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Sushma Bhattarai

Name:                Sushma Bhattarai

Position:           Assistant Professor

Subject:             Forest and Livelihood

Department:   Social Forestry and Forest Management


  • Master of Science in Forest and Livelihood
  • Master of Science in Environmental Forestry

Interest Area:                   

  • Forest Governance, Community Based Forest Management, Forest Modeling, Reducing Emission from Forest Degradation and Deforestation (REDD)

Research and Publications:  

  • Bhattarai, Sushma, Basant Pant, and Niroj Timalsina. 2017. “Conservation without Participation: Detrimental Effect of Escaping People’s Participation in Protected Area Management in Nepal.” In Protected Areas: Policies, Management and Future Directions, edited by Sharif Ahmed Mukul and A.Z.M. Manzoor Rashid, I, 83–104. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Dons, Klaus, Sushma Bhattarai, Henrik Meilby, Carsten Smith-Hall, and Toke Emil Panduro. 2016. “Indirect Approach for Estimation of Forest Degradation in Non-Intact Dry Forest: Modelling Biomass Loss with Tweedie Distributions.” Carbon Balance and Management 11 (1). Springer International Publishing: 14. doi:10.1186/s13021-016-0051-z.
  • Dons, K, T E Panduro, Sushma Bhattarai, and Carsten Smith-hall. 2014. “Spatial Patterns of Subsistence Extraction of Forest Products E An Indirect Approach for Estimation of Forest Degradation in Dry Forest.” Applied Geography 55. Elsevier Ltd: 292–99. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.08.018.
  • Bhattarai, Sushma, Basant Pant, and Cp Upadhyaya. 2013. “Dependency of Tharu Communities on Wild Plants: A Case Study of Shankarpur, Kanchanpur District.” Banko Janakari 21 (1). doi:10.3126/banko.v21i1.9062.
  • Bhattarai, Sushma, Prakash Kumar Jha, and Niraj Chapagain. 2009. “Pro-Poor Institutions: Creating Exclusive Rights to the Poor Groups in Community Forest Management. (Special Issue: Livelihoods & Forestry Programme’s Experiences.).” Journal of Forest and Livelihood 8 (2): 15 – Jan.8.       

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