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Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Ph.D.; D.Sc.; Professor Emeritus

Public contact information

Phone: 
+977 9841283652
Address: 
Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (ReCAST) – Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur – PO Box-1030 – Kathmandu – Nepal

Fellow
Chaudhary
Ram Prasad
Current position: 
Professor Emeritus
Current nationality: 
Nepal
Current residence: 
Nepal
Affiliation/Institution: 
Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (ReCAST), Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur (Kathmandu), NEPAL
Biodata: 
Chaudhary (PhD, born 1953, Bara-Nepal) is Emeritus Professor, Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur, Nepal. He has 40 years experience of teaching, research and academic administration. He was Executive Director of a research institute in TU; served as member, National Planning Commission, Nepal; Chairperson, Board of Governors, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Trustee, National Trust for Nature Conservation; Coordinator/Team Leader of national, regional/transboundary (Bhutan, China, India, Nepal) and international (Norway, Italy, USA) programmes. He has contributed to policy formulation for Government of Nepal in biodiversity & environment; widely travelled on foot in mountains of Nepal Himalaya; visited 10 major herbaria (UK, Paris, USA, Germany, Norway, Sweden); received 27 awards and medals; led 28 research projects; supervised 8 PhD and over 60 Master’s theses. He has also established in his name: (i) a Gold Medal Award in TU, and (ii) a Science Scholarship in a Secondary School in the village where he was born and received primary level education. A new plant species from Nepal, Saussurea ramchaudharyi (Asteraceae), was named after him.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
Keywords: 
Systematics/taxonomy, Conservation biology, Ethnobotany & Indigenous Knowledge, Ecosystem services & Livelihoods, Climate change, NTFPs
Elected
2020

Date of birth

10
June
1953
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
Last updated on 31/07/2020