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Sunita Shrestha

Country of origin: Nepal Currently in: Nepal, Kathmandu General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background

Degrees

2019 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Interdisciplinary

1. Establishing the relationship between Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Water Level Fluctuation in Subtropical Shallow Wetlands, 2. Carbon stock and its relationships with tree diversity and density in community forests in Nepal, 3. Assessing air pollution tolerance of plant species in vegetation traffic barriers in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, 4. Groundwater quality assessment of Kathmandu Valley, 5. Drinking water quality assessment and detection of biofilm genes and tetracycline resistant gene in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella sps. isolated from drinking water of Kathmandu valley, 6. Sugarcane Bagasse as Metal Scavenger in Aqueous Solutions


Publications resulting from Research: 


Shrestha, S., Tachamo-Shah, R.D., Doody, T. et al. (2021). Establishing the relationship between Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Water Level Fluctuation in Subtropical Shallow Wetlands. Envion Monit Assess 193, 534

Shrestha, S., Baral, B., Dhital, N. B., & Yang, H. H. (2021). Assessing air pollution tolerance of plant species in vegetation traffic barriers in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Sustainable Environment Research, 31(1), 1-9

Aryal, S., Shrestha, S., Maraseni, T., Wagle, P. C., & Gaire, N. P. (2018). Carbon stock and its relationships with tree diversity and density in community forests in Nepal. International Forestry Review, 20(3), 263-273



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Working as Research Assistant at Environment and Climate Study laboratory of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology. Doing research on drinking and groundwater quality assessment and detection of biofilm genes and tetracycline resistant gene in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella sps. isolated from drinking water of Kathmandu valley. Also doing research on 'Sugarcane Bagasse as Metal Scavenger in Aqueous Solutions'. Analyzing water quality of people and counselling them on their drinking water quality. Worked as a Province Coordinator in 'Croaking Monsoon 2020' which studies frogs and its habitat in Nepal.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2021 Virtual program organized by National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC) and Asian-Oceanic Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO) 2021 International Training Workshop on Earth Observations for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries
2020 Virtual platform by Global Youth Biodiversity Network 2nd Online Capacity Building Training for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
2019 Dhulikhel, Nepal by ICIMOD Training workshop on Assessing freshwater ecosystems for sustainable hydropower development
2018 Lalitpur, Nepal Graduate conference on environment and sustainable development

Affiliations

Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Young Researchers Circle, Smartphones for Water Nepal (S4W-Nepal)

Presentation given

2020
Benthic macroinvertebrate community composition as bioindicators of hydrological disturbance in tropical wetlands
Nepal
Event: Sixth Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development, sustainability through knowledge and innovation
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Nov 2020
Research Assistantship
1 year of research assistantship to conduct research on environment and climate study sector
Oct 2019
Best poster awardee in International Youth Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation
Presented my research work on 'Establishing the relationship between benthic macroinvertebrates and water level fluctuation in subtropical shallow wetlands'
Mar 2018
Dissertation Grant
Dissertation grant by 'Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization', Australian Federal Government in CSIRO Flow-Ecology Project Phase II, 2016-2020

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