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Bhubaneswor Dhakal
Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)
Public policyEconomicsPovertyEconomic growthCommunity forestry
7Publications
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#1Joseph M. Boden (University of Otago)H-Index: 41
#2Lana Cleland (University of Otago)
Last. L. J. Horwood (University of Otago)H-Index: 98
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AIMS: Personal cannabis use is common across New Zealand, and an upcoming referendum will enable the public to vote on whether this should be legalised. The present research aimed to examine the attitudes of midlife New Zealand adults on cannabis use and legalisation, and to identify potential predictors of those attitudes. METHODS: At age 40, 899 participants drawn from the Christchurch Health and Development Study were interviewed about the perceived harmfulness of cannabis use, opinions on le...
#1Joseph M. Boden (University of Otago)H-Index: 41
#2Bhubaneswor Dhakal (University of Otago)H-Index: 3
Last. L. J. Horwood (University of Otago)H-Index: 98
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#1Bhubaneswor Dhakal (University of Otago)H-Index: 3
#2Manohara Khadka (Kathmandu)
Last. Madan Gautam (Bangor University)
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This study assesses the potential impacts of Payment for Ecosystems Services (PES) of mountain agricultural landscapes, with a specific focus on the implications for Nepalese farming women, who have triple roles (managers, workers, and users) with ecosystems goods and services (ESs). It utilizes data of mixed sources: direct observations in the fields, discussions with farm and development workers and published materials. The assessment shows that the impacts of PES on the wellbeing of these wom...
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#1Geraldine F. H. McLeod (University of Otago)H-Index: 9
#2Bhubaneswor Dhakal (University of Otago)H-Index: 3
Last. Rob McGee (University of Otago)H-Index: 53
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Aim Over the past decade, paradoxes have emerged in the skin cancer prevention and sunburn reduction literature. These include that individuals with higher sun protection knowledge; lower positive attitudes towards tanning; and who are users of sunscreen have higher odds of sunburn. It is also possible that sunburn paradoxes may be associated with those whose sunburn was unintended. New Zealand and Australia have, by far, the highest age standardised incidence rates of melanoma skin cancer in th...
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#1Bhubaneswor Dhakal (University of Otago)
#2Rishi Ram Kattel (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 1
Abstract Ongoing global changes can make unprecedented alterations in the state of some natural resources and their ecosystems services (ESs), especially in mountain agricultural landscapes. Considering the risk suggested by the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment, this study collected descriptive (qualitative) data in Nepalese mountain farming communities through field observation, group discussion, and personal interview, and investigated changing conditions of ESs of various natural resources in...
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This study conducted a social survey on 300 representatives of Nepali farming households to demonstrate robustness of a structural modelling approach for examining and explaining complex land allocation decision problems of managers. It tested the approach specifically for investigating drivers and barriers of farmers’ decisions for allocating lowland under three kinds (hybrid, conventionally improved and local) of rice varieties. The study required working on both irrelevant choice and disutili...
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#1Bhubaneswor DhakalH-Index: 3
#2Joe Scanlan (Queensland Government)H-Index: 1
Decision support tools (DSTs) for invasive species management have had limited success in producing convincing results and meeting users' expectations. The problems could be linked to the functional form of model which represents the dynamic relationship between the invasive species and crop yield loss in the DSTs. The objectives of this study were: a) to compile and review the models tested on field experiments and applied to DSTs; and b) to do an empirical evaluation of some popular models and...
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This study reviewed the policies and outcomes of international support for forest management in Nepal and answered whether international support on forest management in developing countries resulted in positive socioeconomic and environmental outcomes at local communities. The evaluation is based on the socio-ecological theory and synergies-tradeoff model of forestry ecosystems goods and services. The study shows that the international interventions influenced national policies and community for...
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#1Bhubaneswor Dhakal (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))H-Index: 3
#2Hugh R. Bigsby (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))H-Index: 4
Last. Ross Cullen (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))H-Index: 24
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Nepal has a long history of returning public forests to local people as part of its community forestry programme. In principle the community forestry programme is designed to address both environmental quality and poverty alleviation. However, concern has been expressed that forest policies emphasise environmental conservation, and that this has a detrimental impact on the use of community forests in rural Nepal where households require access to public forest products to sustain livelihoods. To...
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#1Bhubaneswor DhakalH-Index: 3
#2Hugh R. BigsbyH-Index: 7
Last. Ross CullenH-Index: 24
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Abstract The present article examines the relationship between community forest management policies on the one hand, and income and unemployment in rural areas of Nepal on the other, by modeling the effect of forest management constraints on community forest use. Current government policy dictates the use of all community forestland for environmental conservation and limited timber production, and provides little scope for fodder and firewood production. Based on data from 259 households in 6 co...
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