Ph.D. Chhatra Mani Sharma

Young International Scientist of CAS

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS


Research Interest:Aquatic Ecology, ecotoxicology and environmental pollution


Contact Info:

Human and Natural Resources Studies Centre Kathmandu University, P.O. Box 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal


Tel: (+977) 9849041997





Education background:

  1. PhD (2004-2008): Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway;
  2. Guest Student (Fall 2003): Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway;
  3. M Sc (2001-2003): Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA), NORAGRIC, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway;

  4. M Sc (1993-1995): Zoology (Fish and Fisheries as specialization), Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Selected publication:

  1. 1. Van de Vijver B., Jüttner I., Gurung S., Sharma C., Sharma S., de Haan M.&Cox E.J. (2011). The genus Cymbopleura (Cymbellales, Bacillariophyta) from high altitude freshwater habitats, Everest National Park, Nepal, with the description of two new species. Fottea (in press).
  2. 2. Sharma, C.M., Borgstr?m, R. & Rosseland, B.O. (2011). Biomanipulation in Lake ?rungen, Norway: A tool of biological control. In: Ansari, A.A., Singh Gill, S., Lanza, G.R., Rast, W. (eds) Eutrophication: causes, consequences and control. Springer,292-323.
  3. 3. Jüttner, I., Gurung, S., Sharma, C., Sharma, S., de Haan, M. & Van de Vijver, B. (2010). Morphology of new taxa in the Cymbellaaspera and Cymbellaneocistula groups, Cymbellayakii sp. nov., and Cymbella cf. hantzschiana from Everest National Park, Nepal. Polish Botanical Journal, 55, 73-92.
  4. 4. Li, C., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Gao, S. & Sharma, C.M. (2010). Heavy metals in sediments of the YarlungTsangbo and its connection with arsenic problem in Ganges-Brahmaputra basin. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 33, 23-32.
  5. 5. Jüttner, I., Krammer, K., Vijver, B.V., Tuji, A., Simkhada, B., Gurung, S., Sharma, S., Sharma, C. & Cox, E.J.(2010). Oricymba (Cymbellales, Bacillariophyceae), a new cymbelloid genus and three new species from the Nepalese Himalaya. Phycologia 49, 407-423.
  6. 6. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Gurung, S., Jüttner, I., Bajracharya, R.M.&Pradhan, N.S. (2010). Ecological studies on Gokyo wetlands, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal (pp 139-154). In: Jha, P.K., Khanal, I.P. (eds) Contemporary Research in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal.
  7. 7. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Gurung, S., Bajracharya, R.M., Jüttner, I. &Pradhan, N.S. 2009. Global climate change and high altitude lakes: Impacts on aquatic biodiversity and pollution status (pp 103-122). In: Balla, M.K., Bajracharya, R.M., Sitaula, B.K. (eds) Natural Resource Management: Reviews and Research in the Himalayan Watersheds. Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Nepal.
  8. 8. Gurung, S., Sharma, S.&Sharma, C.M.(2009). A brief review on limnological status of high altitude lakes in Nepal. Journal of Wetlands Ecology,3, 12-22.
  9. 9. Sharma, C.M., Rosseland, B.O., Almvik, M. &Eklo, O.M. (2009). Bioaccumulation of organochlorine pollutants in the fish community in Lake ?rungen. Environmental Pollution, 157, 2452-2458.
  10. 10. Sharma, C.M. (2008). Freshwater fishes, fisheries, and habitat prospects of Nepal. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, 11, 289-297.
  11. 11. Sharma, C.M.& Borgstr?m, R. (2008). Increased population density of pike Esoxlucius – a result of selective exploitation of large individuals. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 17, 590-596.
  12. 12. Sharma, C.M., Borgstr?m, R., J?rgen, H. & Rosseland, B.O., (2008). Selective exploitation of large pike Esoxlucius– Effects on mercury concentrations in fish populations. Science of the Total Environment, 399, 33-40.
  13. 13. Sharma, C.M.& Borgstr?m R.(2008). Shift in diet and habitat use of roach and perch: An effect of changed predation pressure after manipulation of pike. Fisheries Research, 91, 98-106.
  14. 14. Sharma, C.M.& Borgstr?m, R. (2007). Age determination and back-calculation of pike length through use of the metapterygoid bone. Journal of Fish Biology, 70,1636-1641.
  15. 15. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Borgstrom, R. &Bryceson, I. (2005). Impacts of a small dam on macroinvertebrates: a case study in the Tinau River, Nepal. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, 8, 267-275.

In preparation and under review:

  1. 1. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Gurung, S., Bajracharya, R.M., Jüttner, I., Kang, S., Zhang, Q.& Li, Q. First results on bathymetry and limnology of the Gokyo wetlands, high altitude tropical lakes, Nepal (5th review in Limnology completed).
  2. 2. Lacoul, P., Jha, P.K., Shrestha, B.B. & Sharma, C.M., Freedman, B. Alien invasive species in Nepal; issues and management perspectives (under review).
  3. 3. Sharma, al. Mercury pollution in sediment, water and fish community in Lake Phewa, Nepal (in preparation).
  4. 4. Li, Q. et al. Tourism impact on heavy metal level as recorded in lake sediments from Phewa Lake, Nepal (in preparation).
  5. 5. Kang, S., Li, Q., Sharma, C.M., Zhang, Q., Xu, B., Sharma, S., Guo, J., Wang, K. & Huang, J. A 200 year history of mercury pollution across the Tibet-Himalaya reconstructed using lake sediments (in preparation).
  6. 6. Gurung, S., Sharma, S., Sharma, C.M., Jüttner, I.& Bajracharya, R.M. An overview of metal ions of Gokyo Lakes (in preparation).
  7. 7. Mayer, F., Glade, T., Merz, J. & Sharma, C.M. Rock glaciers and BTS as indicators for permafrost- scenarios of changes in the Gokyo valley, Nepal (in preparation).

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