Natural resources and the Environment

Ecosystems provide various ecosystem services to support human well-being, and human actions affect  biodiversity and ecosystem function. Our research increases our understanding of the linkages between ecosystems and humans. It does so   by exploring and quantifying  ecosystem services provisioned by nature, and by measuring the impacts of human actions on biodiversity. Our research also documents changes in our ecosystems and biodiversity over different temporal and spatial scales. Through mobilizing local communities and influencing policy-decisions, this program supports sustainable natural resource management. Our research fellows have extensively worked on researching different dimensions of forests, rangelands, fungi, lichens, and wildlife.

Team: Bharat Babu Shrestha, Achyut Aryal, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Shiva Devkota, Sujata Shrestha