Chhatra Mani Sharma, PhD

Chhatra Mani Sharma, PhD

Professor

Academic Qualification: PhD in Nature Conservation and Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NORWAY

Research Interests: Freshwater ecology, mercury pollution, restoration ecology

Contact: 

Emails: cmsharma at cdes.edu.np/chhatra.sharma at cdes.tu.edu.np; Phone: +977-9849041997


Publications:

Peer-reviewed Journals
  1. Rawat, B., Zhang, Q., Sharma, C.M., Tripathee, L., Pandey, A., Kandel, K., Sun, X., Li, M., Li, S., Kang, S. 2021. Glacial record of trace metal pollution over the central Himalayas and its surroundings: distribution, variation and anthropogenic signals. Atmospheric Research 251:105428 (DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105428).
  2. Bhattarai, H., Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Sharma, C.M., Chen, P., Guo, J., Sharma Ghimire, P. 2021. Concentrations, sources and wet deposition of dissolved nitrogen and organic carbon in the northern Indo-Gangetic Plain during monsoon. Journal of Environmental Sciences 102:37-52 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2020.09.011).
  3. Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Chen, P., Bhattarai, H., Guo, J., Shrestha, K.L., Sharma, C.M., Sharma Ghimire, P., Huang, J. 2021. Water-soluble organic and inorganic nitrogen in ambient aerosols over the Himalayan middle hills: Seasonality, sources, and transport pathways. Atmospheric Research 250:105376 (DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105376).
  4. Huang, J., Kang, S., Yin, R., Lin, M., Guo, J., Ram, K., Li, C., Sharma, C., Tripathee, L., Sun, S., Wang, F. 2020. Decoupling natural and anthropogenic mercury and lead transport from South Asia to the Himalayas. Environmental Science & Technology 54(9):5429-5436 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c00429).
  5. Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L., Paudyal, R., Sillanpää, M. 2020. Major ions and irrigation water quality assessment of the Nepalese Himalayan rivers. Environment, Development and Sustainability (DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00694-1).
  6. Tripathee, L., Guo, J., Kang, S., Paudyal, R., Sharma, C., Huang, J., Chen, P., Sharma Ghimire, P., Sigdel, M., Sillanpää, M. 2020. Measurement of mercury, other trace elements and major ions in wet deposition at Jomsom: the semi-arid mountain valley of the Central Himalaya. Atmospheric Research 234:104691 (DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.104691).
  7. Acharya, P., Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L., Guo, J., Paudyal, R., Zhang, Q., Bhattarai, H., Sillanpää, M. 2019. Bioaccumulation of mercury in fishes of Jagadishpur Reservoir, Nepal. Nepal Journal of Environmental Science 7: 17-23 (DOI: 10.3126/njes.v7i0.34370).
  8. Sharma Ghimire, P., Tripathee, L., Zhang, Q., Guo, J. Ram, K., Huang, J., Sharma, C.M., Kang, S. 2019. Microbial mercury methylation in the cryosphere: progress and prospects. Science of the Total Environment 697: 134150 (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134150).
  9. Neupane, B., Kang, S., Pangfei, C., Zhang, Y., Ram, K., Rupakheti, D., Tripathee, L., Sharma, C.M., Cong, Z., Li, C., Hou, J., Xu, M., Thapa, P. 2019. Historical black carbon reconstruction from the lake sediments of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science & Technology 53(10):5641-5651 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b07025).
  10. Paudyal, R., Kang, S., Tripathee, L., Guo, J., Sharma, C.M., Huang, J., Niu, H., Sun, S., Pu, T. 2019. Concentration, spatiotemporal distribution, and sources of mercury in Mt. Yulong, a remote site in southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26(16):16457-16469 (DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-05005-4).
  11. Tripathee, L., Guo, J., Kang, S., Paudyal, R., Huang, J., Sharma, C.M., Zhang, Q., Chen, P., Sharma-Ghimire, P., Sigdel, M. 2019. Spatial and temporal distribution of total mercury in atmospheric wet precipitation at four sites from the Nepal-Himalayas. Science of the Total Environment 655:1207-1217 (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.338).
  12. Tripathee, L., Guo, J., Kang, S., Paudyal, R., Huang, J., Sharma, C.M., Zhang, Q., Rupakheti, D., Chen, P., Sharma, P., Gyawali, A. 2019. Concentration and risk assessments of mercury along the elevation gradient in soils of Langtang Himalayas, Nepal. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 25(4):1006-1017 (DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2018.1459180).
  13. Jüttner, I., Kociolek, J.P., Gurung, S., Gurung, A., Sharma, C.M., Levkov, Z., Williams, D.M., Ector, L. 2018. The genus Gomphonema (Bacillariophyta) in Rara Lake, Nepal: taxonomy, morphology, habitat distribution, and description of five new species, and a new record for Gomphoneis qii. Diatom Research 33(3):283-320 (DOI: 10.1080/0269249X.2018.1528182).
  14. Dahal, B.M., Raut, N., Gurung, S., Sharma, C.M., Kayastha, R., Shrestha, A., Gautam, B. 2018. Changing trends in cultivation practices and adoption of climate adaptive farming in eastern Nepal. Sustainable Agriculture Research 7(3):52-62 (DOI: 10.5539/sar.v7n3p52).
  15. Gurung, S., Gurung, A., Sharma, C.M., Jüttner, I., Tripathee, L., Bajracharya, R.M., Raut, N., Pradhananga, P., Sitaula, B.K., Zhang, Y., Kang, S., Guo, J. 2018. Hydrochemistry of Lake Rara: a high mountain lake in western Nepal. Lakes & Reservoirs 23(2):87-97 (DOI: 10.1111/lre.12218).
  16. Rai, A., Niraula, A., Ghimire, P., Pandey, A., Gurung, A., Sharma, C.M., Gurung, S. 2018. Assessment of the impacts of trout farming on water quality using macroinvertebrates as bio-indicators. Journal of Institute of Science and Technology 22(2):175-182 (DOI: 10.3126/jist.v22i2.19610).
  17. Neupane, B., Chen, P., Kang, S., Tripathee, L., Rupakheti, D., Sharma, C.M. 2018. Health risk assessment of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons over the central Himalayas. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 24(7):1969-1982 (DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2018.1435254).
  18. Jüttner, I., Williams, D.M., Gurung, S., Van de Vijver, B., Levkov, J., Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Cox, E.J. 2017. The genus Odontidium (Bacillariophyta) in the Himalaya - a preliminary account of some taxa and their distribution. Phytotaxa 332(1):1-21 (DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.332.1.1).
  19. Pandey, A., Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Tripathee, L., Guo, J., Li, X., Sun, S., Paudyal, R., Acharya, P., Sillanpää, M. 2017. Mercury concentrations in fish community from Indrawati River, Nepal. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology 99(4):500-5 (DOI: 10.1007/s00128-017-2161-z).
  20. Raut, R., Bajracharya, R.M., Sharma, S., Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Tripathee, L., Chen, P., Rupakheti, D., Guo, J., Dongol, B.S. 2017. Potentially toxic trace metals in water and lake-bed sediment of Panchpokhari, an alpine lake series in the Central Himalayan region of Nepal. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 228:303 (DOI: 10.1007/s11270-017-3467-5).
  21. Ghimire, P., Niraula, A., Rai, A., Pandey, A., Gurung, S., Sharma, C.M. 2017. Assessment of physico-chemical parameters of Rainbow trout farms for the evaluation of potential threat to natural streams in Nepal. International Journal of Environment 6(2):43-55 (DOI: 10.3126/ije.v6i2.17361).
  22. Rupakheti, D., Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Sharma, C.M., Paudyal, R., Sillanpää, M. 2017. Assessment of water quality and health risks for toxic trace elements in urban Phewa and remote Gosainkunda Lakes, Nepal. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 23(5):959-73 (DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2017.1292117).
  23. Rosseland, B.O., Teien, H.-C., Basnet, S., Borgstrøm, R., Sharma, C.M. 2017. Trace elements and organochlorine pollutants in selected fish species from Lake Phewa, Nepal. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 99(3):390-401 (DOI: 10.1080/02772248.2016.1189915).
  24. Paudyal, R., Kang, S., Sharma, C.M., Tripathee, L., Sillanpää, M. 2016. Variations of the physicochemical parameters and metal levels and their risk assessment in urbanized Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Chemistry 6025905 (DOI: 10.1155/2016/6025905).
  25. Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Sharma, C.M., Rupakheti, D., Paudyal, R., Huang, J., Sillanpää, M. 2016. Preliminary health risk assessment of potentially toxic metals in surface water of the Himalayan Rivers, Nepal. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 97(6):855-62 (DOI: 10.1007/s00128-016-1945-x).
  26. Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Rupakheti, D., Zhang, Q., Bajracharya, R.M., Sharma, C.M., Huang, J., Gyawali, A., Paudyal, R., Sillanpää, M. 2016. Spatial distribution, sources and risk assessment of potentially toxic trace elements and rare earth elements in soils of the Langtang Himalaya, Nepal. Environmental Earth Sciences 75(19):1332 (DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-6140-1).
  27. Kang, S., Huang, J., Wang, F., Zhang, Q., Zhang, Y., Li, C., Wang, L., Chen, P., Sharma, C.M., Li, Q., Sillanpää, M., Hou, J., Xu, B., Guo, J. 2016. Atmospheric mercury depositional chronology reconstructed from lake sediments and ice core in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science & Technology 50:2859-69 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04172).
  28. Paudyal, R., Kang, S., Sharma, C.M., Tripathee, L., Huang, J., Rupakheti, D., Sillanpää, M. 2016. Major ions and trace elements of two selected rivers near Everest region, southern Himalayas, Nepal. Environmental Earth Sciences 75:46 (DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-4811-y).
  29. Sharma, C.M. 2015. Can bio-manipulation be related to fisheries and aquaculture through environmental perspective? Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 6(1):1000e116 (DOI: 10.4172/2150-3508.10000e116).
  30. Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Sillanpää, M., Li, Q., Zhang, Q., Huang, J., Tripathee, L., Sharma, S., Paudyal, R. 2015. Mercury and selected trace elements from a remote (Gosainkunda) and an urban (Phewa) lake waters of Nepal. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 226:6 (DOI: 10.1007/s11270-014-2276-3).
  31. Dahal, K.R., Dhital D., Sharma, C.M. 2015. Economic activities associated with extraction of riverbed materials in the Tinau River, Nepal. International Journal of Economics & Management Science 4(6):263 (DOI: 10.4172/2162-6359.1000263).
  32. Dahal, K.R., Manandhar, M., Sharma, C.M. 2015. People’s perception on impact of climate change in Paschim Amawa and Tikuligadh village development committee (VDC) of Rupandehi district, Nepal. International Journal of Environment 4(1):141-60 (DOI: 10.3126/ije.v4i1.12185).
  33. Thapa, D.S., Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Sillanpää, M. 2014. The risk of mercury exposure to the people consuming fish from Lake Phewa, Nepal. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11:6771-9 (DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110706771).
  34. Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Huang, J., Sharma, C.M., Sillanpää, M., Guo, J., Paudyal, R. 2014. Concentrations of trace elements in wet deposition over the central Himalayas, Nepal. Atmospheric Environment 95:231-8 (DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.06.043).
  35. Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Huang, J., Sillanpää, M., Sharma, C.M., Lüthi, Z.L., Guo, J., Paudyal, R. 2014. Ionic composition of wet precipitation over the southern slope of central Himalayas, Nepal. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(4):2677-87 (DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2197-5).
  36. Sharma, C.M., Basnet, S., Kang, S., Rosseland, B.O., Zhang, Q., Pan, K., Borgstrøm, R., Li, Q., Wang, W.-X., Huang, J., Teien, H.-K., Sharma, S. 2013. Mercury concentrations in commercial fish species of Lake Phewa, Nepal. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 91:272-7 (DOI: 10.1007/s00128-013-1055-y).
  37. Dahal, K.R., Sharma, C.M., Gupta, R.K. 2013. Threats on fisheries resources and fishers' livelihood due to riverbed extraction in the Tinau River, Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Environmental Research 2(1):1-11.
  38. Dahal, K.R., Sharma, S., Sharma, C.M. 2012. A review of riverbed extraction and its effects on aquatic environment with special reference to Tinau River, Nepal. Hydro Nepal 11:49-56 (DOI: 10.3126/hn.v11i0.7163).
  39. Dahal, K.R., Sharma, S., Sharma, C.M., Bajracharya, R.M. 2012. Effects of riverbed extraction on physico-chemical parameters of Tinau River, Nepal. International Journal of Development and Sustainability 1(2):255-67.
  40. Raut, R., Sharma, S., Bajracharya, R.M., Sharma, C.M., Gurung, S. 2012. Physico-chemical characterization of Gosainkunda Lake. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology 13:107-14 (DOI: 10.3126/njst.v13i1.7449).
  41. Li, C., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Sharma, C.M. 2012. Effectiveness of rare earth elements constrain on different materials: a case study in central Asia. Environmental Earth Sciences 67:1415-21 (DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-1586-2).
  42. Sharma, C.M., Sharma, S., Bajracharya, R.M., Gurung, S., Jüttner, I., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Li, Q. 2012. First results on bathymetry and limnology of high-altitude lakes in the Gokyo Valley, Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Nepal. Limnology 13:181-92 (DOI: 10.1007/s10201-011-0366-0).
  43. 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 11:245-69 (DOI: 10.5507/fot.2011.025).
  44. Jüttner, I., Gurung, S., Sharma, C., Sharma, S., de Haan, M., Van de Vijver, B. 2010. Morphology of new taxa in the Cymbella aspera and Cymbella neocistula groups, Cymbella yakii sp. nov., and Cymbella cf. hantzschiana from Everest National Park, Nepal. Polish Botanical Journal 55:73-92.
  45. Li, C., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Gao, S., Sharma, C.M. 2011. Heavy metals in sediments of the Yarlung Tsangbo and its connection with the arsenic problem in the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 33:23-32 (DOI: 10.1007/s10653-010-9311-0).
  46. 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(5):407-23 (DOI: 10.2216/09-77.1).
  47. 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 (DOI: 10.3126/jowe.v3i0.2387).
  48. Sharma, C.M., Rosseland, B.O., Almvik, M., Eklo, O.M. 2009. Bioaccumulation of organochlorine pollutants in the fish community in Lake Årungen, Norway. Environmental Pollution 157:2452-58 (DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.03.007).
  49. Sharma, C.M. 2008. Freshwater fishes, fisheries, and habitat prospects of Nepal. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 11:289-97 (DOI: 10.1080/14634980802317329).
  50. Sharma, C.M., Borgstrøm, R. 2008. Increased population density of pike Esox lucius – a result of selective harvest of large individuals. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17:590-6 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2008.00310.x).
  51. Sharma, C.M., Borgstrøm, R., Huitfeldt, J.S., Rosseland, B.O. 2008. Selective exploitation of large pike Esox lucius– effects on mercury concentrations in fish populations. Science of the Total Environment 399:33-40 (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.03.026).
  52. Sharma, C.M., Borgstrøm, R. 2008. Shift in density, habitat use, and diet of perch and roach: An effect of changed predation pressure after manipulation of pike. Fisheries Research 91(1):98-106 (DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2007.11.011).
  53. Sharma, C.M., Borgstrøm, R. 2007. Age determination and back-calculation of pike length through use of the metapterygoid bone. Journal of Fish Biology 70:1636-41 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01435.x).
  54. 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 & Management 8:267-75 (DOI: 10.1080/14634980500218332).
Edited Books/Chapters

  1. Chhipi-Shrestha, G., Kaur, M., Thapa, D.S., Rodriguez, M., Kang, S., Sharma, C.M., Hewage, K., Sadiq, R., (accepted). Fuzzy-based integrated risk assessment of methyl mercury in Lake Phewa, Nepal. AGU Books.
  2. Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L. (Eds.) 2019. Water Quality in the Third Pole: The Roles of Climate Change and Human Activities. Elsevier Publications ISBN: 978-0-12-816489-1.
  3. Tripathee, L., Kang, S., Chaoliu, L., Sun, S., Sharma, C.M. 2019. Chemical components and distributions in precipitation in the Third Pole.  In: Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L. (eds.) Water quality in the third pole: the roles of climate change and human activities. Elsevier 3-41 (ISBN: 978-0-12-816489-1).
  4. Sharma Ghimire, P., Qu, B., Wang, X., Tripathee, L., Paudyal, R., Sharma, C.M., Kang, S. 2019. Nutrients and organic carbons in river waters of the Third Pole. In: Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L. (eds.) Water quality in the third pole: the roles of climate change and human activities. Elsevier 179-209 (ISBN: 978-0-12-816489-1).
  5. Bhatta, R., Sharma Ghimire, P., Paudyal, R., Tripathee, R., Gurung, S., Regmi, D., Joshi, R., Sharma, C.M. 2019. Inorganic components in lake waters in the Third Pole. In: Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L. (eds.) Water quality in the third pole: the roles of climate change and human activities. Elsevier 239-259 (ISBN: 978-0-12-816489-1).
  6. Gurung, S., Tripathee, L., Wang, X., Paudyal, R., Bhatta, R., Sharma, C.M. 2019. Nutrients and organic carbons in lake waters of the Third Pole. In: Sharma, C.M., Kang, S., Tripathee, L. (eds.) Water quality in the third pole: the roles of climate change and human activities. Elsevier 261-285 (ISBN: 978-0-12-816489-1).
  7. Sharma, C.M., Borgstrøm, R., Rosseland, B.O. 2011. Biomanipulation in Lake Årungen, 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 (DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9625-8_15).
  8. Gurung, S., Sharma, S., Jüttner, I., Sharma, C.M., Bajracharya, R.M. 2011. Physico-chemical parameters of Gokyo lakes: high altitude Himalayan freshwater lakes. In: Balla, M.K., Singh A. (eds.) Natural Resource Management Reviews in the Himalayan Watersheds (Special publication NUFU HIMUNET Project, Vol. II).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.