Name: Arun Dhakal, PhD Position: Senior Research Fellow
Skills and Expertise:
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Integrated land management
Agroforestry research and development
Project design and management
Publications Journal Articles
Sherchan, R., Rai, R. K. and Dhakal, A. (2021). Designing a community-based insurance scheme to minimize human-wildlife conflict. Environment, Development and Sustainability (in Press)
Dhakal, A. and Rai, R. K. (2020). Who adopts agroforestry in a subsistence economy? - Lessons from the Terai of Nepal. Forests, vol. 11, no. 5, 565.
Rai, R. K., Dhakal, A., Khadayat, M. S., and Ranabhat, S. (2017). Is collaborative forest management in Nepal able to provide benefits to distantly located users? Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 83, pp 156-161.
Rai, R. K., Neupane, P. and Dhakal, A. (2016). Is contribution of community forest users financially efficient? A Household level benefit-cost analysis of community forest management in Nepal. International Journal of the Commons, vol. 10, no. 1, pp 142-157.
Dhakal, A., Cockfield, G., and Maraseni, T. N. (2015). Deriving an index of adoption rate and assessing factors affecting adoption of an agroforestry-based farming system: a case of Dhanusha district Nepal. Agroforestry Systems, vol. 89, no. 4, pp 645-661.
Dhakal, A., Cockfield, G., and Maraseni, T. N. (2012). Evolution of agroforestry-based farming systems: a case of Dhanusha district Nepal. Agroforestry Systems, vol. 86, pp17-33.
Webb, E. L. and Dhakal, A. (2011). Patterns and drivers of fuel-wood collection and tree planting in a middle-hill watershed of Nepal. Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 35, no. 1, pp121-132.
Dhakal, A. (2008). Tree growth performance in the private plantations in Nepal’s central terai. Tropical Forest Updates, vol.18, no. 3, pp 19-21.
Book and Technical Reports
Dhakal, A. (2020). Assessment of Carbon Pool Dynamics in Community-managed Forests and Land Cover Changes in Three Watersheds of Chitwan, Gorkha and Dolakha Districts of Nepal. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal.
Dhakal, A. (2016). Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Options in Panchase Mountain Ecological Region (PMER) of Kaski, Parbat and Syanja Districts of Nepal. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Thailand.
Dhakal, A. (2008). Silviculture and Productivity of Agroforestry Tree Species of Central Terai of Nepal. International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Japan.