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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 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 300499 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )
  • Agriculture ( 300200 )
  • Natural Resource Management ( 410406 )

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

Han, Jinyu and Qu, Jiansheng and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Xu, Li and Zeng, Jingjing and Li, Hengji (2021) A critical assessment of provincial-level variation in agricultural GHG emissions in China. Journal of Environmental Management, 296:113190. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0301-4797

Chen, Guangnan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8460-9224 and Maraseni, Tek Narayan (2021) Agriculture: energy use and conservation. In: Managing soils and terrestrial systems, 2nd ed. Environmental Management Handbook, III. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL, United States, pp. 9-18. ISBN 978-1-138-34265-1

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

Laudari, Hari Krishna and Pariyar, Shiva and Maraseni, Tek (2021) COVID-19 lockdown and the forestry sector: insight from Gandaki province of Nepal. Forest Policy and Economics, 131:102556. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1389-9341

Zeng, Jinjing and Han, Jinyu and Qu, Jiansheng and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Xu, Li and Li, Hengji and Liu, Lina (2021) Ecoefficiency of China's agricultural sector: what are the spatiotemporal characteristics and how are they determined? Journal of Cleaner Production, 325:129346. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0959-6526

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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 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 300499 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )
  • Agriculture ( 300200 )
  • Natural Resource Management ( 410406 )


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