Dr. Hari Prasad Sharma

Dr. Hari Prasad Sharma
Designation : Reader
Email : hpsharma@cdztu.edu.np hari.sharma@cdz.tu.edu.np
Specialization : Wildlife Ecology
Area of Interest : Conservation Biology, Ecological Niche Modelling


Recent Publications

  • Sharma, H. P., Regmi, S., Pant, B., & Belant, J. L. (2023). Effects of anthropogenic and ecological factors on Himalayan goral in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, 46, e02562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02562
  • Gautam, R., Gautam, B., Noda, Y., Belant, J., & Sharma, H. P. (2023). Analyzing White-rumped Vulture breeding behavior using Markovian modeling. Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology, 11(3), 2023024. https://doi.org/10.31893/jabb.230024
  • Basaula, R., Sharma, H. P., Paudel, B. R., Kunwar, P. S., & Sapkota, K. (2023). Effects of invasive water hyacinth on fish diversity and abundance in the Lake Cluster of Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, 46, e02565. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02565
  • Hamal, S., Sharma, H. P., Gautam, R., & Katuwal, H. B. (2023). Drivers of power line collisions and electrocutions of birds in Nepal. Ecology and Evolution, 13(5), e10080. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10080
  • Maharjan, H., Sharma, H. P., Gutam, R., Shah, R., Pokharel, C. P., & Belant, J. L. (2023). Breeding behavioral activities of captive red pandas in Nepal. Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology, 11(2), 2023016. https://10.31893/jabb.23016
  • Katuwal, H. B., Sharma, H. P., Rokka, P., Bhusal, K. P., Bhattarai, B. P., Koirala, S., … & Quan, R. C. (2023). The effects of climate and land use change on the potential distribution and nesting habitat of the Lesser Adjutant in Nepal. Avian Research, 100105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avrs.2023.100105
  • Pant, B., Sharma, H. P., Dahal, B. R., Regmi, S., & Belant, J. L. (2023). Spatio-temporal patterns of human-wildlife conflicts and effectiveness of mitigation in Shuklaphanta National Park, Nepal. Plos one, 18(4), e0282654. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0282654
  • Regmi, S., Belant, J. L., Pant, B., & Sharma, H. P. (2023). Factors influencing mammalian community occupancy in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal. Ecology and Evolution, 13(4), e9980. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9980
  • Magar, R. T., Sharma, H. P., Sharma, S., & Belant, J. L. (2023). Use of plant extracts to control activities of the invasive giant African land snail Achatina fulica. Geographical Journal of Nepal, 16(1), 111-126. https://doi.org/10.3126/gjn.v16i01.53489
  • Sharma, H. P., Dhakal, S., Bhusal, K. P., Dhakal, H., Gautam, R., Joshi, A. B., … & Belant, J. L. (2023). Factors Influencing the Potential Distribution of Globally Endangered Egyptian Vulture Nesting Habitat in Nepal. Animals, 13(4), 633. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13040633
  • Katuwal, H. B., Sharma, H. P., Thakur, R. K., Rokka, P., Mandal, D. N., Baral, H. S., & Quan, R. C. (2023). Illegal trapping and local trade of farmland birds in Madhesh Province, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, 42, e02391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02391
  • Mahata, N., & Sharma, H. P. (2023). Birds along the Bagmati river corridor in urban areas and factors affecting their abundance. Environmental Challenges, 11, 100685. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2023.100685
  • Baral, K., Adhikari, B., Bhandari, S., Kunwar, R. M., Sharma, H. P., Aryal, A., & Ji, W. (2023). Impact of climate change on distribution of common leopard (Panthera pardus) and its implication on conservation and conflict in Nepal. Heliyon, e12807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e12807
  • Khatri, K. B., Katuwal, H. B., Sharma, S., & Sharma, H. P (2023). Waterbird migration in Taudaha Lake, Kathmandu, Nepal: understanding factors driving migration at a small stopover site. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 33 (2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.36899/JAPS.2023.2.0630
  • Dhakal, P., Sharma, H. P., Shah, R., Thapa, P. J., & Pokheral, C. P. (2023). Copromicroscopic study of gastrointestinal parasites in captive mammals at Central Zoo, Lalitpur, Nepal. Veterinary Medicine and Science, 9(1), 457-464. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.1039
  • Baral, K., Bhandari, S., Adhikari, B., Kunwar, R. M., Sharma, H. P., Aryal, A., & Ji, W. (2022). Anthropogenic mortality of large mammals and trends of conflict over two decades in Nepal. Ecology and Evolution12(10), e9381. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9381
  • Tamang, S., Sharma, H. P., & Belant, J. L. (2022). Foraging Burrow Site Selection and Diet of Chinese Pangolins, Chandragiri Municipality, Nepal. Animals12(19), 2518. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12192518
  • Katuwal, H., Sundar, K. G., Zhang, M., Rimal, B., Baral, H., Sharma, H. P.., … & Quan, R. C. (2022). Factors affecting the breeding ecology of the globally threatened Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) in agricultural landscapes of Nepal. Avian Conservation and Ecology17(2). https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-02235-170215
  • Katuwal, H. B., Rai, J., Tomlinson, K., Rimal, B., Sharma, H. P., Baral, H. S., … & Quan, R. C. (2022). Seasonal variation and crop diversity shape the composition of bird communities in agricultural landscapes in Nepal. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 333, 107973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.107973
  • Gautam, R., Baral, N., & Sharma, H. P. (2022). Are white-rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis) scavengers or predators at a vulture safe feeding site of Nepal? Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity, 23(7). https://doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d230757
  • Baral, K., Aryal, A., Morley, C., Kunwar, R. M., Bhandari, S., Sharma, H. P., … & Weihong, J. (2022). Spatio–temporal pattern of human leopard conflict and mitigation strategy in Baitadi district, mid–hills of Nepal. Banko Janakari, 32(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.3126/banko.v32i1.45434
  • Basaula, R., Sharma, H.P. and Sapkota, K., 2022. The invasion of water hyacinth and its impact on diversity of macro-invertebrates in the Lake Cluster of Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Prithvi Academic Journal, 5, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3126/paj.v5i1.45035
  • Sharma, H. P., & Achhami, B. (2022). Gastro‐intestinal parasites of sympatric red panda and livestock in protected areas of Nepal. Veterinary Medicine and Science, 8(2), 568-577. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.651
  • Shah, S. B., & Sharma, H.P. (2022). Bird diversity and factors affecting bird abundance at Dullu Municipality, Dailekh, Nepal. Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity, 23 (3), 1535-1545. https://doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d230343
  • Dhakal, H., Sharma, H. P., McClure, C. J., Virani, M., Rolek, B. W., Pradhan, N. M. B., & Bhusal, K. P. (2022). Vulture distribution and people perception of vultures in Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Ecology and Evolution, 12(1), e8528. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8528
  • Sharma, H. P., Adhikari, B., Bhandari, S., Baral, K., & Kunwar, R. M. (2021). Crab-Eating Mongoose Herpestes urva: Occurrence and its Activity in Mid-Hills of Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 26(2), 53-60. https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v26i2.41416
  • Sharma, H. P., & Achhami, B. (2021). Gastro‐intestinal parasites of sympatric red panda and livestock in protected areas of Nepal. Veterinary Medicine and Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.651
  • Sijapati, R. K., Sharma, H. P., Sharma, S., Subedi, J. R., & Belant, J. L. (2021). Livestock Depredation by Leopards and Tigers Near Bardia National Park, Nepal. Animals, 11(7), 1896. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11071896
  • Basaula, R., Sharma, H. P., Belant, J. L., & Sapkota, K. (2021). Invasive Water Hyacinth Limits Globally Threatened Waterbird Abundance and Diversity at Lake Cluster of Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Sustainability, 13(24), 13700. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413700
  • Kunwar, R. M., Rimal, B., Sharma, H. P., Poudel, R. C., Pyakurel, D., Tiwari, A., … & Bussmann, R. W. (2021). Distribution and habitat modeling of Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo, Paris polyphylla Sm. and Taxus species in Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, 20, 100274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmap.2020.100274
  • Baral, K., Sharma, H. P., Rimal, B., Thapa-Magar, K., Bhattarai, R., Kunwar, R. M., … & Ji, W. (2021). Characterization and management of human-wildlife conflicts in mid-hills outside protected areas of Gandaki Province, Nepal. PloS one, 16(11), e0260307. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260307
  • Charmakar, S., Kunwar, R. M., Sharma, H. P., Rimal, B., Baral, S., Joshi, N., … & Oli, B. N. (2021). Production, distribution, use and trade of Valeriana jatamansi Jones in Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, 30, e01792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01792
  • Acharya, S., Sharma, H. P., Bhattarai, R., Poudyal, B., Sharma, S., & Upadhaya, S. (2021). Distribution and habitat preferences of the Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla (Mammalia: Manidae) in the mid-hills of Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 13(8), 18959-18966. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3952.13.8.18959-18966
  • Katuwal, H. B., Zhang, M., Baral, H. S., Sharma, H. P., & Quan, R. C. (2021). Assessment of farmers’ knowledge and perceptions towards farmland birds show the need of conservation interventions. Global Ecology and Conservation, 27, e01563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01563
  • Kutal, D., Kunwar, R. M., Baral, K., Sapkota, P., Sharma, H. P., & Rimal, B. (2021). Factors that influence the plant use knowledge in the middle mountains of Nepal. PloS one, 16(2), e0246390. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246390
  • Baral, K., Sharma, H. P., Kunwar, R., Morley, C., Aryal, A., Rimal, B., & Ji, W. (2021). Human Wildlife Conflict and Impacts on Livelihood: A Study in Community Forestry System in Mid-Hills of Nepal. Sustainability, 13(23), 13170. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132313170
    Adhikari, S., Sharma, H.P., Rimal, B., Belant, J.L. and Katuwal, H.B. 2020. Road as a major driver for potential distribution of the invasive giant African land snail in Nepal. Tropical Ecology, 61(4): 583-588. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-020-00115-4
  • Katuwal, H.B., Basent, H., Sharma, H.P., Koirala, S., Khanal, B., Neupane, K.R., Thapa, K.B., Panta, D.B., Parajuli, K. and Lamichhane, S. 2020. Wildlife assessment of the Chandragiri hills, Kathmandu: Potentiality for ecotourism. European Journal of Ecology, 6(1): 27-50. https://doi.org/10.17161/eurojecol.v6i1.13520
  • Kunwar, R.M., Adhikari, Y.P., Sharma, H.P., Rimal, B., Devkota, H.P., Charmakar, S., Acharya, R.P., Baral, K., Ansari, S.A., Bhattarai, R., Thapa, S., Paudel, H.R., Baral, S., Sapkota, P., Uprety, Y., LeBoa, C. and Jentsch, A. 2020. Distribution, use, trade and conservation of Paris polyphylla Sm. in Nepal Global Ecology and Conservation, 23 e01081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01081
  • Kunwar, R.P., Rimal, B., Sharma, H.P., Paudel, R.C., Pyakurel, D., Tiwari, A., Magar, S.T., Karki, G., Bhandari, G.S., Pandey, P. and Bussmann, R.B. 2020. Distribution and Habitat Modelling of Dactylorhizahatarea, Paris polyphylla and Taxus species in Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmap.2020.100274
  • Rijal, S., Rimal, B., Stork, N. and Sharma, H.P. 2020. Quantifying the drivers of urban expansion in Nepal. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 192(10): 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-08544-3
  • Sharma, H.P., Adhikari, S., Rai, Y., Sijapati, R., Chand, S., Karki, M., Magar, R.T., Husain, A., Khatri, K.B. and Karki, M. 2020. Responses of Captive Ostrich Struthio camelus to Zoo Visitors at Central Zoo, Lalitpur, Nepal. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 52(6): 2423. https://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2019092902092
  • Sharma, H.P., Rimal, B., Zhang, M., Sharma, S., Poudyal, L.P., Maharjan, S., Kunwar, R., Kaspal, P., Bhandari, N. and Baral, L. 2020. Potential distribution of the critically endangered Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in different land covers of Nepal: Implications for conservation. Sustainability, 12(3): 1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031282
  • Sharma, S., Sharma, H.P., Chaulagain, C., Katuwal, H.B. and Belant, J.L. 2020. Estimating occupancy of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in a protected and non‐protected area of Nepal. Ecology and Evolution, 10(10): 4303-4313. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6198
  • Sharma, S., Sharma, H.P., Katuwal, H.B. and Belant, J.L. 2020. Knowledge of the Critically Endangered Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) by local people in Sindhupalchok, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, 23e01052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01052
  • Sharma, S., Sharma, H.P., Katuwal, H.B., Chaulagain, C. and Belant, J.L. 2020. People’s knowledge of illegal Chinese pangolin trade routes in central Nepal. Sustainability, 12(12): 4900. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124900
  • Sharma, H.P., Belant, J.L. and Shaner, P.-J.L. 2019. Attitudes towards conservation of the Endangered red panda Ailurus fulgens in Nepal: a case study in protected and non-protected areas. Oryx, 53(3): 542-547. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605317000990