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Parveen Kumar Chhetri
Parveen Kumar Chhetri
Phone:
(979) 845 0843
Email:
parveenkchhetri@tamu.edu
Office:
O&M 703
Address:

Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
Eller O&M Building
College Station, Texas 77843-3147 


Degrees:

MS Environmental Science: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. 2012

M. Sc Environmental Science: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2007

B. Sc Environmental Science: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2004

Awards:
  • Mauna Kea Student Presentation Award, AAG Mountain Geography Specialty Group. 2016
  • Outstanding presentation award. I-Week, International Student Association. Texas A&M University.
  • First place in Earth Sciences, Geosciences, and Water Resources subject area oral presentation. Student Research Week Texas A&M University - 2015
  • Unocal Graduate Scholarship in Geosciences. 2015-16
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Japan Government. M.S. Program in Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Japan. 2010 – 2012
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Japan Government. Research Student, Geoecology and Field Informatics Laboratory, Hokkaido University, Japan. 2009 – 2010
Courses:

Laboratory Teaching Instructor:

Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Geog. 203: Planet Earth

Fall 2014

Geog. 450: Field Geography

Geog. 390: GPS in Geosciences

Spring 2015

Geog. 450: Field Geography

Fall 2016

Geog. 390: GPS in Geosciences

Geog. 252: Cartography and Visualization


Parveen Kumar Chhetri

PhD Student

Research Interests

Research Interests

Climate Change and Vegetation Response, Dendrochronology, Mountain Environment, RS and GIS

Research Projects

PhD Project: Factors structuring the position and dynamics of treeline ecotone in the Nepal Himalaya - A multi-scale approach

MS Project: Treeline ecotone dynamics of Abies spectabilis in the Barun valley, eastern Nepal Himalaya

M. Sc Project: Study on Tree Ring and Climate in Langtang National Park, central Nepal

Selected Conference Presentations

Chhetri P.K. Shrestha K. B. and Cairns D. 2016. A multi-scale assessment of Himalayan treeline dynamics in response to recent climate change. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 29 - April 2, 2016, San Francisco, California, USA. (Oral).         

 

Chhetri P.K. and Cairns D. 2016. Role of human disturbances in structuring the treeline position and dynamics in the Nepal Himalaya. Himalayan Studies Conference – 25-28 Feb. 2016. Austin, Texas. USA. (Oral)

 

Chhetri P.K. and Cairns D. 2015. Modeling current and future distribution of treeline species in the Nepal Himalaya.  American Geophysical Union fall meeting 14 – 18 Dec. 2015, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Poster)

 

Chhetri P.K. Cairns D. and Bista R. 2015. Growing season temperature and treeline structure of Barun valley, eastern Nepal Himalaya. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 20-25, 2015, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Oral)

 

Chhetri P.K. Shrestha K.B. Cairns D. and Bista R. 2015. Radial growth variation in Abies spectabilis along altitudinal gradient in the Langtang National Park, central Nepal. Student Research Week, 23-27 March 2015, Texas A&M University. (Oral) 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Chhetri P.K. and Cairns D.M. 2015. Dendroclimatic response of Abies spectabilis at treeline ecotone of Barun valley, eastern Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Forestry Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11676-016-0249-7

 

Chhetri P.K. and Cairns D.M. 2015. Contemporary and historic population structure of Abies spectabilis at treeline in Barun valley, eastern Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Mountain Science 15 (3): 558-570.

 

Chhetri P.K. and Thapa S. 2010. Tree Ring and Climate Change in Langtang National Park, Central Nepal. Our Nature 8 (1): 139-143.

 

Chhetri P.K. and Shrestha K.B. 2009. Dendrochronology and Climate Change Study in Nepal: A Preview. Banko Jankari - A Journal of Forestry Information for Nepal 19 (2): 42-43.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. David Cairns
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