ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

South Asia

Current and past research

Bangladesh

Current Project

Strategies to promote community resilience in disaster management: The case of flooding in selected communities in Bangladesh and Australia. Hicks, J., Ingham , V., & Islam, R., Sappey, R., Mannock, I., (2010 - ongoing) CSU.  (In 2013 this project was extended to look specifically at the role of women in flooding in Bangladesh)  Project details

Publications

Islam, R.Ingham, V., Hicks, J. & Kelly, E. (2018) From coping to adaptation: Flooding and the role of local knowledge in Bangladesh. JDisaster Risk Reduction. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917304144

Ingham, V., Hicks, J., Islam, R., and Manock, I. (2015) Evidence of Adaption to Flooding from three Regions in Bangladesh: A Multidisciplinary Study', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, 9 (3-4), (Formerly International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science)

Islam, R., Ingham, V., Hicks, J., & Manock, I. (2014) The Changing Role of Women and Economic Development at the Intersection of Recurrent Disaster: A Case Study from Sirajgang, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian and African Studies  http://jas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/10/0021909614560244.full.pdf+html

Islam, R., Manock, I. Sappey, R. Hicks, J. & Ingham, V., Flooding in Bangladesh and Australia: Applying an Interdisciplinary Model. (2012). International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6(8 )81-92. Paper available at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1515/m.2

Bhutan

Current project

Sustainable rangeland management to protect red panda and herder livelihoods, Millar, J., Finlayson, M., & Tenzing, K. (2016-2019) Darwin Initiative Fund, $540,000 Project details

Postgraduate Research

Common Property Resource Management in Bhutan: improving livelihoods and governance of rangelands. Tenzing, K.  (PhD Graduate) (2012- 2015) Project details

Transhumant agropastoralism in Bhutan: does it have a place in the 21st century? Namgay, K. (PhD Graduate) (2010 - 2014) Project details

Publications

Tenzing, K., Millar, J., Black, R. (2018) Exploring governance of high altitude rangeland in Bhutan using Ostrom’s Design Principles. International Journal of the Commons 12: 428-459  DOI: 10.18352/ijc.828

Namgay, K., Millar, J. & Black, R. (2017). Dynamics of grazing rights and their impact on migrating cattle herders in Bhutan. The Rangeland Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RJ16052 

Olivier, M.M., Wilson, B.J. & Howard, J.L. (2016) Measuring localisation regionally to form a Bhutanese Index. Sustainability 2016. 8(7), 690; doi:10.3390/su8070690

Namgay, K., Millar, J., Black, R., & Samdup, T. (2014). Changes in transhumant agro-pastoralism in Bhutan: A disappearing livelihood? Human Ecology. Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 779-792.

Namgay, K., Millar, JBlack, R. & Samdup, T.  (2013) Transhumant agro-pastoralism in Bhutan: Exploring contemporary practices and socio-cultural traditions.  Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice journal. 3 (1): 13 http://www.pastoralismjournal.com/content/pdf/2041-7136-3-13.pdf

India

Postgraduate Research

Urban migration in tank irrigation communities in South India: extent, trends, impacts and implications for food security, Kuttappan, V. (Masters Graduate) (2011-2014) Project details

Consultancy

Vulnerability assessment to climate change of high altitude wetlands in the Himalayas.  Finlayson, M. WWF (2010-2011)

Publications

Pawar, M. (2012). The Adoption of a Rights–Based Approach to Welfare in India.
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 27–3

Nepal

Postgraduate Research

Ecology and Conservation of Himalayan Marmot "Marmota Himalayana" in Nepalese Trans-Himalaya.  Poudel, B.S. (2012-2015) (PhD Graduate)

Ecosystem Service Trade-offs in Forest Commons: A Case Study from Community Forests in Central Himalaya, Nepal.  Rana. E. (PhD TGraduate) Project details

Socio-economic outcomes of community forestry in Nepal. Devkota, B. (PhD Graduate) (2008- 2011) Project details PDF

Publications

Books

Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) (2018) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge

Book Chapters

Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (2018) Community Forestry in Nepal: origins and issues In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 1-21

Fisher, R., Thwaites, R. & Poudel, M. (2018) The history and context of Community Forestry in Nepal In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 22-36

Pokharel, R., Tiwari, K., Thwaites, R. (2018) Community Forestry in Nepal: analysis of environmental outcomes In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 37-58

Devkota, B., Thwaites, R., Race, D. (2018) Community forestry, rural livelihoods and poverty reduction In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledg. pp 59-81

Devkota, B., Thwaites, R., Race, D. (2018) Community forestry and community development in Nepal In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 82-107

Dahal, G.R., Adhikari, K., Thwaites, R. (2018) Forest tenure and Community Forestry in Nepal: trends and implications In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 108-126

Gentle, P. & Thwaites, R. (2018) Community forestry and pro-poor climate change adaptation – A case study in Nepal. In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 127-146

Poudel, M., Rana, E., Thwaites, R. (2018) REDD+ and Community Forestry in Nepal In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 147-70

Fisher, R., Thwaites, R., Poudel, M. (2018) Community Forestry reinventing itself in Nepal In Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (Eds) Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Routledge. pp 193-200

Peer Reviewed Papers

Gentle, P.Thwaites, R. Race, D., Alexander, K. & Maraseni, T. (2018) Household and community responses to impacts of climate change in the rural hills of Nepal, Climatic Change. 147: 267-282. DOI 10.1007/s10584-017-2124-8

KC, B., Wang, T., Gentle, P. (2017) Internal migration and land use and land cover changes in the middle mountains of Nepal, Mountain Research and Development 37: 446-455 DOI 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00027.1

Gentle, P., Thwaites, R. (2016), Transhumant pastoralism in the context of socioeconomic and climate change in the mountains of Nepal. Mountain Research and Development. 36 (2): 173-182.

Silwal, T., Kolejka, J., Bhatta, B. P., Rayamajhi, S., Sharma, R. P., & Poudel, B. (2016) When, where and whom: assessing wildlife attacks on people in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Oryx, doi:10.1017/S0030605315001489.

Chapagain, B. & Gentle, P. (2015) Withdrawing from agrarian livelihoods: Environmental migration in Nepal. Journal of Mountain Science 12 (1) 1-13. DOI: 10.1`007/S11629 - 014 - 3017 - 1. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11629-014-3017-1

Poudel, B.S., Spooner, P.G. & Matthews, A. (2016) Behavioural changes in marmots in relation to livestock grazing disturbance: an experimental test. European Journal of Wildlife Research http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10344-016-1014-0

Poudel, B. B., Spooner, P. G. and Matthews, A. (2016) Pastoralist disturbance effects on Himalayan marmot foraging and vigilance activity. Ecological Research, 31(1): 93-104. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11284-015-1315-x

Poudel, B.S.Spooner, P.G. & Matthews, A. (2015) Temporal shift in activity patterns of Himalayan marmots in relation to pastoralism. Behavioral Ecology 26 (5): 1345-1351. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv083

Sharma, S.K., Deml, K., Dangal, S., Rana, E. & Madigan, S. (2015)  REDD+ framework with integrated measurement, reporting and verification for Community Based Forest Management Systems (CBFMS) in Nepal, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability ,Volume 14, June 2015, Pages 17–27
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343515000123

Gentle, P., Thwaites, R., Race, D., & Alexander, K. (2014). Differential impacts of climate change on communities in the middle hills region of Nepal, Natural Hazards, 74(2),815-836.

Sharma, K., & Bhattaria, B. (2013) Aid, Policy and Growth in Nepal. Journal of Economic Issues, 47(4), 895-910

Gentle, P., & Maraseni, T. N. (2012). Climate change, poverty and livelihoods: adaptation practices by rural mountain communities in Nepal.Environmental Science & Policy, 21, 24-34http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.03.007

Pakistan

Current Project

Improving groundwater management to enhance agriculture and farming livelihoods in Pakistan. (2016-2020) Finlayson, M., Punthakey, J., Allan, C., Mitchell, M. ACIAR & CSU ($100,000), Total value of the project $2,15M  Project details

Completed Project

Optimising Canal and Groundwater Management to Assist Water User Associations in Maximising Crop Production and Managing Salinisation in Australia and Pakistan, Blackwell, J.  Punthakey, J., Culas, R. & Hafeez, M. (2008-2015) with partners Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority and  University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. ACIAR, $1,219,708. Project details

Publications

Khair, S.M., Mushtaq, S., Culas, R. J.  and Hafeez M.  (2012): Groundwater markets under the water scarcity and declining watertable conditions: The upland Balochistan Region of Pakistan, Agricultural Systems, 107 (2012) 21–32

Sri Lanka

Publications

Bellio, M. & Kingsford, R.T. (2013) Alteration of wetland hydrology in coastal lagoons: Implications for shorebird conservation and wetland restoration at a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka, Biological Conservation Vol. 167, pp57-68.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320713002450Chapagain, B. andGentle, P

. (2015) Withdrawing from agrarian livelihoods: Environmental migration in Nepal.Journal of Mountain Science12 (1) 1-13. DOI: 10.1`007/S11629 - 014 - 3017 - 1.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11629-014-3017-1