Himalayan Journal of Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1
January 2003
Pages: i - vi, 1 - 68

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Welcome to a new journal !
There is a limit to the transferability of scientific learning between two countries
Dayananda Bajracharya, Page 1


Research and its social significance
Biophilic attitude should be the indispensable factor in scientists; investment priority should be given to current social problems
Kumar P. Mainali, Page 3

Chemical education and research in Nepal
Chemical education in Nepal has a strong potential for nation's development
Shiva P. Dhoubhadel, Page 4


The search for Kathmandu's new landfill
Science and logic needs to prevail over politics
Bhushan Tuladhar, Page 7

Scientific research in Nepal: Where we are
A different attitude in researchers is more essential than a big fund
Bharat B. Shrestha, Page 8

Arsenic controversy needs conclusion
The potential threat of arsenic poisoning in Nepal lacks solid empirical evidence
Rajendra Uprety, Page 10


Can we defy nature's end ?
To protect biodiversity, we are not limited by lack of knowledge, but by our failure to synthesize and distribute what we know
Stuart L. Pimm, Marcio Ayres, Andrew Balmford, George Branch, Katrina Brandon, Thomas Brooks, Rodrigo Bustamante, Robert Costanza, Richard Cowling, Lisa M. Curran, Andrew Dobson, Stephen Farber, Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, Claude Gascon, Roger Kitching, Jeffrey McNeely, Thomas Lovejoy, Russell A. Mittermeier, Norman Myers, Jonathan A. Patz, Bradley Raffle, David Rapport, Peter Raven, Callum Roberts, Jon Paul Rodriguez, Anthony B. Rylands, Compton Tucker, Carl Safina, Cristian Samper, Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Jatna Supriatna, Diana H. Wall, David Wilcove, Page 11
Reprinted from "Science" Vol. 293, 21 Sept 2001; PDF not available


Nice work - but wrong label
'A tale of two countries' going successfully
Review of "Himalayan Botany in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries", By S. Noshiro, and K.R. Rajbhandari (eds.)
Reviewed by Krishna K. Shrestha, Page 15


Future of plant biotechnology in crop improvement
Vishwanath P. Agrawal, Page 17

Plasma physics: A review and applications with special reference to inertial confinement fusion energy
Lok N. Jha and Jeevan J. Nakarmi, Page 21


Ethnobotanical notes on flora of Khaptad National Park (KNP), far-western Nepal
R. M. Kunwar and N. P. S. Duwadee, Page 25

Food habits of gaur (Bos gaurus gaurus Smith, 1827) and livestock (cows and buffaloes) in Parsa Wildlife Reserve, central Nepal
M. Chetri, Page 31

On the distribution and status of Tibetan argali, Ovis ammon hodgsoni Blyth, 1841 in Nepal
K. B. Shah, Page 37

Vegetation and prominent flora from Begnash Tal to Tara Hill, Annapurna Conversation Area Project, Kaski district
S. Poudel, Page 43


Concept of environmental justice in Nepal: Environmentalism of poor for sustainable livelihood
S. Ghimire, Page 47

Metal toxicity in plants: How do metallophytes manage to grow ?
B. B. Shrestha, Page 51

Domesticating Lapsi, Choerospondias axillaris Roxb. (B. L. Burtt & A. W. Hill) for fruit production in the middle mountain agroforestry systems in Nepal
K. C. Poudel, Page 55

Brick Kilns in Kathmandu Valley: Current status, environmental impacts and future options
A. K. Raut, Page 59

Community forestry in Nepal
S. Paudel, Page 62

Board of Editors
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