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Krishna Pokharel



Former staff member








Curriculum vitae




Curriculum vitae

Academic education

  • 2011-2015: PhD student at the Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg
  • 2008-2010: MSc forest ecology and management, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2003-2006: MSc Zoology (Ecology), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • 2001-2003: BSc Biology, Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal


Work Experience

  • 2010: Field survey and habitat assessment of Four-horned antelope in Babai valley, Bardia National Park, Nepal
  • 2009: Internship; protected forest management, hunting management, silviculture and field work in a capercailie project, Office for Nutrition, Agriculture and Forestry, Füssen, Germany
  • 2007-2008: Zoologist, Nepal fauna project: Zoological specimen database project, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
  • 2008: Field biologist, vulture conservation project, Bird Conservation Nepal
  • 2006-2008: Zoology lecturer, Hill-Town Int’l Higher Secondary School, Nepal
  • 2005: Field survey and habitat assessment of barking deer in Hemja VDC, Kaski, Nepal



Niche Differentiation of Solitary Ungulates in Lowland Nepal: A case study on four-horned antelope and barking deer



  • Pokharel, K.P., Ludwig, T., & Storch, I. (2016) Predicting potential distribution of poorly known species with small database: the case of four-horned antelope Tetracerus quadricornis on the Indian subcontinent. Ecol. Evol. 6, 2297–2307 
  • Pokharel, K.P. and Storch, I. (2016) Habitat niche relationships within an assemblage of ungulates in Bardia National Park, Nepal. Acta Oecologica 70, 29–36 
  • Kunwar, A., Gaire, R.,Pokharel, K.P., Baral, S., Thapa, T.B. (2016) Diet of the Four-horned Antelope Tetracerus quadricornis (De Blainville, 1816) in the Churia Hills of Nepal. J. Threat. Taxa 8, 8745–8755
  • Pokharel, K. P. (2015). A note on the behaviour of Four-horned Antelope Tetracerus quadricornis de Blainville, 1816 (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) in lowland Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 7(6), 7269-7273.
  • Pokharel, K. P., Yohannes, E., Salvarina, I. and Storch, I. 2015. Isotopic evidence for dietary niche overlap in subtropical ungulates: barking deer and four-horned antelope in Nepal. Journal of Biological Research – Thessaloniki, 22:6.
  • Pokharel, K. P., Ludwig, T., & Storch, I. (2015). Spatial Niche Partitioning in Sub-Tropical Solitary Ungulates: Four-Horned Antelope and Barking Deer in Nepal. PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0117917.
  • Pokharel, K., & Chalise, M. 2010. Status and Distribution Pattern of Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak Zimmermann) in Hemja VDC, Kaski. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 11, 223–228.

Conference Presentations

  • Pokharel, K. 2012. The Four-Horned Antelope: Habitat Preference and Resource Selection in Chitwan National Park. Paper presented and published in Nepalese Conference for Rufford Grantees, Kathmandu, Nepal. Pp. 110 – 114.


  • Robson, B., A. Keys, K. Pokharel, M. Pandey, and M. Ellsion 2008. Bird survey of Mai Valley, March 2008. Research report, Bird Conservation Nepal and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Kathmandu and Sandy.