Beyene Hailu

PhD student (co-supervisor)

I am a PhD student co-supervised by Ayco Tack (my main supervisor is Kristoffer Hylander). I received a Master’s degree in Nematology (European Masters of Science in Nematology, an Erasmus Mundus Program) from Ghent University in 2014. Since then I had been working at Jimma University (Ethiopia) until I joined Stockholm University as a PhD student in 2016. As my PhD project, I work on the major fungal diseases of coffee along a management gradient of the crop in its native range. I am mainly interested to understand how the variation in biotic and abiotic environmental drivers and coffee management along the gradient could affect the dynamics of the major fungal diseases of coffee.