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Bir Bahadur Khanal Chhetri, PhD

Name : Bir Bahadur Khanal Chhetri, PhDbir_bahadur_khanal

Position : Associate Professor & Campus Chief, Pokhara Campus, Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University

Subject : Natural Resources Management

Department: Social Forestry and Forest Management

Education          

  • PhD in Tropical Forestry and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • MSc in Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA), University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • MSc in Statistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Interest Area: Forest-poverty linkage; Decentralized natural resource management for livelihood improvement; Forest resources and mathematical modeling: Climate change related issues in developing countries.

 Research and Publications

Chhetri, B.B.K., Asante, P.  and Yoshimoto, A. (2016). Forest Dependence and Inequality: An Empirical Study from Community Forests in Kaski, Nepal. FORMATH 15 (in press)

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2015). Social Stratification, ethnicity and Kinship: Disparity and Interrelationship in Nepalese Kaste System. Sirjana 29(1): 54-60. Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal.

Larsen, H.O., Rayamajhi, S.,Smith-Hall, C., Treue, T., Meilby,H., Chhetri, B.B.K., Puri, L.,Pokharel, R., Tiwari, K.R., Rutt,R.L., Walelign, S.Z., Pouliot, M. (2015). Community forests can contribute more to rural Nepalese livelihoods Brief Policy No.. 02, JUNE 2015. Copenhagen Centre for Development Research.

Chhetri, BBK. (2015). Potential of implementing REDD+ in community forestry in Nepal.  Bimba, 20: 11-15. Nepal Student Union, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal.

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2015). Forest Environmental Income and Its Role in Welfare outcomes: An Empirical Evidence from Rural Nepal. FORMATH 14: 1-10.

Smith-Hall1 C. Larsen, HO., Pouliot, M,, Chhetri, B.B.K., Rayamajhi, S. Meilby, H and Puri.,L (2015). Environmental resource income is important for earthquake-hit rural households. Brief Policy No. 01, JUNE 2015. Copenhagen Centre for Development Research.

Chhetri, B.B.K., Larsen, H.O., and Smith-Hall, C. (2015). Environmental resources reduce income inequality and the prevalence, depth and severity of poverty in rural Nepal. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 17(3): 513-530.

Rebecca Leigh Rutt, R.L., Chhetri, B.B.K.,Pokharel, R., Rayamajhi, S., Tiwari, K. and Treue, T. (2015).The scientific framing of forestry decentralization in Nepal. Forest Policy and Economics, 60: 50-61. 

Larsen, HO, Rayamajhi, S, Chhetri, B.B.K., Charlery, L.C., Gautam, N., Khadka, N., Puri, L., Rutt, R.L., Shivakoti, T., Thorsen, R.S. & Walelign, S.Z. (2014).The role of environmental incomes in rural Nepalese livelihoods 2005–2012: Contextuel information. Frederiksberg: Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen. IFRO Documentation; No. 2014/4.

K.C. B., Stainback, G. A , and  Chhetri, B.B.K. (2014).  Community users’ and experts’ perspective on community forestry in Nepal: a SWOT–AHP analysis. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 23(4): 217-231.

Khan, M.H. and Chhetri, B.B.K. (2014). REDD+ payment mechanism and its impact: Implications from Nepal’s REDD pilot project. IOF Discussion Paper No. 26, ComForM Project, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Saito-Jensen, M., Rutt, R.L., and Chhetri, B.B.K.(2014).  Social and environmental tensions-Affirmative measures under REDD+ carbon payment initiative. Human Ecology, 42(5): 683-694.

Lund, J.F.,Baral, K., Bhandari, N.S., Chhetri, B.B.K.,Larsen, H.O., Nielse, Ø.J., Puri, L., Rutt, R.L. and Treue, T. (2014). Who benefits from taxation of forest products in Nepal’s community forests? Forest Policy and Economics 38: 119–125.

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2013). Income strategies of farm households in rural Nepal: The role of non-farm activities Proceedings in the international conference on Forest, People & Climate: Changing Paradigm. Balla, M.K., S. Rayamajhi and Singh A.(eds.), pp.55-71, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.

Rebecca Leigh Rutt, R.L., Chhetri, B.B.K., Lund, J. F., Pokharel, R., Rayamajhi, S., Tiwari, K. and Treue, T. (2013).How do scientific forestry principles inform forest management practices in participatory forestry? Stories from Nepal. Proceedings in the international conference on Forest, People & Climate: Changing Paradigm. Balla, M.K., S. Rayamajhi and Singh A.(eds.), pp.271-283, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.

Chhetri, B.B. K., Johnsen, H.K., Konoshima, M., and Yoshimoto, A. (2013). Community Forestry in the hills of Nepal: Determinants of user participation in forest management. Forest Policy and Economics, 30: 6-13

Rayamajhi, S., Tiwari, K.R., Pokharel, R. Chhetri, B.B.K. and Upadhyaya, C.P. (2013).Contribution of participatory forestry in Nepal.Proceedings of  SAARC Expert Group Meeting on Forest Contribution to Socioeconomic Development, 20-22 August 2013, held at Pokhara, Nepal.

Sharma, R. P. and Chhetri, B. B. K. (2012). Analysis of rocks, soils and vegetation characteristics of Kankali (Chitwan) and Tibrikot (Kaski) community forests of Nepal. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 45: 13-22.

Chhetri B. B. K. and Shrestha, B. (2012). What Determines the Non-Farm Work Participation in Nepalese Farm-Households? A research report, pp 44.  NUFU Project, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Chhetri, B.B.K., Larsen, H. O. and Smith-Hall, C. (2012). Law Enforcement in Community Forestry: Consequences for the Poor. Small-scale Forestry, 11(4): 435-452.

Chhetri, B.B.K., J.F. Lund and Ø.J. Nielsen. 2012. The Public Finance Potential of Community Forestry in Nepal. Ecological Economics 73(1): 113-121.

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2011). How do households cope with income shocks? Evidence from rural Nepal. In: Natural Resources Management: Reviews and Research in the Himalayan Watersheds II, a special publication of NUFU HIMUNET Project, Vol II,  Balla, M.K. and Singh A..(eds), p. 50-62, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Chhetri, B. B. K. (2011). Inequality and forest dependence on community forest resources in Nepal. A conference paper presented in the International Conference on Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future – a 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)-2011.

Chhetri, B.B.K., Larsen, H. O. and Smith-Hall, C. (2010). Stakeholder perspectives on patterns and causes of forest crimes in Community Forestry in Nepal. Scandinavian Forest Economics, 43:353-364.

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2010). Community Forestry in Nepal: Determinants of Users’ Participation and Resource Dependency. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, pp:100.

Chhetri, B.B.K., Larsen, H. O. and Smith-Hall, C. (2010). Poverty, inequality and forest dependence in rural Nepal. In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Forest-People Interaction, Balla, M. K. and Singh A. K. (eds), P. 76-88, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry ,Pokhara, Nepal.

Larsen, H.O., Herslund, L. Chhetri, B.B.K., Puri, L., Bhattarai, S. and Gautam, N.P. (2010). The role of forest products with increasing urbanization. In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Forest-People Interaction, Balla, M. K. and Singh A. K. (eds), P. 59-65, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Lund, J.F., Bhandari, N.S., Baral, K., Kharel, K., Chhetri, B.B.K., Nielsen, Ø. J., and Upadhyaya, C.P. (2010). Equity in Community Forestry in Nepal. In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Forest-People Interaction, Balla, M. K. and Singh A. K. (eds), P. 35-46, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry ,Pokhara, Nepal.

Chhetri B B K, Lund J. F. and Nielsen Ø. J. (2010). The Rural Development Potential of Community Forestry in Nepal. A conference paper presented at the International Conference on Taking stock of smallholder and community forestry: Where do we go from here? 24-26 March 2010 Montpellier, France.

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2010). Forests for the poor in communities of rural Nepal. News article, Poverty Environment Network (PEN), Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Chhetri B. B. K. (2008). Testing Assumptions of Ordinary Least Square Regression. The Nature: The Journal for Green Revolution 1: 99-102. Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Chhetri, B.B.K. and Shrestha, B. (2007). Linking Poverty with Integrated Community Resource Management:  The Case of Pumdibhumdi Watershed Area of Kaski, Nepal. A research report, pp 47.  NUFU Project, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Chhetri, B.B.K. (2006). Income Distribution Disparity and Inequality Measure: The case of Community Forests in Kaski, Nepal. IOF Discussion Paper No. 5, 28 pp. ComForM Project, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Chhetri B.B.K. (2006). Management of Common Pool Resources: Some critical comments. The Prabhat, 2006: 57-59. Publication on Forestry and Literature, All Nepal National Free Students Union, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal.

Chhetri B.B.K. (2006). Local and Scientific Knowledge: Complementarities and Differences. Bimba, 13: 107-108. Nepal Student Union, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal.

Chhetri B.B.K.(2005). Participation: A Central Theme for Sustainable Forest Management .The Prabhat, 2005: 79-82. Publication on Forestry and Literature,  All Nepal National Free Students Union, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal.

Chhetri, B.B.K (2005). Status of Natural Resources in Hanspur VDC: An Introduction.   Hanspur-Thumki Samparka Samaja, Pokhara, 2005: 24-29.

Smith, P.D., Chhetri, B.B.K. and Regmi, B. (2003). Meeting the needs of Nepal’s poor. Creating local criteria and indicators of community forestry. Journal of Forestry 101(5): 24-30.

Chhetri B.B.K. (2002). Training Manual on ODBC and Statistics for Biological/Socio-economic Data Analysis. King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Pokhara Nepal, pp: 87.

Rai, S.N.,.Dutta I.C, Haque S., Chhetri, B.B.K., Chaurasia, J.P. and Indu, I.P. (1998). Ecology and growth of shorea robusta in central Nepal. In P. Mathema, I.C. Dutta, M.K. Balla and S,N.Adhikari (eds.), Sustainable forest management. Proceedings of an international seminar, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara ,Nepal, 31 Aug.-2 Sept. 1998, pp: 117-125.

Dhoubhadel, S.P. and Chhetri, B. B.K. (1997). Peoples participation in biodiversity conservation (a case study of Begnas and Rupa watershed area). Tribhuvan University Journal XX (2): 51- 62.

Subedi B and Chhetri B.B.K. (1995).  Productivity, Equity and Sustainability of Users Group Managed Community Forestry in Kaski Nepal. A research report, pp 35. The Ford Foundation Project, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.

Responsibilities:

Teaching and supervision

  • Responsible for teaching Statistics, Research Methodology and partially the Community Based Forest Management Courses both at Bachelor and Master’s level at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.
  • Supervising PhD and Sc. theses, and B.Sc. Project Papers.

 

Project leadership

2014-             Key responsible scientist for the project Science and Power in Participatory Forest Management (SCIFOR) in Nepal and Tanzania.

2010-2014    Leader of the ‘Socio-economic Study’ sub-project under the ComForM Phase III Project in Nepal.

 

Contact Address

Phone: 977(0)61-432002          Mobile: 00977-9846422002

Email: bbkchhetri@iofpc.edu.np       khanalbb1@gmail.com

 

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