About #MoChWo

Mountains are a part of global biodiversity repository and play a vital role in maintaining global ecosystems, support millions of people. In the mean time they are the most vulnerable to rapid environmental change.   The international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World” aims to provide a forum for international/national scholars, researchers, policy maker and students with opportunity to share their research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountains. We are sure that this conference can be an effective and insightful for the benefit of people depending on mountains. The #MoChWo will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is known for long history, ancient cultures and civilizations, Hindu and Buddhist temples, architecture & sculptures. It hosts seven UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu is also the gateway of many high Himalayas in Nepal. The conference month (October) is considered to be the best time to visit Nepal.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Rajan Ghimire
Assistant Professor/Cropping Systems
New Mexico State University, NM, USA
Dr. Binod Pokharel
Post-doctoral fellow/Atmospheric science
Utah State University, UT, USA

Dr. Nabin Malakar
Post-doctoral researcher/Remote sensing
JPL, CalTech/NASA, California, USA
Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari
Assistant Professor/Engineering Geology
Centre for Disaster Studies (IoE), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Wentao Wang
Scientist/Climate Change
Ministry of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Achyut Aryal
Senior Principal Research Fellow/Conservation Biology
The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Anzar Khuroo
Senior Assistant Professor/Biodiversity
University of Kashmir, India

Dr. Olga Ameixa
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Functional Biodiversity
University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr. Vasileios Bontzorlos
Post Doc Researcher/Ecology
Technology of Thessaly, Greece

Dr. Prakash K. Paudel (CHAIR)
Scientist, Executive Director/Ecology
Center for Conservation Biology
Kathmandu Inst. of App. Sci., Nepal

Dr. Achyut Tiwari
Assist. Professor/Dendro-ecology
Tri-chandra college, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Organizing Committee

Dr. Mahendra Thapa

Scientist, Center for Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry

Dr. Mahendra Thapa
Dr. Hemu Kafle

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Hemu Kafle
Dr. Prakash K. Paudel

Scientist, Center for Conservation Biology, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Prakash K. Paudel
Dr. Susma Giri

Scientist, Center for Conservation Biology, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Susma Giri
Dr. Basant Giri

Scientist and Director of International Relations,  Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Dr. Basant Giri

Contact information

MoChWo 2017 secretariat Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences Kathmandu Metropolitan City -13, Kalanki (near INSEC office), Kathmandu, Nepal PO Box 23002 Phone: 977-1-6924204 Email: conference@kias.org.np Web: conference.kias.org.np