Sudeep Thakuri, PhD

Sudeep Thakuri, PhD

Associate Professor

Academic Qualification: PhD in Environmental Science, University of Milan, ITALY

Research Interests: Climate dynamics, Climate Analysis and Modelling, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS, GHG emissions, Cryosphere and hydrological processes

Teaching Courses:

  • MSc: Climate Change and Variability, Paleoclimatology, Climate Analysis and Modelling; Geoinformation Science and Remote Sensing; Surface Water Hydrology; Environmental Modelling and Applications
  • PhD: Mountain Climate and Hydrology; Scientific Writing and Presentation


Email: sthakuri at at; Phone: +977-9851101011 


International Journal Articles

  1. Sharma, S., K. Hamal, N. Khadka, D. Shrestha, D. Aryal, S. Thakuri (2021) Drought characteristics over Nepal Himalaya and its relation with climate indices. Meteorological Applications. doi: 10.1002/met.1988
  2. Chauhan, R., S. Thakuri, B. Lekhi, M. Koirala (2021) Modeling soil organic carbon dynamics in response to climate change in Mount Everest region of Nepal. Eurasian Soil Science. 8
  3. Khadka, N., X. Chen, Y. Nie, S. Thakuri, G. Zheng, G. Zhang (2020) Evaluation of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood susceptibility using multi-criteria assessment framework in Mahalangur Himalaya. Frontier in Earth Sciences. doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.601288
  4. Thakuri, S., P. Baskota, S.B. Khatri, A. Dhakal, P. Chaudhary, K. Rijal, R.M. Byanju (2020) Methane emission factors and carbon fluxes from enteric fermentation in cattle of Nepal Himalaya. Science of Total Environment, 746, 141184. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141184
  5. Thapa, B., R.R. Pant, S. Thakuri, G. Pond (2020) Assessment of spring water quality in Jhimruk River Watershed, Lesser Himalaya, Nepal. Environmental Earth Sciences, 79, 504. doi: 10.1007/s12665-020-09252-4
  6. Thakuri, S., S. Dahal, D. Shrestha, N. Guyennon, E. Romano, N. Colombo, F. Salerno (2019) Elevation-dependent warming of maximum air temperature in Nepal during 1976-2015. Atmospheric Research. 228, 261-269. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.06.006
  7. Koirala, P., S. Thakuri, S. Joshi, R. Chauhan (2019) Estimation of Soil Erosion in Nepal using a RUSLE Modeling and Geospatial Tool. Geoscience. 9, 147. doi: 10.3390/geosciences9040147
  8. Gurung, A., S. Adhikari, R. Chauhan, S. Thakuri, S. Nakarmi, S. Ghale, B. Dangol, D. Rijal (2019) Water crises in water-rich country: Case studies from rural watersheds of Nepal’s Mid Hills. Water Policy. doi: 10.2166/wp.2019.245
  9. Bhusal, D.R., K.C. Ghimire, S. Dulal, P. Baniya, S. Thakuri (2019) Spatial Relation of Bumblebees (Hymenoptera-Apidae) with Host-Plant and their Conservation Issues: An Outlook from Urban Ecosystem of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. European Journal of Ecology. 5(2), 1-7. doi: 10.2478/eje-2019-0008
  10. Gurung, A., S. Adhikari, R. Chauhan, S. Thakuri, S. Nakarmi, D. Rijal, B.S. Dangol (2019) Assessment of Spring Water Quality in the Rural Watersheds of Western Nepal. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7, 39-53. doi: 10.4236/gep.2019.711004.
  11. Khadka, N., G. Zhang, S. Thakuri (2018) Glacial Lakes in the Nepal Himalaya: Inventory and Decadal Dynamics (1977-2017). Remote Sensing. 10(12), 1913. doi: 10.3390/rs10121913
  12. Thakuri, S., K. Rijal, R. Pantha, S. Joshi, B. Das (2017) Mitigation potentials of GHG emissions from biomass burning in Nepal. Climate Change and Green Growth, 13, 55-71. GIR Korea. 
  13. Salerno, F., S. Thakuri, G. Tartari, T. Nuimura, K. Fujita (2017) Debris-covered glacier anomaly? Morphological factors controlling changes in the mass balance, surface area, terminus position, and snow line altitude of Himalayan glaciers. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 471, 19-31. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.039
  14. Thakuri, S., F. Salerno, T. Bolch, N. Guyennon, G. Tartari (2016) Factors controlling the accelerated expansion of Imja Lake, Mount Everest region, Nepal. Annals of Glaciology. 57(71), 245-257, doi:10.3189/2016A0G71A063
  15. Salerno, F., M. Rogora, R. Balestrini, A. Lami, G. A. Tartari, S. Thakuri, D. Godone, M. Freppaz, and G. Tartari (2016) Glacial melting increases the solute concentrations of Himalayan glacial lakes. Environmental Science & Technology. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02735
  16. Salerno, F., S. Thakuri, N. Guyennon, G. Viviano, and G. Tartari (2016) Glacier melting and precipitation trends detected by surface area changes in Himalayan ponds. The Cryosphere, 10, 1433-1448, doi: 10.5194/tc-10-1433-2016
  17. Aryal, U., T. R. Adhikari, S. Thakuri, B. Rakhal (2016) Flood Hazard Assessment in Dhobi-Khola (Kathmandu) Watershed Using Hydrological Model. International Research Journal of Environment Sciences. 5(11), 21-33
  18. Thakuri, S. (2016) Fluvial Functioning Index (FFI): Assessing Freshwater Habitat in Tamor River Basin, Nepal. International Research Journal of Environment Sciences, 5(8), 49-58
  19. Thakuri, S. (2016) Human-Wildlife Interplay in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park. International Journal of Advancement in Earth and Environmental Sciences, 4(1), 26-35
  20. Salerno, F., N. Guyennon, S. Thakuri, G. Viviano, E. Romano, E. Vuillermoz, P. Cristofanelli, P. Stocchi, G. Agrillo, Y. Ma, G. Tartari (2015) Weak precipitation, warm winters and springs impact glaciers of south slopes of Mt. Everest (central Himalaya) in the last 2 decades (1994-2013). The Cryosphere, 9, 1229-1247, doi: 10.5194/tc-9-1229-2015
  21. Thakuri, S., F. Salerno, C. Smiraglia, T. Bolch, C. D’Agata, G. Viviano, G. Tartari (2014) Tracing glacier changes since the 1960s on the south slope of Mt. Everest (central southern Himalaya) using optical satellite imagery. The Cryosphere. 8, 1297-1315, doi: 10.5194/tc-8-1297-2014
  22. Salerno, F., S. Gambelli, G. Viviano, S. Thakuri, N. Guyennon, C. D’Agata, G. Diolaiuti, C. Smiraglia, F. Stefani, D. Bocchiola, G. Tartari (2014) High alpine ponds shift upwards as average temperatures increase: a case study of the Ortles-Cevedale mountain group (southern Alps, Italy) over the last 50 years. Global and Planetary Change. 120, 81-91. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.06.003
  23. Salerno, F., G. Viviano, E. C. Manfredi, P. Caroli, S. Thakuri, G. Tartari (2013) Multiple Carrying Capacities from a management-oriented perspective to operationalize sustainable tourism in protected areas. Journal of Environmental Management, 128(0), 116-125
  24. Salerno, F., S. Thakuri, C. D’Agata, C. Smiraglia, E. C. Manfredi, G. Viviano, G. Tartari (2012) Glacial lake distribution in the Mount Everest Region: Uncertainty of measurements and conditions of formation. Global & Planetary Change. 92-93, 30-39. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.04.001
  25. Salerno, F., G. Viviano, S. Thakuri, B. Flury, R. K. Maskey, S. N. Khanal, D. Bhuju, M. Carrer, S. Bhochhibhoya, M. T. Melis, F. Giannino, A. Staiano, F. Carteni, S. Mazzoleni, A. Cogo, A. Sapkota, S. Shrestha, R. K. Pandey, E. C. Manfredi (2010) Energy, Forest, and Indoor Air Pollution Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development. 30(2), 113-126, doi: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00027.1
  26. Manfredi, E. C., B. Flury, G. Viviano, S. Thakuri, S. N. Khanal, P. K. Jha, R. K. Maskey, R. Kayastha, K. R. Kafle, S. Bhochhibhoya, N. P. Ghimire, B. B. Shrestha, G. Chaudhary, F. Giannino, F. Carteni, S. Mazzoleni, F. Salerno (2010) Solid Waste and Water Quality Management Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development. 30(2), 127-142, doi: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00028.1
  27. Salerno, F., E. Cuccillato, P. Caroli, B. Bajracharya, E. C. Manfredi, G. Viviano, S. Thakuri, B. Flury, M. Basani, F. Giannino, D. Panzeri (2010) Experience with a Hard and Soft Participatory Modeling Framework for Social-ecological System Management in Mount Everest (Nepal) and K2 (Pakistan) Protected Areas. Mountain Research and Development. 30(2), 80-93, doi: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00014.1 
National Journal Articles

  1. Ghimire, N.P., N. Adhikari, R.R. Pant, S. Thakuri (2021) Chemical characterizations of water quality in West-Seti and Tamor River basins, Nepal. Scientific World. 14(14), 106-114
  2. Khadka, N., S.K. Ghimire, X. Chen, S. Thakuri, K. Hamal, D. Shrestha, S. Sharma (2020) Dynamics of maximum snow cover area and snow line altitude across Nepal (2003-2018) using improved MODIS data. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 25(2), 2467-9240. doi:10.3126/jist.v25i2.33729
  3. Thakuri, S., R. Chauhan, P. Baskota (2020) Glacial hazards and avalanches in high mountains of Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Tourism and Himalayan Adventures, 2, 87-104
  4. Thakuri, S., S. Koirala (2019) Climate Change and Mountaineering in Nepal: Issues and Challenges. Journal of Nepal Mountain Academy, 1(1), 137-152
  5. Prajapati, N., S. Thakuri, M. Dhakal (2019) Climatic Trends and its Impacts on Agriculture of Mustang, Nepal. Proceeding of Research Seminar on Climate Change, 8th March 2019, Hetauda, Makwanpur, Nepal.  
  6. Lama, F., S. Thakuri, N.P. Ghimire, R. Malla (2018) Ecotone Vegetation and Water Quality of Rara and Begnas Lakes of Nepal. Himalayan Biodiversity. 6, 27-37
  7. Neupane, B., S. Thakuri (2018) Hydrological Perspective and Evolution of Lentic Water Bodies (Lakes and Ponds) in Mid-Hill Nepal: A Case from Ilam Pokhari Area of Lamjung District. Technical Journal of Water, Sanitation, Health and Environment, Issued on the Occasion of World Water Day – 2018. 16 (1), Society of Public Health Engineers (SOPHEN), Kathmandu
  8. Chauhan, R., S. Thakuri (2017) Periglacial Environment in Nepal Himalaya: Present Contexts and Future Prospects. Nepal Journal of Environmental Science. 5 (1), 35-40. Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Environmental Science, Kathmandu
  9. Thakuri, S., K. Rijal (2017) Glacial and Periglacial Environment in Nepal Himalaya: A Review of its Features and Significances. In: Nepal Ma Digo Bikas: Chunauti Ra Sambhabanaharu. Digo Anusandhan Tatha Bikas Kendra, Kathmandu, Nepal. 78-83
  10. Thakuri, S., F. Salerno (2016) Recent Evolution of Glacial Lakes in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology. 10(1), 70-79
  11. Thakuri, S., D. Khadka (2016) Potential and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Environmental Studies in Nepal: A Review. Journal of Nepal Science Olympiad. 1(2), 31-40
  12. Thakuri, S. (2016) Habitat Suitability Analysis of Key Mammals: Combining CCA with GIS Application. Journal of Nepal Science Olympiad. 1(1), 61-67
  13. Pokhrel, G. K., S. Thakuri (2016) Herpetofaunal Diversity in Manaslu Conservation Area, Nepal. Our Nature, 14 (1), 99-106
  14. Khadka, D., S. Thakuri (2016) Increasing Severity of Portable Water Aftermath of Gorkha Earthquake with a Case of Sindhupachowk District, Nepal. Int. J. Res. Dev. Tech., 6(2), 229-232
  15. Thakuri, S. (2014) Climate change and risk to water cycle: Is climate change revealing its impacts in the highest elevation of Mt. Everest region? Face to Face. June-July, 2014, Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), Lalitpur, Nepal
  16. Thakuri, S., N.M.B. Pradhan (2010) Habitat Preference and Distribution of Himalayan Tahr and Musk Deer in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. In: Contemporary Research in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal.  Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur. Pp 229-236
  17. Flury, B., F. Salerno, G. Viviano, S. Thakuri, F. Giannino, R. Muetzelfeldt, A. Staiano, F. Carteni (2010) Systemic Ecosystem Modelling, Management-oriented Research and Monitoring to Tackle High Altitude Environmental Issues in Sagarmatha National Park Buffer Zone. In: Contemporary Research in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal.  Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, p.33-35.
Edited Book Chapters
  1. Koirala, M., U.R. Khadka, S. Thakuri, R. Deshar (2020). Designing Water Resource Use for Poverty Reduction in the HKH Region: Institutional and Policy Perspectives. In: Z. Shang et al. (eds.). Carbon Management for Promoting Local Livelihood in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Region, Spring Nature Switzerland
  2. Pradhanang, S., U. R. Khadka, S. Thakuri (2017). Fresh Water Resources of Nepal: Perspectives and Issues. In: Environmental Science: Some Theoretical Background and Applications. Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University and ICIMOD, Nepal. p. 133-153.