Tabor University
Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia)
Research fields
Biology and Life Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mt. Guna is a distinct Miocene shield volcano on the Ethiopian plateau. Its surface waters drain radially, whereas deep percolated water feeds a series of springs at the interface between Mt. Guna’s volcanic tuffs and the underlying Ashangi trap basalt. This study fills the knowledge gap for reconstructing the past hydro (geo)logical and geomorphological changes and for predicting future scenarios on similar Miocene volcanoes in the highlands.