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Nita Dyola

Nita Dyola

Post-doctoral fellow, Département des Sciences Fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
I am currently working as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Québec at Chicoutimi. In 2023, I was awarded two scholarships; PBEEE/Bourses de court séjour de recherche ou perfectionnement and Mitacs Globalink Research Award, to conduct research in Canada. My research focuses on ecology, covering various aspects such as invasive alien plant species, stoichiometric traits (the ratio of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus), functional traits, and their role in ecosystem functioning. I received my doctoral degree in ecology from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research at the University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS) in Beijing, China. I got a merit scholarship for the doctoral program from the CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship Program for international students in China. During my PhD, I collected intensive field-based data on tree species at a fine scale from tropical to alpine vegetation in the eastern Himalayas. The study focused on the diversity of trees, functional traits, and their role in shaping forest biomass across biomes in the Kangchenjunga landscape. During my master's program, I studied the impact of invasive alien plant species on the regeneration and growth of native plants in Panchase, western Nepal, as part of the EbA (Ecosystem-based Adaptation) project.

The high and mighty Himalayas: A biodiversity hotbed facing significant challenges

Apr 24, 2024 09:36 am UTC| Nature

The Himalayas are home to a vast diversity of species, consisting of 10,000 vascular plants, 979 birds and 300 mammals, including the snow leopard, the red panda, the Himalayan tahr and the Himalayan monal. The region...

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