About #MoChWo

Mountains are a part of global biodiversity repository and play a vital role in maintaining global ecosystems, support millions of people. In the mean time they are the most vulnerable to rapid environmental change.   The international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World” aims to provide a forum for international/national scholars, researchers, policy maker and students with opportunity to share their research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountains. We are sure that this conference can be an effective and insightful for the benefit of people depending on mountains. The #MoChWo will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is known for long history, ancient cultures and civilizations, Hindu and Buddhist temples, architecture & sculptures. It hosts seven UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu is also the gateway of many high Himalayas in Nepal. The conference month (October) is considered to be the best time to visit Nepal.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Rajan Ghimire
Assistant Professor/Cropping Systems
New Mexico State University, NM, USA
Dr. Binod Pokharel
Post-doctoral fellow/Atmospheric science
Utah State University, UT, USA

Dr. Nabin Malakar
Post-doctoral researcher/Remote sensing
JPL, CalTech/NASA, California, USA
Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari
Assistant Professor/Engineering Geology
Centre for Disaster Studies (IoE), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Peter Stahl
Professor/Soil ecology
University of Wyoming, WY, USA
Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha
Research Fellow/Environmental Science
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Dr. Mohan Dangi
Associate Professor/Env System & Policy
California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
Dr. Wentao Wang
Scientist/Climate Change
Ministry of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Achyut Aryal
Senior Principal Research Fellow/Conservation Biology
The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Anzar Khuroo
Senior Assistant Professor/Biodiversity
University of Kashmir, India

Dr. Olga Ameixa
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Functional Biodiversity
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr. Vasileios Bontzorlos
Post Doc Researcher/Ecology
Technology of Thessaly, Greece

Dr. Sadikshya Rana Dangi
Research Soil Scientist/Soil Ecology
USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Parlier,CA, USA

Dr. Thakur Bhattarai
Research Fellow/Climate Change
Institute of Future Farming Systems,
CQ University
Rockhampton, Australia

Dr. Prakash K. Paudel (CHAIR)
Scientist, Executive Director/Ecology
Center for Conservation Biology
Kathmandu Inst. of App. Sci., Nepal

Dr. Suresh K. Ghimire
Central Department of Botany
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Jan Sipos
Institute of Botany,ASCR
Czech Republic

Dr. Ram P. Regmi
Professor/Atmospheric science
Central Department of Physics
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Tamir Klein
Professor/Drought-global warming
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Dr. Achyut Tiwari
Assist. Professor/Dendro-ecology
Tri-chandra college, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Shankar Raj Barsila
Assist. Professor/Animal Nutrition
Agriculture and Forestry University, Chitwan, Nepal

Dr. Meghnath Dhimal
Senior Research Officer/Env. Health Sciences
Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), Government of Nepal

Organizing Committee

Dr. Rashila Deshar

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Rashila Deshar
Dr. Hemu Kafle

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Hemu Kafle
Dr. Bhanu Neupane

Scientist, Center for Analytical Sciences, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Bhanu Neupane
Dr. Susma Giri

Scientist, Center for Conservation Biology, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Susma Giri
Dr. Basant Giri (Convener)

Scientist and Director of International Relations,  Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Basant Giri (Convener)