Current Research Projects

Research projects

2019-2020

  1. Assessment of nutrient from Partheniumhystephorus compost using different inoculants.
    1. PI: Ms UgyenYangchen, CO-PI: Tenzin Wangchuk.
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 130530/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

  1. Rainfall Pattern and Water Poverty and their Implication to Local Livelihoods in the Context of Changing Climate in Bhutan
    1. PI: Dr. Om Katel, CO-PI: Mr.TashiDorji, Ms ChogyelWangmo, Ms.Anooja Nair.
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 150000/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

  1. Livelihood Vulnerability Approach to Assessing Farmers Vulnerability to Climate Change in central Bhutan.
    1. PI: Dr.ThubtenSonam. CO-PI: PemaRinzin
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 150000/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

  1. Quality assessment of Datsi (home-made cottage cheese)
    1. PI: Ms.Anooja Nair
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 60000/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Diversity and richness of Bats in eastern Himalaya
    1. PI: Mr.SangayTshering
    2. Funding Source: IFS
    3. Funding Amount: USD. 12000/-
    4. Status: ongoing.

 

  1. Determination of listeria monocytogenous in cheese
    1. PI: Ms.Anooja Nair
    2. Funding Source: IFS
    3. Funding Amount: USD. 12000/-
    4. Status: ongoing.

 

  1. Is Bhutan ready for Organic Agriculture?
    1. PI: Ms.UgyenYangchen, CO-PI: D. TulsiGurung
    2. Funding Source: IFS
    3. Funding Amount: USD. 12000/-
    4. Status: ongoing.

 

  1. Tick control using Xanthoxylum collar
    1. PI: Dr.Penjor, CO-PI: Dr.Shekhar
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 45000/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

  1. Organic farming and use of FY manure
    1. PI: Ms.SonamGaki, CO-PI: Dr.PhubDorji
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 145000/-
    4. Status: ongoing.

 

  1. Molecular characterization of Chilly
    1. PI: Dr.TulsiGurung
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 400000/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020

 

  1. Ecological Study and oil property analysis of Sandalwood at Three plantation sites in Bhutan
    1. PI: Mr.Jambay; CO-PI: Dr. D. B. Gurung
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 400000/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

  1. In Vitro culture of Acquilariamalaccensisfor agar wood production
    1. PI: Dr. D. B. Gurung, CO-PI: Mr.Jambay
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 400000/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

  1. Transformative Water Management Adaptation
    1. PI: Dr.BhagatSuberi, CO-PI: Mr.LobzangPenjor
    2. Funding Source: USA-?
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 371234/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Spring water revival project
    1. PI: Mr.Jambay
    2. Funding Source: KURITA, Japan
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 258954/-
    4. Status: ongoing.

 

  1. TROSA project: Mapping Saralbhanga river basin in Assam and Bhutan
    1. PI: Dr. Om Katel, CO-PI: Dr.BhagatSuberi, Dr. D. B. Gurung. Ms TahiLhamo, Ms.YogeetaDahal.
    2. Funding Source: ICIMOD, Nepal
    3. Funding Amount: USD: 20000/-
    4. Status: Completed.

 

  1. Organic frming
    1. PI: Dr.PhubDorji, CO-PI: Dr.Jigme Tenzin.
    2. Funding Source: BTFEC, Bhutan
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 400000/-
    4. Status: Ongoing.

 

  1. Is Dapa production reaching the poor in Tashiyangtse
    1. PI: Mr.TashiDendup, CO-PI: Ms SerkiWangmo.
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 292124/-
    4. Status: extended until December 2020.

 

2018-2019

  1. Rapid assessment of roadside bird diversity in Punakha District, Bhutan.
    1. PI: Mr. Karma Sherub, CO-PI: Mr.YontenDorji, Mr.Jambay, and Dr.TsheringGyelpo
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 60000-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Coccinellidae diversity of Bhutan (Insecta: Coleoptera); Final compilation from unexplored dzongkhags.
    1. PI: Mr.ChetenDorji, CO-PI: Mr.YontenDorji, Ms.SushilaRai, Ms.TashiLhamo
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 144480/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Assessment of nutrient from Partheniumhystephorus compost using different inoculants
    1. PI: Mr.ChetenDorji, CO-PI: Mr.YontenDorji, Ms.SushilaRai, Ms.TashiLhamo
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 144480/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

2017 – 2018

  1. Documentation of delicacies of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gasa, Wangdi and Zhemgang
    1. PI: Ms.PhuntshoChoden, CO-PI: Ms.SerkiWangmo, Ms.DechenChoden, Ms.TashiLhamo
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 148000/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Assessment of Biomass, Carbon Stock and Climate Change Mitigation Potentials of Balcooa Bamboo (Bambusabalcooa) in western Bhutan
    1. PI: Mr.Jambay, Mr.YongtenDorji, Dr.BhagatSuberi
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 92500/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Distributional patterns and habitat preferences of aquatic flora across water bodies in WangduePhodrang and Punakha Districts.
    1. PI: Dr. D. B. Gurung, Mr.UgyenDorji, Mr.LobzangPenjor
    2. Funding Source: AURG-CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 195970/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Watershed area delineation for run off determination and its relation to soil erosion and land degradation in Punatsangchu and Dagachu sub-river basin.
    1. PI: Dr.OmKatel, Ms.ChogyelWangmo
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 153320/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Techniques of Food Preservation methods in Tsirang and Dagana and its Implication to Food Safety and Security
    1. PI: Ms Anooja Nair, Ms DechenChoden and Dr. Om Katel
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 168280/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Molecular analysis of Golden Mahaseer and its sympatric species in the warm water regions of Bhutan
    1. PI: Dr. D. B. Gurung, Mr.UgyenDorji, Mr.LobzangPenjor
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 150000/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

2016-2017

  1. Nutrition and Environment Contribution of Livestock to Livelihood and its Impact on Environment
    1. PI: Dr.TsheringGyeltshen, CO-PI: Dr.Penjor, Dr.ThubtenSonam, Dr.Jigme Tenzin and Ms ChogyelWangmo.
    2. Funding Source: Bhutan Foundation
    3. Funding Amount: USD 5000/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Effect of high fiber diet in non-feed withdrawal moult programmes for commecial laying hens under deep litter system.
    1. PI: Mr.NeedupDorji, CO-PI: Dr.TsheringGyeltshen.
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 77450/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Documenting success stories in agro-based enterprises
    1. PI: Dr.PhubDorji, CO-PI: Mr.TashiDendup, and Ms SerkiWangmo.
    2. Funding Source: CRG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 205000/-
    4. Status: completed.

 

  1. Reproduction and production of F1 Belochem (crested head) chickens under different management conditions
    1. PI: Dr.TsheringGyeltshen, CO-PI: Dr.Penjor, Dr.PhubDorji.
    2. Funding Source: AURG
    3. Funding Amount: Nu. 188000/-
    4. Status: completed.