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Bharat Pokharel, Ph.D.


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      Current Address

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biology and Chemistry
Office H223
Nipissing University
100 College Drive
North Bay ON, Canada P1B 8L7
Tel: +  (705) 474-3450 Ext. 4029
Fax: + (705) 474-1947
Email: bharatp@nipissingu.ca


A Short Biography

I had the opportunity to study and work with a multi-disciplinary team and a wide range of organizations around the world. I grew up in Nepal, a mountainous country in Asia. I went to Australia, and completed B.Sc. (Forestry) degree with Honours in 1998 from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. I had over five years of first-hand field experience working for a non-profit organization, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in different capacities as a resource professional in Nepal. I joined Michigan Technological University as a Ph.D. student in forest biometrics lab in 2004. I complemented Ph.D. dissertation in 2008 under the guidance of Dr. Robert Froese. My Ph.D. dissertation focused on the evaluation of individual tree diameter increment modelling in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. After I completed my Ph.D. degree, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Forest Biometrics Lab with Dr. Froese for six months at Michigan Tech. During my postdoctoral work at Michigan Tech., I was involved designing an intensive inventory system for the northern hardwood and medium productivity oak cover types on State Forest lands in Michigan. In June 2009, I moved to North Bay, Ontario and joined Forest Resources Lab to work with Dr. Jeff Dech at Nipissing University as a Postdoctoral Fellow supported by Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Here at Nipissing University, I had an opportunity to involve on dendrochronological studies in collecting, dating and analyzing tree cores in order to map productivity of jack pine, black spruce and trembling aspen in the boreal forest region of Canada. My postdoctoral project at Nipissing University involves evaluating the utility of Ecological Land Classification (ecosites) system in growth and yield, and wood quality modelling for major boreal tree species in Ontario, Canada. I am interested to develop and test various empirical models as a predictive tool that relies on inexpensive forest inventory data.

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