Fitsum Abadi Gebreselassie

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Appointment: Assistant Professor

Research Area: Capture-recapture models, Integrated population models

Office Location: Knox 126

Email Address:

Office Phone: 575-646-8034

Office Fax: 575-646-1281


  • Ph.D., University of Bern, Switzerland, 2010

  • M.S., University of Hasselt, Belgium, 2006

  • M.S., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2003

  • B.S., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1999

Professional Experience:

  • 2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University

  • 2014-2016, Lecturer, School of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • 2013-2014, Postdoctoral fellow, Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2012-2013, Postdoctoral fellow, Biostatistics and Biology of Populations Group, CEFE-CNRS, France

  • 2010-2012, Postdoctoral fellow, South African National Biodiversity Institute and Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Research Interests: Statistical ecology, Hierarchical models, Bayesian inference

Selected Publications:

  • Abadi, F., Barbraud, C., and Gimenez, O. (2016). Integrated population modeling reveals the impact of climate on the survival of juvenile emperor penguins. Global Change Biology, 10.1111/gcb.13538.

  • Altwegg, R., Jenkins, A., and Abadi, F.. (2014). Nestboxes and immigration drive the growth of an urban Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus population. Ibis, 156, 107-115.

  • Abadi, F., Gimenez, O., Jakober, H., Stauber, W., Arlettaz, R., and Schaub, M. (2012). Estimating the strength of density dependence in the presence of observation errors using integrated population models. Ecological Modelling, 242, 1-9.

  • Schaub, M., Reichlin, T.S., Abadi, F., Kéry, M., Jenni, L., and Arlettaz, R. (2012). The demographic drivers of local population dynamics in two rare migratory birds. Oecologia, 168, 97-108.

  • Schaub, M. and Abadi F. (2011) Integrated population models: A novel analysis framework for deeper Insights into population dynamics. Journal of Ornithology, 152 (Suppl 1), S227-S237.

  • Abadi, F., Gimenez, O., Ullrich, B., Arlettaz, R., and Schaub, M. (2010). Estimation of immigration rate using integrated population models. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 393-400.

  • Abadi, F.., Gimenez, O., Arlettaz, R., and Schaub, M. (2010). An assessment of integrated population models: bias, accuracy, and violation of the assumption of independence. Ecology, 91, 7-14.