Umesh Adhikari, PhD

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Address: 

524 S. Shaw Lane
220 Farrall Hall
East Lansing, MI 4882
adhika12@msu.edu
517-353-1908
 

Biography: 

Research Interests

  • Use of constructed wetlands for water quality improvement.
  • Hydrological modeling and simulation.
  • Assessment of watershed-scale wetland restoration scenarios.
  • Climate change impacts on water resources, agricultural production and food security.
  • Quantitative microbial risk assessment and characterization.
Education: 
Ph.D., Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University, USA, 2012
M. Eng., Agricultural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2009
B. Eng., Agricultural Mechanization and Automation, Zhejiang University, China, 2001
Publications: 
  1. Daneshvar, F.,   Nejadhashemi, A.P., Adhikari, U., Elahi, B., Abouali, M., Herman, M. R., Martinez-Martinez, E., Calappi, T. J., & Rohn, B. G. (2017). Evaluating the Significance of Wetland Restoration Scenarios on Phosphorus Removal. Journal of Environmental Management, 192, 184-196.
  2. Esfahanian, E., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Abouali, M., Adhikari, U., Zhang, Z., Daneshvar, F., & Herman, M. R. (2017). Development and evaluation of a comprehensive drought index. Journal of Environmental Management185, 31-43.
  3. Messina, J., Suepa, S., Olson, J., Nejadhashemi, A., Murray, S., Moore, N., Fan, P., DeVisser, M., & Adhikari, U. (2017). Food system resilience and sustainability in Cambodia. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 8(3), Note 4.
  4. Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Herman, M. R., & Messina, J. P.(2016). Multiscale assessment of the impacts of climate change on water resources in Tanzania. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 22(2), 05016034.
  5. Adhikari, U., & Nejadhashemi, A. P. (2016). Impacts of climate change on water resources in Malawi. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering21(11), 05016026.
  6. Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., & Herman, M. R. (2015). A review of climate change impacts on water resources in East Africa. Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6): 1493-1507.
  7. Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., & Woznicki, S. A. Climate change and Eastern Africa: A review of impact on major crops (2015). Food and Energy Security, 4(2): 110-132.
  8. Martinez-Martinez, E., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Woznicki, S. A., Adhikari, U., & Giri, S. (2015). Assessing the significance of wetland restoration scenarios on sediment mitigation plan.Ecological Engineering, 77:103-113.
  9. Adhikari, U., Harrigan, T., & Reinhold, D. M. (2015). Use of duckweed-based constructed wetlands for nutrient recovery and pollutant reduction from dairy wastewater. Ecological Engineering, 78:6-14.
  10. Hamaamin, Y. A., Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Harrigan, T., & Reinhold, D., M.(2014). Modeling Escherichia coli removal in constructed wetlands under pulse loading. Water Research, 50, 441-454.
  11. Adhikari, U., Harrigan T., & Reinhold, D. M. (2013).  Modeling seasonal variation in bacteriophage removal in constructed wetlands using convection-dispersion equation. Ecological Engineering, 54, 266-272.