Puspa AdhikariPuspa Adhikari

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Sciences

Phone: 225-578-4283
Fax: 225-578-4286
E-mail: padhik2@lsu.edu

Office: 1257 Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Tribhuvan University, Nepal 2003 (Environmental Sciences)

Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Tribhuvan University, Nepal 2005 (Environmental Sciences) M.S. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 2009 (Aquaculture and Fisheries)

Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Louisiana State University 2015 (Oceanography and Coastal Sciences - Chemical Oceanography)

Dissertation: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico



Marine chemistry

Analytical chemistry

Environmental pollution

Organic/Petroleum biogeochemistry

Chemical fingerprinting
Fluxes and fates of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals


Outstanding Student Dissertation Award, 2015
Dr. Theodore “Ted” Ford Scholarship for Outstanding PhD Student,  2014
AAPG, Dana Russell Memorial Grant-in-Aid Award, 2013
Graduate School Economic Development Fellowship,  2014
GOMURC Student Presenter Award,  2014


Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L.M., Strecker, R.M., Adhikari, P.L, Overton, E.B. 2016. Coupled Effects of Oil Spill and Hurricane on Saltmarsh Terrestrial Arthropods. Marine Pollution Bulletin (in revision).

Adhikari, P.L., Maiti, K., Somiddho, B. 2016. 238U-234Th disequilibria as a tracer of vertical flux of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107, 179-187.

Adhikari, P.L., Maiti, K., Overton, E.B. 2016. Distribution and accumulation rates of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico sediments. Environmental Pollution, 212, 413-423.

Maiti, K,Bosu, S., D’Sa, E.J, Adhikari, P.L., Sutor, M., K. Longnecker. 2016. Export Fluxes in Northern Gulf of Mexico-Comparative Evaluation of Direct, Indirect and Satellite-based Estimates. Marine Chemistry, 184, 60-77.

Tarr, M.A., Ray, P.Z., Overton, E.B., Olson, G.M., Adhikari, P.L., Reddy, C.M. 2016. Weathering of Oil Spill in the Marine Environment. Oceanography, 29(3), 126-135.

Shrestha, S., Adhikari, P.L., 2016. Investigating Temporal Variation in Water Quality and Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Taudaha Lake, Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 8, 1283-1296.

Adhikari, P.L., Maiti, K., Overton, E.B. 2015. Vertical Fluxes of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Chemistry, 168, 60-68.

Adhikari, P.L., White, J.R., Maiti, K., Nguyen, N. 2015. Phosphorous speciation and sedimentary phosphorous release from the northern Gulf of Mexico sediments: Implication for Hypoxia. Estuarine, Coastal and  Shelf Science, 164, 77-85.

Adhikari, P. L., Stone, N., Kelly, A.M., Thomforde, H.K. 2012. Characteristics of effluents from baitfish holding sheds in central Arkansas. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 74:3, 376-384.