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Dr Uttam Shrestha

Dr Uttam Shrestha
Name Uttam Shrestha
Position Research Fellow
Section Strategic Research Projects
Location Toowoomba Campus
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

Shrestha, Sujata and Shrestha, Uttam B. and Bawa, Kamal (2018) Socio-economic factors and management regimes as drivers of tree cover change in Nepal. PeerJ, 6 (e4855). pp. 1-25. ISSN 2167-8359

Shrestha, Sujata and Shrestha, Uttam Babu (2017) Beyond money: does REDD+ payment enhance household’s participation in forest governance and management in Nepal’s community forests? Forest Policy and Economics , 80. pp. 63-70. ISSN 1389-9341

Neergheen-Bhujun, Vidushi and Awan, Almas Taj and Baran, Yusuf and Bunnefeld, Nils and Chan, Kit and Cruz, Thomas Edison dela and Egamberdieva, Dilfuza and Elsässer, Simon and Johnson, Mari-Vaughn V. and Komai, Shoji and Konevega, Andrey L. and Malone, John H. and Mason, Paul and Nguon, Rothsophal and Piper, Ross and Shrestha, Uttam Babu and Pešić, Milica and Kagansky, Alexander (2017) Biodiversity, drug discovery, and the future of global health: Introducing the biodiversity to biomedicine consortium, a call to action. Journal of Global Health, 7 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2047-2978

Shrestha, Sujata and Shrestha, Uttam Babu and Bawa, Kamaljit S. (2017) Contribution of REDD+ payments to the economy of rural households in Nepal. Applied Geography, 88. pp. 151-160. ISSN 0143-6228

Lim, Michelle and Lynch, Abigail J. and Fernández-Llamazares, Álvaro and Balint, Lanke and Basher, Zeenatul and Chan, Ivis and Jaureguiberry, Pedro and Mohamed, A. A. A. and Mwampamba, Tuyeni H. and Palomo, Ignacio and Pliscoff, Patricio and Salimov, Rashad A. and Samako, Aibek and Selomane, Odirilwe and Shrestha, Uttam B. and Sidorovich, Anna A. (2017) Early-career experts essential for planetary sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 29. pp. 151-157. ISSN 1877-3435

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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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