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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. Post-Doctoral studies in ‘Study of the advance and scientific fish sampling techniques and their assessment for the application in Nepalese conditions’ as a Visiting Scholar in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) under Fulbright Program 2013/2014.
  2. PhD, under sandwich program between Kathmandu University, Nepal and Agricultural University (BOKU), Vienna, 2006.
  3. Masters in Human Ecology, Free University of Brussels, 1998
  4. Masters in Zoology with specialization in Ecology Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1992
  5. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), with Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and English
    Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1987.
  6. 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”.
  4. WWF, Nepal (Agreement # WL47), 2011-12 - Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fish Assemblage in Indrawati Sub-Basin.
  5. Consulting Services to assist in Fish Survey for Environmental Study of the Upper Bagmati River Environment, Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP) TA 8050, NEP.
  6. Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant, Nepali Fulbright Senior Scholar/ Artist Program 2013-2014, US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and the Nepal Fulbright Commission, ‘Study of the advance and scientific fish sampling techniques and their assessment for the application in Nepalese conditions’, in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

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
President, Kathmandu University Professors’ Association (KUPA)
Member Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA)

IV. Summary of relevant work experience

  1. Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2013-2014.
  2. Working as an Associate Professor in Kathmandu University since Dec. 2011.
  3. Worked as Fish Expert in Consulting Services to assist in Fish Survey for Environmental Study of the Upper Bagmati River Environment, Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP) TA 8050, NEP.
  4. Worked as Investigator in WWF, Nepal (Agreement # WL47), 2011-12 - Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fish Assemblage in Indrawati Sub-Basin.
  5. Worked as a Contractee, Eastern Himalayas Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment: freshwater fish Red List assessment and mapping (Project no: 77044-000), 2009. IUCN Species Program.
  6. Worked as an Assistant Professor in Kathmandu University since Feb. 2000.
  7. Worked as a Lecturer in Kathmandu University since Feb. 1993.
  8. Drinking water analysis British Gurkhas of Nepal, 1992.
  9. Worked as a Chemist, Nepal Brewery Company, 1991.
  10. 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.
  10. Paper: Jha B. R., Waidbacher H., Sharma S. and Straif M., Application of fish base information in river classification of Nepal and its validity. National Seminar on Wetlands, “Healthy Wetlands Healthy People”, February 1, 2008, Bhaktapur. Hindukush Himalayan Benthological Society.
  11. Paper: Jha B. R. and Shrestha A. Variation in time and gear in the fish assemblage of the rivers flowing through Chitwan National Park and its latest update. International conference on rivers in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya: Ecology and Environmental Assessment (ASSESS HKH), 03 – 07 March 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  12. Paper: Jha B. R., Waidbacher H., Sharma S. and Straif M., Study of morphology base river classification of Nepal and to assess its validity. The fifth national conference on science and technology: Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), 10-12 November 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  13. Participant, Eastern Himalayas Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment, Red List Training Workshop, IUCN, 22 – 26 July, 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  14. Participant as an expert, IUCN Eastern Himalayas Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment and HighARCS Evaluation Workshop, 22-26 March, 2010, Kolkata, India.
  15. Participant and Logistic Chair, International Conference on Ecosystem Responses to Global Environmental Change (ECOREC 2010), November 13 -17, 2010, Chitwan National Park, Sauraha, Nepal.
  16. Participant and Logistic Chair, International the symposium on “Mountain Resource Management in a Changing Environment”, May 29-31, 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  17. Organizing Secretary, Scientific and Technical Committee, National River Summit-2014: Managing Rivers for Life, 20-23 September 2014, Sunkoshi Beach Camp, Sindhupalchowk, Nepal.
  18. Participant and organizer, International Conference on Forests, Soil and Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Climate (ICFSRLCC-2014), 27-30 September 2014, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.
VI. Publications
  1. Jha B. R. and P. Angermier (2014). Study of the advance and scientific fish sampling techniques and their assessment for the application in Nepalese Conditions. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/46630
  2. Jha B. R. and Sharma C. M. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fish Assemblage in Indrawati Sub-Basin. WWF, Nepal (Agreement # WL47).
  3. B. R. Jha, H. Waidbacher, S. Sharma and M. Straif. Study of agricultural impacts through fish base variables in different rivers. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.7, No.3, Summer, 2010.
  4. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Waidbacher Herwig, Sharma Subodh and Straif Michael. Study of Substrate and Physico-Chemical Base Classification of the Rivers of Nepal. Geo-spatial Information Science (Springer), Vol., 13(1): 70-76 (2010).
  5. Jha B. R., (2009). Fish ecological studies in assessing ecological integrity of rivers: Application in rivers of Nepal. VDM Verlag, Germany. ISBN 10: 3639154967, ISBN-13: 978-3639154962. Paperback, 324 pages.
  6. Rana, A. S., Jha, B. R. and Khatri, K. Situation analysis of mahaseer conservation in Nepal and prospects for developing angling tourism. Poster presentation: Symposium on Small Scale Aquaculture for Increasing Resilience of Rural Livelihoods in Nepal. Department of Fisheries, 5-6 Feb. 2009, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  7. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Waidbacher Herwig, Sharma Subodh and Straif Michael. Study of morphology base river classification of Nepal and to assess its validity. Proceedings of The fifth national conference on science and technology: Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), 10-12 November 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  8. Jha B. R. and Shrestha A. Variation in time and gear in the fish assemblage of the rivers flowing through Chitwan National Park and its latest update. Proceedings of the International conference on rivers in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya: Ecology and Environmental Assessment (ASSESS HKH), 03 – 07 March 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  9. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan, Waidbacher Herwig, Sharma Subodh and Straif Michael. Application of fish base information in river classification of Nepal and its validity. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetlands, “Healthy Wetlands Healthy People”, February 1, 2008, Bhaktapur. Hindukush Himalayan Benthological Society.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan. Fish ecological studies and its application in assessing ecological integrity of rivers in Nepal. PhD thesis. Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal, 2006.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Public Decision Making in Environmental Matters. Master’s thesis, VUB, Brussels, 1998.
  22. Save the Nature Make the Future. Seminar Paper, Nepal Junior Chamber, 1994.
  23. Think Globally Act Locally. Seminar Paper, Nepal Junior Chamber, 1993.
  24. General Study of the Pollution in Vishnumati River in Kathmandu. Master’s thesis, TU, 1992.
  25. 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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