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Mr. Prabin Bhusal

Name: Prabin Bhusal

Position: Assistant Professor, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry

Date of Birth: 17 March 1990 

Citizenship: Nepalese

Academic Qualification

  • 2011-2013 MSc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry Gold Medalist with Distinction 84.8%)

Areas of Expertise

  • Thematic expertise areas: Natural Resource Management, NR Conflict Management, Community Forestry, Forest Management, Protected Area Management and Biodiversity, forest policy and practice
  • Key competencies: Research, Teaching and facilitating multi-stakeholder process at local and regional level

Current Involvement

Assistant Professor

Department of Social Forestry and Forest Management

(Subject: Natural Resource Management and Rural Development)

Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus Pokhara

Research Papers

Journals articles

  • Paudel, G., Adhakari, S and Bhusal, P. 2019. Integration of Forest and Climate Change Policies in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management. 1(1).
  • Ojha, H, R., Bhusal, P., Paudel, N.S., Sultana, P. Thomson P. 2018. “Turning conflicts into cooperation? The role of adaptive learning and deliberation in managing natural resources conflicts in Nepal. Climate Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2018.1556240
  • Baral, R., Czeszewik, D., Walankiewicz, W., Marchin, C., Bhusal, P., Thapa, T. B. and Mikusinski, G., Characteristic of tree cavities in sal Shorea robusta forest, Nepal. Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1080/13416979.2018.1479131.  
  • Paudel, N., Bhusal, P., Thompson, P., Sultana, P., Adhikari, A. and Bhandari, K. Transforming forest conflicts: Learning from exclusion induced conflicts over forests in Nepal’s Terai. Journal of Forest and Livelihood.16 (1).
  • Bhusal, P., Paudel, N. and Banjade, M. 2018. Pastoralism in Crisis: Mounting Challenges in Herding System in High Altitude Region of Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood.16 (1).
  • Bhusal, P., Paudel, N., Adhikari, A., Karki, J. and Bhandari, K. 2018 Halting forest encroachment in Terai: What role for community forestry? Journal of Forest and Livelihood.16 (1). 
  • Manuscript: Looking women seriously: What makes differences for women participation in Community Forestry? Journal Manuscript submitted to Banko Jankari, (Second author – with Puspa KC Bhandari, Bir Bahadur Khanal Chhetri and Chirnjibi P Upadhayaya).
  • Manuscript: Community forestry in Nepal: A review on socio-economic aspect of forest dependents in changing climate. Journal Manuscript submitted to International Forestry Review, (fourth author – with Narayan Prasad Gautam, P. Wu, Nirjala Raut, P, T.H. Farooq, M.H. Rashid, M.M. Gilani, X. Ma.
  • Bhusal, P., Czeszewik, D., Walankiewicz, W., Baral, R., Lamichhane, BR. and Mikusinski, G., 2015 Availability of tree cavities in sal forest of Nepal. iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry, doi: 10.3832/ifor1493-008.

Policy Briefs/Discussion papers/ Newspaper articles and conference papers

  • Paudel, G. and Bhusal, P. 2018. Is Community Forestry in Threat of Recentralization? Community Forestry Bulletin (in Nepali). 18-074/075. Department of Forest and Soil Conservation, Kathmandu Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P. Regmi, U. Paudel, N.S., 2015. Potential Role of Expanded Community Forest in Mitigating North-South Conflict and Forest Management Challenges in Terai Region of Nepal. Policy Brief-39, ForestAction Nepal.
  • Regmi, U. Bhusal, P. Paudel, N.S., 2015. Landlessness and Forest Management: What can Community Forestry Offer? Policy Brief-40, ForestAction Nepal.
  • Paudel, G. S., Bhusal, P., Paudel, N. S., Community Forestry and Yak Herders: Conflicts and Consequences. Issues Paper, ForestAction Nepal, Kathmandu.
  • Bhusal, P., Karki, J., Bhandari, K. and Paudel N.S. Landlessness and Forest Management: What can Community Forestry Offer? Nepali Policy Brief-41, ForestAction Nepal
  • Bhusal, P., Karki, J., Bhandari, K. and Paudel N.S. 2015. Potential Role of Expanded Community Forest in Mitigating North-South Conflict and Forest Management Challenges in Terai Region of Nepal. Nepali Policy Brief-42, ForestAction Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P., 2015 Agroforestry promotion for livelihood improvement and biodiversity conservation. In: proceeding of Rufford small grant conference, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
  • Bhusal, P., 2013. Physical Capital: A livelihood Option for Rural Sustainable Development, a Case Study from Ghandruk. In: proceedings of the international conference on sustainable Development, National College, Center for Development Studies, Kathmandu Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P., 2010. For Pedestrian Day, Research article published in The Himalayan times, National Daily, English Newspaper.
  • Paper presented in Rufford Small Grant Conference, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, 31st January & 1st February 2015.
  • Bhusal, P., 2016. Go Local, Research article published in My Republica Daily, National Daily, English Newspaper. https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/go-local/.
  • Bhusal, P., Paudel, N.S. and Adhikari, A. 2017. Halting forest encroachment in Terai: What role for community forestry? Paper presented in Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention, Albuquerque, USA, November 2017.
  • Bhusal, P., 2018. Future of Forests in Federalism, Research article published in My Republica Daily, National Daily, English Newspaper. https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/future-of-forests-in-federalism/?categoryId=81.

Grants and Awards

  • Gergory Award, 2017 from Society of American Foresters SAF, USA.
  • Nepal Bhidhya Bhusan “Kha” 2015 from president of Nepal securing highest possible grade in Master degree in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, Institute of forestry Nepal (2014).
  • Georgz Zohn Academic Excellence Award from George Zone foundation, Nepal of being MSc Topper (Batch 068-70, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara) among the Technical Institute of Western Region of Nepal (2014).
  • Research Grantee: from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden and Siedlce University, Poland on “Distribution and availability of tree-cavities in Sal forests of Chitwan National park and Buffer Zone with two different management types”(2013).
  • Research Grantee: from Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Dissertation award.
  • Project Grantee: Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation on “Agroforestry Promotion for Livelihood Enhancement and Biodiversity Conservation” (Pilot Project in the Panchase Protected Forest Area in Kaski District, 2014)
  • Project Grantee: 2nd Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation on “Agroforestry Promotion for Livelihood Enhancement and Biodiversity Conservation” (Project in community forestry user groups in Kavre, Nepal, 2016)
  • Project (Research) Grantee: Nagao Environment Foundation, Japan on Availability of Tree cavities in Sal forest of Chitwan National Park and community Forests in Nepal (2017).
  • Idea Wild Grantee: Research Equipment: GPS, Binocular, Compass and Digital Camera Granted by the Ideas Wild, USA (2013).
  • Idea Wild Grantee: Research Equipment: Projector Granted by the Ideas Wild, USA (2018).

Editorial Role

  • Editor: Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management, Volume 1(1).
  • Editor: Hamro Ban Sampada (Our Forest Resources), Volume 15(1).

Responsibilities:

Teaching and supervision

  • Responsible for teaching Natural Resource Management, Community Forestry and Community Based Forest Management Courses both at Bachelor and Master’s level at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.
  • Supervising MSc. And BSc theses, and B.Sc. Project Paper
  • Carrying research on forestry and NRM

Contact Address

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