Shrestha Nawal

Nawal Shrestha, PhD

Department of Ecology

College of Urban and Environmental Sciences

Peking University, Beijing 100871, China



Wang S., Xu X., Shrestha N., Zimmermann N., Tang Z., Wang Z. (2017) Response of spatial vegetation distribution to climate changes in China since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). PlosOne 12(4): e0175742.

Wang Q., Su X., Shrestha N., Liu Y., Wang, S., Xu X. and Wang Z. (2017) Historical factors shaped species diversity and composition of Salix in eastern Asia. Scientific Reports 7:42038.

Liu Y., Shen Z., Wang Q., Su X., Zhang W., Shrestha N., Xu X., Wang Z. (2017) Determinants of richness patterns differ between rare and common species: implications for Gesneriaceae conservation in China. Diversity and Distributions 23 (3): 235-246.

Guo Z.Y., Zhang H.R., Shrestha N. and Zhang X.C. (2016) Complete chloroplast genome of a valuable medicinal plant, Huperzia serrata (Lycopodiaceae), and comparison with its congener. Application in Plant Sciences 4 (11): 1600071. 2016.

Shrestha N., Shrestha S., Koju L., Shrestha K.K. and Wang Z. (2016) Medicinal plants diversity and traditional healing practices in eastern Nepal. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 192: 292-301.

Shrestha N. and Zhang X.C. (2015) On the presence of North American clubmoss Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevis. in China: An intercontinental disjunction or misidentification. Phytotaxa 219 (3): 243–252.

Shrestha N. and Zhang X.C. (2014) Re-circumscription of Huperzia serrata complex in China using morphological and climatic data. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 53(1):88-103. doi:10.1111/jse.12120.


Shrestha N. and Zhang X.C. (2014) Is Huperzia hamiltonii (Spreng.) Trevis. a Himalayan endemic? An empirical evaluation using species distribution modeling. Indian Fern Journal 31:148-155.


Shrestha N., Prasai D., Shrestha K.K., Shrestha S. and Zhang X.C. (2014). Ethnomedicinal practices in the highlands of central Nepal: A case study of Syaphru and Langtang village in Rasuwa district. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155 (2): 1204-1213. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2014.07.002.


Shrestha N., Xing F.W., Qi X.P., Yan Y.H. and Zhang X.C. (2014). Huperzia nanlingensis (Lycopodiaceae), a new terrestrial firmoss from southern China. Phytotaxa 173 (1): 73–79. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.173.1.6.


Paudel P., Satyal P., Maharjan S., Shrestha N. and Setzer W. N. (2013) Volatile analysis and antimicrobial screening of the parasitic plant Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. from Nepal. Natural Product Research: Formerly Natural Product Letters. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2013.847440.


Shrestha N. and Shrestha K.K. (2012) Vulnerability assessment of high-valued medicinal plants in Langtang National Park, Central Nepal. Biodiversity 13(1):24-36. doi: 10.1080/14888386.2012.666715.


Shrestha N. (2009) Systematic study of six species of Arisaema Mart. (Araceae) of Nepal. Botanica Orientalis 6: 32-38.


Shrestha N. and Shrestha K. K. (2008) Threatened medicinal plants in Langtang National Park, Nepal. In: Jha, P.K., Karmacharya, S.B., Chhetri, M.K. Thapa, C.B. and Shrestha, B.B. (eds.) Medicinal Plants in Nepal: An Anthology of Contemporary Research. Ecological Society (ECOS), P.O. Box 6132, Kathmandu, Nepal. pp. 248-253.