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MCG Meeting: Dr. Shiva Devkota
August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shiva Devkota, Ph.D
Shiva Devkota is co-chair of the HCSI Science Advisory Board. He is a research scientist at Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Nepal, an institute managed by your PhD scholars to boost scientific impact in Nepal. Currently, he is leading a project entitled “Digitization of Mycological Collections in Nepal” funded by Global Biodiversity Information Facility/Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (GIF/BIFA). He is also contributing as a research fellow of the IPBES Assessment of Sustainable Use of Wild Species. He received his M.Sc degree in Botany (Major Mycology) and M.A. in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Ph.D. degree in Ecology and Evolution in 2017 from Bern University and Swiss Federal Research Institute WSI, Switzerland. Apart from his expertise in projects development and multi-pronged national/international partnership, his main research interest is understanding the ecology, sociology and conservation genetics of wild mushrooms, caterpillar fungus, lichens, and plants in the Himalayas.
He will talk about the Mushrooms of Nepal, the poisonings of people in Nepal and the latest trek led by the Himalayan Climate and Science Institute of Nepal.