Note: All publications can be downloaded from ICIMOD Books Online 

Books and booklets

  1. Annual Report 2011 (2012)
  2. Beekeeping Training for Farmers in the Himalayas : Resource Manual for Trainers (2012) 

  3. Contribution of Himalayan Ecosystems to Water, Energy, and Food Security in South Asia: A nexus approach

Online only

  1. Towards Developing the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape : Report on the Experts Regional Consultation for Transboundary Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation - Working Paper 2012/4 (2012) 

  2. Mountain Biodiversity Conservation and Management : Selected examples of good practices and lessons learned from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, Working Paper 2012/2 (2012)

  3. Towards Developing the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape : Report of the Regional Consultation to Develop Future Strategic Programme for Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 16–17 December 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal - Working Paper 2012/3 (2012) 

APMN Thematic Digests

The Asia-Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) project prepares periodic digests on various themes of international importance. Visit the digest page.
  • Mountain Climate Change – Issue 30  (8 June 2012)
  • Mountain Livelihood and Technology – Issue 30 (23 May 2012)
  • Biodiversity and Forests - Issue 30 (15 May 2012)
  • Thematic digest – Water and Hazard, Issue 29 (7 May 2012)

Articles by ICIMOD Staff in Journals, Books, and Other Publications

  • Amarnath, G; Bajracharya, B; Shrestha, B (2012) ‘Geoinformatics for landscape ecology and biodiversity research.’Asian Journal of Geoinformatics 12(1)

  • Arshad, M; Qamer, FM; Saleem, R;  Malik, RN (2012) 'Prediction of Kashmir Markhor habitat suitability in Chitral Gol National Park, Pakistan.’ Biodiversity: 1–10  

  • Bajracharya, SR; Shrestha, M; Shrestha, AB (2012) ‘Impact of climate change on water resources and livelihood in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region.’ In Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific Region: Rethinking the Linkage with Human Security, pp 13-34. Kyoto: Doshisha University

  • Bharti, RR; Adhikari, BS; Rawat, GS (2012) ‘Assessing vegetation changes in timberline ecotone of Nanda Devi National Park, Uttarakhand.' International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 18(0): 472-479

  • Bhattarai, TP; Skutsch, M; Mildmore, DJ; Rana, EB (2012 ‘The carbon sequestration Potential of community-based forest management in Nepal.’  International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 3(2): 233-253

  • Bolch, T; Kulkarni, A; Kaab, A; Huggel, C; Paul, F; Gogley, JG; Frey, H; Kargel, JS; Fujita, K; Scheel, M; Bajracharya, S; Stoffel, M (2012) ‘The state and fate of Himalayan glaciers.’ Science 336(6079): 310-314

  • Chettri, N; Sharma, E; Zomer, R (2012) ‘Changing paradigm and post 2010 targets: Challenges and opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.' Tropical Ecology 53(3): 245-259

  • Choudhary, D; Kala, S; Todaria, N; Dasgupta, S; Kollmair, M (2012) ‘Marketing of Bay Leaf in Nepal and Northern India: Lessons for Improving Terms of Participation of Small Farmers in Markets.' Small-scale Forestry online version: 1-17

  • Chu, D; Pubu, T; Norbu, G; Sagar, B; Mandira, S;  Guo, J (2012) 'Validation of the satellite-derived rainfall estimates over the Tibet.' Acta Meteorologica Sinica 25(6): 734-741

  • Jasra, AW; Joshi, S; Ismail, M  (2012)  ‘Vulnerability assessment of rangeland dependent mountain communities under climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH).’ In Somayaji, S; Khawas, V (eds) Environment, development and social change in the Himalayan region, pp 29-46. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House.

  • Jodha, NS; Singh, NP; Bantilan, CS (2012) ‘The commons, communities and climate change.’ Economic and Political Weekly 47(13): 49-56

  • Karimi, P; Molden, D; Bastiaansen, W; Xueliang Cai (2012) ‘Water accounting to assess use and productivity of water: Evolution of a concept and new frontiers’. In Godfrey, JM; Chalmers, K (eds) Water Accounting: International approaches to policy and decision-making, pp 76-88. Gloucestershire: Edward Elgar Publishing

  • Kotru, R; Pradhan, N (2012) ‘Conflict management and sustainable forest management in the Himalayas.’ ETFRN News (53): 250-258

  • Mool, P (2012) ‘Glacial lakes and associated floods in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas.’ In Andean-Asian mountains global knowledge exchange on glaciers, glacial lakes, water and hazard management, pp 88-90. Kathmandu: The Mountain Institute

  • Mukherji, A; Facon, T; de Fraiture, C; Molden, D; Chartres, C (2012) ‘Growing more food with less water: How can revitalizing Asia's irrigation help?’ Water Policy 14(3): 430-446

  • Qamer, F; Abbas, S; Saleem, R; Shehzad, K; Ali, H; Gilani, H (2012) 'Forest cover change assessment in conflict-affected areas of northwest Pakistan: The case of Swat and Shangla districts.' Journal of Mountain Science 9(3): 297-306

  • Rai, ID; Adhikari, BS; Rawat, GS;  Bargali, K (2012) 'Community structure along timberline ecotone in relation to micro-topography and disturbances in western Himalaya.' Notulae Scientia Biologicae 4(2): 41-52

  • Ramakrishnan, PS; Rao, KS; Chandrashekara, UM; Chhetri, N; Gupta, HK; Patnaik, S; Saxena, KG; Sharma, E  (2012) ‘South Asia.’ In Parrotta, JA; Trosper, RL (eds) Traditional forest-related knowledge: Sustaining communities, ecosystems and biocultural diversity, pp 315-356. New York: Springer.

  • Rana, EB; Karki, S; Karky, BS; Kotru, R; Poudel, J (2012) ‘REDD+ and forest governance in Nepal.’ ETFRN News (53): 167-174  

  • Rana, EB; Karki, S; Karky, BS; Kotru, R; Poudel, J (2012) ‘REDD+ and forest governance in Nepal.’  In Broekhoven, G; Savenije, H; von Scheliha, S  (eds) Moving forward with forest governance,  pp 167-174  Wageningen: Tropenbos International   

  • Singh, G; Rawat, GS (2012) 'Depletion of oak (Quercus spp.) 'Forests in the western Himalaya: grazing, fuelwood and fodder collection.'  In Akais, OC (ed) Global perspectives on sustainable forest management, pp 29–42. Rijeka: InTech

  • Shrestha, M (2012) ‘Flood risk reduction in the HKH.’ In Andean-Asian mountains global knowledge exchange on glaciers, glacial lakes, water and hazard management, pp 107 Kathmandu: The Mountain Institute

  • Shrestha, AB (2012) ‘GLOF risk mitigation of Tsho Rolpa: Positive and negative aspects.’ In Andean-Asian mountains global knowledge exchange on glaciers, glacial lakes, water and hazard management, pp 104-106. Kathmandu: The Mountain Institute

  • Yi, S; Ismail, M; Yan, Z (2012) ‘Pastoral communities’ perspectives on climate change and their adaptation strategies in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya.’ In Kreutzmann, H (ed) Pastoral Practices in High Asia: Agency of ‘development’ effected by modernization, resettlement and transformation, pp 307-322. Dordrecht: Springer.

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