Biva Aryal, PhD.

Member of the Board of Directors, Research fellow

Biva Aryal PhD, Research Fellow at Science Hub, Kathmandu, Nepal, completed her PhD (“Leaf Wettability of Plants from different Altitudinal Origin”) in Plant Physiological Ecology from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Since 2000, she has been involved in teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels especially courses like climate change, Mountain ecology, Water and soil resources, etc. She also had several years of interdisciplinary research experiences on climate change, Mountain ecology, biodiversity management, and conservation. Dr. Aryal is a highly committed researcher and enjoys working with scientific collaboration. She has published several research papers in reputed national and international journals.

 Current involvement

Lecturer at Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Executive member at Society of Natural Resources Conservation and Development, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Work Experiences in Kyoto University, Center for Ecological Research, Japan

2010 – 2013 Post Doctoral research stay “Altitudinal variation in leaf wettability of Arabidopsis halleri subsp. Gemmifera”.

05.2017- 30. 08.2017 Post Doctoral research stay “Altitudinal variation in leaf wettability of Arabidopsis halleri subsp. Gemmifera”.

01.11.2018 – 31.01.2019 Visiting research scholar stay“ Metagenomics study of Rilines of Arabidopsis thalliana“.

Fellowships and Awards

03.2015 – 30. 05.2015 Austrian Government Ernst Mach-Nachbetreuungsstipendium (EZA) award for Post Doc research.

2009 Nepal Vidhya Bhushan “Ka” (Gold Medal) for PhD degree.

2006-2009 Austrian Government North-South dialougue Scholarship (OeAD, EZA-Project 894/05 )  to complete PhD degree

 Projects Involved

2018 Jan – July Co- Investigator, Project awarded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal Government Screening of Extracts of Selected indigenous Plant Species for Antidiabetic activities in-vitro (Research fund NPR 370,000).

14.02.2015 – 14.08.2016 Principal Investigator of TA 7984 NEP: Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development 44168-012- Research grant project organized by NAST/ ADB, “Carbon sequestration in a fired Ecosystem of Pinus roxburghii forest Rasuwa, Nepal” (Research fund US$ 11,301).

2015 EURASIA PACIFIC UNINET project (46/2014) “Heat injury risk to plants on a global scale” in Nepal (Travel and meeting expenses €3,000)

 

List of publications

Aryal B,  ShinoharaW, Honjo MN  and Kudoh H (2018) Genetic differentiation in cauline-leaf-specific wettability of a rosette-forming perennial Arabidopsisfrom two contrasting montane habitats Annals of Botany 121(7): 1351-1360.

Aryal B, Bhattarai BP, Pandey M and Giri A (2016-18) Impact of forest floor fire on soil carbon sequestration of Pinus roxburghii forest in Langtang National Park, Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum (30) 148-163.

Aryal B, Bhattarai BP, Pandey M and Giri A (2017) Carbon sequestration and CO2 mitigation in a burned ecosystem of Pinus roxburghii forest in Langtang National Park, Nepal. Tropical Plant Research 4(2): 297-306.

Aryal B and Neuner G (2016) Variability and Extremes in Leaf Wettability and Run-Off Properties in Plants from Various Habitats. Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences 5(2):53-60.

Aryal B and Neuner G (2012) Leaf wettability in Bilberry Vaccinum myrtillus L. as affected by altitude and openness of the growing site. Phyton 52: 245-262.

Aryal B and Neuner G (2010) Leaf wettability decreases along an extreme altitudinal gradient. Oecologia 162:1-9.

Aryal B, Giri A, Shrestha KK, Ghimire SK and Jha PK (1999) Vegetation analysis of Shorea robusta forests in the Royal Bardia National park, Nepal. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 28 (1) 35-46.

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