Ramesh Prasad Sapkota, PhD

Assistant Professor

Academic Qualification: PhD in Ecology/Environmental Science, University of Wyoming, USA

Research Interests: Restoration Ecology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Management and Conservation

Teaching Courses: 

  • Restoration Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Research Methodology


Email: rsapkota at cdes.edu.np/ ramesh.sapkota at cdes.tu.edu.np; Phone: +977-9841297295


Peer-reviewed Journals

  1. Sapkota, R.P., Rijal, K., Stahl, P.D., Pyakurel, B., & Gautam, A.P. (2021). Evidences of homogenization in species assemblages of restored mixed Shorea robusta forest stands of Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, (e01573), doi 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01573.
  2. Dahal, N.K., Harada, K., Adhikari, S., Sapkota, R.P., & Kandel S. (2021). Impact of wildlife on food crops and approaches to reducing human wildlife conflict in the protected landscapes of Eastern Nepal. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, doi 10.1080/10871209.2021.1926601.
  3. Bhujel, K.B., Byanju, R.M., Gautam, A.P., & Sapkota, R.P. (2020). Fire-induced carbon emissions from tropical mixed broad-leaved forests of the Terai–Siwalik region, central Nepal. Journal of Forestry Research, doi 10.1007/s11676-020-01256-x.
  4. Dahal, B., KC, A., & Sapkota, R.P. (2020). Environmental impacts of community-based homestay ecotourism in Nepal. The Gaze: Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 11(1), 60-80.
  5. Sapkota, R., & Rijal, K. (2020). Options for teaching-learning and research in higher education: coping strategies for Environmental Science studies during COVID-19 pandemic. Applied Science and Technology Annals, 1(1), 142-148.
  6. Regmi, H., Rijal, K., Joshi, G., Sapkota, R.P., & Thapa, S. (2019). Factors influencing food insecurity in Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 24(2), 22-29.
  7. Regmi, H., Rijal, K., Joshi, G., Sapkota, R.P., & GC, A. (2019). Determinants of per capita food expenditure to assess food security status of Nepal. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 48(2), 116-123.
  8. Sapkota, R.P., & Stahl, P.D. (2018). Effectiveness of passive restoration on density and diversity of regenerating tree species in mixed Dipterocarp forests of Nepal. Restoration Ecology, 27(3), 581-591.
  9. Sapkota, R.P., Stahl, P.D., Hengaju, K., & Rijal, K. (2018). Changes in the ecological parameters of mixed forests of Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) are a function of distance from the human settlements. International Journal of Ecology, doi10.1155/2018/1394814.
  10. Sapkota, R.P., Stahl, P.D., & Norton, U. (2018). Anthropogenic disturbances shift diameter distributions of woody plant species in Shorea robusta Gaertn. (Sal) mixed forests of Nepal. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 12(1), 115-128.
  11. Sapkota, R.P., Stahl, P.D., & Rijal, K. (2018). Restoration governance: an integrated approach towards sustainably restoring degraded ecosystems. Environmental Development, 27, 83-94.
  12. Gubhaju, K., Pant, D.R., & Sapkota, R.P. (2018). Carbon stock estimation of Shree Rabutar Forest of Gaurishanker Conservation Area, Dolakha, Nepal. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 6, 61-67.
  13. Sapkota, R.P., Stahl, P.D., & Rijal, K. (2017). Physicochemical characteristics of forest soils in Tarai and Siwalik regions of Nepal, Nepal. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5, 27-33.
  14. Stahl, P.D., & Sapkota, R.P. (2015). Ecosystem restoration needs and initiatives in Nepal, Nepal Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2, 7-14.
  15. KC, A., Rijal, K., & Sapkota, R.P. (2015). Role of ecotourism in environmental conservation and socioeconomic development in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 22(3), 251-258.
  16. Gautam B., Maskey R., Sapkota R. P., & Dangol D. R. 2014. Aquatic Macro-invertebrates as Bio-indicators: An Approach for Wetland Water Quality Assessment of Rampur Ghol, Chitwan, Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 19(2), 58-64.
  17. Sapkota, R.P., Dhital, N.B., Bhatta, Y.B., & Byanju, R.M. (2013). Evaluation of charcoal produced by biomass charring technologies adopted in community forests of Kathmandu Valley. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 18(1),
  18. Aryal, M., Shrestha, T.K., & Sapkota, R.P. (2013). Status, distribution and local initiatives taken to conserve river dolphin, Platanista gangetica at Prakashpur-Koshi Barrage section of Koshi River. Nepal Journal of Environmental Science, 1(1), 8-16.

Books / Book Chapters

  1. Rijal, K., & Sapkota. R.P. (2014). Human Population and Environmental Problems in Nepal, Population Monograph of Nepal, Central Bureau of Statistics, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  2. Rijal, K., & Sapkota, R.P. (2014). Strengthening Environmental Institutions for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change, In: Khadka, U.R. (Ed.), Contemporary Environmental Issues and Methods in Nepal, Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University; WWF Nepal; CARE Nepal and USAID, Nepal, pp. 30-37.
  3. Upadhyay, B., & Sapkota, R.P. (2014). Impacts of Climate Change on Key Sectors Supporting Livelihood in Nepal, Souvenir 2070, Stupa Health Care Center Cooperative, Kathmandu Nepal.
  4. Upadhyay, B., & Sapkota, R.P. (2013). Pollution, In: Jha, P.K., Neupane, F.P., Shrestha, M.L., & Khanal, I.P. (Eds.), Environment and Natural Resources, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, pp. 388-397.
  5. Rijal, K., & Sapkota, R.P. (2012). Environmental Management Systems: Concept and Approaches, Printwell Offset Press, Banasthali, Kathmandu, Nepal.


  1. Maskey, R., & Sapkota R. P. (2019). Semester System in Environmental Science: Opportunities and Challenges of Graduate Studies at CDES-Tribhuvan University, Nepal, TU Bulletin Special, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
  2. Rijal, K., & Sapkota, R.P. (2017). Bio –Briquette: rural energy option for mitigating climate change, international conference on Eco Friendly and Socially Responsive Economy and Equity: Issues and Challenges of 21st Century for Emergent Sustainable Development Amongst SAARC Countries, Abstract Book, Udaipur, India.
  3. Maskey, R., & Sapkota, R.P. (2011). Arthic Kranti Ra Batabaran Samrachand, Hamro Sampada (Monthly Magazine), Anamnagar, Kathmandu.
  4. Maskey, R., & Sapkota, R.P. (2010). Ozone Layer and its Depletion, Enviro-Zing for Sustainable Development, Society of Environmental Science Students (SESS).
  5. Dhital, N.B., Sapkota, R.P., & Byanju, R.M. (2013). Technological and Financial Viability of Charcoal Production Practices in Community Forest. RENTECH Compendium (Volume 3), Symposium on Renewable Energy Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  6. Shrestha, I., Neupane, N.R., Bastola, R., & Sapkota, R., & Manandhar, R. (2012). Seasonal Variations of Physico-chemical and Biological Parameters in Seven Lakes of Lekhnath Municipality, Kaski District. Proceedings, International Wetland Symposium, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation/CSUWN, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  7. Panthi, J., Pradhananga, D., & Sapkota, R.P. (2010). Renewable Energy Technology for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission, Proceedings of The First National Youth Conference on Environment, Himalayan Alliance for Climate Change (HIMCCA), Kathmandu, Nepal.