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


Research Interests:

Marine chemistry

Analytical chemistry

Environmental pollution

Organic/Petroleum biogeochemistry

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

Awards & Honors:

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

Recent Publications:

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.