101 Merkle lab
I am interested in the ecology of insect-pathogen interactions, IPM and biopesticidal management of insect pests. I am studying thermoregulatory behaviour of house fly with entomopathogenic fungi infection and subsequent impact on fungal efficacy. Current research focuses on developing application, formulation and field delivery methods of fungal-based biopesticides to manage fly population in poultry facilities.
MS in Entomology (2004-2006), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University, Chitwan, Nepal
BS in Agriculture (1999-2003), IAAS, Nepal
Research Assistant, IAAS, Nepal
Project: Exploring the potentiality of indigenous entomopathogenic fungi in White grub management
Acharya, N. R., C. K. Mandal, R. B. Thapa and Y. D. GC. 2007. Laboratory evaluation of entomogenous fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch) Sorokin against earthworm, Eisenia fetida (Sav.). IAAS Research Advances Vol. 2. Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Nepal. pp. 99-101.