Shiva DEVKOTAResearcher / Mycologist
Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS), Kathmandu, Nepal
Shiva Devkota`s interests are diverse and his research integrates social, economic and ecological dimensions of plants, wild mushrooms, caterpillar fungus and lichens. He completed his PhD (on Dec 2017) from Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and University of Bern, Switzerland where he employed studies on lichens trade, values and molecular ecology in Nepal. He also has a double post-graduate diploma in Botany (MSc, 2003) and Social science (MA, 2006) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. In the past (2007-2011), he has been Assistant Lecturer for Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has been working more than 14 years in the Himalayan landscapes with governmental, intergovernmental, non-governmental and academic organizations in understanding biodiversity, climate change and their relation with society for the knowledge management and communication. He also has expertise in project development, multi-pronged national and international partnership and supervised graduate students` dissertations. He has received several research grants and published 24 peer-reviewed papers and several op-ed articles (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shiva_Devkota/research).