Ramesh Raj Pant, PhD

Assistant Professor

Academic Qualification: PhD in Environmental Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA

Research Interests: Water Quality, Pollution Control

Teaching Courses: 

  • Water Quality, Water Resources


Email: rpant at cdes.edu.np/ramesh.pant at cdes.tu.edu.np; Phone: +977-9869277847


  1. Pant, R.R., Pal, K.B., Bishwakarma, K., Thapa, L.B., Dangol, A., Dawadi, B., & Poudel, P. (2021). Application of Multivariate Approaches to the Hydrochemical Assessment of the Ghodaghodi Lake, Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology (Accepted).
  2. Pant, R.R., Rehman, F.U., Wang, G., Adhikari, S., Bishwakarma, K., Baral, U., Rimal, B., Bhatta, Y.R., & Rijal, K. (2021). Hydrochemical appraisal and solute acquisitions in Seti River Basin, Central Himalaya, Nepal. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Accepted).
  3. Pant, R.R., Bishwakarma, K., Nepal, J., Paudel, S., Chand, M.B., Qaisar, F.U. R., Pal, K.B., Thapa, L.B., & Wang, G. (2021). Seasonal Variations and Health Risk Assessment of Trace Elements in Seti River Basin, Gandaki Province, Nepal. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-021-03288-3
  4. Pant, R.R., Bishwakarma, K., Qaiser, F.U.R., Pathak, L., Jayaswal, G., Sapkota, B., Pal, K.B., Thapa, L.B., Koirala, M., Rijal, K., & Maskey, R. (2021). Imprints of COVID-19 lockdown on the surface water quality of Bagmati river basin, Nepal. Journal of Environmental Management, 289, 112522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112522.
  5. Pant, R.R., Bishwakarma, K., Basnet, B.B., Pal, K.B., Karki, L., Dhital, Y.P., Bhatta, Y.R., Pant, B. R., & Thapa, L.B. (2021). Distribution and risk appraisal of dissolved trace elements in Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake, Gandaki Province, Nepal. SN Applied Sciences, 3, 532. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-021-04516-5.
  6. Pant, R.R., Chalaune T.B., Dangol, A., Dhital, Y.P., Sharma, M.L., Pal, K.B., Shah, S.T.H., & Thapa L.B. (2021). Hydrochemical assessment of the Beeshazar and associated lakes in Central Nepal. SN Applied Sciences, 3, 38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-03983-6.
  7. Pant, R.R., Zhang, F., Rehman, F.F.U.F., Koirala, M., Rijal, K., & Maskey, R. (2020). Spatiotemporal characterization of dissolved trace elements in the Gandaki River, Central Himalaya Nepal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 121913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121913.
  8. Pant, R.R., Zhang, F., Rehman, F.U., Wang, G., Ye, M., Zeng, C., & Tang, H. (2018). Spatiotemporal variations of hydrogeochemistry and its controlling factors in the Gandaki River Basin, Central Himalaya Nepal. Science of the Total Environment, 622–623, 770–782. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.063.
  9. Thapa, B., Pant, R.R., Thakuri, S., & Pond, G. (2020). Assessment of spring water quality in Jhimruk River Watershed, Lesser Himalaya, Nepal. Environmental Earth Sciences, 79(22), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09252-4.
  10. Rehman Qaisar, F.U., Zhang, F., Pant, R.R., Wang, G., Khan, S., & Zeng, C. (2018). Spatial variation, source identification, and quality assessment of surface water geochemical composition in the Indus River Basin, Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(13), 12749–12763. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-1519-z.
  11. Adhikari, S., Zhang, F., Adhikari, N.P., Zeng, C., Pant, R.R., Ram, K., Liu, Y., Ahmed, N., Xu, J., Tripathee, L., Zhang, Q., Bhuiyan, M.A.Q., & Ahsan, M.A. (2021). Atmospheric wet deposition of major ionic constituents and inorganic nitrogen in Bangladesh: Implications for spatiotemporal variation and source apportionment. Atmospheric Research, 250, 105414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105414.
  12. Zhang, F., Qaiser, F. ur R., Zeng, C., Pant, R.R., Wang, G., Zhang, H., & Chen, D.  (2019). Meltwater hydrochemistry at four glacial catchments in the headwater of Indus River. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 23645–23660. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05422-5.
  13. Sun, X., Zhang, Q., Li, M., Kandel, K., Rawat, B., Pandey, A., Guo, J., Kang, S., Pant, R.R., Cong, Z., & Zhang, F. (2020). Mercury variation and export in trans-Himalayan rivers: Insights from field observations in the Koshi River. Science of the Total Environment, 738, 139836. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitoMFtenv.2020.139836.
  14. Basnet, B.B., Pant R.R., Bishwakarma. K., Paudel, S., Pandey, N., Adhikari, S.K., Ranabhat, K., & Ghimire, A. (2021). A Year Trend Analysis and Spatial Distribution of COVID-19 Cases in Nepal. Asian Pacific Journal of Public Health. https://doi: 10.1177/10105395211012233.
  15. Speer, J.H., Bräuning, A., Zhang, Q. Bin, Pourtahmasi, K., Gaire, N.P., Dawadi, B., Pant, R.R., Rana, P., Dhakal, Y.R., Acharya, R.H., Adhikari, D.L., Adhikari, S., Aryal, P.C., Bagale, D., Baniya, B., Bhandari, S., Dahal, N., Dahal, S., Ganbaatar, N., Giri, A., … Tiwari, A. (2017). Pinus roxburghii stand dynamics at a heavily impacted site in Nepal: Research through an educational fieldweek. Dendrochronologia, 41, 2–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2016.01.005.
  16. Ghimire, N.P., Pant, R.R., & Thakuri, S. (2021). Characterizations of Water Quality in West-Seti and Tamor River Basins, Nepal. Scientific World, 14(14).  https://doi.org/10.3126/sw.v14i14.35021.
  17. Pal, K.B., Bishwakarma, K., Chalaune, T.B., Upadhaya, D., Joshi, T.R., Thapa, L.B., Sharma, M. L., Joshi, S., & Pant, R.R. (2021). Hydrochemical assessment of Jhilmila Lake, Kanchanpur, Nepal. Scientific World, 14(14), 124–131. https://doi.org/10.3126/sw.v14i14.35023.
  18. Thapa, L.B., Pathak, S., Pal, K.B., Miya, T.M., Darji, T.B., Pant, G., & Pant, R.R. (2021). Chemical Constituents of the Essential Oil of Invasive Chromolaena odorata leaves in Central Nepal. Journal of Nepal Chemical Society, 42(1), 132–137. https://doi.org/10.3126/jncs.v42i1.35364.
  19. Pant, R.R., Bishwakarma, K., Ghimire, A., Shrestha, K., Maskey, R., Joshi, B.R., Gautam, A., & Koirala, M. (2020). Disaster Management and Role of Academic Institutions in Nepal: Current Status and Way Forward. Himalayan Biodiversity, 8, 27–35.
  20. Acharya, A., Sharma, M.L., Bishwakarma, K., Dahal, P., Kumar, S., Chaudhari, Adhikari, B., Neupane, S., Pokhrel, B.N., & Pant, R.R. (2020). Chemical Characteristics of the Karmanasha River Water and Its Appropriateness for Irrigational Usage. Journal of Nepal Chemical Society, 41, 94–102. https://doi.org/10.3126/jncs.v41i1.30494.
  21. Adhikari, B., Pant, R.R., Baral, U., Shrestha, S., Neupane, S., Khanal, B., Acharya, A., & Bhattarai, H. (2020). Geochemical and multivariate assessment of water quality in the Rajarani Lake, Dhankuta, Nepal. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 60, 37–49. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3/26/jngs.v60i0.31264.
  22. Pant, R.R., Khanal, N.B., Pal, K.B., Thapa, L.B., Galaju, R., Chaudhari, S.K., Basnet, B.B., Dhami, N., Duediev, K., & Bishwakarma, K. (2020). Hydrochemical Characteristics and Macrophytes in the Betana Lake, Eastern Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 3(7), 44–51.
  23. Pathak, L., Pant, R.R., Khadka, U.R., Nepal, J., Poudel, S., Pathak, G., Mishra, N., Pant, S.R., Khanal, S., & Thapa, L.B. (2020). Spatial analysis of water stress and application of water poverty index in the Mahakali River Basin, Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal. 4, 85–94. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v4i2.33887.
  24. Qu, B., Paudyal, R., Pant, R.R., & Qaiser, F.U.R. (2020). Inorganic components in river waters in the Third Pole. In Water Quality in the Third Pole. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-816489-1.00004-9.
  25. Pant, R.R. (2019). Opportunities and challenges in Higher Science Education in Nepal. TU Bulletin.
  26. Pant, R.R., Pal, K.B., Adhikari., N.L., Adhikari, S., & Mishra, A.D. (2019). Water Quality Assessment of Begnas and Rupa Lakes, Lesser Himalaya Pokhara, Nepal. Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 15(2), 113–122.
  27. Bishwakarma, K., Pant, R.R., Pal, K.B., Ghimire, A., Thapa, L.B., Saud, P., Joshi, S., & Panthi, K.P. (2019). Water quality and land use/cover changes in the Phewa Watershed, Gandaki Province, Nepal. Nepal Journal of Environmental Science, 7, 31–39. https://doi.org/10.3126/njes.v7i0.34473.
  28. Rijal, S., Adhikari, S., & Pant, R.R. (2019). Non-Timber Forest Products and Livelihood Linkages: A Case of Lamabagar Nepal. International Journal of Social and Business Sciences.
  29. Pal, K.B., Pant, R.R., Rimal, B., & Mishra, A.D. (2019). Comparative Assessment of Water Quality in the Bagmati River Basin, Nepal. ZOO-Journal, 5, 68–78.
  30. Pant, R.R., Dhakal, T.M., Thapa, L.B., Baral, U., Dangol, A., Chalaune, T.B., & Pal, K.B. (2019). Water Quality Assessment of the Betkot Lake, Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal. North American Academic Research, https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3566682.
  31. Pant, R.R., Pal, K.B., Adhikari., N.L., Adhikari, S., & Mishra, A.D. (2019). Water Quality Assessment of Begnas and Rupa Lakes, Lesser Himalaya Pokhara, Nepal. Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 15(2), 113–122. https://doi.org/10.3126/jie.v15i2.27655.
  32. Pant, R.R. (2019). Water Quality Assessment of Phewa Lake, Pokhara Nepal. Journal of Cognition, A Transdisciplinary Research, 130-140.
  33. Subedi, R.C., Bhuju, D.R., Bhatta, G.D., & Pant, R.R. (2018). Climatic variability and livelihood of rural farmers in Chisapani, Ramechhap, Nepal. Nepal Journal of Environmental Science, 6, 47–59. https://doi.org/10.3126/njes.v6i0.30126.
  34. Pant, R.R. (2018). Land Use and Land Cover Change in Western Nepal : A Case from Phewa Watershed.
  35. Pant, R.R. (2018). Post Disaster in Koshi River Basin, Nepal. Journal of Environment Sciences, 4, 25–34.
  36. Pant, R.R., Zhang, F., Qaiser, F. R., & Maskey, R. (2018). Contrasting Characteristics of Water Quality in Kali and Seti Rivers, Central Himalaya, Gandaki Province – Nepal. International Lake Conference : Sustainable Utilization of Lake Resources, Pokhara 11-13 May, 2018. Kathmandu : National Lake Conservation Development Committee (NLCDC)., 7, 121–129.
  37. Shakya, B., & Pant, R.R. (2017). Contribution of Api-Nampa Conservation Area on the Livelihoods of Poor and Disadvantaged People, Darchula Nepal. Himalyan Biodiversity, An International Journal of Life Sciences, 5 (1), 50-56.
  38. Pant, R.R., & Adhikari., N.L. (2015). Water Quality Assessment of Phewa Lake, Pokhara Nepal. Cognition-A Transdisciplinary Research Journal, 1, 130–140.
  39. Nepali, K.B., Pant, R.R., & Pradhanang, S. (2014). Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihoods of Local People: A Case from Jethal V.D.C., Sindhupal-Chowk District. Crossing the Border: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(1), 147–158. https://doi.org/10.3126/ctbijis.v2i1.10820.
  40. Neupane, R., KC, A., & Pant, R.R. (2013). Assessing Tourism Potential in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nepal. International Journal of Environment, 2(1), 250–261. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v2i1.9225.
  41. Pant, R.R. (2013). Existing M.Sc. Environmental Science Curricula of Nepalese Universities. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 18 (1), 165–168.
  42. Pant, R.R. (2013). Comparison of M . A. (Rural Development) and M. Sc . (Environmental Science ) Curricula of Tribhuvan University . Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies, 10, 95–108.
  43. Pant, R.R. (2013). Water Quality Assessment of Nagdaha Lake,  Lalitpur, Nepal. Journal of TUTA University Campus, 8, 52–56.
  44. Pant, R.R. (2012). Noise Pollution in Pokhara Valley. Janapriya Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1, 100–109.
  45. Pant, R.R., & Shrestha, S.K. (2012). Quality Assessment of Kitchen Waste Based Vermi-Compost. Prithvi: A Multi-Disciplinary Research Journal, 5, 26-31.