Geo-trekking in Ethiopia’s Tropical Mountains

The Dogu’a Tembien District

  • Jan Nyssen
  • Miro Jacob
  • Amaury Frankl

Part of the GeoGuide book series (GEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Sembroni, Paola Molin, Francesco Dramis
      Pages 29-43
    3. Miro Jacob, Sil Lanckriet, Sander Van Vooren, Jan Nyssen
      Pages 45-61
    4. Jozef Naudts, Sil Lanckriet
      Pages 79-87
  3. Geology and Geomorphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Francesco Dramis, Giandomenico Fubelli
      Pages 107-119
    3. Miruts Hagos, Kassa Amare, Christian Koeberl, Jan Nyssen
      Pages 139-151
    4. Robert Bussert, Mauro Coltorti, Francesco Dramis
      Pages 153-163
    5. Frederik Lerouge, Raf Aerts
      Pages 165-178
    6. Jan Moeyersons, Jan Nyssen, Jozef Deckers, Mitiku Haile, Jean Poesen
      Pages 179-193
  4. Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Kristine Walraevens, Marc Van Camp, Ine Vandecasteele, Wim Clymans, Jan Moeyersons, Amaury Frankl et al.
      Pages 197-213
    3. Amanuel Zenebe, Matthias Vanmaercke, Etefa Guyassa, Gert Verstraeten, Jean Poesen, Jan Nyssen
      Pages 215-230
  5. Vegetation and Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Miro Jacob, Sil Lanckriet, Katrien Descheemaeker
      Pages 251-259
    3. Raf Aerts, Frederik Lerouge, Eva November
      Pages 261-277
    4. Tasha Moens, Miro Jacob, Sil Lanckriet
      Pages 293-300
  6. Geomorphic Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Jan Moeyersons, Jan Nyssen, Miet Van den Eeckhaut, Mitiku Haile, Jozef Deckers, Jean Poesen
      Pages 303-317
    3. Karen Vancampenhout, Gebeyehu Taye Wondim, Jozef Deckers, Jean Poesen, Mitiku Haile, Jan Nyssen
      Pages 319-331
    4. Amaury Frankl, Etefa Guyassa, Jean Poesen, Jan Nyssen
      Pages 333-343
    5. Matthias Vanmaercke, Nigussie Haregeweyn, Amanuel Zenebe, Jan Nyssen, Jean Poesen
      Pages 345-357
  7. Land and Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Jozef Deckers, Sander Tielens, Karen De Geyndt, Johan Van de Wauw, Mitiku Haile, Jean Poesen et al.
      Pages 361-372
    3. Amanuel Zenebe, Atkilt Girma, Etefa Guyassa, Tesfaalem Ghebreyohannes Asfaha, R. Neil Munro, Mitiku Haile et al.
      Pages 373-386
    4. Jan Nyssen, Solomon Gebregziabher, Desta Gebremichael, Etefa Guyassa, Jozef Deckers, Jean Poesen
      Pages 387-402
    5. Alemtsehay Tsegay, Berhanu Abrha, Getachew Hruy
      Pages 403-413
    6. Jan Nyssen, Merha Zerabruk, Jozef Naudts, Alemayehu Tadesse, Romha Assefa, Seifu Gebreslassie et al.
      Pages 415-428
    7. Tesfay Araya, Jan Nyssen, Sil Lanckriet, Jozef Deckers, Wim M. Cornelis
      Pages 429-441
    8. Bert Reubens, Romha Assefa, Seifu Gebreslassie, Girmay Haylemariam, Amaury Frankl, Miro Jacob et al.
      Pages 443-457
  8. Historical, Sociological and Cultural Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Jan Nyssen, Gordon Petrie, R. Neil Munro, Miro Jacob, Wolbert Smidt, Mitiku Haile et al.
      Pages 461-476
    3. R. Neil Munro, Teweldeberhan Woldegerima, Berhane Hailu, Amanuel Zenebe, Zemichael Gebremedhin, Abrha Hailemichael et al.
      Pages 477-493
    4. Jan Nyssen, Fien De Rudder, Koen Vlassenroot, Fredu Nega, Hossein Azadi
      Pages 495-504
    5. Kaatje Segers, Joost Dessein, Jan Nyssen, Mitiku Haile, Jozef Deckers
      Pages 505-517
    6. Seifu Gebreslassie, Sil Lanckriet
      Pages 519-528
  9. Geotourism and Trekking in Dogu’a Tembien

About this book


This book is based on over 150 scientific papers about the Dogu’a Tembien district in Ethiopia. To reach a broader public of people interested in geosites and human-environment interactions, the authors here add a geoguide about this mountain district in Ethiopia(13°30’ N, 39°10’ E; upto 2850 m high) which shows a varied lithology.

A large team has carried out research in that district over the past 23 years, including long stays in the areas. Numerous viewpoints and geosites are only accessible on foot; hence the authors prepared the book as a trekking guide, which will enhance sustainable tourism in the same time. This edited work summarises the study results in the international literature into a comprehensive book, which comprises 35 thematic chapters, detailed description of 573 km of trekking routes to access the landscape and the most scenic excursion points, as well as the necessary logistical information. A state-of-the-art trekking map is included as a digital annex.


Dogu'a Tembien landform Tourism in Ethiopia Geoguide Geotourism Ethiopian Highlands Soil and Water conservation Geomorphology Geology Ecosystem Tropical mountains Agricultural system Human impact on the environment Ethiopia Trekking Map

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Nyssen
    • 1
  • Miro Jacob
    • 2
  • Amaury Frankl
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of GeographyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Department of GeographyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04954-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04955-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6497
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6500
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