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Bibuti Ranjan Jha, PhD
 


Address: Lalitpur-5, Manbhawan, Nepal
Current Address: Kathmandu University,
PO BOX: 6250, Dhulikhel, Nepal
e-mail: bibhutiku.edu.np
Date of Birth: May 4th, 1963
Nationality: Nepal
Marital Status: Married and two children

I. Education

  1. PhD, under sandwich program between Kathmandu University, Nepal and Agricultural University (BOKU), Vienna, 2006.
  2. Masters in Human Ecology, Free University of Brussels, 1998
  3. Masters in Zoology with specialization in Ecology Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1992
  4. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), with Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and English
    Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1987.
  5. Proficiency Certificate, with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math and English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1984.

II Scholarships/grants

  1. Belgian Administration of Development Cooperation (ABOS), 1996 – 1998, To study Masters of Science in Human Ecology at VUB, Brussels.
  2. North – South Fellowship Program, Austrian Exchange Service, 01.03.2002-31.08.2003, for research leading to PhD.
  3. IUCN Nepal Country Office, 2003 – For the research work titled, “Impact on the ecological integrity of the river system by some disturbances with fish as an indicator”.

III. Professional skills and expertise

Lecture, Training, Journalism, Human Resource, Aquatic Resource, Environment
Member of Junior Chamber International since 1984
Member of various local clubs and organizations

IV. Summary of relevant work experience

  1. Working as an Associate Professor in Kathmandu University since Dec. 2011
  2. Worked as an Assistant Professor in Kathmandu University since Feb. 2000.
  3. Worked as a Lecturer in Kathmandu University since Feb. 1993
  4. Drinking water analysis British Gurkhas of Nepal, 1992
  5. Worked as a Chemist, Nepal Brewery Company, 1991
  6. Official Journalist in National Parliament for four month, 1987

V. Conferences/seminars/workshops/taskforce

  1. Member, working group on “Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing, 2056BS, HMG/N Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation.
  2. Participant, National Conference on Recent Trends in Aquatic Biology, January 29-31, 2003, Department of Zoology, Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, India.
  3. Participant, Training Program on “Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) of Industrial Enterprises” March 15-16, 2003, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel by Department of Cottage and Small Industries HMG/N Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply.
  4. Participant, Science Research by Teenagers from Hangzhou and Asian-Pacific Region, August 15-18, 2005. Hangzhou, China. Children and Youth Activity Center, Hangzhou, China.
  5. Participant, The 7th Asia Pacific NGO’s Environmental Conference November 4-6, 2005, Kathmandu.
  6. Participant, Stakeholders Consultation Workshop for the Development of WWF Nepal Program’s Strategic Plan, December 21, 2005. WWF Nepal, Kathmandu.
  7. Participant, Workshop on “For a Better Tomorrow: Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries”, January 9-10, 2006, Dhulikhel. Kathmandu University and Development Network Pvt. Ltd. (D-Net).
  8. Participant, International Conference on “For a Better Tomorrow: Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries”, January 11-13, 2006, Kathmandu. Kathmandu University and Development Network Pvt. Ltd. (D-Net).
  9. Participant, National Workshop on Pesticide and POP’s Management, 2062 BS, Kathmandu. International POP’s Elimination Network/International POP’s Elimination Project, Nepal.

VI. Publications

  1. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Sharma Subodh, Waidbacher Herwig, & Straif Michael. Study of the Dams in Different Rivers of Nepal Showed More Severe Impact in Upstream Compared to Downstream. Proceedings of the International Conference on Small Hydropower, 22 – 24 October 2007, Kandy, Srilanka, pp 289 – 298.

  2. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Sharma Subodh, Waidbacher Herwig, & Straif Michael. Fish Base Study of the Impacts of Urbanization in Different Rivers of Nepal. Proceedings of the National Conference on Environment, 22 – 24 June 2007, CDES/TU and MOEST/GON, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  3. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Waidbacher Herwig, Sharma Subodh & Straif Michael. Fish base study of the impacts of dams in different rivers of Nepal and its seasonal variations. Journal of Ultra Scientist of Physical Sciences, Vol. 19 (1), 27-44 (2007).

  4. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan. Fish ecological studies and its application in assessing ecological integrity of rivers in Nepal. Abstract - PhD thesis. Human Ecology Alumni Newsletter (HEAR), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, September 2006.

  5. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Waidbacher Herwig, Sharma Subodh & Straif Michael. Fish species composition, number and abundance in different rivers and seasons in Nepal and the reevaluation of their threat category for effective conservation and management. Ecology, Environment & Conservation, 12 (1): pp. (25-36), 2006.

  6. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan. Fish ecological studies and its application in assessing ecological integrity of rivers in Nepal. PhD thesis. Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal, 2006.

  7. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Waidbacher Herwig, Sharma Subodh, Straif Michael. Study of the length frequency distribution of sucker head Garra gotyla gotyla (Gray, 1830) in different rivers and seasons of Nepal and its application. Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.1, No.1, September 2005.

  8. B. R. Jha, H. Waidbacher, S. Sharma and M. Straif. Length-weight relationship of sucker head Garra gotyla gotyla (Gray, 1830) in different rivers of Nepal and the influence of monsoon. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.2, No.2, Summer, 2005.

  9. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Jha, B.R., Borgstrom, R. and Bryceson, I. Effects of dam building on the utilization and management of River resources, Tinau, Nepal. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Great Himalayas, Kathmandu University, 2004.

  10. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Jha, B.R., Borgstrom, R. and Bryceson, I. Use of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Impact Assessment of Dam on the River Tinau, Nepal. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Great Himalayas, Kathmandu University, 2004.

  11. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Jha, B.R., Borgstrom, R. and Bryceson, I., Assessing Biotic Integrity of Streams: Effects of Dam Buildings on Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Tinau River, Nepal. National Conference on Recent Trends in Aquatic Biology, Department of Zoology, Nagarjuna University, 2003.

  12. Public Decision Making in Environmental Matters. Master’s thesis, VUB, Brussels, 1998.

  13. Save the Nature Make the Future. Seminar Paper, Nepal Junior Chamber, 1994.

  14. Think Globally Act Locally. Seminar Paper, Nepal Junior Chamber, 1993.

  15. General Study of the Pollution in Vishnumati River in Kathmandu. Master’s thesis, TU, 1992.

  16. Feasibility Study of Nag Daha (Nepal) as a Tourist Resort. Village profile, TU, 1991.

VII. Languages

  1. Nepali – fluent/full working knowledge
  2. English –fluent/full working knowledge
  3. Hindi – fluent/full working knowledge
  4. French – minimal knowledge
  5. Deutsch – minimal knowledge
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