I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Anthropology and Environmental Policy program at the University of Maine. I earned a degree in Forestry from the Institute of Forestry at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I am broadly interested in climate adaptation, carbon accounting, and ecosystem-based mitigation. Suman is focusing his research on the Human Dimensions of Climate Change with a particular interest focused on climate change adaptation in rural livelihood. Previously, he worked as a District Climate Change Specialist for the Adaptation for Smallholders in Hilly Areas (ASHA) project in Nepal.
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Peer Reviewed Publications
Acharya, S. (2021) Roles of Renewable Energy Technologies in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: A Brief Review from Nepal. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 151 (2021): 111524. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111524
Acharya, S., Sharma, H.P., Bhattarai, R., Poudyal, B., Sharma, S., & Upadhaya, S. (2021) Distribution and Habitat Preference of Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in Mid-Hills of Nepal. Journal of Threatened Texa, 13(8), 18959-18966. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.39184.108.40.20659-18966
Poudyal, B., Upadhaya, S., Acharya, S., & Khanal Chhetri, B. B. (2021). Assessing Socio-Economic Factors Affecting the Implementation of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Mechanism. World, 2(1), 81-91. https://doi.org/10.3390/world2010006
Khanal, P., Wagle, B. H., Upadhaya, S., Ghimire, P., & Acharya, S. (2020). Perceived Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategy of Indigenous Community (Chepang) in Rural Mid-hills of Nepal. Forestry: Journal of Institute of Forestry, Nepal. https://doi.org/10.3126/forestry.v16i0.28353
Lamichhane, S., Aryal, C.M., Karki, J., & Acharya, S. (2020) Natural and Anthropogenic Correlates of Habitat Use of Wild Ungulates in Shuklaphanta National Park, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01338
Ghimire, P., Raut, N., Khanal, P., Acharya, S., & Upadhaya, S. (2020) Species in peril: Assessing the status of Pangolin trade in Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.56220.127.116.1176-15783
Bhattarai, R., Sharma, P., Wagle, B., Adhikari, A., & Acharya, S. (2020) Revision and Compilation of Health Management Plan of Khair (Acacia catechu). Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources. https://doi.org/10.33002/nr2581.6853.03012
Sharma, H. P., Rimal, B., Zhang, M., Sharma, S., Poudyal, L. P., Maharjan, S., Kunwar, R., Kaspal, P., Bhandari, N., Baral, L., Dhakal, S., Tripathi, A., Karki, N., Khadki, B., Thapa, P., Acharya, B. K., Acharya, S., Baral, K., & Katuwal, H. B. (2020). Potential Distribution of the Critically Endangered Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in Different Land Covers of Nepal: Implications for Conservation. Sustainability, 12(3), 1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031282
Acharya, S., Rayamajhi, S., Sharma, S., Upadhaya, S., Joshi, S., & Lamichhane, S. (2018). Anthropogenic Threats to Survival of the Critically Endangered Chinese Pangolins (Manis pentadactyla ) and their Habitat in Kavrepalanchowk. Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species 6:3 https://doi.org/10.4172/2332-2543.1000218
Sharma, S., & Acharya, S. (2018). Human-Rhesus macaque conflict at Pumdivumdi/ Tallokodi, Pokhara, West Nepal. Banko Janakari, 27(2), 46-50. https://doi.org/10.3126/banko.v27i2.21222
Journals Under Review
Adhikari, D., Lamichhane, S., Gautam, D., Sharma, S., & Acharya, S. (2021) Locals Perception of Climate Change Impacts and Practices of Adaptation Strategies in Trans-Himalaya of Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood.
Ranabhat, S., Upadhaya, S., Acharya, S., Adhikari, B., Thapa, R., Gautam, D.R., Ranabhat, S., & Sharma, S. (2021) Watershed Level Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Practices in Mid-Hills of Nepal. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.
Gahatraj, S., Bhattarai, S., Acharya, S., Gauchan, A. (2021) Indigenous knowledge for climate change adaptation: Insights from the Nepalese mountain region. Small-scale Forestry
Acharya, S. (2016). Assessment of conservation threats and habitat management of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in Balthali VDC of Kavre Nepal.
Advisor: Professor Dr. Santosh Rayamajhi
Acharya, S. (2020). Review on the Roles of Renewable Energy Technologies in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Among Rural Communities of Nepal. International Knowledge Forum. Netherlands Alumni Association of Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal.
Acharya, S. (2020). Review on the Roles of Renewable Energy Technologies in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Among Rural Communities of Nepal. Borns Symposium. Climate Change Institute, University of Maine,
Acharya, S., Mann, A., Mereghetti, A., & Reed, C. (2019). Changing resources in a changing climate: chronicles of livelihood adaptability in the Gulf of Maine. University of Maine Student Symposium. University of Maine, USA.
Acharya, S. & Sharma, S. (2018). Assessment of conservation threats and habitat management of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in Balthali VDC of Kavre Nepal” on South Asian Conference on Small Mammals “Small Mammals: Sustaining Ecology and Economy in the South Asia”.
Sharma, S. & Acharya, S. (2016). Human-Rhesus Macaque conflict in (Pumdivumd/Tallokodi), Pokhara, West Nepal. Seventh National Conference on Science and Technology organized by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Kathmandu.
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Acharya, S. (2014). Introduction to pangolins in Nepal. Bimba, 20, 69-71. Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.
Radio interviews highlighting the status and need of biodiversity conservation in Nepal in several districts of Nepal.
Acharya, S. (2021). Nepal’s Forest Management, Conservation, and Livelihood: Pros and Cons. Conservation Anthropology (ANT 250), University of Maine. September 20, 2021.
Acharya, S. (2018). Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPA): climate change adaptation tool in Nepal. Lecture, Ecological Anthropology, University of Maine, USA.