Citizen of Nepal, Mr. Uprety is in UQAT after getting his Master degree in Human Ecology (2008) from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Back in Belgium, his study was sponsored by University Development Cooperation (VLIR) of Belgium Government. He did his PhD under the supervision of Hugo Asselin and Yves Bergeron. His research interests where multifaceted that cover issues from Human Ecology to Forest Ecology. Mostly, he was interested in linking man and environment relationships for sustainable future.
White pine (Pinus strobus L.) dynamics at the species northern distribution limit and management and restoration options in an aboriginal context.
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) is an economically valuable timber species in northeastern North America, in addition to being of high cultural and ecological importance. It was overharvested from the 17th to the 19th centuries, most notably for ship and house construction. Specific regeneration requirements, slow initial growth rate, and susceptibility to damage from white pine blister rust and white pine weevil make white pine management challenging. Its decline in Quebec is a major concern for the Kitcisakik Algonquin community, who has been calling for restoration of the species on its ancestral territory. Hence, it became crucial to find out the past and present dynamics, including community ecology and reproductive biology, and the importance of the species for local people before implementing restoration and sustainable management strategies. Thus, the proposed study will generate important information from the field and the laboratory, coupled with traditional ecological knowledge documented by interviews, in order to understand the dynamics of white pine at its northern distribution limit and propose culturally adapted management and restoration strategies for the return of this valuable species on Kitcisakik's ancestral lands. The long term contribution of the study is embodied in the sustainable forest management notion: to maintain and increase forest ecosystem health over the long term while ensuring environmental, social, economic and cultural values for current and future generations.
Yadav Uprety, Nakul Chettri, Maheshwar Dhakal, Hugo Asselin, Ramesh Chand, Ram Prasad Chaudhary. Illegal wildlife trade is threatening conservation in the transboundary landscape of Western Himalaya. 2021. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 59:125952 DOI : 10.1016/j.jnc.2020.125952
Yadav Uprety, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Sujata Shrestha, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Ajaya Thakali, Geoff Cockfield, Hugo Asselin. Perceptions of climate change by highland communities in the Nepal Himalaya. 2017. Climate and Development 649-661 DOI : 10.1080/17565529.2017.1304886
Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Yves Bergeron. Preserving Ecosystem Services on Indigenous Territory through Restoration and Management of a Cultural Keystone Species. 2017. Forests 8(6):194 DOI : 10.3390/f8060194
Yadav Uprety, Anaïs Lacasse, Hugo Asselin. Traditional Uses of Medicinal Plants from the Canadian Boreal Forest for the Management of Chronic Pain Syndromes. 2016. PAIN Practice 16(4):459-466 DOI : 10.1111/papr.12284
Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Anaïs Lacasse. Traditional Uses of Medicinal Plants from the Canadian Boreal Forest for the Management of Chronic Pain Syndromes. 2015. PAIN Practice DOI : 10.1111/papr.12284
Maan B. Rokayaa, Yadav Uprety, Ram C. Poudel, Binu Timsinab, Zuzana Münzbergová, Hugo Asselin, Achyut Tiwaric, Krishna K. Shrestha, Shalik R. Sigdeli. Traditional uses of medicinal plants in gastrointestinal disorders in Nepal. 2014. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 158, Part A:221 - 229 DOI : 10.1016/j.jep.2014.10.014
Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Yves Bergeron, Marc Mazerolle. White pine (Pinus strobus L.) regeneration dynamics at the species’ northern limit of continuous distribution. 2014. New Forests 45(1):131-147 DOI : 10.1007/s11056-013-9396-2
Yadav Uprety. Dynamique du pin blanc (pinus strobus l.) à sa limite nordique de répartition continue et options de restauration et d'aménagement dans une perspective autochtone. 2013. Thèse de doctorat en sciences de l'Environnement, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. 119 p.
Yadav Uprety, Hugo Asselin, Yves Bergeron. Cultural importance of white pine (Pinus strobus L.) to the Kitcisakik Algonquin community of western Quebec, Canada. 2013. Can. J. For. Res. 43:544-551 DOI : 10.1139/cjfr-2012-0514
Yadav Uprety, Ram C. Poudel, Krishna K. Shrestha, Achyut Tiwaric, N.N. Tiwari, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Hugo Asselin. Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild edible plant resources in Nepal. 2012. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8:16