Research Centers

Background information
The College of Natural Resources has two Research Centres. The Centre for Rural Development Studies (CRDS) was established in 2010 and has been focussing on sustainable rural development.The thematic areas of research covered by CRDS are on agriculture, livestock, and social science among others.

The other centre is the Centre for Environment and Climate Research (CECR).The CECR was approved in 2017 and the office is yet to be established. However, research activities of the CECR are already being coordinated by Dr. Om Katel. CECR focuses on environmental and climate research including biodiversity.
Current research projects are:
Lead Researcher
Molecular analysis of  Golden Mahaseer and its sympatric species in the warm water regions of Bhutan
Dr. DB Gurung
Ugyen Dorji II, Lobzang Pejor
Watershed area delineation for run off determination and its relation to soil erosion and land degradation in Punatsangchu and Dagachu sub-river basin
Dr. Om Katel
Chogyel Wangmo
Distributional patterns and habitat preferences of aquatic flora across water bodies in Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha Districts.
Dr. DB Gurung
Ugyen Dorji (II), Lobzang Penjor
Documentation of delicacies of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gasa, Wangdi and Zhemgang
Ms Phuntsho Choden
Serki Wangmo, Dechen Choden, Tashi Lhamo
Assessment of Biomass, Carbon Stock and Climate Change Mitigation Potentials of Balcooa Bamboo (Bambusa balcooaRoxb.) in western Bhutan
Mr Jambay
Yonten Dorji, Bhagat Suberi
Effect of different methods of Farm Yard Manure (FYM) and water application on chilli production
Ms Zangmo
Ugyen Yangchen, Ongpo Lepcha
Techniques of Food Preservation methods in Tsirang and Dagana and its Implication to Food Safety and Security
Ms Anooja Nair
Dechen Choden, Om Katel