Netra Chhetri, PhD

Netra Chhetri is Associate Professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University (ASU).  Dr. Chhetri’s expertise lies in the area of climate adaptation, energy and water, agriculture and food security, vulnerability assessment, grassroots innovation, participatory development, and citizen engagement.  A common thread of his scholarship sits in the nexus of science and society and the scope of his work is by its nature both local and global.

He is currently a principal investigator on a USAID-funded project in Nepal on climate adaptation and food security. He is also a part of a team studying the sustainability of second-generation biofuel crops in the U.S.

Dr. Chhetri’s research publications include over 20 articles in the high impacts journals such as Nature, PNAS, Annals, Applied Geography, edited book, book chapters and while papers. He has been one of the contributing authors of the AR4 and AR5 to the WG II of the IPCC.

At CSPO, Dr. Chhetri helped create a research cluster on Alternative Imagination that explores the plurality of science, society and sustainability.