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Dr Uttam Shrestha

Dr Uttam Shrestha
Name Uttam Shrestha
Position Adjunct Research Fellow
Section Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Operations)
Phone +61 7 4631 2429
Extension 2429
Email
Qualifications MScBot Tribhuvan , MScGeoIT Northeastern , PhD UMass

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Ecology not elsewhere classified ( 060299 )
  • Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 069999 )
  • Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified ( 050199 )
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 040699 )

Research interests
Landuse land cover change, remote sensing of vegetation, conservation biology, spatial analysis, ecosystem services modelling and mapping, Species distribution modelling

Professional memberships
Member of Society for Conservation Biology
Member of Global Young Academy
Young Fellow of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment (IAgE)
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)

Research most recent
1. Aryal A, Shrestha UB, Ji W, Ale SB, Shrestha S, Ingty T, Maraseni T, Cockfield G, Raubenheimer D. 2016. Predicting the distributions of predator (snow leopard) and prey (blue sheep) under climate change in the Himalaya. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.2196
2. Bhandari P, KC M, Shrestha S, Aryal A, Shrestha UB. 2016. Assessments of ecosystem service indicators and stakeholder’s willingness to pay for selected ecosystem services in the Chure region of Nepal. Applied Geography 69: 25-34 DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.02.003
3. Shrestha UB, Shrestha S, Aryal A. 2015. Disaster response: Volunteers, unite. Science 349(6249): 699–700


Research most notable
Shrestha UB, Gautam S, Bawa KS. 2012. Widespread climate change in the Himalayas and associated changes in local ecosystems. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36741.
Shrestha UB & Bawa KS. 2013. Trade, harvest, and conservation of caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) in the Himalayas. Biological Conservation 159: 514–520
Shrestha UB & Bawa KS. 2014. Impact of climate change on potential distribution of Chinese caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) in Nepal Himalaya. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106405
Shrestha UB & Bawa KS. 2014. Economic contribution of Chinese caterpillar fungus to the livelihoods of mountain communities in Nepal. Biological Conservation 177: 194–202.


Publications in ePrints

Coscieme, Luca and Silva Hyldmo, Hakon da and Fernandez-Llamazares, Álvaro and Palomo, Ignacio and Mwampamba, Tuyeni H. and Selomane, Odirilwe and Sitas, Nadia and Jaureguiberry, Pedro and Takahashi, Yasuo and Lim, Michelle and Barral, Maria P. and Farinaci, Juliana S. and Diaz-Jose, Julio and Ghosh, Sonali and Ojino, Joyce and Alassaf, Amani and Baatuuwie, Bernard N. and Balint, Lenke and Basher, Zeenatul and Boeraeve, Fanny and Budiharta, Sugeng and Chen, Ruishan and Desrousseaux, Maylis and Dowo, Gregory and Febria, Catherine and Ghazi, Houda and Harmackova, Zuzana V. and Jaffe, Rodolfo and Kalemba, Mphatso M. and Lambini, Cosmas K. and Lasmana, Felicia P. S. and Mohamed, Assem A. A. and Niamir, Aidin and Pliscoff, Patricio and Sabyrbekov, Rahat and Shrestha, Uttam B. and Samakov, Aibek and Sidorovich, Anna A. and Thompson, Laura and Valle, Mireia (2020) Multiple conceptualizations of nature are key to inclusivity and legitimacy in global environmental governance. Environmental Science & Policy, 104. pp. 36-42. ISSN 1462-9011

Shrestha, Uttam Babu and Shrestha, Bharat Babu (2019) Climate change amplifies plant invasion hotspots in Nepal. Diversity and Distributions, 25. pp. 1599-1612. ISSN 1366-9516

Shrestha, Uttam Babu and Shrestha, Asheshwor Man and Shrestha, Sujata and Aryal, Suman and Gautam, Madhu Sudan and Ojha, Hemant (2019) Climate change in Nepal: a comprehensive analysis of instrumental data and people’s perceptions. Climatic Change, 154 (3-4). pp. 315-334. ISSN 0165-0009

Kodur, Shreevatsa and Shrestha, Uttam Babu and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Deo, Ravinesh C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2290-6749 (2019) Environmental and economic impacts and trade-offs from simultaneous management of soil constraints, nitrogen and water. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222. pp. 960-970. ISSN 0959-6526

Bhandari, Shivish and Shrestha, Uttam Babu and Aryal, Achyut (2019) Increasing tiger mortality in Nepal: a bump in the road? Biodiversity and Conservation, 28 (14). pp. 4115-4118. ISSN 0960-3115

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Ecology not elsewhere classified ( 060299 )
  • Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 069999 )
  • Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified ( 050199 )
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified ( 040699 )


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