Yadav Uprety

Former doctorate student
UQAT-UQAM









Current research interests

  • Forest Ecology
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Aboriginal Resource Use
  • Non-Timber Forest Products

Education

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, UQAT-UQAM, Quebec, Canada. 2013.
  • Master of Human Ecology, Department of Human Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. 2008.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Ecology, Department of Human Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. 2007.
  • Master of Plant Science, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2002.
  • B.Sc. in Biology, Amrit Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1999.

Publications

Book

  1. Uprety, Y. and Poudel, R.C. 2010. Medicinal Plants of Nepal: An Analysis of Use, Trade and Conservation Aspects in the Rasuwa District. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H., Bergeron, Y. and Mazerolle, M.J. (submitted). White pine (Pinus strobus) regeneration dynamics at the species' northern limit of continuous distribution.
  2. Poudel, R.C., Möller, M., Gao, L.M., Baral, S.R., Uprety, Y. , Liu, J. and Li, D.Z. 2013. Yews (Taxus) along the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region: exploring the ethnopharmacological relevance among communities of Mongol and Caucasian origins. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 147:190-203.
  3. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H. and Bergeron, Y. 2013. Cultural importance of white pine (Pinus strobus L.) to the Kitcisakik Algonquin community of western Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43:544-551.
  4. Uprety, Y., Poudel, R.C., Shrestha, K.K., Rajbhandary, S., Tiwari, N.N., Shrestha, U.B. and Asselin, H. 2012. Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild edible plant resources in Nepal. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:16.
  5. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H., Bergeron, Y., Doyon, F. and Boucher, J.-F. 2012. Contribution of traditional knowledge to ecological restoration: Practices and applications. Ecoscience, 19(3):225-237.
  6. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H., Dhakal, A. and Julien, N. 2012. Traditional use of medicinal plants by Aboriginal people of boreal Canada: review and perspectives. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:7.
  7. Uprety, Y., Poudel, R.C., Asselin, H., Boon, E.K. and Shrestha, K.K. 2011. Stakeholder perspectives on use, trade, and conservation of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District of Central Nepal. Journal of Mountain Science, 8(1): 75-86.
  8. Uprety, Y., Poudel, R.C., Asselin, H. and Boon, E. 2011. Plant biodiversity and ethnobotany inside the projected impact area of the Upper Seti Hydropower Project, Western Nepal. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 13(3): 463-492.
  9. Uprety, Y., Boon, E.K., Poudel, R.C., Shrestha, K.K., Rajbhandary, S., Ahenken, A. and Tiwari, N.N. 2010. Non-timber forest products in Bardiya District of Nepal: Indigenous use, trade and conservation. Journal of Human Ecology, 30(3): 143-158.
  10. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H., Boon, E.K., Yadav, S. and Shrestha, K.K. 2010. Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in Rasuwa district, Central Nepal. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:3.
  11. Kunwar, R.M., Uprety, Y., Burlakoti, C., Chowdhary, C.L. and Bussmann, R.W. 2009. Indigenous use and ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants in Far-west Nepal. Ethnobotany Research and Application, 7:5-28.
  12. Shrestha, B.B., Uprety, Y., Nepal, K., Tripathi, S. and Jha, P.K. 2007. Phenology and water relations of eight woody species in the Coronation Garden of Kirtipur, Central Nepal. Himalayan Journal of Sciences, 4 (6):49-56.
  13. Shrestha, B.B., Uprety, Y. and Jha, P.K. 2006. Wood properties in relation to foliar phenology of some planted tree species at Kirtipur, Central Nepal. Tropical Ecology, 47(2): 201-209.
  14. Poudel, R.C. and Uprety, Y. 2004. Ethnobotanical and NTFP survey in Nuwakot district, Nepal. Botanica Orientalis, 4: 66-71.
  15. Shrestha, B.B., Duwadee, N.P., Uprety, Y., Shrestha, U.B. and Poudel, S. 2004. Regeneration of Quercus semecarpifolia Sm. in Shivapuri Hill, Nepal. Banko Janakari, 14 (2): 25-29.

Proceeding papers

  1. Uprety, Y., Rajbhandary, S. and Poudel, R.C. 2006. Ecology and ethnobotany of wild edible plants in Kailali, far west Nepal. In: Proceeding of Fourth National Conference on Science and Technology, March 23-26, 2004. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Kathmandu.
  2. Tiwari, N.N., Poudel, R.C. and Uprety, Y. 2006. Study on domestic market of medicinal and aromatic plants in Kathmandu valley. In: Synthesis of seminar presentations and discussions on herbs, herbal products and spices. Canadian Center for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), Kathmandu.

Scientific reports

  1. Poudel R.C. and Uprety, Y. 2006. Floristic Study, Vegetation Analysis and Ethnobotany of Upper Seti Storage Hydroelectric Project Area (Damauli to Bhimad), West Nepal. A project report submitted to the Nepal Environmental and Scientific Services (P) Ltd. Kathmandu.
  2. Uprety, Y. 2005. Ethnobotanical Study on Bankariya Ethnic Group in Makwanpur District, Central Nepal, A project report submitted to the University Grants Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  3. Uprety, Y. and Poudel, R.C. 2004. Vertical Scaling-up Methodology for Domestication of 'Chiraito' in Nepal. Project Report submitted to HARP, Kathmandu.
  4. Shrestha, K.K., Tiwari, N.N. Rajbhandary, S., Poudel R.C and Uprety, Y. 2004. Ethnobotany in Nepal: Review and Perspectives. Project Report submitted to WWF Nepal Program, Kathmandu.
  5. Tiwari, N.N., Poudel, R.C. and Uprety, Y. 2004. Study on Domestic Market of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) in Kathmandu Valley. Project Report submitted to Winrock International, BDS/MaPS, Kathmandu.
  6. Shrestha K.K., Tiwari, N.N. Rajbhandary, S., Shrestha, S., Uprety, Y. and Poudel R.C. 2003. Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in the Critical Bottlenecks and Corridors of Terai Arc Landscape-Nepal: Documentation, Utilization, Trade and People's livelihood. Project Report submitted to WWF Nepal Program, Kathmandu.
  7. Shrestha K.K., Rajbhandary, S., Tiwari, N.N., Poudel R.C. and Uprety, Y. 2003. Action Plan for the Management of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in the Critical Bottlenecks and Corridors of Terai Arc Landscape (TAL)-Nepal. Project Report submitted to WWF Nepal Program, Kathmandu.

Short communications

  1. Uprety, Y. and Asselin, H. 2012. Indigenous knowledge for biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation. Bulletin of DIALOG - Aboriginal People Research and Knowledge Network, June, pp. 12-14. [Online URL: http://www.reseaudialog.ca/Docs/BulletinDIALOGJuin2012.pdf]
  2. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H., Bergeron, Y., Boucher, J.-F. and Doyon, F. 2011. Traditional knowledge and ecological restoration. Bulletin of DIALOG - Aboriginal People Research and Knowledge Network, December, pp. 7-9. [Online URL: http://www.reseaudialog.ca/Docs/BulletinDialogDecembre2011.pdf]
  3. Uprety, Y., Asselin, H. and Bergeron, Y. 2011. Management and restoration of white pine in an Aboriginal context. Bulletin of DIALOG - Aboriginal People Research and Knowledge Network, March, pp. 12-14. [Online http://www.reseaudialog.ca/Docs/BulletinDialogMars2011.pdf]
  4. Kunwar, R.M. and Uprety, Y. 2005. Alien invasive plant (Eupatorium species – Banmara, Banmasa) in Nepal. Aliens, 21: 5-7.
  5. Uprety, Y. and Shrestha, S.S. 2004. NTFPs and their importance. The Rising Nepal (Feb. 10). 2004.
  6. Uprety, Y. 2003. Process of deforestation and its ecological impacts in Nepal. Botanica Orientalis, 3: 41-43.

Master theses

  1. Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) in an alpine environment: A case study of Rasuwa district, central Nepal. Department of Human Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium; 2008.
  2. Water relations of Alnus nepalensis D.Don and Cotoneaster bacillaris Wall. ex.Lindl. in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; 2002.

Work experience

  • Research Assistant (Ecologist): Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal, Kathmandu. 2002 to 2006.
  • Assistant Lecturer (Ecology and Biodiversity): Tri-Chandra College, Tribhuvan University. 2002 to 2006.
  • Consultant: Winrock International and BDS/MaPS, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2004.

Conference and training participation and presentations

  • Poster presented at the 5th Research and Knowledge Mobilization International Forum, November 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Paper presented at the 10th National Student Conference on Northern Studies, November 2012, Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada.
  • Paper presented at the Global Ayurveda Congress, September 2012, Toronto, Canada.
  • Seminar on the Ethics of Research with Aboriginal People, September 2011, Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada.
  • Paper presented at the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, August 2011. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
  • Poster presented at the 4th Research and Knowledge Mobilization International Forum, September 2010. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Poster presented at the Réseau DIALOG (Aboriginal People Research and Knowledge Network), Nomadic University, June 2010. Val-d’Or, Quebec, Canada.
  • Poster presented at the Student Conference on Conservation Science, March 2008. Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Global Jean Monnet Conference 2007: The European Union and Sustainable Development, November 2007, Brussels, Belgium.
  • The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Implications for Belgium, October 2006, Palace of the Academies, Brussels.
  • Biology Teachers Training, Higher Secondary Education Board, April 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Paper presented at the National Conference of Botanical Society of Nepal. March 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Paper presented at the National Workshop on Identification of Appropriate Methodology for the Domestication of Chiraito in Nepal, Hill Agriculture Research Project, August 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Paper presented at the 4th National Conference on Science and Technology, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, March, 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Poster presented at the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Plant Science, Thakur Ram Campus March, 2002, Birgunj, Nepal.

Grants, scholarships and awards

  • 2012. Best poster award, 5th Research and Knowledge Mobilization International Forum, November 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2011. Scholarship from the Association Québécoise de Gestion de la Végétation (AQGV).
  • 2011. Scholarship from the Centre de recherche sur la gouvernance des ressources naturelles et du territoire (CRGRNT).
  • 2010. Scholarship from the Chaire Desjardins en développement des petites collectivités (UQAT).
  • 2010. Scholarship from the Aboriginal People Research and Knowledge Network (DIALOG).
  • 2010. Best poster award, Réseau DIALOG, Nomadic University. June, Val-d’Or, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2006. VLIR (Belgium University Development Cooperation) two years scholarship award to study Masters in Human Ecology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • 2004. Research grant by the University Grants Commission of Nepal to conduct plant biodiversity survey in Nepal.

Editorial experience

  • Editor of Botanica Orientalis: A Journal of Plant Science (2003 Annual issue) published by Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Associate Editor of ESON Newsletter (2003) Published by Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Editor of Ascol Remind: Student Reminiscence (1999) published by Amrit Science Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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