Dr. Daya Ram Bhusal

Dr. Daya Ram Bhusal
Designation : Reader
Email : drbhusal@cdztu.edu.np; daya.bhusal@cdz.tu.edu.np
Area of Interest : Insect ecology, Plant insect interaction, Agrobiodiversity


Recent Publications

  • Bhandari, S., Mawhinney, B., Johnson, D., Bhusal, D.R. and Youlatos, D. 2019. Coexistence of humans and leopards in Shivapuri Nagarjun national park, Nepal. Russian Journal of Ecology, 50(6): 590-592. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1067413619060031
  • Bhusal, D.R., Ghimire, K.C., Dulal, S., Baniya, P. and Thakuri, S. 2019. Spatial Relation of Bumblebees (Hymenoptera-Apidae) with Host-Plant and their Conservation Issues: An Outlook from Urban Ecosystem of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. European Journal of Ecology, 5(2): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.2478/eje-2019-0008
  • Bhusal, D.R., Patel, P., Ghimire, K.C., Bista, M. and Kumar, B. 2019. Size-based intraspecific variations along altitudinal gradient and follow of Bergmann’s rule in Parthenium beetle, Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 22(4): 1173-1179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2019.10.008
  • Bhusal, D.R., Shrestha, S. and Ghimire, K.C. 2019. Assemblage of Insects on Medicinal Plants: An Insight from ICIMOD Herbal Garden in Godavari of Lalitpur, Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 24(1): 34-41. https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v24i1.24626
  • Gupta, D., Bhandari, S. and Bhusal, D.R. 2019. Variation of nematode indices under contrasting pest management practices in a tomato growing agro-ecosystem. Heliyon, 5(10): e02621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02621
  • Gupta, D., Chhetri, R. and Bhusal, D.R. 2019. Synergetics of Seasonality and Contrasting Pest Management Strategies on Community Dynamics of Soil Nematodes in Tomato-Growing Agroecosystem. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 45(3): 283-292.
  • Thapamagar, T., Bhandari, S., Ghimire, K. and Bhusal, D.R. 2019. Threats to endangered musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in the Khaptad National Park, Nepal. Folia Oecologica, 46(2): 170-173. https://doi.org/10.2478/foecol-2019-0020 
  • Yang, B., Zhang, T., Huang, J., Bhusal, D.R. and Pang, X. 2019. Response of Soil Nematode Community to Phosphorous Amendment in a Subalpine Spruce Plantation. CLEAN–Soil, Air, Water, 47(5): 1800202. https://doi.org/10.1002/clen.201800202
  • Bhusal, D.R. 2020. Insect Pollinators, Threats For Survival and Ecosystem Service: An Outlook From Hindu-Kush Himalaya Region. In: Regmi G., Huettmann F. (eds) Hindu Kush-Himalaya Watersheds Downhill: Landscape Ecology and Conservation Perspectives, pp. 565-576, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36275-1_27 
  • Bhusal, D.R., Ghimire, K.C., Patel, P., Bista, M., Upadhyay, R. and Kumar, B. 2020. Temperature and altitude modulate feeding attributes of Mexican beetle, Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister on Parthenium hysterophorus. Journal of Thermal Biology, 89102540. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102540
  • Bhusal, D.R., Ghimire, K.C., Upadhyay, R., Bista, M. and Kumar, B. 2020. Phenotypic plasticity along altitudinal gradient affects the feeding efficiency and development of the parthenium beetle, Zygogramma bicolorata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica, 63(9): 1117-1124. https://doi.org/10.16380/j.kcxb.2020.09.009
  • Patel, P., Kumar, B., Upadhyay, R., Bhusal, D.R. and Kumar, D. 2020. Semiochemical tracks of predaceous Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) modulate feeding attributes and assimilation of nutrients in Zygogramma bicolorata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 152(3): 330-341. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2020.18
  • Patel, P., Bhusal, D.R., Kumar, B. and Kumar, D. 2020. Life attributes of Zygogramma bicolorata Pallister (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): challenges and future directions. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 30(2): 160-177. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2019.1694636 
  • Subba, S., Mahaseth, V.K., Subba, B.R. and Bhusal, D.R. 2020. Monthly dynamics of reproductive indices of Neolissochilus hexagonolepis (McClelland, 1839) and their relationship with physicochemical parameters along the mid-reaches of Tamor River, Nepal. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, 24(2): 239-247. https://doi.org/10.21608/ejabf.2020.80222 
  • Thapamagar, T., Youlatos, D., Bhusal, D.R. and Bhandari, S. 2020. Habitat and nest use by hoarybellied squirrels (Callosciurus pygerythrus): preliminary observations in central Nepal. Tropical Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-020-00116-31-5
  • Yang, B., Qi, K., Bhusal, D.R., Huang, J., Chen, W., Wu, Q., Hussain, A. and Pang, X. 2020. Soil microbial community and enzymatic activity in soil particle-size fractions of spruce plantation and secondary birch forest. European Journal of Soil Biology, 99: 103196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2020.103196