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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
Phone: 5008100 Mobile: 9841359519
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, in ‘Fish ecological studies and its application in assessing ecological integrity of rivers in Nepal’. 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) from 2013-2016
Member, Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA)

IV. Summary of relevant work experience

  1. Working as a Professor in Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University, since 31 May 2018.
  2. Principal Investigator (PI) in The UGC Collaborative Research Grant (2072-73) for the Collaborative Research Project titled, “River Ecological Study: Building the Base for Water Resource Management and Policy Making”.
  3. Head of the Department, Department of Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering, School of Science, Kathmandu University 29 April 2016 to 29 April 2019.
  4. Principal Investigator (PI) in Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)/ADB, 2015-2016, River Ecological Study: Assessing the Climate Change and Building the Base for Adaptation.
  5. Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2013-2014.
  6. Working as an Associate Professor in Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University, since Dec. 2011
  7. 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
  8. Worked as Investigator in WWF, Nepal (Agreement # WL47), 2011-12 - Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fish Assemblage in Indrawati Sub-Basin
  9. Worked as a Contractee, Eastern Himalayas Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment: freshwater fish Red List assessment and mapping (Project no: 77044-000), 2009. IUCN Species Program.
  10. Worked as an Assistant Professor inDepartment of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University, since Feb. 2000
  11. Worked as a Lecturer in KathmanduUniversity since Feb. 1993
  12. Drinking water analysis British Gurkhas of Nepal, 1992
  13. Worked as a Chemist, Nepal Brewery Company, 1991
  14. 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, 2056 BS, 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, KathmanduUniversity, 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 YouthActivityCenter, 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. KathmanduUniversity 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. KathmanduUniversity 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 ChitwanNational 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.
  19. Paper: Jha, B. R.*; Gurung, S.; Khatri, K.; Gurung, B.; Thapa, A. and Aryal, S., River Ecological Study: Assessing the Climate Change and Building the Base for Adaptation. International Conference in Mountains and Climate Change, 17 – 19 September, 2015, Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit, Pakistan.
  20. Paper: Jha, B. R.*, Gurung, S., Khatri, K., Gurung, B., Thapa, A., Acharya, S. K.C., M. and Kayastha, R., Ecological Study of the Tributaries of Glacial-fed River (Tamor) and Rain-fed River (Kamala) in Nepal, and the Comparison of their Vital Characteristics, The 7th National Conference on Science and Technology, NAST 29-31 March, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  21. Final Report: Jha, B. R.*, Gurung, S., Khatri, K., Gurung, B., Thapa, A., Acharya, S. K.C., M. and Kayastha, R., River Ecological Study: Assessing the Climate Change and Building the Base for Adaptation, Result Sharing Workshop, NAST, 27-28 July, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.
VI. Publications
  1. Jha, B.R., Gurung, S., Khatri, K. et al. (2018). Patterns of diversity and conservation status of freshwater fishes in the glacial fed and rain fed rivers of Eastern Nepal. Environ Biol Fish (Springer) 101: 1295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-018-0776-5
  2. Jha, B. R.,Gurung, S., Khatri, K., Gurung, B., Thapa, A., Acharya, S. K.C., M. and Kayastha, R. (2016). River Ecological Study: Assessing the Climate Change and Building the Base for Adaptation. Building Knowledge for Climate Resilience in Nepal: Research Briefs, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal. pp 33-36.
    http://www.ncckmcnast.org.np/sites/default/files/Research%20Briefs%20Building%20Knowledge%20for%20Climate%20Resilience%20in%20Nepal.pdf
  3. Jha, B. R.,Gurung, S., Khatri, K., Gurung, B., Thapa, A., Acharya, S. K.C., M. and Kayastha, R., Ecological Study of the Tributaries of Glacial-fed River (Tamor) and Rain-fed River (Kamala) in Nepal, and the Comparison of their Vital Characteristics. ABSTRACTS, The 7th National Conference on Science and Technology, NAST 29-31 March, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp 97. http://www.rufford.org/files/Abstract%20of%20NAST%20Conference,%20Nepal.pdf
  4. B. R. Jha, S. Gurung, K. Khatri, B. Gurung, A. Thapa, S. Acharya (2015). River ecological study: Building the knowledge base for variety of assessments such as climate change in Nepal. Journal of Mountain Area Research, Vol. 1, 28-39. http://journal.kiu.edu.pk/index.php/JMAR/article/view/10
  5. Lamichhane, S. &B.R. Jha (2015). Prey selection by Bengal Tiger Pantheratigristigris (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) of Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(14): 8081–8088; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2424.7.14.8081-8088
  6. Bibek Raj Shrestha, Bibhuti Ranjan Jha & Chiranjibi Prasad Pokharel (2015). "Conservation Outside the Protected Areas: Local Community’s Initiative in Ghoral Conservation, Nawalparasi, Nepal. " Biodiversity Conservation Efforts in Nepal 2072", Special Issue Published on the Occasion of 20th Wildlife Week 2072 BS. Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal, pp 27-37.
    http://www.forestrynepal.org/images/publications/dnpwc_special_bulletin_2015.pdf
  7. 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
  8. Jha B. R. and Sharma C. M. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Fish Assemblage in Indrawati Sub-Basin. WWF, Nepal (Agreement # WL47).
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. 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. Paper back, 324 pages.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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).
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Jha Bibhuti Ranjan. Fish ecological studies and its application in assessing ecological integrity of rivers in Nepal. PhD thesis. Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal, 2006.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Public Decision Making in Environmental Matters. Master’s thesis, VUB, Brussels, 1998.
  28. Save the Nature Make the Future. Seminar Paper, Nepal Junior Chamber, 1994.
  29. Think Globally Act Locally. Seminar Paper, Nepal Junior Chamber, 1993.
  30. General Study of the Pollution in Vishnumati River in Kathmandu. Master’s thesis, TU, 1992.
  31. 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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