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Professor Tek Maraseni

Professor Tek Maraseni
Name Tek Maraseni
Position Professor (Environmental Science and Management)
Section Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Operations)
Office Q525
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2995
Extension 2995
Email
Qualifications BSc Tribhuvan , MSc Asian IT , PhD USQ
Homepage http://www.usq.edu.au/users/maraseni
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I earned a double BSc (Science and Forestry) in Nepal, an MSc (NRM) in Thailand, where I was awarded a gold medal (GPA 4/4), and a PhD (Env. Science and Mgt) in Australia. I have over 26 years of research experience in identifying and adopting management practices that improve productivity, profitability and the sustainability of agriculture and forestry systems whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I have successfully completed multiple research projects in 15 different countries, funded by world-renowned donor organisations. I have published >210 publications (mostly in Q1) with co-authors from 22 different countries, which have been cited >3650 times, with a h-index of 34. Globally, I am ranked 133rd in “Forestry” and 5th in “Carbon Management”. My research has been recognized through several national and international awards/fellowships including: (1) Research Excellence Award from USQ in 2009 & 2014; (2) “Senior International Scientist” award from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013; (3) “Climate Change Professional Fellows” award from the US State Department in 2011; (4) Queensland China Climate Change Fellowship from Queensland and Chinese Governments in 2009; (5) US National Science Foundation Fellowship 2009; and (6) First runner-up award from an Elsevier Journal (2015). I have supervised 16 PhD students to completion, serve as an editorial member for three international journals and assess PhD theses and proposals for granting bodies.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 070399 )
  • Agricultural Land Management ( 070101 )
  • Agricultural Land Management ( 300202 )
  • Environmental Management not elsewhere classified ( 410499 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 300499 )

Research interests
Carbon management; Forestry; Valuation of Environmental Services; REDD+; Value Chain Analysis; Governance; Environmental Policy;

Professional memberships
Life Member - Nepal Foresters’ Association;
Member –US Government Climate Change Professional Fellows Alumni Association;
Senior International Scientist – Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ;
Member- Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research Alumni, USA
Member- University of Southern Queensland Alumni Association; and
Life Member - Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

Industry affiliations
Senior International Scientist – Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ; and
Visiting Professor: Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou), China
Adjunct Professor: University of Sunshine Coast, Qld.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (ILSE)
  • Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CSAS)

Research most recent
Maraseni, T.N., Anh, D., Reardon-Smith, K., Mushtaq, S (2021) Carbon smart agriculture: an integrated regional approach offers significant potential to increase profit and resource use efficiency, and reduce emissions, Journal of Cleaner Production, 124555, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124555
Laudari, H.K., Aryal, K. Maraseni, T.N. (2021) What lessons do the first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) formulation process and implementation outcome provide to the enhanced/updated NDC? A reality check from Nepal, Science of the Total Environment, 143509, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143509
Maraseni, T. N., Poudyal, B.H., Rana, E., Khanal, S.C., Ghimire, P.L., Subedi, B.P. (2020). Mapping National REDD+ Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region, Journal of Environmental Management, 269:110763


Research most notable
• Maraseni, T. N., Poudyal, B.H. (2020). Mapping National REDD+ Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region, Journal of Environmental Management, 269:110763
• Poudyal, B.H., Maraseni, T. N., Cockfield, G. (2020). Recognition of Historical Contribution of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities through Benefit Sharing Plans (BSPs) in REDD+, Environmental Science and Policy, 106, 111-114
• Laudari, H.K., Aryal, K., Maraseni, T. N. (2020) A postmortem of forest policy dynamics of Nepal, Land Use Policy, 91, 104338.
• Poudyal, B.H., Maraseni, T. N., Cockfield, G. (2020). Scientific Forest Management Practice in Nepal: Critical Reflections from Stakeholders’ Perspectives, Forests, 11 (1), 27.
• Maraseni, T.N., Reardon-Smith, Kathryn (2019) Meeting National Emissions Reduction Obligations: A Case Study of Australia. Energies, 12 (438).
• Ojha, H., Maraseni, T.N., Nightingale, A., Bhattarai, B., Khatri, D. (2019) Rescuing forests from the carbon trap. Forest Policy and Economics, 15-18
• Maraseni, T.N., Bhattarai, N., Karky, B.S. (2019). An assessment of governance quality for community-based forest management systems in Asia: prioritisation of governance indicators at various scales, Land Use Policy, 81, 750-761
• Paudyal, B.H., Maraseni, T. N., Cockfield, G. (2018) Evolutionary dynamics of selective logging in the tropics: A systematic review of impact studies and their effectiveness in sustainable forest management, Forest Ecology and Management 430, 166–175
• Maraseni, T. N., Phimmavong, S., Keenan, R.J., Vingkhamsao, V., Cockfield, G., Smith, H., (2018) Financial returns for different actors in a teak timber value chain in Paklay District, Lao PDR, Land Use Policy, 75, 145-154
• Maraseni, T.N., Deo, R.C., Qu, J., Gentle, P., Neupane, P.R. (2018). An international comparison of rice consumption behaviours and greenhouse gas emissions from rice production, Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 2288-2300
• Castillo, J.A.A., Apan, A., Maraseni, T.N., Salmo, S.G. (2017) Estimation and mapping of above-ground biomass of mangrove forests and their replacement land uses in the Philippines using Sentinel imagery. Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 134, 70-85
• Maraseni, T. N., Son, H.L., Cockfield, G., Duy, H.V., Nghia, T.D. (2017) Comparing the financial returns from acacia plantations with different plantation densities and rotation ages in Vietnam. Forest Policy and Economics, 83, 80–87
• Cadman, C., Maraseni, T.N., Ok-Ma, H., Lopez-Casero, F. (2017). Five years of REDD+ governance: The use of market mechanisms as a response to anthropogenic climate change, Forest Policy and Economics, 79, 8-16
• Maraseni, T.N., Pandey, S.S. (2014) Can vegetation types work as an indicator of soil organic carbon? An insight from native vegetation in Nepal. Ecological Indicators, 46, 31-322
• Maraseni, T.N., Neupane, P., Lopez-Casero, F., Cadman, T. (2014) An assessment of the impacts of the REDD+ pilot project on community forests user groups (CFUGs) and their community forests in Nepal, Journal of Environmental Management, 136, 37-46
• Maraseni, T.N. (2013). Selecting a CDM investor in China: A critical analysis, Energy Policy, 53, 484-489
• Gentle, P., Maraseni, TN (2012) Climate change, poverty and livelihoods: Adaptation practices by rural mountain communities in Nepal, Environmental Science and Policy, 21, 24-34
• Maraseni, T.N., Cockfield, G. (2011). Crops, cows or timber? Including carbon values in land use choices', Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 140, 280-288
• Maraseni, T.N., Cockfield, G. (2011). Does the adoption of zero tillage reduce greenhouse gas emissions? An assessment for the grains industry in Australia, Agricultural System, 104, 451-458
• Maraseni, T.N., Maroulis, J. (2008). Piggery: From environmental pollution to a climate change solution, Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part B, 43 (4), 358-363


Publications in ePrints

Maraseni, Tek and An-Vo, Duc-AnhORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7528-7139 and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Reardon-Smith, Kate (2021) Carbon smart agriculture: An integrated regional approach offers significant potential to increase profit and resource use efficiency, and reduce emissions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 282:124555. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0959-6526

Acharya, Ram Prasad and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Cockfield, Geoff (2021) Estimating the willingness to pay for regulating and cultural ecosystem services from forested Siwalik landscapes: perspectives of disaggregated users. Annals of Forest Science, 78:51. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1286-4560

Charmakar, Shambhu and Oli, Bishwa Nath and Joshi, Nabin Raj and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Atreya, Kishor (2021) Forest Carbon Storage and Species Richness in FSC Certified and Non-certified Community Forests in Nepal. Small-scale Forestry. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1873-7617

Aryal, Kishor and Ojha, Bhuwan Raj and Maraseni, Tek (2021) Perceived importance and economic valuation of ecosystem services in Ghodaghodi wetland of Nepal. Land Use Policy, 106:105450. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0264-8377

Karki, Sikha and Maraseni, Tek and Mackey, Brendan and Bista, Damber and Lama, Sonam Tashi and Gautam, Ambika P. and Sherpa, Ang Phuri and Koju, Upama and Shrestha, Anita and Cadman, Tim (2021) Reaching over the gap: a review of trends in and status of Red Panda research over 193 years (1827-2020). Science of the Total Environment, 781:146659. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0048-9697

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 070399 )
  • Agricultural Land Management ( 070101 )
  • Agricultural Land Management ( 300202 )
  • Environmental Management not elsewhere classified ( 410499 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 300499 )


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