Bishaw, Badege

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Senior Instructor; Director, Sustainable Natural Resource Graduate Certificate and Forests and Climate Change Graduate Certificate
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

208 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-9495
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-1393
B.S., 1979, Plant Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
M.S., 1985, Tropical Forestry, University of Dresden, Germany
Ph.D., 1993, Forest Resources, Oregon State University
Research Areas: 
  • Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
  • Science of Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management
Research Interests: 
  • Agroforestry
  • International Forestry
  • Natural Resources
  • Restoration Ecology
Agroforestry, restoration ecology, sustainable natural resource management and international forestry
Badege Bishaw is currently president of the Association for Temperate in Agroforestry (AFTA) in North America.


Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
FE/FOR 456
International Forestry
FS/NR/RNG 477/577
FS 432/532X
Planning Agroforestry Projects
SNR 532
Planning Agroforestry Projects
SNR 511
Sustainable Natural Resources Management
SNR 506
Independent Projects in Natural Resources Sustainability
MNR 511
Introductions to Sustainable Natural Resources
MNR 560
Master of Natural Resources Case Study
Selected Publications: 
  1. Morre, Susan, and Badege Bishaw. (in preparation). Forest Stewardship Principles for Oregon Family forests: An Ecoregion-based Planning Guide. Contributions in Education and Outreach N0 4, Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University.
  2. Bishaw, B., Paul Doescher, Susan Morre, Steve Radosevich, and Troy Hall. (in preparation) Interdisciplinary Master of Natural Resources Degree at Oregon State University –Journal of Forestry [2012 ISI Impact factor: 1.896, Journal Ranking: 25/60 (forestry)].
  3. Bishaw, B, Neufeldt, H, Mowo J, Abdelkadir A, Muriuki J, Dale J, Kassa HM, Assefa T, and Guillozet K. 2013. Farmers Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change through Agroforestry in Ethiopia and Kenya. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. USA 96 pp.
  4. Eastman D, Catacutan DC, Do TH, Guarnaschelli S, Dam VB, and Bishaw B. 2013. Stakeholder preferences over rewards for ecosystem services: implications for REDD+ benefit distribution system in Viet Nam. Working Paper 171. Bogor, Indonesia: world Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Program. 17 pp. DOI: 10.5716/WP13057.
  5. Bishaw, B. and Sharrow, S. 2011. Agroforestry Education at Oregon State University. In Ashton, S.F., S.W. Workman, W.G. Hubbard and D.J. Moorhead, eds. Agroforestry: A Profitable Land Use. In Proceedings, 12th North American Agroforestry conference. Athens, GA June 4-9.
  6. Bishaw, B and Asfaw, Z. 2010. Hydrological and Related Aspects of Deforestation and Degradation of Woody Vegetation. P. 183-211. in Water Resources Management in Ethiopia: implications for the Blue Nile Basin / edited by Helmut Kloos and Worku Legesse. Amherst, NY 14228.
  7. Bishaw, B., Bekele, M. and Refera, A. 2008. Strengthening Wondo Genet College of Forestry in Natural Resource and Biodiversity Education and Research for Capacity building in East Africa. in New Perspectives in Forestry Education, Temu, A.B., Chamshama, S.A.O., Kung’u, J., Kaboggoza, J., Chikamai, B. and Kiwia, A. (eds.). Peer reviewed papers presented at the First Global Workshop on Forestry Education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. Buckman, Robert E., Bishaw, B.; Hanson, T.J., Benford, and Frank A. 2006. Growth and yield of red pine in the Lake States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-271. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research station. 114 p.
  9. Bishaw, B. 2006. Integrating Agroforestry into Rural Development for Food Security and Environmental Protection. In Proceedings of the International Conference on a Development Strategy for the Horn of Africa. The University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas, U.S.A. October 20-22.