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Shivish Bhandari

Shivish Bhandari

Graduate Research Assistant,

Office: PEARL
Phone: 443-885-5906


Mr. Bhandari has a Masters Degree in Zoology from the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, and is currently doing his PhD at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA. His PhD research is about how to improve the survival and growth of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in low salinity water in Maryland, USA, by using genetic breeding techniques. Besides conservation genetics, he also works in wildlife conservation and ecological modeling of terrestrial mammal and bird species.

Selected Publications: 

Baral, K., Adhikari, B., Bhandari, S., Kunwar, R. M., Sharma, H. P., Aryal, A., & Ji, W. (2023). Impact of climate change on distribution of common leopard (Panthera pardus) and its implication on conservation and conflict in Nepal. Heliyon, e12807.

Bhandari, S., Adhikari, B., Baral, K., Panthi, S., Kunwar, R. M., Thapamagar, T., ... & Youlatos, D. (2022). Climate change threatens striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) distribution in Nepal. Mammal Research, 67: 433–443.

Baral, K., Bhandari, S., Adhikari, B., Kunwar, R. M., Sharma, H. P., Aryal, A., & Ji, W. (2022). Anthropogenic mortality of large mammals and trends of conflict over two decades in Nepal. Ecology and Evolution, 12(10), e9381.

Adhikari, B., Bhandari, S., Baral, K., Lamichhane, S., & Subedi, S. C. (2022). Raptors at risk: Attributes of mortality within an anthropogenic landscape in the Mid-Hills region of Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, 38, e02258.

Bhandari, S., Adhikari, B., Baral, K., & Subedi, S. C. (2022). Greater one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) mortality patterns in Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation, e02189.

Adhikari, B., Baral, K., Bhandari, S., Kunwar, R. M., & Subedi, S. C. (2022). Prevalence of mortality in mammals: A retrospective study from the wildlife rescue center of Nepal. Conservation Science and Practice, e12799.

Liu, M., Ge, S., Bhandari, S., Fan, C., Jiao, Y., Gai, C., ... & Liu, H. (2022). Genome characterization and comparative analysis among three swimming crab species. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9: 895119.

Bhandari S, Ramiro DC, Stabach JA (2022) Spatial segregation between wild ungulates and livestock outside protected areas in the lowlands of Nepal. PloSOne, 17(1): e0263122.

Adhikari, B., Baral, K., Bhandari, S., Szydlowski, M., Kunwar, R. M., Panthi, S., Neupane, B., & Koirala, R. K. (2022). Potential risk zone for anthropogenic mortality of carnivores in Gandaki Province, Nepal. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e8491.

Bhandari S, Bhusal DR, Psaralexi M, Sgardelis S (2021) Habitat preference indicators for striped hyena (Hyaena  hyaena) in Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation. 27, e01619. 

Bhandari S, Morley C, Aryal C, Shrestha UB (2020). The diet of the striped hyena in Nepal’s lowland regions. Ecology and Evolution. 10(15): 7953-7962.