Bishnu R. Twanabasu, Ph.D.
BRIT Research Associate
Ph.D. in Biology, University of North Texas
M.S. in Environmental Science and Chemistry, McNeese State University
M. Sc. in Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.S. in Biology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Bishnu Twanabasu is a Botanist and Environmental Biologist. His research interests focus on the effects of natural and anthropogenic stresses on the plant communities and mycorrhizal fungi in wetland and terrestrial ecosystems. Currently, he is exploring Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) fungal response to the prairie restoration approaches in the plant communities of Blackland Prairies in North Texas. He is also associated with Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, TX to catalog sanctuary’s plant species at the Heard Herbarium. Here at BRIT, he is studying species specific plant response to AM colonization in prairie restoration plots amended with soils from different sources.
Bishnu has been in college teaching for more than fifteen years. He has worked as a visiting assistant professor at Austin College. Currently, he continues his teaching at Weatherford College as an associate professor of Biology.