Friday, May 9, 2014

Workshop Mentors: Om Katel

Om Katel is working as a lecturer at the Department of Forestry, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan since 2010 and has been teaching modules on; Applied Conservation Science, Wildlife Science, Integrated Watershed Management, Geographical Information System and Natural Resource Economics to undergraduate students of forestry and has been involved in research related to conservation and management of natural resources in and outside of national parks. Mr Katel has traveled more than 30 countries while doing his PhD at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

Mr Katel completed his Bachelors degree with honors in Botany from Kalimpong College, India, received his Masters in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Darjeeling Government College, University of North Bengal, India. He was a visiting research student at Norwegian University of Biological Sciences and a summer School Student at the University of Oslo, Norway, in 2009 and 2010. Mr Katel enjoys the network of Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES), Intensive program on Sustainability (IPoS), International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) and South Asian Network for the Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). He is also the SANDEE grantee, 2013. Mr Katel’s research interests are wide and he is interested on issues related to environmental conservation and management, watershed modeling, environmental valuation and dynamics of ecosystems linking effects of climate change. He also study human-wildlife interface on how rural people are or are not successful in resolving conflicts with wildlife species.

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