Associate Professor Krishna   Shrestha
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha

Doctor of Philosophy (Sydney University)

Master of Environmental Engineering Management (UTS)

Master of Arts (Sociology/ Anthropology - 1st Year) (TU, Nepal)

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Sydney University)

Bachelor of Science in Forestry with Distinction (TU, Nepal)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Krishna K. Shrestha is a development and environmental geographer.  His research interests encompass i) environmental and climate governance, ii) disaster risk reduction, iii) indigenous knowledge, iv) food, water and livelihood security, and v) development planning and policy, in particular the intersection of the five with his work on social and environmental justice. Connecting these arenas of works is an overarching analytical thread of Justice as Redistribution AND Justice as Recognition

Krishna's work constitutes blending moral philosophy and theories of justice with critical development studies, political ecology and communicative action. His research on these five themes simultaneously engages with grand theory and real-world societal challenges.  He uses grounded analysis of socio-political and ecological dynamics through a multi-scale perspective where the role of unequal power relations in constituting a politicised environment is a central theme.  His research gives particular attention to the ways in which problems of justice are linked to systems of social hierarchy and political and economic control.  He uses a ‘critical pragmatic’ approach to development and environmental problems in which rigorous explanation is balanced with carefully considered policy alternatives. Most of his work is interdisciplinary and empirically based which integrates indigenous, social and natural science methodologies to examine the interrelationship between social and natural systems. His research, teaching and engagements are driven by the belief that cultural and contextual understandings arte vital for education and science to shift paradigms, enabling alternative ways to understand and address complex social and environmental challenges. 

Krishna is currently Associate Professor in Development Studies at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. Prior to this appointment, Krishna was Program Director at the Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney.  He also held various positions at the University of Queensland, Macquarie University and the Department of Forests in Nepal Government. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore (NUS). He served as a member of the Academic Board at the University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Endeavour Research Fellowship by the Australian Government. He has an interdisciplinary qualification, with higher degrees in Geography (PhD Sydney), Higher Education (Grad. Cert. Sydney), Environmental Policy and Management (MEEM, UTS) and Forestry (BSc TU Nepal).

Phone
+61(2) 9385 1413
Location
Morven Brown Building, Level 1, Room 151

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Ghate R; Dorji L; Shrestha A; Paudel D; Nightingale A; Shrestha K; Watto MA; Kotru R, 2019, 'Governance: key for environmental sustainability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya', in The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment – Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People,, Springer Nature, Dordrecht, pp. 545 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_16
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha KK; Ojha HR, 2017, 'Chapter 2 Theoretical Advances in Community-Based Natural Resources Management Ostrom and Beyond', in Redefining Diversity & Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volume 1, pp. 13 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805454-3.00002-5
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Fisher R, 2017, 'Labour migration, the remittance economy and the changing context of community forestry in Nepal', in Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World, Routledge, London, pp. 171 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315445168
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H, 2016, 'Theoretical advances in community-based natural resource management: Ostrom and beyond', in Shivakoti G; Pradhan U; Helmi A (ed.), Redefining Diversity & Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volume 1 : Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Asia, Elsevier, Waltham, pp. 13 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805454-3.00002-5
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Fisher RJ, 2016, 'Global and national change and the changing context of Community Forestry in Nepal’', in Community forestry in Nepal: adapting to a changing world, Routledge, London and New York
    Books | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2016, Dilemmas of Justice: Collective Action and Equity in Nepal's Community Forestry, Adroit Publisher, New Delhi, India
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Banjare M; Shrestha K, 2015, 'Critical action research and social movements: revitalizing participation and deliberation for democratic empowerment', in Fisher F; Torgerson D; Durnová A; Orsini M (ed.), Handbook of Critical Policy Studies, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 380 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352.00029
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha HR; Banjade MR; Shrestha KK, 2015, 'Chapter 20: Critical action research and social movements: revitalizing participation and deliberation for democratic empowerment', in Handbook of Critical Policy Studies, pp. 380 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352.00029
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Maxwell A; Shrestha K, 2015, 'Pro-poor microfinance: rethinking policies and practices in urban India', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 120 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pradhananga N; Shrestha K, 2015, 'Re-engaging indigenous communities: Insights from heritage conservation in Kathmandu, Nepal', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 156 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; McManus P, 2015, 'Inclusive urbanization in the age of climate change: Key conclusions and way forward', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 217 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; McManus P, 2015, 'Urbanization, social inclusion and climate change: An introduction', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Books | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote K, 2015, Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking policy, practice and research in the age of climate change, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Books | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Jimenez J; Shrestha K, 2012, Towards a slum-free city in Buga, Columbia: Some insights from Columbia, Original, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, http://www.amazon.com/Towards-slum-free-Colombia-Insights/dp/3659144754
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2012, 'Towards Environmental Equity in Nepalese Community Forestry', in Gordon FD; Freeland GK (ed.), International Environmental Justice: Competing Claims and Persepctives, edn. Original, ILM Publications, Hertfordshire, UK, pp. 97 - 111, http://www.amazon.com/International-Environmental-Justice-Competing-Perspectives/dp/1906799172
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Dee J, 2008, 'Planning for sustainable development: Investigating environment-development decision making in Sydney's Malabar Headland', in Gilmour T; Blakely EJ; Pizarro RE (ed.), Dialogues in Urban Planning: Towards Sustainable Regions, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 3 - 26, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5iRfFnZ8ECkC&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=planning+for+sustainable+development+krishna+shrestha&source=bl&ots=7MgikyWQhK&sig=JYgUPP4u1O5xaczsluc64GkNKXg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z38cUq2C
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Sarker A, 2008, 'Collaborative planning and sustainability: Exploring ecosystems as common pool resources in the Lockyer catchment', in Gilmour T; Blakely EJ; Pizarro RE (ed.), Dialogues in Urban Planning: Towards Sustainable Regions, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 461 - 471, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5iRfFnZ8ECkC&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=collaborative+planning+and+sustainability:+exploring+ecosystems+as+common+pool+resources&source=bl&ots=7MgikyWNmL&sig=OKatp1oS5wzxL
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2005, 'Sustaining inequity? Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policies', in Calver M; Biger Cole H; Bolton G; Dargavel J; Gaynor A; Horwitz P; Mills J; Wardell Johnston GW (ed.), A Forest Conscienceness: Proceedings of 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc, edn. Original, Millpress Science Publisher, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 681 - 691, http://www.iospress.nl/book/a-forest-conscienceness/
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Yadav BD; Shrestha K; Acharya BP, 2021, 'Socioecological outcomes from Community Forestry: Insights from Nepalese Stakeholders', SCIREA Journal of Forestry, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 28, http://article.scirea.org/pdf/22019.pdf
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Sunam R; Pariyar B; Shrestha KK, 2021, 'Does affirmative action undermine meritocracy? “Meritocratic inclusion” of the marginalized in Nepal’s bureaucracy', Development Policy Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12554
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    McManus P; Pandey C; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Shrestha S, 2021, 'Climate change and equitable urban water management: critical urban water zones (CUWZs) in Nepal and beyond', Local Environment, vol. 26, pp. 431 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2021.1892045
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Suadik M; Shrestha K, 2020, 'Reframing indigenous farming in the age of neoliberal agrarian change: Lessons from Sabah, Malaysia', Journal Kinabalu, vol. 26, pp. 51 - 61, https://jurcon.ums.edu.my/ojums/index.php/ejk/article/view/2760
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Saldarriaga N; Shrestha KK; McManus P; Bajracharya A, 2020, 'Greening Sydney: attitudes, barriers and opportunities for tree planting', Australian Geographer, vol. 51, pp. 469 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2020.1813948
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Regmi U; Shrestha KK; Paudel NS; Amatya SM; Zwi AB; Nuberg I; Cedamon E; Banjade MR, 2020, 'Improving science-policy interface: Lessons from the policy lab methodology in Nepal's community forest governance', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 114, pp. 101997 - 101997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.101997
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pandit BH; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK; Cedamon E; Amatya SM; Dhakal B; Schmidt HP, 2020, 'Revitalising Agrarian Economies: The Use of Biochar on Banana-based Agroforestry System in Nepal’s hills', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 19, pp. 17 - 31, https://www.forestaction.org/app/webroot/vendor/tinymce/editor/plugins/filemanager/files/JFL%2019%20(1)/2%20Pandit%20et%20al.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Nuberg IK; Shrestha KK; Bartlett AG, 2019, 'Pathways to forest wealth in Nepal', Australian Forestry, vol. 82, pp. 106 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2019.1614805
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon ED; Nuberg I; Mulia R; Lusiana B; Subedi YR; Shrestha KK, 2019, 'Contribution of integrated forest-farm system on household food security in the mid-hills of Nepal: assessment with EnLiFT model', Australian Forestry, vol. 82, pp. 32 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2019.1610212
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Bhattarai B; Ojha H; Bajracharya A, 2019, 'Disaster justice in Nepal's earthquake recovery', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 33, pp. 207 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.10.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pandit BH; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK; Cedamon E; Amatya SM; Dhakal B; Neupane RP, 2019, 'Impacts of market-oriented agroforestry on farm income and food security: insights from Kavre and Lamjung districts of Nepal', Agroforestry Systems, vol. 93, pp. 1593 - 1604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-018-0273-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Sunam R; Shrestha K, 2019, 'FAILING THE MOST EXCLUDED: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF NEPAL’S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY', Contributions to Nepalese Studies, pp. 283 - 305
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Maskey G; Pandey CL; Shrestha K, 2019, 'Securing water in the rapidly urbanizing global south: Insights from critical analysis of ‘sectoral policies’ in Nepal', New Angle: Nepal Journal of Social Science and Public Policy, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 23, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications-category/journals/securing-water-in-the-rapidly-urbanising-global-south-insights-from-critical-analysis-of-sectoral-policies-in-nepal/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Karki R; Shrestha KK; Ojha H; Paudel N; Khatri DB; Nuberg I; Adhikary A, 2018, 'From Forests to Food Security: Pathways in Nepal’s Community Forestry', Small-scale Forestry, vol. 17, pp. 89 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-017-9377-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon E; Paudel G; Basyal M; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK, 2018, 'Applications of single-tree selection guideline following a DBq approach on Nepal’s community forests', Banko Janakari, vol. Special Issue No. 4, 2018, pp. 104 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/banko.v27i3.20555
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Sharma Paudel N; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Cedamon E; Karki R; Paudel G; Basyal M; Nuberg I; Dangal S, 2018, 'Towards active utilisation of community forestry: Silvo-institutional model for sustainable forest management in Nepal', Banko Janakari, pp. 120 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/banko.v27i3.20557
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK, 2017, 'How understanding of rural households’ diversity can inform agroforestry and community forestry programs in Nepal', Australian Forestry, vol. 80, pp. 153 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2017.1339237
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha HR; Shrestha KK; Subedi YR; Shah R; Nuberg I; Heyojoo B; Cedamon E; Rigg J; Tamang S; Paudel KP; Malla Y; McManus P, 2017, 'Agricultural land underutilisation in the hills of Nepal: Investigating socio-environmental pathways of change', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 53, pp. 156 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.05.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Satyal P; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Vira B; Adhikari J, 2017, 'A new Himalayan crisis? Exploring transformative resilience pathways', Environmental Development, vol. 23, pp. 47 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2017.02.010
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Khatri D; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Paudel G; Paudel N; Pain A, 2017, 'Reframing community forest governance for food security in Nepal', Environmental Conservation, vol. 44, pp. 174 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892916000369
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Paudel G; Basyal M; Shrestha K; Paudel N, 2017, 'Rapid Silviculture Appraisal to Characterise Stand and Determine Silviculture Priorities of Community Forests in Nepal', Small-scale Forestry, vol. 16, pp. 195 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-016-9351-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Pandit BH; Shrestha K, 2017, 'Adaptation factors and futures of agroforestry systems in Nepal', Agroforestry Systems, vol. 92, pp. 1437 - 1453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-017-0090-9
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha HR; Khatri DB; Shrestha KK; Bhattarai B; Baral JC; Basnett BS; Goutam K; Sunam R; Banjade MR; Jana S; Bushley B; Dhungana SP; Paudel D, 2016, 'Can Evidence and Voice Influence Policy? A Critical Assessment of Nepal's Forestry Sector Strategy, 2014', Society and Natural Resources, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122851
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha HR; Khatri DB; Shrestha KK; Bhattarai B; Baral JC; Basnett BS; Goutam K; Sunam R; Banjade MR; Jana S; Bushley B; Dhungana SP; Paudel D, 2016, 'Can Evidence and Voice Influence Policy? A Critical Assessment of Nepal's Forestry Sector Strategy 2014', Society and Natural Resources, vol. 29, pp. 357 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122851
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    McManus P; Shrestha KK; Yoo D, 2014, 'Equity and climate change: Local adaptation issues and responses in the City of Lake Macquarie, Australia', Urban Climate, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2014.08.003
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Paudel K; Tamang S; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Transforming land and livelihoods: Analysis of agricultural land abandonment in the mid-hills of Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 12, pp. 11 - 19, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/jfl/172
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Tamang S; Paudel K; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Feminisation of agriculture and its implications for food security in rural Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 12, pp. 20 - 32, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/jfl/172
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pandit B; Shrestha K; Bhattarai S, 2014, 'Sustainable local livelihoods through enhancing agroforestry systems in Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 12, pp. 47 - 63, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/jfl/172
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Khatri D; Shrestha K; Bushley B; Sharma N, 2013, 'Carbon, community and governance: is Nepal getting ready for REDD+?', Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, vol. 22, pp. 216 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14728028.2013.856166
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Jha P; Shrestha K, 2013, 'Climate Change and Urban Water Supply: Adaptive Capacity of Local Government in Kathmandu City, Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 11, pp. 62 - 81, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/view/136
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Neupane S; Shrestha K, 2012, 'Sustainable forest governance in a changing climate: Impacts of REDD program on the livelihood of poor communities in Nepalese community forestry', OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 4, pp. 71 - 82, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2048675
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pradhan A; Shrestha K, 2012, 'Rethinking environmental decision-making practice: Analysis of environmental and climate change decisions in Australian governments', OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 3, pp. 11 - 26, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1990429#%23
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mahjabeen Z, 2011, 'Civil science, community participation and planning for knowledge-based development: analysis of Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, vol. 2, pp. 412 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJKBD.2011.044315
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Dressler W; Buscher B; Schoon B; Brockington D; Hayes T; Kull C; McCarthy J; Shrestha K, 2010, 'From hope to crisis and back again? A critical genealogy of the global CBNRM narrative', Environmental Conservation, vol. 37, pp. 5 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892910000044
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K; Dee J, 2009, 'Rethinking community participation in urban planning: The role of disadvantaged groups in Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', Australian Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 15, pp. 45 - 63, http://www.anzrsai.org/system/files/f8/f4/f51/f52/o289//Mahjabeen.pdf
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Sarker A; Ross H; Shrestha K, 2008, 'Common pool approach for water quality management: An Australian case study', Ecological Economics, vol. 68, pp. 461 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.05.001
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Sarker A; Ross H; Shrestha K, 2008, 'Interdependence of common pool resources: Lessons from a nested set of catchments in Australia', Human Ecology, vol. 36, pp. 821 - 834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-008-9206-1
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2008, 'The politics of community participation in natural resource management: Lessons from community forestry in Nepal', Australian Forestry, vol. 71, pp. 135 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2008.10676280
    Journal articles | 2007
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2007, 'The embeddedness of community forestry in Nepal', Small-Scale Forestry, vol. 6, pp. 273 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-007-9020-4
  • Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Dhungana H; Dahal N; Ojha H; Joshi L; Shrestha K, 2015, Whose Adaptation? Achieving Greater Local Ownership over Adaptation Planning in Nepal, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/whose-adaptation-achieving-greater-local-ownership-over-adaptation-planning-in-nepal/
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Dahal N; Dhungana H; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Joshi L, 2015, How can Adaptation Planning be Integrated into Local Development Practice in Nepal, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal, Policy Brief No 3 -1, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/how-can-adaptation-planning-be-integrated-into-local-development-practice-in-nepal/
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; Dahal N; Joshi L; Dhungana H, 2015, Enhancing the Role of Community Forestry in Disaster Risk Reduction, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal, Policy Brief No. 2, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/enhancing-the-role-of-community-forestry-in-disaster-risk-reduction/
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Murari J; Dhakal B; Shrestha K; Pandit B; Nuberg I, 2015, Agroforestry Business Plan Preparation Training Report, ACIAR EnLift Project and Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Paudel N; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2015, Research designs and agreements made with Community Forestry Users Group, ACIAR EnLift Project, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Tamang D; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Ojha H; Cedamon E, 2015, Community – private partnership through business literacy workshop report, ACIAR EnLift Project - Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; Paudel N; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2015, Earthquake Disasters in Nepal and implications for EnLiFT Project, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Karki R; Shrestha K; Cedamon E; Ojha H; Bashyal M; Paudel N, 2015, Process Report on Inclusive Community Forest Planning, ACIAR EnLift Project - Forest Action Nepal and IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Paudel G; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Nuberg I, 2014, Action Research on Chaubas Community Forestry Enterprise, EnLift Project, ForestAction Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Malla Y; Shah R; Chhetri R; Tamang S; Shrestha K; Subedi YR; Paudel K; Shrestha S; Nuberg I, 2014, Qualitative Baseline Study on Underutilised Land in Kavre and Lamjung Districts, Nepal, EnLift Project of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Kathmandu, Nepal, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal, 2014-05, https://enliftnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Vol-2014-05-Qualitative-Study-Report-UUL-Final.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Paudel N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Nuberg I, 2014, ACIAR Action Research Planning and Writing Workshop Report, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; Paudel N; Nuberg I, 2014, The Yalamaya Protocol for Effective Research Practice, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Patan, Nepal
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon E; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Paudel N; Ojha H, 2014, Silviculture Demonstrations Report, Enlift project - ForestAction & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Nuberg I; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Pandit B; Cedamon E, 2014, Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal: Progress Report, EnLift project - ForestAction & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Tamang D; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Nuberg I, 2014, Qualitative Baseline Survey Report - EnLift Project Nepal, EnLift Project - Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2013
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Nuberg I; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Malla Y; Cedamon E, 2013, Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal - Inception Report, EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal and IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    Reports | 2011
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Bista S, 2011, Student-centered assessment in higher education: Teachers and students working together in the design and delivery of assessment at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
    Reports | 2010
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Emtage N; Shrestha K, 2010, Landholders' perceptions of the Australian Government's Reef Rescue Program in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland, Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, QLD, MTSRF Project 4.9.4 - Integrating ecology, economics and people in forest and landscapes, http://www.rrrc.org.au/publications/downloads/494-UQ-Emtage-N-2009-Landholders-perceptions-of-the-Reef-Rescue-program.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Nur I; Shrestha KK, 2017, 'An Integrative Perspective on Community Vulnerability to Flooding in Cities of Developing Countries', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 958 - 967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.141
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H, 2016, 'Land Underutilisatoon pathways: drivers, and policy solutions', presented at National Workshop on Land Management and Food Security: Addressing Underutilised Agricutural Land Issues in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28 April 2016 - 29 April 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; Gautam M, 2016, 'Climate change adaptation in ASEAN countries: Lessons from South Asia', in Climate change adaptation in ASEAN countries: Lessons from South Asia, Oscar Lopez centre, Manila, Philippines, presented at 10 Acts to a Climate-Resilient ASEAN, Manila, Philippines, 15 March 2016 - 16 March 2016
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Ojha H; Shrestha K, 2016, Accountability Disaster, The Kathmandu Post, Nepal, Published: 26 February 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-02-19/accountability-disaster.html
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H, 2015, Face the future, Kantipur Publications, Kathmandu, Nepal, Newspaper, Published: 12 November 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/printedition/news/2015-12-11/face-the-future.html
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Cedamon C; Nuberg I; Lusiana B; Mulia R; Pandit B; Subedi Y; Shrestha K, 2015, 'EnLiFT Model 1.0: A Livelihood and Food Security Model of a Forest-Farm System', in Meadows M; Harrison S; Herbohn J (eds.), Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landscapes, IUFRO Research Group 3.08, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, pp. 23 - 42, presented at IUFRO Research Group 3.08 Small-scale Forestry Conference, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 11 October 2015 - 15 October 2015, https://basecamp.com/2023031/projects/2850946/messages/54282917?enlarge=210197488#attachment_210197488
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Donna Y; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Green Growth for Whom? An Analysis of Inclusion in Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Practices in Seoul City Government, South Korea', in Green Growth for Whom? An Analysis of Inclusion in Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Practices in Seoul City Government, South Korea, Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, presented at Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, 12 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Nuberg I; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Cedamon E, 2014, 'Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry through Action Research in Nepal', in Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry through Action Research in Nepal, World Agroforestry Congress, New Delhi, India, presented at Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pradhan A; Shrestha K, 2013, 'Climate change, local institutions and inclusion: Understanding inclusion issues of communities institutions in Nepal', presented at Multi Speed Planet: Multi Speed Geographies? Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 01 July 2013 - 04 July 2013, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2013/07/iag-abstract_index_-book.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Yoo D; Shrestha K, 2013, 'Green Growth and Climate Change Adaptation: South Korea¿s Green Growth Strategy and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)', presented at Multi Speed Planet: Multi Speed Geographies? Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 01 July 2013 - 04 July 2013, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2013/07/iag-abstract_index_-book.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Marco A; Brack C; Ghosh S; Kachenko A; Mcmanus P; Shrestha K; Saldariagga N; Wang M; Yung S, 2013, 'Understanding the carbon and pollution mitigation potential of Sydney's urban forest', in Brown A; Wells K; Parsons M; Kerruish C (eds.), Managing our forests into the 21st century, Institute of Foresters Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp. 151 - 158, presented at Managing our forests in the 21st century: Institute of Foresters Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia, 07 April 2013 - 11 April 2013, http://forestryconference.org.au/ckeditor/kcfinder/upload/files/IFA%20program%20summaries%20March%202013.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2012, 'Community and climate change adaptation: Insights from Nepalese Community Forestry', presented at 8th Global Conference on Human Development: Working together unleasing and promoting human capacity for sustainable development, Kathmandu, Nepal, 29 October 2012 - 02 November 2012, http://www.conference.ica-nepal.org/
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; Khatri D; Sharma Paudel N, 2012, 'Equity in climate change adaptation: Insights from REDD+ initiatives in Nepalese community forestry', presented at Symposium on Vulnerability, Adaptation and Climate Justice, Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society, University of Sydney, Australia, 20 August 2012 - 21 August 2012, http://sydney.edu.au/snccs/pdfs/vacjsymposium/shrestha.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Pradhananga N, 2012, 'Social impacts of world heritage listing of the Kathmandu Valley world heritage site', presented at Inspiring Connections: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Macquarie University, Australia, 02 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://www.iag2012.com.au/
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P; Hughson J; Johnston V, 2012, 'Fairness in climate change adaptation: Knowledge and capacity of communities in Lake Macquarie, NSW', presented at Inspiring Connections: Institute of Australian Geography Conference, Macquarie university, 02 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://www.iag2012.com.au/
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pradhananga N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Dubey S; Jimenez J, 2012, 'Towards a slum free city: Some International insights for India', presented at International Workshop on Slum Free Urban India - Policy and Practice: Lessons from international experiences, Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh, India, 14 May 2012 - 15 May 2012, http://www.sias-southasia.org/new/2013/09/23/towards-a-slum-free-city-some-international-insights-for-india/
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K, 2011, 'Towards inclusive urban governance: Access to opportunity for community participation in Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', presented at World Planning Schools Congress 2011, Perth, Australia, 04 July 2011 - 08 July 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Pradhan A; Shrestha K, 2011, 'Climate change and institutions:The role of local institutions to climate adaptation in Lake Macquarie, NSW', presented at International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 05 December 2011 - 07 December 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2011, 'Fairness in climate change adaptation: Lessons from Kathmandu City, Nepal', presented at Smart City Expo World Congress: Smart Society for Innovation and Sustainable Cities, Barcelona, Spain, 29 November 2011 - 02 December 2011, http://media.firabcn.es/content/S078012/docs/doc_programa_ponents_2011.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2011, 'The equity-equality paradox in Nepalese community forestry', presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Seattle, Washington, 12 April 2011 - 16 April 2011, http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=36798
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Neupane S; Shrestha K, 2010, 'Climate Justice: Equity in Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Nepal & Australia', presented at International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People, Kathmandu, Nepal, 15 November 2010 - 19 November 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Pradhananga N, 2010, 'Sustaining indigenous heritage: Learning from the Guthi System in Nepal', presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference with IAG, Christchurch, New Zealand, 05 July 2010 - 08 July 2010, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2010/08/iag_nzgs2010_abstracts.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2010, 'The politics of collective action regional natural resource management in Australia', presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference with IAG, Christchurch, New Zealand, 05 July 2010 - 08 July 2010, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2010/08/iag_nzgs2010_abstracts.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K, 2009, 'Social justice and city: Community participation in Sydney's metropolitan planning', in State of Australian Cities National Conference Perth 2009, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 November 2009 - 27 November 2009, http://soac.fbe.unsw.edu.au/2009/PDF/Mahjabeen%20Zeenat_Shrestha%20Krishna.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2009, 'Rethinking participatory forestry for equity: Views from Nepal', in Rethinking participatory forestry for equity: Views from Nepal, XIII World Forestry Congress: Forests in development - A vital balance, Buenos Aires, Argentina, presented at XIII World Forestry Congress: Forests in development - A vital balance, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 October 2009 - 25 October 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K; Dee J, 2008, 'Rethinking Community Participation in Urban Planning: The Role of Disadvantaged Groups in Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', in Proceedings of 32nd ANZRSAI Conference, The Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc., Adelaide, Australia, pp. 167 - 185, presented at The Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc., Adelaide, Australia, 30 November 2008 - 03 December 2008, http://www.anzrsai.org/system/files/f1/f54/o298//REFEREED%20Proceedings%20front%20pages.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Dee J; Shrestha K; Crowther M, 2008, 'Environmental impact assessment and environmental planning education: Value conflicts in Sydney's Port Botany expansion', in Planning Education in a Globalised World, Conference Proceedings, ANZAPS Conference 2008, Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools(ANZAPS) 2008, Sydney, pp. 79 - 91, presented at Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools(ANZAPS) 2008, Sydney, 26 September 2008 - 28 September 2008, http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/166813360
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Dee J; Shrestha K, 2008, 'The policy-implementation gaps in decentralised natural resource management in Australia', presented at Coming Out of the Cold at 50: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June 2008 - 03 July 2008, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2008/08/iag-conference-2008-abstracts.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Dee J, 2008, 'Community participation in decentralised natural resource management: who wins, who loses?', presented at Coming Out of the Cold at 50: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June 2008 - 03 July 2008, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2008/08/iag-conference-2008-abstracts.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Cramb R, 2007, 'The politics of urban environmental management in Malabar Headland, Sydney', presented at Contemporary Geography for Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 02 July 2007 - 06 July 2007, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2008/08/iag-conference-2007-abstracts.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2007, 'The politics of community involvement in the conservation and use of forest resources: Lessons from community forestry in Nepal', in The politics of community involvement in the conservation and use of forest resources: Lessons from community forestry in Nepal, Growing Forest Values: The 2007 Institute of Foresters Australia and New Zealand Institute of Foresters Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, pp. 345 - 360, presented at Growing Forest Values: The 2007 Institute of Foresters Australia and New Zealand Institute of Foresters Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, 03 June 2007 - 07 June 2007, http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/9192300
    Conference Presentations | 2006
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2006, 'The equity-equality paradox in decentralised natural resource management', presented at Regional Responses fo Global Changes: A view from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Australia, 03 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
    Conference Presentations | 2006
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Sarker A; Shrestha K, 2006, 'Commons in catchments: Opportunities and challenges for collaborative natural resource management', presented at Regional Responses fo Global Changes: A view from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Australia, 03 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2006, 'Collective action of local communities in forest conservation and utilisation: Critical reflections from community forestry in Nepal', in Collective action of local communities in forest conservation and utilisation: Critical reflections from community forestry in Nepal, Small-scale forestry and rural development - the intersections of ecosystems, economics and society, Galway, Ireland, pp. 458 - 477, presented at Small-scale forestry and rural development - the intersections of ecosystems, economics and society, Galway, Ireland, 18 June 2006 - 23 June 2006, http://www.coford.ie/media/coford/content/publications/projectreports/small-scaleforestryconference/Shrestha.pdf
    Theses / Dissertations | 2005
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2005, Collective action and equity in Nepalese community forestry, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/47219729
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2004, 'Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policies', in Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policies, A Forest Conscienceness, Augusta, WA, Australia, presented at A Forest Conscienceness, Augusta, WA, Australia, 12 September 2004 - 17 September 2004
    Conference Presentations | 2001
    Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
    Shrestha K, 2001, 'Community forestry and sustainable livelihoods in Nepal: who wins, who loses?', presented at Annual Conference of Institute of Australian Geographers, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 09 July 2001

Awards

  • 2016    Visiting scholar, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2016    Research Fellowship, Asia Research Institute, Singapore National University
  • 2013    Outstanding Contribution to Nepalese Society in Australia by former Prime Minister of Nepal
  • 2012    Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Government
  • 2009    Research-led Teaching Award, Faculty of Architecture, U. of Sydney
  • 2008    Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Award, Institute of Foresters Australia
  • 2007    UQ ResTeach Fellowship, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2006    UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship2004    Best Paper Award, (“Sustaining inequity?”), Australian Forest History Society
  • 2001    Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney
  • 2002    Postgraduate Student Award, Institute of Australian Geographers, Australia
  • 2001    GHS & IR Lightoller Scholarship, University of Sydney
  • 2001    Baillieu Research Scholarship, University of Sydney

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