Puskar Khanal

Assistant Professor
Forestry and Wildlife Resources Program Team, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 250 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-3079
Fax: 864-656-3304

Email: pkhanal@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Economics
Mississippi State University 2015

M.S. Forest Resources
Louisiana State University 2010

B.S. Forestry
Tribhuvan University 2002

 Courses Taught

FOR 3040 Forest Resource Economics
FOR 4170/6170 Forest Resource Management and Regulation
FOR 4180 Forest Resource Valuation
FOR 4190 Senior Problems
FOR 8070 Forest Modeling
FOR 8140 Advanced Forest Resource Management and Planning

 Research Interests

Capital budgeting in forestry, optimization in forest management, urban forestry, economic impact analysis, environmental valuation, meta-analysis

 Publications

Khanal, P.N., R. Parajuli, and T.J. Straka. 2022. Evaluating Structural and Temporal Factors Affecting Supply of Ecosystem Benefits in a University Urban Environment in South Carolina, USA. Open Journal of Forestry. Accepted.

Roy, M., R. Parajuli, S. Chizmar, O. Joshi, S. Mehmood, J. Gordon, J. Henderson, P. Khanal, O. Witthun and L. Buntrock. 2022. Business Outlook of Private Urban Forestry in the Northeast-Midwest Region. Landscape and Urban Planning. Accepted.

Parajuli, M., P. Hiesl, D. Hagan, and P. Khanal. 2022. Logging Operations and Soil Compaction. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LGP 1135.

Sparks, J.R., S.T. Guynn, and P.N. Khanal. 2021. Economic Implications of Wildlife Considerations in Timber Management. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LGP 1124.

Khanal, P.N. and T.J. Straka. 2021. Benefits of Urban Forests and Determining their Value. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LGP 1108.

Khanal, P.N., T.J. Straka, D.L. Grebner, and O. Joshi. 2020. Differences and Similarities among Members and Nonmembers of Forest Landowner Associations in the Southern United States. 2020. Small-Scale Forestry 19: 357-370.

Khanal, P.N. and T.J. Straka. 2020. Fundamentals of Forest Resource Management Planning. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LGP 1047.

Purcell, A., P.N. Khanal, T. J. Straka, and D. Willis. 2020 Valuing Ecosystem Services of Coastal Marshes and Wetlands. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LGP 1032.

Purcell, A., P.N. Khanal, and T.J. Straka, and 2019. South Carolina’s Coastal Habitats and Regional Comparison. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LPG 1030.

Khanal, P.N., T.J. Straka, D.L. Grebner, and O. Joshi. 2019. Influence of Forest Owners Association Membership on Family Forest Management in the Southern United States. Small-Scale Forestry. In Review.

Khanal, P.N., T.J. Straka, and S. Guynn. 2019. Extension Forestry Programming in South Carolina: Preferred Topics and Delivery Methods. Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. LG 1006.

Khanal, P.N., D.L. Grebner, T.J. Straka, and D.C. Adams. 2019. Obstacles to participation in carbon sequestration for nonindustrial private forest landowners in the Southern United States: A diffusion of innovations perspective. Forest Policy and Economics, 100:95-101.

Callaghan, D.W., P.N. Khanal, T.J. Straka, and D.L. Hagan. 2019. Influence of forestry practices cost on financial performance of forestry investments. Resources, 8(1):28-44.

Callaghan, D.W., T.J. Straka, and P.N. Khanal. 2019. Digging deeper into costs and trends for forestry practices. Forest Landowner, January/February issue, 27-30 pp. Available online at https://supportfla.com/page/FLM

D. Coyle, N. Lowenstein, D. Lieurence, R. Bean, Y. Li, S. Enloe, and P. Khanal. 2019. Growing bamboo for commercial purpose in the southeastern U.S.: FAQ. Southern Regional Extension Forestry, FH-011. 8 pp.

Callaghan, D.W., P.N. Khanal, and T.J. Straka. 2018. An analysis of costs and cost trends for southern forestry practices. Journal of Forestry, 117(1):21-29.

Khanal, P.N., T.J. Dean, S.D. Roberts, D.L. Grebner, and T.J. Straka. 2018. Explaining first-year survival from quality distributions of bare-root seedlings and microsites in industrial forestry. Open Journal of Forestry 8(3):362-379.

Straka, T.J., and P.N. Khanal. 2018. Forest certification as a framework for teaching forest and natural resource sustainability. NACTA Journal 62(1):101-102.

Khanal, P.N. and D. Phinney. 2018. Wall of wood: market not good now but prices will rebound. TD newspaper, Orangeburg. Available online at https://thetandd.com/.

Khanal, P.N., T.J. Straka, and D.B. Willis. 2017. Economic Contribution Analysis of South Carolina’s Forestry Sector, 2017. A Technical Report of the South Carolina Forestry Commission. 24 pp. Available online at https://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/26853

Khanal, P.N., D.L. Grebner, I.A. Munn, S.C. Grado, R.K. Grala, and J.E. Henderson. 2017. Typology of Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners and Forestry Behavior: Implications for Forest Carbon Sequestration in the Southern US. Small-Scale Forestry, 1-16.

Khanal, P.N., D.L. Grebner, I.A. Munn, S.C. Grado, R.K. Grala, and J.E. Henderson. 2017. Evaluating Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowner Willingness to Manage for Forest Carbon Sequestration in the Southern United States. Forest Policy and Economics, 75: 112-119.

Khanal, P.N., D.L. Grebner, and T.J. Straka. 2017. Nonindustrial private forest landowner obstacles to participation in carbon sequestration in the southern United States: A diffusion of innovations perspective. Proceedings of the 2018 Meeting of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Khanal, P.N., D.L. Grebner, I.A. Munn, S.C. Grado, R.K. Grala, and J.E. Henderson. 2016. Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowner Beliefs toward Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration in the Southern US. Journal of Forestry 114(5): 524-531.

Joshi, O., D.L. Grebner, and P. Khanal. 2015. Status of Urban Wood Waste and their Potential Use for Bioenergy in Mississippi. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 102: 20-26.

Khanal, P.N., and D.L. Grebner. 2014. Factors Affecting Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowner Willingness to Forest Carbon Sequestration in the Southern US. In the annual conference proceeding of International Society of Forest Resource Economics, March 16-18, St. Louis, Missouri.

Khanal, P., D. Grebner, I. Munn, S. Grado, R. Grala, and O. Joshi. 2013. Determining Optimum Carbon Sequestration Strategies for Pine Plantations in Nonindustrial Private Forestlands in Mississippi. In the annual conference proceeding of the Southern Forest Economics Workshop, March 10-12, Auburn, Alabama.

 Links

Google Scholar
South Carolina Forestry Market Newsletter
ResearchGate