Imperial College London

Dr Bhopal Pandeya

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Imperial College Research Fellow



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Prior to joining the Centre for Environmental Policy in 2017, Dr Pandeya was an ESPA Research Fellow at Grantham Institute within Imperial College London. During the past three years, he led studies on ecosystem services valuation tools and their applications at local scale and data-scarce environments. He also completed a citizen science project to test and explore the suitability of affordable sensors in a flood risk resilience context.

His research interests include water resources monitoring & management; citizen science and affordable technologies for participatory data and knowledge co-generation; and the valuation of ecosystem services and natural capital. He has research collaboration with Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Grantham Institute (both within Imperial College) and various universities and research institutions in the UK and beyond. His research projects are funded by the UK Research Councils, DFID, GCRF and various public and private sources. 

He graduated with an MPhil degree in Environment, Society and Development from Cambridge University and completed his PhD in understanding the hydrological ecosystem services produced by the Indo-Gangetic Basins and selected mountain catchments in the Himalayas at King’s College London.



Peh KS-H, Thapa I, Basnyat M, et al., 2016, Synergies between biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision: Lessons on integrated ecosystem service valuation from a Himalayan protected area, Nepal, Ecosystem Services, Vol:22, ISSN:2212-0416, Pages:359-369

Pandeya B, Buytaert W, Zulkafli Z, et al., 2016, A comparative analysis of ecosystem services valuation approaches for application at the local scale and in data scarce regions, Ecosystem Services, Vol:22, ISSN:2212-0416, Pages:250-259

Buytaert W, Zulkafli Z, Grainger S, et al., 2014, Citizen science in hydrology and water resources: opportunities for knowledge generation, ecosystem service management, and sustainable development, Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol:2, ISSN:2296-6463

Birch JC, Thapa I, Balmford A, et al., 2014, What benefits do community forests provide, and to whom? A rapid assessment of ecosystem services from a Himalayan forest, Nepal, Ecosystem Services, Vol:8, ISSN:2212-0416, Pages:118-127

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