Dr. Assayie is an experienced aquatic ecologist and environmental health specialist who has been working in academia for more than 15 years. With a skill in phycology, the taxonomy of diatoms and macroinvertebrates, microscopy, biological sampling, data analysis, and data visualization, my research interest covers the study of the impact of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on water quality of the aquatic system and on the biodiversity in the aquatic ecosystem. Dr. Assayie is interested in studying the status of water bodies as a system using biological quality elements like Diatoms, macroinvertebrates, and Planktons as proxy indicators. He worked on the habitat modeling of these biological elements, especially benthic diatoms and macroinvertebrates. He is also interested in understanding ecosystem services and their management. The treatment of water and wastewater is also the research area he has been investigating for a good share of his research years and wanted to continue with as he believes; this is key to address the gap in water scarcity and integrated water resource management to safeguard both human and environmental health.
Research Interests Keywords
Water and Wastewater treatment