Dr. Laxman Khanal

Dr. Laxman Khanal
Designation : Reader
Email : lkhanal@cdztu.edu.np laxman.khanal@cdz.tu.edu.np
Specialization : Molecular Ecology & Evolution
Area of Interest : Biodiversity & Molecular Ecology


Recent Publications

  • Khanal, L.*, Upadhyaya, L. P., Pandey, N., Chand, D. B., Karki, M., Chalise, M. K., Kyes, R. C. (2023). Projected distribution of the westernmost subpopulation of Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis pelops) under climate change: conservation implications of a threatened population. Frontiers in Conservation Science 4:1235595. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2023.1235595.
  • Sunar, C. B., Khanal, L.*, Pant, R. R., Thapa, B. and Chand, B. (2023). Hydrochemistry of Kupinde Lake at the Lesser Himalaya in Karnali Province, Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology 28(1):57–69. https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v28i1.49052.
  • Kshetri, S., Khanal, L.*, Tandon, S. and Kyes, R. C. (2023). Seasonal variation in the activity budget and daily path length of semi-provisioned rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in Daunne Forest, Nawalpur, Nepal. Indonesian Journal of Primatology 2(01):27–36. https://doi.org/10.29244/primatology.2.01.27-36.
  • Dhakal, P., Sharma, R. K., Rajak, B. R., Pandey, N. and Khanal, L.* (2023). Population and distribution of Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) in Lamtang National Park of the Nepal Himalaya. MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology) 4(01):02–10. https://doi.org/10.54393/mjz.v4i01.60.
  • Xu, Y.Hu, J.Shi, Z.Chen, W.Zhou, J.Zhang, B.Yong, F.Khanal, L.Jiang, X. and Chen, Z. (2023)Integrative systematics and evolutionary history of Berylmys bowersi (Mammalia, Rodentia, Muridae). Ecology and Evolution 13:e10234. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10234
  • Sharma, S., Shrestha, S. and Khanal, L.* (2023). Motor stereotypic behaviors in zoo rhesus monkeys: a case study of the Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal. Zoodiversity 57(3):239-250. https://doi.org/10.15407/zoo2023.03.239.
  • Sharma, S., Khanal, L.*, Shrestha, S., Pandey, N., Bellanca, R. U. and Kyes, R. C. (2023). Zoo visitors as a source of enrichment to reduce abnormal behavior in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in the Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology 11(1):e2023005. https://doi.org/10.31893/jabb.23005.
  • Pandey, K., Dumre, S. P., Shah, Y., Acharya, B. K., Khanal, L., Pyakurel, U. R., et al. (2023). Forty years (1980–2019) of visceral leishmaniasis in Nepal: trends and elimination challenges. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trad001.
  • Paudel, J., Khanal, L.*, Pandey, N., Upadhyaya, L. P., Sunar, C. B., Thapa, B., Bhatta, C. R.; Pant, R. R. and Kyes, R. C. (2023). Determinants of herpetofaunal diversity in a threatened wetland ecosystem: A case study of the Ramaroshan Wetland Complex, Western Nepal. Animals 13(1):135. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13010135.
  • Pandey, P., Pandey, N. and Khanal, L.* (2022). Habitat use and diurnal activity budget of blue bulls (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in the Lumbini Heritage Site, Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Zoology 6(2):25-34. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v6i2.51880.
  • Sunar, C. B., Pandey, N., Chand, B., Upadhyaya, L. P., Thapa, B., Pant, R. R. and Khanal, L.* (2022). Effect of water physicochemistry on amphibian abundance in Sub-tropical Kupinde Lake of the Nepal Himalaya. International Journal of Bonorowo Wetlands 12(2):89-95. https://doi.org/10.13057/bonorowo/w120205.
  • Dangol, D., Khanal, L.*, Pandey, N., Ghimire, A. and Kyes, R. C. (2022). Test of ecogeographical rules on sparrows (Passer spp.) along the elevation gradient of the Himalaya in Central Nepal. Ecologies 3(4):480-491. https://doi.org/10.3390/ecologies3040034.
  • Monecke, S., Roberts, M.C., Braun, S.D., Diezel, C., Müller, E., Reinicke, M., Linde, J., Joshi, P.R., Paudel, S., Acharya, M., Chalise, M.K., Feßler, A.T., Hotzel, H., Khanal, L., Koju, N.P., Schwarz, S., Kyes, R.C. and Ehricht, R. (2022). Sequence analysis of novel Staphylococcus aureus Lineages from wild and captive macaques. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23(19):11225. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms231911225
  • Sharma, S., Shrestha, S., Pandey, N. and Khanal, L.* (2022). Determinants of grooming behavior in captive langurs under human disturbance: A case study from the Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal. Punjab University Journal of Zoology. https://doi.org/10.17582/journal.pujz/2022.
  • Upadhyaya, L. P., Pandey, N. and Khanal, L.* (2022). Tribhuvan University area serves as a greenspace for birds in the Kathmandu Valley, Central Nepal. Journal of Animal Diversity 4(1):27-40. https://doi.org/10.52547/JAD.2022.4.1.4
  • Acharya, B. K., Adhikari, S. K., Pandit, S., Neupane, B. K., Paudel, B. K. and Khanal, L.* (2022). An initial spatiotemporal assessment of COVID-19 clusters in Nepal. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology 27(1):37-49. https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v27i1.42652
  • Aryal, B. and Khanal, L.* (2022). Hatching success and chick mortality of the ostrich (Struthio camelus) in a commercial farm in Nepal. Sri Lankan Journal of Biology 7(2):1-7. https://doi.org/10.4038/sljb.v7i2.84 
  • Shrestha, S., Khanal, L.*, Pandey, N. and Kyes, R. C. (2022). Conservation of heritage sites in Kathmandu, Nepal: Assessing the corrosion threat from pigeon excreta on metal monuments. Conservation 2(2):233-243. https://doi.org/10.3390/conservation2020015
  • Khanal, L., Chalise, M.K., Jiang, X.-L. and Kyes, R.C. (2022). Mitochondrial genetic diversity and structure of the langur population in a complex landscape of the Nepal Himalaya. Diversity 14:69. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14020069
  • Aryal, B., Pandey, N. and Khanal, L.* (2021). Urbanization favors some over others: Bird diversity pattern in the suburban-urban gradient of Butwal City, central lowland of Nepal. Punjab University Journal of Zoology 36:175-184. https://doi.org/10.17582/journal.pujz/2021.
  • Bhattarai, B., Shrestha, S. and Khanal, L.* (2021). Street dogs opt for proteins over carbs: An experimental inference from streets of Kathmandu. Dog Behavior 7:1-12. https://doi.org/10.4454/db.v7i2.136
  • Ghimire, S.C., Khanal, L.* and Chalise, M.K. (2021). Feeding ecology of Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis) troops in Kaligandaki and Budhigandaki River basins of central Nepal. Biodiversitas 22:2625–2634. https://doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d220710
  • Khanal, L., Chalise, M.K., Fan, P.F., Kyes, R.C. and Jiang, X.L. (2021). Multilocus phylogeny suggests a distinct species status for the Nepal population of Assam macaques (Macaca assamensis): implications for evolution and conservation. Zoological Research 42:3-13. https://doi.org/10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.279
  • Pandey, N., Khanal, L.*, Chapagain, N., Singh, K.D., Bhattarai, B.P. and Chalise, M.K. (2021). Bird community structure as a function of habitat heterogeneity: A case of Mardi Himal, Central Nepal. Biodiversitas, 22, 262–271. https://doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d220132
  • Roberts, M. C., Joshi, P. R., Monecke, S., Ehricht, R., Müller, E., Gawlik, D., Diezel, C., Braun, S. D., Paudel, S., Acharya, M., Khanal, L., Koju, N. P., Chalise, M. K. and Kyes, R. C. (2020). Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin Resistant S. aureus in Nepalese Primates: Resistance to Antimicrobials, Virulence, and Genetic Lineages. Antibiotics 9:689. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9100689
  • Pandey, N., Khanal, L.* and Chalise, M. K. (2020). Correlates of avifaunal diversity along the elevational gradient of Mardi Himal in Annapurna Conservation Area, Central Nepal. Avian Research 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40657-020-00217-6
  • Neupane, J., Khanal, L.*, Gyawali, B. and Chalise, M. K. (2020). Elevational pattern and seasonality of avian diversity in Kaligandaki River Basin, central Himalaya. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(14):16927–16943. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5815.12.14.16927-16943
  • Neupane, J., Khanal, L.* and Chalise, M. K. 2020. Avian diversity in Kaligandaki River basin, Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 46(2):99–110. https://nieindia.org/Journal/index.php/ijees/article/view/2123
  • Khanal, L., Paudel, B. K. and Acharya, B. K. (2020). Community vulnerability to epidemics in Nepal: A high-resolution spatial assessment amidst COVID-19 pandemic. Nepalese Journal of Zoology 4(1):23–35. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v4i1.30670
  • Chen, Z., Li, X., Song, W., Li, Q., Onditi, K., Khanal, L. and Jiang, X. L. (2020). Small mammal species richness and turnover along elevational gradient in Yulong Mountain, Yunnan, Southwest China. Ecology and Evolution 10:2545–2558. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6083
  • Khanal, L., Chalise M. K. and Jiang X. L. (2019). Distribution of the threatened Assamese Macaque Macaca assamensis (Mammalia: Primates: Cercopithecidae) population in Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(1):13047–13057. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4623.11.1.13047-13057
  • KC, R. and Khanal, L.* (2019). High mortality and altered diurnal activity pattern of captive Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) in Mrigasthali enclosure, Pashupatinath Area, Kathmandu. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology 24(2): 49–57. https://doi.org/10.3126/jist.v24i2.27257