Raju Pokharel

Raju Pokharel
Michigan State University | MSU · Department of Forestry

Doctor of Philosophy
Forest Product Market Biochar Forest Sector Modeling

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16 Research Items
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Introduction
Raju Pokharel currently works at the Department of Forestry, Michigan State University. Raju does research in Natural Resources, Social Sciences, Economics, GIS, and Forestry.
Additional affiliations
August 2020 - present
Michigan State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2020 - May 2020
Washington State University
Position
  • Instructor
September 2016 - June 2020
University of Idaho
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
January 2013 - August 2016
Mississippi State University
Field of study
  • Forest Resources
July 2009 - July 2011
University of Sunderland
Field of study
  • Business Administration
January 2006 - December 2007
Tribhuvan University
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

Publications

Publications (17)
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Woody residues are byproducts with high lignocellulosic content, such as mill residues, logging residues, and other woody waste. This study estimated the impact of different mill characteristics, procurement attributes, constraints, and geospatial features on the utilization of woody residues to produce bioenergy by primary forest products manufact...
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With rising demand for wood pellets from the US Southeast (US SE), the environmental limits to additional biomass demand are increasingly questioned. This study analyses the impact of increased pellet production in the US SE until 2030 on feedstock allocation, carbon flux in forest areas and costs of pre‐treatment and transport of feedstock and pel...
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Large-scale silvicultural programs designed to alter forest characteristics to accomplish either financial or ecological goals often involve the extraction of significant volumes. The operational costs, and thus extend over which these programs can be applied, depend in large part on supply chain considerations and the degree to which removals can...
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This study estimated quantities of logging residues that can physically be recovered from harvest sites and utilized for electricity production in the US South. Because of a small number of mills utilizing logging residues, this study determined their willingness to utilize additional logging residues to produce electricity as a function of woody r...
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Renewable energy from woody biomass, such as logging residues, has gained an increased interest due to its potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and mitigate climate change. This study used a spatial logistic regression model (SLRM) to estimate the probability that mills in the southern United States will be willing to utilize addition...
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Buffer Zone Community Forestry (BZCF) in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) started with an objective to engage locals and fulfill their resource needs without jeopardizing conservation. This study estimates the forest product demand and supply of fuelwood, fodder, and timber in Bandevi BZCF user group. Data was collected using stratified random sampl...
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A vector error correction model was used to determine short- and long-term relationships of the number of international tourists visiting Nepal during 1962-2012 with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in China, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States of America (USA); exchange rate of Nepalese rupee (NPR) to the...
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Idaho's Forest Product Industy Report fro 2017
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Biomass is the renewable resource with the potential to serve as a substitute for fossil fuels. A form of biomass, woody residues, includes woody byproducts such as mill residues, logging residues, and other wood waste. This study estimated the impact of woody residue processing capacity, mill willingness to utilize additional logging residues for...
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For countries, such as the United States, where one-third of the land area is covered with forests, production of woody biomass-based bioenergy can help lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, mitigate climate change impacts, and improve energy security. This study involved an exploratory analysis of how current woody residue utilization as well as w...
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Terrestrial biodiversity is seriously threatened by an increasing deforestation rate. Financial incentives can stimulate local people to participate in biodiversity conservation. A common approach to derive financial compensation is estimating the opportunity costs arising from the adoption of conservation-friendly land-use practices. Assuming that...
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p> In Nepal, tourism is the second largest industry after agriculture. Furthermore, Nepal offers numerous opportunities for adventurous outdoor recreation, especially in the Himalayas, and attracts tourists from all over the World. However, future prosperity of Nepal’s tourism industry might be affected by a changing climate and a socioeconomic env...
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Socioeconomic status of local communities in Bandevi Buffer Zone Community Forest (BZCF) is the driving force for biodiversity conservation and management in the buffer zone resources. All buffer zone households irrespective of their land holding size need forest product for fodder and fuelwood. The concept of natural regeneration and rehabilitatio...

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Projects (3)
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To identify the areas with limited merchantability of forest commodity in the United States to support decision and policy making to establish or diversify forest product manufacturing.
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A comparison of national and regional approaches for evaluating climate focused energy policy in the United States
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- Estimate the impact of future wildfires on carbon accouts