Himalayan Journal of Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 6
Pages: 1-76

Table of contents


An open access database for Himalayan environmental management Environmental management in the Himalayas requires creation of a database with collaborative public sharing of data Sahotra Sarkar Page 7-8


Road to ruin Tough laws won't save poor nation's ecosystems until the impacts of developments are taken seriously
William Laurance
Page 9


Acts of God are not the problem
Human negligence turns hazards into disasters
Seth Sicroff
Page 11-19

Volunteer expedition brings modern health care to Rolwaling
Pepper Etters
Page 14-15

An assessment of contemporary glacier fluctuations in Nepal's Khumbu Himal using repeat photography
Alton C Byers
Page 21-26


Conservation area networks for the Indian region: Systematic methods and future prospects
Sahotra Sarkar, Michael Mayfield, Susan Cameron, Trevon Fuller and Justin Garson
Page 27-40

Expansion of an ancient lake in the Kathmandu basin of Nepal during the Late Pleistocene evidenced by lacustrine sediment underlying piedmont slope
Kiyoshi Saijo and Kazuo Kimura
Page 41-48

Phenology and water relations of eight woody species in the Coronation Garden of Kirtipur, central Nepal
Bharat B Shrestha, Yadav Uprety, Keshav Nepal, Sandhya Tripathi and Pramod K Jha
Page 49-56

Plant species richness and composition in a trans-Himalayan inner valley of Manang district, central Nepal
Mohan P Panthi, Ram P Chaudhary and Ole R Vetaas
Page 57-64

Production of haploid wheat plants from wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) x maize (Zea mays L.) cross system
Raj K Niroula, Hari P Bimb, Dhruva B Thapa, Bindeswor P Sah and Sanothos Nayak
Page 65-69

Distribution pattern and habitat preference of barking deer (Muntiacus muntjac Zimmermann) in Nagarjun forest, Kathmandu
Ajaya Nagarkoti and Tej Bahadur Thapa
Page 70-74


Kumar P Mainali

Executive Editor
Arjun Adhikari

Language Editor
Seth Sicroff

Assistant Editors
Ripu M Kunwar
Shishir Paudel
Bharat B Shrestha
Rajan Tripathee
Editorial Assistant
Kanak B Kshetri


Ram P Chaudhary
Professor, Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Monique Fort
Professor, Centre de Geographie Physique,
University of Paris, France

Mohan B Gewali
Professor, Central Department of Chemistry,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Jack Ives
Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies,
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Pramod K Jha
Professor, Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Uday R Khanal
Professor, Central Department of Physics,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bishwambher Pyakuryal
Professor, Central Department of Economics,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sahotra Sarkar
Professor, Section of Integrative Biology and Department of Philosophy,
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Madhusudhan Upadhyaya
Nepal Agricultural Research Council
Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

Teiji Watanabe
Associate Professor, Hokkaido
University, Japan

Pralad Yonzon
Chairperson, Resources Himalaya Foundation,
Lalitpur, Nepal


Katsuhiko Asahi
Faculty of Environmental Earth Science,
Hokkaido University, N-10, W-5, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan

Mukesh K Chalise
Central Department of Zoology,
Tribhuvan Univeristy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nakul Chettri
Natural Resources Management Programme,
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Suresh Kumar Ghimire
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pramod Kumar Jha
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Shawn Marshall
Department of Geography,
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Arvid Odland
Telemark University College,
Hallvard Eikas Plass, 3800 B�, Norway

Durga D Poudel
Department of Renewable Resources,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Kanta Poudyal
Amrit Science Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal

GS Rawat
Wildlife Institute of India,
Chandrabani, Dehra Dun, India

Harutaka Sakai
Graduate School of Science,
Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
Historical Geoscience of the Biosphere,
Kyushu University, Oiwake, Kita-shirakawa,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 6060-8502 Japan

Victor Svnchez-Cordero
Institute of Biology,
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Bhim Subedi
Central Department of Geography,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bhaba P Tripathi
IRRI Nepal Office, Singha Durbar Plaza,
Kathmandu Nepal

Madhusudan P Upadhya
National Agriculture Research Center,
Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

Pralad Yonjan
Resource Himalayas,
Lalitpur, Nepal