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Bhubaneswor DhakalResearch Fellow

MSc(Applied Sc)(Lincoln) PhD(Policy/Economics)(Lincoln)

Email: bhubaneswor.dhakal@otago.ac.nz

Bhubaneswor (often known by 'Dhakal') has been working in biostatistics and data management roles with the Christchurch Health and Development Study research unit.

His research interests include multivariable statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal data, developmental trajectories in human behaviour, fixed and time dynamic influences on adult psychosocial wellbeing, and economic resource management.

Current/recent research has examined:

  • Time dynamic influences on the pattern of sexual partner relationships
  • Life course trajectories and socioeconomic outcomes of cannabis users
  • Management of environmental resources in Nepalese mountain farming communities

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Publications

McLeod, G. F. H., Dhakal, B., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2019). Sunburn paradoxes and the New Zealand population. Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10389-019-01142-9

Boden, J. M., Dhakal, B., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2019). Lifecourse trajectories of cannabis use: A latent class analysis of a New Zealand birth cohort. Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14814

Dhakal, B., & Kattel, R. R. (2019). Effects of global changes on ecosystems services of multiple natural resources in agricultural landscapes. Science of the Total Environment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.276

Dhakal, B. (2016). Can we get better information by any alternative to conventional statistical approaches for analysing land allocation decision problems? A case study on lowland rice varieties. Land Use Policy, 54, 522-533. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.03.006

Dhakal, B. (2016). Tourism in Nepal: Resources and opportunities beyond a conventional thinking. In Tourist resources and opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and information for exploration. (pp. 1-14). Christchurch, New Zealand: Support for Development. Retrieved from http://sfdnz.org/

Chapter in Book - Other

Dhakal, B. (2016). Tourism in Nepal: Resources and opportunities beyond a conventional thinking. In Tourist resources and opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and information for exploration. (pp. 1-14). Christchurch, New Zealand: Support for Development. Retrieved from http://sfdnz.org/

Dhakal, B., & Yadav, B. D. (2016). Tourism in natural disasters: Surviving and opportunity utilizing approaches. In Tourist resources and opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and information for exploration. (pp. 26-34). Christchurch, New Zealand: Support for Development. Retrieved from http://sfdnz.org/

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Journal - Research Article

Dhakal, B., & Kattel, R. R. (2019). Effects of global changes on ecosystems services of multiple natural resources in agricultural landscapes. Science of the Total Environment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.276

McLeod, G. F. H., Dhakal, B., Reeder, A. I., & McGee, R. (2019). Sunburn paradoxes and the New Zealand population. Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10389-019-01142-9

Boden, J. M., Dhakal, B., Foulds, J. A., & Horwood, L. J. (2019). Lifecourse trajectories of cannabis use: A latent class analysis of a New Zealand birth cohort. Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14814

Dhakal, B. (2016). Can we get better information by any alternative to conventional statistical approaches for analysing land allocation decision problems? A case study on lowland rice varieties. Land Use Policy, 54, 522-533. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.03.006

Dhakal, B., & Scanlan, J. (2015). Assessment of functional forms of crop yield loss models of invasive plant species applied in decision support tools and bioeconomic modelling. Agricultural Systems, 138, 100-115. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.04.001

Dhakal, B. (2014). The local environmental, economic and social tragedies of international interventions on community based forest management for global environmental conservation: A critical evaluation. Open Journal of Forestry, 4(1), 58-69. doi: 10.4236/ojf.2014.41010

Dhakal, B., Bigsby, H., & Cullen, R. (2012). Socioeconomic impacts of public forest policies on heterogeneous agricultural households. Environmental & Resource Economics, 53(1), 73-95. doi: 10.1007/s10640-012-9548-4

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Dhakal, B. (2005). Community forestry policy impacts and alternative policies for poverty alleviation in Nepal (PhD). Lincoln University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10182/2510

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