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Laxman Khanal

Committee member

Laxman Khanal

Central Department of Zoology, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

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My research interests include population genetics, phylogenetics and biogeography of primates, primate behavior and conservation. Besides the wild populations of nonhuman primates in Nepal Himalaya, I have been exploring the urban monkeys in Kathmandu and other cities of Nepal about their interactions with humans and their consequences.

Recent publications
  • Ogawa H, Khatiwada S, Paudel PK, Koirala S, Khanal L, and Chalise MK (2024) Distribution and group composition of Assamese and rhesus macaques in northwestern Kathmandu, Nepal. Mammal Study 49(3). doi: 10.3106/ms2023-0061

  • Shrestha S, Sharma S, Kyes RC, and Khanal L (2024) Comparative analysis of mother-infant interactions between free-ranging and captive rhesus macaques in Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology 12: e2024011. doi: 10.31893/jabb.2024011

  • Khanal L, Upadhyaya LP, Pandey N, Chand DB, Karki M, Chalise MK, and Kyes RC (2023) Projected distribution of the westernmost subpopulation of Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis pelops) under climate change: conservation implications of a threatened population. Frontiers in Conservation Science 4: 1235595 doi: 10.3389/fcosc.2023.1235595

  • Sharma S, Shrestha S, and Khanal L (2023) Motor stereotypic behaviors in zoo rhesus monkeys: a case study of the Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal. Zoodiversity 57(3): 239-250. doi: 10.15407/zoo2023.03.239

  • Sharma S, Khanal L, Shrestha S, Pandey N, Bellanca RU, and Kyes RC (2023) Zoo visitors as a source of enrichment to reduce abnormal behavior in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in the Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology 11(1): e2023005. doi: 10.31893/jabb.23005

  • Monecke S, Roberts MC, Braun SD, et al. (2022). Sequence analysis of novel Staphylococcus aureus Lineages from wild and captive macaques. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23(19): 11225. doi: 10.3390/ijms231911225

  • Khanal L, Chalise MK, Jiang XL, and Kyes RC (2022). Mitochondrial genetic diversity and structure of the langur population in a complex landscape of the Nepal Himalaya. Diversity 14: 69. doi: 10.3390/d14020069

  • Khanal L, Chalise MK, Fan PF, Kyes RC, and Jiang XL (2021) Multilocus phylogeny suggests a distinct species status for the Nepal population of Assam macaques (Macaca assamensis): implications for evolution and conservation. Zoological Research 42: 3-13. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.279

  • Roberts MC, Joshi PR, Monecke S, et al. (2020) Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin Resistant S. aureus in Nepalese Primates: Resistance to Antimicrobials, Virulence, and Genetic Lineages. Antibiotics 9: 689. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9100689

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