APAN Speaker Profile

APAN Speaker Profile


Prof. Krishna Shrestha

AffiliationPresident
Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (ESON), Nepal
Emailkkshrestha123 AT gmail.com
BioDr. Krishna Kumar Shrestha, Professor of Botany, is the Former Head of the Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University. He had been involved in teaching and research in Plant Systematics, Biodiversity, and Ethnobotany from 1978-2015, and continuing his research even after the retirement from TU. Prof. Shrestha is the Founder President of Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (ESON), one of the Editors of Flora of Nepal, an international initiative of the institutions of Nepal, Japan, and U.K. He is also contributing as the Advisory Board Member of Flora of Pan Himalaya, led by the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; and involved as the Editorial board member of four international journals. Dr. Shrestha has obtained his Ph.D. degree in Plant Systematics from the Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1993. Dr. Shrestha was deputed as the Post Doctoral Darwin Fellow at the Natural History Museum, London during 1997-1999, especially to work on the 'Repatriation of Plant Information for Flora of Nepal'. He has coordinated more than 25 research projects on plant biodiversity and ethnomedicinal plants, published seven books, 52 research papers in international journals, 33 papers in national journals, and over 30 general articles on the issues of biodiversity and ethnobotany.

Krishna Shrestha's roles in APAN47

Speaker  Medical WG - Rural Healthcare session
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