Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Netra's work focuses on understanding the sensitivity of ecosystems to climate change; risks and vulnerability assessment; land-use land cover change; political ecology of land degradation; community based resource management; and sustainable agriculture. He recently completed his PhD in geography with a minor in demography from Penn State University. In his dissertation, Netra examined the extent to which technological innovations have provided farmers with options to substitute for climate in order for them to enhance agricultural productivity in climatically stressed regions of Nepal. Prior to pursuing his academic degree, Netra worked in community development and natural resource management in Nepal.
Other areas of Netra's academic research include sensitivity analysis using process based crop-simulations models - such as the use of EPIC in the analysis of the impacts of climate change in agriculture. In the Third Assessment Report (TAR) of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he was involved in the review and synthesis of literature on the impacts of climate change in agriculture. In the upcoming IPCC report he is a contributing author on the small-holder agricultural systems and the possibility of adaptation to climate variability and change.
Please visit Netra's homepage at Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.