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Dr. Thakur P. Bhattarai

Senior Scientist Carbon Link Australia.

Dr. Bhattarai is a member of the technical working group, Australian Government, carbon farming methodologies.

Dr. Thakur Bhattarai is Program Manager (and Technical Specialist on Soil and Carbon) at Carbon Link, Australia, and also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Central Queensland University, Australia. In addition, Dr. Bhattarai is a member of the Australian Technical Working Group, which advises the Department of the Environment on how to improve the current carbon farming methodologies. He is leading a number of large-scale soil and carbon projects in Australia in collaboration with universities, governmental organizations, Regional Groups, and several industry partners.

Dr. Bhattarai has over 15 years of experience in soil carbon accounting, carbon management, Agro-Forestry systems, and natural resource management, forest and environmental services, and GIS mapping, including REDD+ mechanisms (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation”; the “+” signifies sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks), and is in demand to speak widely in Australia, UK, Nepal, and South Asian countries.

Carbon Link is an Australian company that provides Carbon project management services.

Carbon Link is about enabling farmers to put carbon on their bottom line and improve sustainability. We can provide end to end advice and service to help farmers achieve this goal. Carbon Link was born out of the need to support farmers to earn income by improving their soil.

Carbon Link has developed systems that provide a turnkey process for landholders to enter the carbon market.

Carbon Link is one of the leading service providers in carbon farming markets by providing:

  • the training and guidance to implement practices that restore the landscape and store carbon;
  • services to measure carbon stocks in a cost-effective manner; and
  • support with implementing projects, including farm/ranch aggregation and carbon trading.

Dr. Bhattaari’s work at Carbon Link has resulted in the first large scale accurate measurement of soil carbon in the world, down to one meter. This technology is 100 times more accurate than conventional methods.