Himalayan Journal of Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 2
July 2003
Pages: vii - xiv, 1 - 70

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In this issue
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Renovation and reconstruction of universities
The first and foremost responsibility of a university is to meet the needs of society
Sanjay N Khanal, Page 69


Flood of discoveries in Nepal!
Access to full text of world's 7000 leading journals will revalue the role of TUCL
Krishna M Bhandary, Page 71

Marketing science journals
The wide circulation of a journal is as important as its publication
Bharat B Shrestha, Page 71

WTO casts a shadow over Nepal's natural legacy
Can't live with it, can't live without it. Confused? The golden rule: Economic priorities should not be allowed to outweigh environmental imperatives
Krishna Roka, Page 72


Poaching: Get a grip on it
To prevent wildlife trade, we are limited by our defective activity
Ravi S Aryal, Page 73

Why we must fight biopiracy
Through the subtle process of 'reverse technology transfer,' rich countries are benefiting unjustly from the knowledge and technology of poor countries
Martin Khor, Page 74
Reprinted from "SciDev.Net," 23 August 2002; PDF not available. SciDev.net is a free access website.

Menacing food commodities
Escalating trends of fraudulent practice in food business has penetrated the 'whole food chain'
Rajendra Uprety, Page 75


Basket case science, basket case society
The utter failure of science in Nepal is built into our own system
Udayaraj Khanal, Page 77

Reasoning for results
A huge collection of data is nothing if we cannot make a hypothesis. Thinking over the result is as important as getting the data
Dennis Bray, Page 79
Reprinted from "Nature," Volume 412, Issue 6850, page 863; PDF not available


Direct payments to conserve biodiversity
Sometimes it pays to buy what you want rather than try to finesse it
Paul J Ferraro and Agnes Kiss, Page 81

Biodiversity update - Progress in taxonomy
Global inventory of life can facilitate reconstruction of 'Tree of life'
Stephen Blackmore, Page 83
Reprinted from "Science," Volume 298, Issue 5599, page 1718-1719; PDF not available


The Rolwaling Mountain Legacy Institute
Mountain Legacy, creater of The Hilary Medal, purposes a bold initiative in integrated research and development
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Evaluation of cultivars and land races of Oryza sativa for restoring and maintaining wild abortive cytoplasm
Bal K Joshi, Laxmi P Subedi, Santa B Gurung and Ram C Sharma, Page 87-91

Assessing the land cover situation in Surkhang, Upper Mustang, Nepal, using an ASTER image
Benktesh D Sharma, Jan Clevers, Reitze De Graaf and Nawa R Chapagain, Page 93-98

Effect of gibberellic acid on reserve food mobilization of maize (Zea mays L. var Arun-2) endosperm during germination
Chandra K Subedi and Tribikram Bhattarai, Page 99-102

GIS-based flood risk zoning of the Khando river basin in the Terai region of east Nepal
Keshav P Sharma, Naba R Adhikari, Pawan K Ghimire and Prem S Chapagain, Page 103-106

Physiochemical characteristics of soil in tropical sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) forests in eastern Nepal
Shishir Paudel and Jay P Sah, Page 107-110

Control of flea beetle, Phyllotreta nemorum L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) using locally available natural resources
Indra P Subedi and Kamini Vaidya, Page 111-114

Surface modification of polycarbonate (bisphenol A) by low pressure rf plasma
Deepak P Subedi, Lenka Zajickova, Vilma Bursikova and Jan Janca, Page 115-118

Hydrogeological conditions in the southern part of Dang valley, mid-western Nepal
Birendra Sapkota, Page 119-122

Silica gel chromatographic study of phenolic compounds in some cultivated cucurbits
Suresh N Baitha and Vijoy S Pandey, Page 123-125


Quercus semecarpifolia Sm. in the Himalayan region: Ecology, exploitation and threats
Bharat B Shrestha, Page 126-128

Invasive alien plants and Eupatorium: Biodiversity and livelihood
Ripu M Kunwar, Page 129-133


National Seminar on Natural Resource Management
November 6-7, 2003; Kartik 20-21, 2060; Biratnagar, Nepal
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