Puskar Khanal

Puskar Khanal
Clemson University | CU · School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Currently working on valuing ecosystem services in urban areas, measuring economic benefits of coastal natural resources, and optimization for natural resources management.
Additional affiliations
August 2011 - December 2015
Mississippi State University
Position
  • Graduate Research Assistant

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Publications (24)
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Sustainable urban forest management is still an evolving concept, particularly as it pertains to a sustainable supply of ecosystem benefits and management planning. Urban forestry maintains a greater human dimension component than traditional timber-oriented rural forestry because urban trees grow in city centers and neighborhoods, supplying critic...
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For a forest landowner, a timber harvest is often the culmination of many years of forest stewardship. Landowners manage properties for a wide range of objectives, with a timber harvest often being the main goal to provide a financial return on their investment. While it might seem like a simple process, multiple factors influence the value of fore...
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Urban forests are often overlooked as they are "hidden in plain sight." Urban forests and the services they provide can be vague concepts. This article gives a definition of urban forests, detailing their functional and structural values. Terminology associated with both terms and determining valuation of the benefits is provided. Quantitative info...
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Forest resource management planning is a process that usually produces a written management plan. Forests by their nature are long-term enterprises, and the forest owner's expected outcomes, like the forest conditions many years into the future, require actions today and over time to ensure these outcomes occur. Forest resource management planning...
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Family forest owners represent the largest forest ownership group in the United States, but only about a quarter of their land has a forest management plan and only one in five receives professional forest management advice. Identifying communication avenues which provide technical forestry information to these owners is a long-standing problem in...
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South Carolina has about 4.5 million acres of wetlands, comprising about 23% of the state’s land area, but 90% of wetlands are freshwater and 10% are coastal. South Carolina’s coastal wetlands are incredibly diverse ecosystems comprised of numerous habitat types that are ecologically, economically, and culturally important to the inhabitants in and...
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South Carolina’s coastal marshes and wetlands provide a tremendous benefit to the coastal counties and the state as a whole. The supporting services, provisioning services, regulating services, and cultural services made possible by coastal marshes and wetlands offer both market and non-market goods and services that are responsible for billions of...
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Surveys that assess preferred information delivery methods and topics for meetings and workshops are critical tools to provide current and relevant content to one of Clemson Cooperative Extension Service's major clientele groups, family forest landowners. A forest owner survey was conducted in Fall 2017 that sought to identify key thematic needs an...
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Forest carbon sequestration, resulting in increased carbon storage in forests, is an effective tool for climate change mitigation. Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowner participation is crucial for increasing carbon stocks in the southern United States forests. Carbon sequestration is a relatively new practice, so NIPF landowners are expect...
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While some bamboos may exhibit excellent growth rates, there is as yet little information regarding the economic costs and benefits of growing bamboo commercially in the Southeast. Information on how to best manage groves for optimal harvests is lacking, as are established markets for bamboo raw materials. Extension and peer-support systems are als...
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Understanding forestry practices cost is important for predicting the financial outcome of forest management activities. Assessing costs of practices that will be used in the future can be difficult and may result in over or underestimations of financial returns depending on the values used. We used historic real average rates of cost change for th...
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Costs of forestry practices have been reported periodically for the South for over 60 years, with few detailed analyses of the cost trends. We report on an analysis of these trends between 1982 and 2016, including indices for overall costs and labor costs for forest management. The overall real cost of intensive silviculture in the South, as measur...
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Costs of forestry practices have been reported periodically for the South for over 60 years, with few detailed analyses of the cost trends. We report on an analysis of these trends between 1982 and 2016, including indices for overall costs and labor costs for forest management. The overall real cost of intensive silviculture in the South, as measur...
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Costs of forestry practices have been reported periodically for the South for over 60 years, with few detailed analyses of the cost trends. We report on an analysis of these trends between 1982 and 2016, including indices for overall costs and labor costs for forest management. The overall real cost of intensive silviculture in the South, as measur...
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Forest carbon sequestration, resulting in increased carbon storage in forests, is an effective tool for climate change mitigation. Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowner participation is crucial for increasing carbon stocks in the southern United States forests. Carbon sequestration is a relatively new practice, so NIPF landowners are expect...
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ATFS has a system that uses eight standards that address: (1) commitment to SFM, (2) compliance with laws, (3) reforestation and afforestation, (4) air, water, and soil protection, (5) fish, wildlife, biodiversity, and forest health, (6) forest aesthetics, (7) protection of special sites, and (8) forest products harvesting and other activities (Ame...
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First-year seedling survival impacts all subsequent management planning in plantation forestry. Descriptive statistics of first-year seedling survival data from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) indicated that survival success reaches a plateau at between 79% - 85% under normal weather conditions. We provide an explanation...
Technical Report
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South Carolina’s forests are one of the foundations of the state’s economy and define its natural resource environment. They represent the dominant landscape of the state, and support many important manufacturing industries. Forests are renewable resources that contribute to the growth of the state, while providing its citizens desirable aesthetic,...
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To implement effective climate change mitigation and carbon sequestration activities in the southern US, nonindustrial private forest landowner (NIPF) participation is necessary because of the significant area of forest land under their ownership. For policy implementation to involve this major ownership group in climate change mitigation activitie...
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Carbon storage utilizing forests is one of the most important strategies for implementing climate change mitigation. Considering the potential of carbon storage in forests owned by nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners, it is imperative to understand their views regarding climate change and carbon sequestration. This study segments NIPF la...
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Forest carbon sequestration is considered one of the most efficient strategies for climate change mitigation, and forests provide significant carbon storage in the United States. Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) ownership is the dominant ownership group in the southern US, but little is understood about landowners' willingness to manage forests...
Technical Report
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An analysis of trees (using iTree-Eco) in the city of Baton Rouge, LA, revealed that this area has about 1,036,175 trees with tree canopies that cover 44.6 % percent of the city. The City has more than 45 tree species. The most common tree species (greater than 5%) are live oak, sweet gum, loblolly pine, pecan-hickory, bald cypress, water oak, will...

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