Dinesh Neupane

Dinesh Neupane
Resources Himalaya Foundation

PhD

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24
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17 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
April 2020 - March 2021
Resources Himalaya Foundation
Position
  • Project Manager
July 2019 - present
Patan Multiple Campus
Position
  • Lecturer
April 2019 - March 2020
Resoources Himalaya Foundation
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
August 2009 - May 2017
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
August 2009 - May 2012
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
December 2003 - November 2005
Tribhuvan University
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences with specialization in wildlife management

Publications

Publications (24)
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The Nepal-India transboundary region hosts one of Asia’s most complex large mammal assemblages, including a small (but growing) population of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). These elephants occur in four widespread and geographically disjunct subpopulations, and some of them undergo seasonal transboundary movements. We conducted a broad-scale e...
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Nepal has several policies and legal provisions for species conservation, but no specific protection for otter species. This study aims to identify the legal provisions of Nepal. Protecting riverine animals, including otters, by analyzing legal documents and publications describing environmental policies as they apply to the conservation of riverin...
Data
This file consists of the processed data of the paper Pradhan et al. 2021 published in the Earth's Future (https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EF001996). We processed impact scores and mechanisms provided by experts during online survey, workshops, and review and validation processes. This processed data, i.e., impact scores and mechanisms, are used for id...
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The COVID‐19 pandemic has impacted social, economic, and environmental systems worldwide, slowing down and reversing the progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs belong to the 2030 Agenda to transform our world by tackling humankind's challenges to ensure well‐being, economic prosperity, and environmental protection...
Data
This supporting information consists of two figures and one tables. Figure S1. Experts with various professional backgrounds from academia, civil society organizations, governments, grassroots initiatives, national and international organizations, and the private sector have participated in our survey (left) and workshops (right). Figure S2. Impa...
Preprint
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected humankind worldwide, slowing down and even reversing the progress made in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It has negatively impacted most SDGs but with positive impacts on a few. We discuss some initial impacts observed and explores potential impacts on the achievement of SDGs for Nepal. The study...
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A novel coronavirus first reported from China has resulted in a formidable outbreak globally threatening millions of human lives with unprecedented challenges. Society needs effective information source to combat this pandemic. Academic institutions would play an important role in disseminating science-based information and planning pandemic crisis...
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The pandemic COVID-19 caused by novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly infectious disease that has created an unprecedented global challenge affecting all the countries including Nepal. In Nepal, the first case of COVID-19 was reported on 24 January, 2020. The number of case increased to 1,798 by June 1, 2020. Most of these cases were recorded...
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Urbanization and linear infrastructure are reported to influence amphibian assemblages and populations. In areas undergoing rapid infrastructure development and urbanization, the mounting threats to biodiversity are evident. Although protected area coverage and focus on charismatic species conservation are well recognized, non-charismatic species s...
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COVID-19 pandemic has threatened millions of human lives and devastated social and economic conditions globally. This pandemic also threatens wildlife, particularly fragile populations. Many news and rumors linking COVID-19 with wildlife have flooded in early phase of pandemic, which has impacted the conservation in long run. Understanding the unex...
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Habitat degradation has caused a significant threat to wildlife, particularly to megafauna including the Asian elephant that has a large home range. Recolonization of Asian elephants in 1994 in and around Bardia National Park (BNP) has provided a unique study setting to address habitat change over two decades (1990–2013). Elephant presence data in...
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Asian elephants are isolated in fragmented habitat patches in and around Bardia National Park (BNP), Nepal. To describe habitat use patterns and ecogeographical variables (EGVs) that determine an elephant's niche in BNP, we used a General Niche-Environment System Factor Analysis (GNESFA) modeling framework. Novel to our study was the comparison of...
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Human-elephant Conflict (HEC) is a significant problem in Nepal, with approximately two-thirds of households being impacted by elephants (Elephas maximus), particularly during the winter. In addition to elephant casualties, more than 10% of the households surveyed have had human casualties (injury or death) during the past 5 years. This study evalu...
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Asian elephants Elephas maximus are an endangered species and human—elephant conflict (HEC) is the major threat to their survival. HEC causes crop and property loss and occasionally results in the death of both humans and elephants in Nepal. Elephants are responsible for more than 40% of the human—wildlife conflict, 70% of the wildlife-caused human...
Poster
Abstract ID O-ME-2-884-I : Molecular markers are making significant contribution to address the problem of food and environmental security in the 21st century. Various molecular marker tools have wide applications in different fields of human endeavors including medicine, agriculture, forestry and environment. In agriculture and forestry sectors, i...
Conference Paper
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This study addresses spatiotemporal patterns of Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) in Nepal by reviewing available historical records published electronically in 9 daily national newspapers over a 10 year period (2003-2012). Over the past decade, HEC has caused 100 human deaths, 47 serious human injuries, and 615 cases of extensive property damage; addi...
Technical Report
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This study assessed the status of otter distribution in Narayani river basin, within the CNP from Sikrauli to Tribeni barrage at international border with India. Searching of otter signs over a 75 km linear transect of river by using floating boats through taking GPS points in each of 1.5 to 2 km indicated the presence of otter signs such as tracks...
Technical Report
Brick kilns, operating in Kathmandu valley, are known to be a prime cause of air pollution. This study was done to assess the environmental and health impact of Bhaktapur's brick industry in detail. After the adoption of vertical shaft kilns and fixed chimney kilns since 2004, the detail study has not been done to know their emission and impact on...
Thesis
The buffer zone (750 km 2) of Chitwan National Park (932 km 2) has 35 village development committees and 2 municipalities with a population of 223,260. Sukranagar (1418.16 ha) is one of the buffer zone VDCs with six wards where incidence of poverty is high. This dissertation assesses the people dependency on park and its resources for their subsist...
Thesis
The buffer zone (750 km 2) of Chitwan National Park (932 km 2) has 35 village development committees and 2 municipalities with a population of 223,260. Sukranagar (1418.16 ha) is one of the buffer zone VDCs with six wards where incidence of poverty is high. This dissertation assesses the people dependency on park and its resources for their subsist...
Thesis
The buffer zone (750 km 2) of Chitwan National Park (932 km 2) has 35 village development committees and 2 municipalities with a population of 223,260. Sukranagar (1418.16 ha) is one of the buffer zone VDCs with six wards where incidence of poverty is high. This dissertation assesses the people dependency on park and its resources for their subsist...

Questions

Questions (2)
Question
HI, I have been performing a General Niche-Environment System Factor Analysis (GNESFA) for the study of habitat suitability for Asian elephant. I have performed three approaches FANTER, MADIFA and ENFA to accomplish the result. Results were consistent with these approaches. But, I am wondering if there is any reference that I can refer to get idea on better interpretation of the result? Your suggestion would be highly appreciated.
Thank you.
Dinesh
Question
Hi, I have been running binary logistic regression for presence/absence event with categorical variables (no, low, moderate, high, very high ; coded as 0, 1 2,3,4,5), which I inserted into continuous variables box, and binary variables such as damage/no damage that I selected to categorical predictor box. I obtained the result but could not able to tell what effect does regression have from which predictors. Anyone has an idea about the interpretation?
 Thank you.

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Projects (4)
Project
The goal of the 'Croaking Monsoon- 2019' is to use citizen science approach to explore ponds and frogs of Kathmandu Valley.
Project
1. Examine Asian elephant habitat Use in Bardia National Park, Nepal 2. Identify the ecogeographical variables associated with Asian elephant habitat preference in Bardia National Park
Archived project
Investigate the environmental variables that determine elephant habitat in Bardia Narional Park and Surroundings. Estimate the habitat suitability for elephants in that region