Avishesh Neupane

Avishesh Neupane

Graduate Student

Email: avineupane@gmail.com


Global Climate Change, Biogeochemistry, Biogeography

I am interested in finding how changing environmental conditions alter plants and microbial communities, decomposition, and biogeochemical cycles. My dissertation focuses on understanding the fate of new carbon in soils across weathering and mineralogical gradients in tropical forests and grasslands.


Master of Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry and Envionmental Studies, New Haven (2014)

Masters of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (2006)

Bachelor of Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (2003)

Selected Publications

Cusack, D.F., Karpman, J., Ashdown, D., Cao, Q., Ciochina, M., Halterman, S., Lydon, S., and Neupane, A. (2016). Global change effects on humid tropical forests: Evidence for biogeochemical and biodiversity shifts at an ecosystem scale. Rev. Geophys. 54, 2015RG000510

Neupane, A., Maynard, D.S., Bradford, M. a., 2015. Consistent effects of eastern subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) on properties of a temperate forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 91, 84–91. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.08.025

Grants & Awards

Carpernter-Sperry Award (2013)Summer Research Fund, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2013)UCLA Dean’s Scholar Award (2014)UCLA Geography Research Travel Grant (2015)Helin Research Travel Grant (2017)Jornada LTER Summer Fellowship (2017)