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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Gehendra Kharel

Post-doctoral Fellow

008C AGH
Stillwater, OK 74078
Office: 550 AGH


  • Ph.D.: Earth System Science & Policy, University of North Dakota; 2015
  • M.S.: City and Regional Planning, University of Texas at Arlington; 2010
  • B.S.: Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha; 2007

Research Focus/Interests:

  • Coupled Human-Nature Systems
  • Climate change mitigation & adaption
  • Hydrological modeling and water resource management

Teaching Interests:

  • Environmental planning & policy
  • GIS and watershed management
  • Climate change
  • Land use & regional planning


Kharel, G., Zheng, H., Kirilenko, A. 2016. Can land use change mitigate long-term flood risks in the Prairie Pothole Region? Regional Climate Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-016-0970-y

Kharel, G., Kirilenko, A. 2015. Considering climate change in the estimation of long-term flood risks of Devils Lake in North Dakota. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12300


Lemons, R., Hewitt, A., Kharel, G., New, C., Kirilenko, A., Zhang, Xi. 2012. Evaluation of satellite- derived agro-climate variables in the Northern Great Plains of the United States. Geocarto International, 27(8), 613-626


Kockelman, K., Anjomani, A., Paul, B., Nostikasari, D., Tayyebi, A., Kharel, G. 2010. Design and Application of Accessible Land-Use Modeling Tools for Texas Regions, Center for Transportation Research, Bureau of Engineering Research, University of Texas at Austin