Person

Neelam Chandra Poudyal, PhD

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

Specialization: Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Overview

Investigating human dimensions and economic issues in natural resource management has been a central theme of my research. I combine a variety of social science theory and methods to answer management and policy questions in natural resource conservation and management. Recently completed and ongoing projects examine broad range of topics to understand and predict decision-making behavior of stakeholders (e.g., landowners, hunters, anglers, general public) in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries management context.

Teaching Focus

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Forest and Wildland Resource Policy

Research Focus

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Non-Market Valuation

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

FORS 323 - People and Forest Practices
1 credit hour(s)

Examination of how people, institutions, and society at large affect and are affected by forest management practices. Case studies and field applications will concentrate on the wide variety of linkages that exist in society among people and forests. Application of basic skills of collaborative problem solving will be emphasized. Overnight field trips are required.

Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
(RE) Corequisite(s): FORS 305 and FORS 322.

FORS 422 - Forest and Wildland Resource Policy
3 credit hour(s)

Policy formulation and criteria for policy determination. Forest and wildland law and regulation. Theory of conflict resolution. Formal and informal resolution.

(DE) Prerequisite(s): FORS 100 or WFS 100.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.

FORS 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts; research techniques and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Taylor, Adam

FORS 593 - Independent Study in Forestry
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Wang, Siqun | Jean-Philippe, Sharon

FWF 320 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Natural resource management as a social process focusing on how human, social, and institutional factors interact and integrate with complex and dynamic biophysical systems. Influence on natural resource management of human institutions, values, attitudes and behaviors, and place. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (SS) (DE) Prerequisites: FORS 100 or WFS 100 or Permission of Instructor.

FWF 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques, and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Kwit, Charles | Graves, Christopher Austin | Hodges, Donald G

Neelam Chandra Poudyal, PhD image
240 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Natural Resources/Conservation, General, Univ of Tennessee Knoxville*, 2008
  • MA, Geography, Western Illinois University, 2004
  • BS, Forestry, General, Tribhuvan University, 2002

Neelam Chandra Poudyal, PhD

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Neelam Chandra Poudyal, PhD image
240 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Natural Resources/Conservation, General, Univ of Tennessee Knoxville*, 2008
  • MA, Geography, Western Illinois University, 2004
  • BS, Forestry, General, Tribhuvan University, 2002
Overview

Investigating human dimensions and economic issues in natural resource management has been a central theme of my research. I combine a variety of social science theory and methods to answer management and policy questions in natural resource conservation and management. Recently completed and ongoing projects examine broad range of topics to understand and predict decision-making behavior of stakeholders (e.g., landowners, hunters, anglers, general public) in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries management context.

Teaching Focus

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Forest and Wildland Resource Policy

Research Focus

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Non-Market Valuation

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

FORS 323 - People and Forest Practices
1 credit hour(s)

Examination of how people, institutions, and society at large affect and are affected by forest management practices. Case studies and field applications will concentrate on the wide variety of linkages that exist in society among people and forests. Application of basic skills of collaborative problem solving will be emphasized. Overnight field trips are required.

Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
(RE) Corequisite(s): FORS 305 and FORS 322.

FORS 422 - Forest and Wildland Resource Policy
3 credit hour(s)

Policy formulation and criteria for policy determination. Forest and wildland law and regulation. Theory of conflict resolution. Formal and informal resolution.

(DE) Prerequisite(s): FORS 100 or WFS 100.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.

FORS 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts; research techniques and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Taylor, Adam

FORS 593 - Independent Study in Forestry
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Wang, Siqun | Jean-Philippe, Sharon

FWF 320 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Natural resource management as a social process focusing on how human, social, and institutional factors interact and integrate with complex and dynamic biophysical systems. Influence on natural resource management of human institutions, values, attitudes and behaviors, and place. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (SS) (DE) Prerequisites: FORS 100 or WFS 100 or Permission of Instructor.

FWF 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques, and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Kwit, Charles | Graves, Christopher Austin | Hodges, Donald G