Scholars 2011
Last updated on 11 Sep, 2017

LeftDr.Scott Yabiku
Associate Professor, Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
May 12 to May 24, 2011
Dr. Yabiku visited the Institute as part of a PIRE project   entitled  “Collaborative Research and Training in Social Context, Population Processes, and Environmental Change,” funded by the National Science Foundation. During his stay, Dr. Yabiku explored the processes of novel environmental changes and community forest management practices in 5 different community forest user groups (CFUGs) in Western Chitwan. He collected information through discussion with local people, community forest user groups and field observation. Dr. Yabiku in collaboration with Prof.  Sharon Hall, Arizona State University, ISER-N, and community forestry user groups in Chitwan has developed a research proposal on Mikania micrantha invasion in community forests and its relationship with different socio-ecological factors including the community forest management system.

 
Dr. Sharon HallRight
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
May 12 to May 24, 2011
Dr. Hall, Assistant Professor at the Department of the Agriculture and Natural Resource at Arizona State University, visited the Institute with Dr. Yabiku. Dr. Hall was also involved in the exploration of the processes of novel environmental changes and community forest management in 5 different community forest user groups in Western Chitwan. Dr. Hall has also contributed as one of the principal investigators in the proposed research on Mikania micrantha invasion in community forests and its relationship with different socio-ecological factors including the community forest management system in Chitwan.


 Mr. Alex ZvolefLeft
 San Diego State University, USA
 August 14 to October 21, 2011
 Mr. Zvoleff, a Doctoral student, visited ISER-N in the Fall   of 2011 to conduct a survey on the “impacts of climate variability and change on the Chitwan Valley” as a part of his dissertation research. In addition, he also provided training on map digitizing to ISER-N research staff , and also digitized a number of CVFS sample neighborhoods maps for use in a computer model linking population and land-use and land-cover change in the valley. Mr. Zvoleff also conducted a three day workshop on Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) and GPS data collection techniques to ISER-N staff, Chitwan District government staff, and National Park Staff as part of the ISER-N’s goal to build social and environmental research capacity in the region.


Mr. Gabriel Sadyright
San Diego State University, USA
August 14, to September 09 2011
Mr. Sady, a graduate student at San Diego State University, USA,  visited ISER-N in the Fall of 2011 to conduct a field work for his research on “Wildlife habitat mapping” in Barandabhar forest of Chitwan Valley. This research is a part of his dissertation research. During his stay, he was involved in the data collection of wildlife habitat types from Barandabhar forest. Mr. Sady also plans to use satellite images collected in 2000 and 2010 to examine the changes in wildlife habitat. 



Mr. Milo Vejraska left
San Diego State University, USA 
August 14 to September 09, 2011
Mr. Vejraska, an graduate student at San Diego State   University, was in Chitwan with Mr, Sady and Mr. Zvoleff to collect GPS control points for high resolution imagery as part of two research projects mentioned earlier designed to study the land cover and land uses of the Chitwan Valley and the interactions between the environment and the surrounding population. He also helped create a geo-referenced digital map of selected neighborhoods within the project.