Dr. Shambhu Prasad Sah

Department of Forest Sciences

University of Helsinki, Finland

Senior researcher



1990 Ph.D., University of Goettingen, Germany

1983 M.Sc., Kirtipur M. Campus, Nepal

1979 B.Sc., T.C. Campus, Nepal

Publications (Selected)

  1. S. P. Sah, H. Jungner, M. Oinonen, M. Kukkola and H.-S. Helmisaari, 2010: Does the age of fine root carbon indicate the age of fine roots in boreal forests? Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-010-9485-7, pp.
  2. S. P. Sah, N. Lamersdorf and R. Brumme, 2008: Natural abundance of 15N in different compartments of a spruce forest ecosystem under acid rain and manipulated clean rain field conditions. J. For. Sci., 54 (8), 377-387.
  3. Sah S.P., Ilvesniemi H. 2007, Interspecific variation and impact of clear-cutting on natural 15N abundance and N concentration in theneedle-to-soil continuum of a boreal conifer forest Plant Soil Environ., 53: 329-339.
  4. S. P. Sah and H. Ilvesniemi 2006, ”Effects of clear cutting and soil preparation on natural 15N abundance in the soil and needles of two boreal conifer tree species” Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 42 (4):367-377.
  5. S. P. Sah, H. Rita and H. Ilvesniemi 2006, 15N natural abundance of foliage and soil across the boreal forests of Finland. Biogeochemistry, 80:277-288.
  6. S. P. Sah, 2005: Isotope ratios and concentration of N in needles, roots and soils of spruce (Picea abies, Karst.) stands as influenced by atmospheric deposition of N. J. For. Sci. 51(10):468-475.
  7. S. P. Sah, 2005: 15N Natural abundances in two podsol soils of two spruce forests differing in their atmospheric N deposition conditions. Plant, soil, Environ. 59 (9):416-422.
  8. S. P. Sah, S.K. Upadhyay, P. Pandit and J.B. Lilles, 2004: Effects of soils on sissoo growth in a plantation forest of Nepal. The Indian Forester, 129(9):1059-68).
  9. S. P. Sah and Brumme, R., 2003: Natural 15N abundance in two nitrogen saturated forest ecosystems at Solling, Germany. J. For. Sci., 49(11):515-522.
  10. S. P. Sah and Brumme, R., 2003: Altitudinal gradients of natural 15N abundance of stable isotopes of nitrogen and carbon in the needle and soil of pine forest of Nepal. J. For. Sci., 49:19-26.
  11. S. P. Sah, and A. Schulte, 2003: Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo, Roxb.) Decline in Nepal; An Overview. J. For. Policy., 10:51-66.
  12. S. P. Sah, C.K. Sharma and F. Sehsted, 2003: Possible role of Soils in the Sissoo decline in Nepal Terai. Plant, Soil Environ, 49(8):378-385.
  13. S. P. Sah, P.K. Jha and N. Lamersdorf, 2002: Nutrient status of a natural and healthy sissoo forest and a declining plantation sissoo forest in Nepal. J. For. Sci, 48(10)185-201.
  14. S. P. Sah, C.K. Sharma and F. Sehested 2001: Effects of Soil on Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo, Roxb.) Growth in a Plantation Forest of Nepal.. In: W.J. Horst et al (edts.) Plant Nutrition. Kulwar Academic Publishers. P. 930-931.
  15. S. P. Sah, 2000: Sal Forest (Shorea robusta, Gaertn.) Management Options in the Nepal Terai. Selbyana 21(1,2). P. 112-117.
  16. Schulte, A. and Sah, S.P., 2000: Historic shift towards Silviculture by people in Asia: a review and country case studies on community based forest management from Nepal, the Philippines and Indonesia. Die Bodenkultur, Austrian J. of Agri. Res., 51(4):291-299.
  17. S. P. Sah, C.K. Sharma and F. Sehested, 2000: Evaluation of Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo) Decline in Nepal. Final report to DFE, pp. 81.
  18. S . P. Sah, 1999: Air Pollution and Their Impacts in S.E. Asia. Proceedings of the International Conference on “Forest and Atmosphere-Water-Soil”, Soltau, Germany, 1-6, July, 1999, NNA Reports, Vol. 12 (4): 48-52.
  19. S. P. Sah, S. Upadhyay and P. Pandit, 1999: The Role of Soils in the Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo) Dcline in the Nepal Terai. Report of HMG/DANIDA, pp. 79.
  20. S. P. Sah, I.C. Dutta and M.S. Haque, 1998: Effects of Rhizobium-Inoculation on the Biomass and Growth of Dalbergia sissoo on a Degraded Site. Silva Fennica 32(3):253-259.
  21. S. P. Sah and I.C. Dutta, 1996: Inventory and Future management strategies of MPTS for Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Nepal. In: Leaky, RRB, Temu, AB., Melney, K., and Vantomme, P. (eds): Domestication and Commercialisation of NTFPs in Agroforestry systems. FAO Non Wood Fotest Products series, No. 9, FAO Rome, 297 pp.
  22. S. P. Sah, M. S. Haque and P. K. Jha, 1996: Strategies for Sustainable Land-Use in the Nepal Terai. Paper published in the 9th ISCO Conference Proceedings of "Sustainable Land Use", Bonn, Germany, 26-30 August, 1996, p. 173 -174.
  23. S. P. Sah, 1996: Present Status and Future Management Strategies of Air Pollution in Nepal. Paper published in the conference proceedings of Acid deposition in East Asia, Taiwan, 23-26, May, 1996., p. 325-332.
  24. S. P. Sah, 1996: Natural Sal forest regeneration status and its future management in Nepal. J.P. Skovsgaard (ed), Impacts and Management, Vol. 3, ISBN 952-90-6474-8, p. 421-424.
  25. S. P. Sah, I. C. Dutta and M. S. Haque, 1995: Role of Inoculated Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo) Plantation in Soil Quality Improvement on a Degraded site in Nepal. per published in the Conference Proceedings of the international conference on Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems, held in Balikpapan, Indonesia, Oct. 30- Nov. 3, 1995.
  26. S. P. Sah and K.J. Meiwes, 1995: Impacts of Air Pollutants on the Distribution and Dynamics of Elements in the Vegetation componenets of Two European Beech Forest Ecosystems. In: J. Kamari et al. (edts.), Impacts and Management, Vol. 3, ISBN 952-90-6474-8, p. 421-424.
  27. M. S. Haque, S. P. Sah, and P. K. Jha 1994: Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest Lands in the Terai, South of Siwalik Hills in Nepal. (Final report submitted to FORSPA/FAO, Bangkok, Thailand).
  28. S. P. Sah and K.J. Meiwes, 1994: Nitrogen Budget and Soil Internal Proton Production Due to N-Deposition in Two European Beech Forests. Ecoprints, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 23-29.
  29. S. P. Sah and K.J. Meiwes, 1994: Impacts of Acid Deposition on Nutrient Cycling of Two European Beech Forests. In Emissions, Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Quality, Impacts, Waste Issues and Policy Issues (Proceedings of 7th IUAPPA Regional Conference for Pacific Rim on Air Pollution, Taipei, Taiwan), Vol. 2, p. 231-240.
  30. S. P. Sah, I. C. Dutta and M.S. Haque, 1993: Increasing the Biomass of Dalbergia sissoo and Soil Improvement for Small-Farm Use on Degraded sites in Nepal. (Final Report submitted to Winrock International/F-FRED, Bangkok, Thailand).
  31. S. P. Sah and K. J. Meiwes, 1993: Sulfur Inputs and Outputs of Two European Beech Forests Growing on Different Soil Substrates. Can. J. For. Res., Vol. 23, p. 1620-1630.
  32. S. P. Sah and K. J. Meiwes 1992: Hydrogen Ion Budget of Two European Beech Forest Ecosystems Growing on Contrasting Soil Substrates Impacted by Acid Rain. In: "Health and Ecological Effects", Proceedings of "9th World Clear Air congress", Montreal, Canada, Vol. 5, Technical paper no. IU22B.06, pp. 12.
  33. S. P. Sah, 1990: Vergleich des Stoffhaushaltes zweier Buchenwaldökosytemes auf Kalkgestein und auf Buntsandstein. Ber. Des, Forsch. Waldöko, Waldste., Band 59, ISSN 0930-7044, pp. 140.

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