Dr. Buddhi “Raj” Gyawali is Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Studies & Sustainable Systems since January 2012. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor at Alabama A&M University from 2008 to 2011.
Dr. Gyawali’s research broadly relates to human dimensions of natural resources, such as geospatial modeling of land use and land cover change, climate change adaptation and mitigation, valuing of ecological goods and services, agroforestry, microenterprise development, regional poverty, land tenure and fragmentation, community capitals and resilience, and sustainability indicators. Dr. Gyawali also has outreach experiences in community development and evaluation of rural development and health projects in Nepal.
Dr. Gyawali is involved in multiple research and outreach projects in Alabama such as forest ecosystems assessment, silvopastural land management; role of entrepreneurs in forest products economies; entrepreneurship development and land management alternatives education for minority farmers, and experiential learning opportunities for students.
Dr. Gyawali has published multiple papers on participation behavior of limited resource farmers in agricultural programs, regional disparities, income and wage convergence, and human well-being, land cover change, and community capital. Dr. Gyawali is a member of numerous professional organizations related to natural resources, Economics, Rural Sociology, GIS, Remote sensing. Dr. Gyawali’s teaching interests include Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing, Landscape Ecology, Geostatistics, Climate Change, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Policy and Marketing, Forest Resource Economics, Statistics in natural resources.
Dr. Gyawali earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from Alabama A&M University, and M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Massachusetts.
Dr. Buddhi Raj Gyawali
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