EMAPS Publications and Reports

Completed PhD works:

Massebo F: Malaria vectors in southern Ethiopia. Some challenges and opportunities for vector control. PhD. University of Bergen, 2017. Bergen

Animut A. Anopheles species and malaria transmission risk in a highland area, south-central Ethiopia. PhD. University of Bergen, 2016. Bergen

Diriba Korecha Dadi. Characterizing the Predictability of Seasonal Climate in Ethiopia. (University of Bergen,  2014)

Eskindir Loha. Variation in malaria transmission in southern Ethiopia: The impact of prevention strategies and a need for targeted intervention. (University of Bergen 2013)

Torleif Markussen Lunde.  On the dynamics of two efficient malaria vectors of the Afrotropical region: Anopheles gambiae s.s and Anopheles arabiensis. (University of Bergen 2013)

Adugna Woyessa: The epidemiology of highland malaria in Ethiopia: a study from Butajira area. (Addis Ababa University, 2013).

Ellen Viste: The Ethiopian weather is influenced by large-scale and seasonal features of the tropical atmosphere. This study will look at the moisture transport and other driving forces of Ethiopian rainfall. (University of Bergen,  2012)

Peer reviewed publications


Massebo F, Balkew M, Gebre-Michael T, Lindtjorn B. Zoophagic behaviour of anopheline mosquitoes in southwest Ethiopia: opportunity for malaria vector control. Parasites & vectors 2015; 8(1): 645.


Woyessa A, Deressa W, Ali A, Lindtjorn B. Ownership and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria prevention in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia: complex samples data analysis. BMC public health 2014; 14: 99.

Lindtjørn B, Loha E, Deressa W, Balkew B, Gebremichael T, Sorteberg A, Woyessa A, Animut A, Diriba K, Massebo F, Viste E, Markussen Lunde T and Tesfahun D. Strengthening malaria and climate research in Ethiopia. Malaria Journa l2014;13 (Suppl 1):P56. DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-S1-P56


Animut A, Balkew M, Lindtjorn B. Impact of housing condition on indoor-biting and indoor-resting Anopheles arabiensis density in a highland area, central Ethiopia. Malaria journal 2013;12(1):393.

Massebo F, Lindtjorn B. The effect of screening doors and windows on indoor density of Anopheles arabiensis in south-west Ethiopia: a randomized trial. Malar J 2013; 12(1): 319.

Korecha, D., and A. Sorteberg (2013), Validation of operational seasonal rainfall forecast in Ethiopia, Water Resour. Res., 49,doi:10.1002/2013WR013760.

Massebo F, Balkew M, Gebre-Michael T, Lindtjorn B. Entomologic Inoculation Rates of Anopheles arabiensis in Southwestern Ethiopia. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013.

Woyessa A, Deressa W, Ali A, Lindtjørn B. Malaria risk factors in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:273. 

Woyessa A, Deressa W, Ali A, Lindtjørn B. Evaluation of CareStartTM malaria Pf/Pv combo test for Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria diagnosis in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:218 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-218

Lunde TM and Lindtjørn B. Cattle and climate in Africa: How climate variability has influenced national cattle holdings from 1961–2008. PeerJ 2013; 1:e55 

Lunde TM, Balkew M, Korecha D, Gebre-Michael T, Massebo F, Sorteberg A and Lindtjørn B. A dynamic model of some malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes of the Afrotropical region. II. Validation of species distribution and seasonal variations. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:78

Animut A, Balkew M, Gebre-Michael T and Lindtjørn B. Blood meal sources and entomological inoculation rates of anophelines along a highland altitudinal transect in south-central Ethiopia. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:76 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-76

Lunde TM, Korecha D, Loha E, Sorteberg A and Lindtjørn B. A dynamic model of some malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes of the Afrotropical region. I. Model description and sensitivity analysis. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:28

Massebo F, Balkew M, Gebre-Michael T and Lindtjørn B. Blood meal origins and insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles arabiensis from Chano in South-West Ethiopia. Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:44 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-6-44

Lunde TM, Bayoh NM and Lindtjørn B. How malaria models relate temperature to malaria transmission. Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:20 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-6-20

Loha E, Tefera K and Lindtjørn B. Freely distributed bed-net use among Chano Mille residents, south Ethiopia: a longitudinal study.Malaria Journal 2013, 12:23 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-23


Loha E, Lindtjorn B. Predictors of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Incidence in Chano Mille, South Ethiopia: A Longitudinal Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012. Download the article here.

Loha E, Lunde TM, Lindtjørn B. Effect of Bednets and Indoor Residual Spraying on Spatio-Temporal Clustering of Malaria in a Village in South Ethiopia: A Longitudinal Study. PLoSONE 2012; 7(10): e4735.

Animut A, Gebre-Michael T, Balkew B and Lindtjørn B. Abundance and dynamics of anopheline larvae in a highland malarious area of south-central EthiopiaParasites & Vectors 2012, 5:117 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-117

Woyessa A, Deressa W, Ali A, Lindtjørn B. Prevalence of malaria infection in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia. Malaria Journal 2012, 11:84

Dereje T. Mengistu and Asgeir Sorteberg published a paper on the river flows in the Eastern Nile basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 2012; 16: 391–407. 

Ellen Viste & Diriba Korecha & Asgeir Sorteberg. Recent drought and precipitation tendencies in Ethiopia. Published on Theoretical Applied Climatology. 2012, DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0746-3.

Viste E., Sorteberg A., 2012: The effect of moisture transport variability onEthiopian summer precipitation. Int. J. Climatol. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/joc.3566


Viste E and  Sorteberg A. 2011. Moisture transport into the Ethiopian highlands. Int. J. Climatol. (2011)  DOI: 10.1002/joc.3409 (pdf)

2010 and earlier

Loha, E., & Lindtjørn, B. (2010). Model variations in predicting incidence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria using 1998-2007 morbidity and meteorological data from south Ethiopia. Malaria Journal, 9 (1) DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-166

Korecha, D. and A. Barnston (2007): ―Predictability of June–September rainfall in Ethiopia‖, Monthly Weather Review, 135:628–650.



Presentations at conferences

Eskindir Loha and Bernt Lindtjørn. Effect of bednets and indoor residual spraying on spatio-temporal clustering of malaria in a village in South Ethiopia: a longitudinal study. Malaria Journal 2012, 11(Suppl 1):P66 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-S1-P66. 

Woyessa A, Wakgari D, Ahmed A and Lindtjørn B. Shifting to Plasmodium vivax dominance at highlands of Ethiopia following the countrywide intensive use of artemether-lumefantrine throughout endemic areas since 2005: Can we neglect the role of climate and relapse cases?  Oral Presentation, and published presentation: 2012; 13th World Congress on Public Health (April 23-27, 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Page 187-190.

Woyessa A, Deressa W, Ali A and Lindtjørn. Prevalence and risk factors for malaria infection in a highland region of South-Central Ethiopia: a prospective community- based study in the Butajira area. Poster presentation (1.1-037): Tropical Medicine and International Health 2011; 16 Suppl 1 pp 107. 


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