Naresh Neupane

Role: Research Assistant Professor
Status: Current
Current Affiliation: Georgetown University
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Start year: 2015
My interests lie in exploring the impacts of global warming upon the physical and biological components of the earth system. Currently, I am working on understanding the population size and distribution of butterfly in the future under various global warming scenarios. My past researches were mainly focused on understanding the response of the West African monsoon system to the global warming.



Shirey, V., N. Neupane, R. Guralnick, & L. Ries. (2024). Rising minimum temperatures contribute to 50 years of occupancy decline among cold‐adapted Arctic and boreal butterflies in North America. Global Change Biology, 30(2), e17205.

Neupane, N., E.A. Larsen, and L.Ries (Online early). Ecological forecasts of insect range dynamics: a broad range of taxa include winners and losers under future climate. Invited paper at Current Opinion in Insect Science


Courter, JN, Z Liu, N Neupane, A Arab, J Siegrist (2023). Satellite-based environmental variables complement traditional variables in spatio-temporal models of purple martin migration. Wildlife Research


Neupane, N., E. Zipkin, S. Saunders, and L. Ries. 2022. Grappling with uncertainty in ecological projections for the migratory monarch butterfly using tailored climate models. Ecosphere

Neupane, N., M. Peruzzi, A. Arab, S.J. Mayor, J.C. Withey, L. Ries, and A.O. Finley. (2022). A novel model to accurately predict continental-scale timing of forest green-up. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 108: 102747


Mushegian, A., N. Neupane, Z. Batz, M. Mogi, N. Truno, T. Toma, I. Miyagi, L. Ries and P. Armbruster (2021). Letter: Ecological mechanism of climate-mediated selection in a rapidly evolving invasive species. Ecology Letters 24:698-707. doi: 10.1111/ele.13686

Neupane, N., Goldbloom-Helzner, A., & Arab, A. (2021). Spatio-temporal modeling for confirmed cases of lyme disease in Virginia. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 12(6), 101822.

Degroot, D., Anchukaitis, K., Bauch, M. ..., Neupane, N., Newfield, T, et al. Towards a rigorous understanding of societal responses to climate change. Nature 591, 539–550 (2021).

Zylstra, Erin R., Leslie Ries, Naresh Neupane, Sarah P. Saunders, M. Isabel Ramírez, Eduardo Rendón-Salinas, Karen S. Oberhauser, Matthew T. Farr, and Elise F. Zipkin. "Changes in climate drive recent monarch butterfly dynamics." Nature Ecology & Evolution (2021): 1-12.


Saunders, S.P., L. Ries, N. Neupane, M. I. Ramirez, E.Garcia-Serrano, E. Rendon-Salinas, E.F. Zipkin. 2019. Multi-scale seasonal factors drive the size of winter monarch colonies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201805114


Ries, L., N. Neupane, K. A. Baum, E. F. Zipkin. (2018). Flying through hurricane central: impacts of hurricanes on migrants with a focus on monarch butterflies. Animal Migration 5(1): 94-103..