A checklist of DPR's Publications on Flora of Nepal-2 (Non- flowering Plants)

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A checklist of DPR's Publications on Flora of Nepal-2 (Non- flowering Plants)

Authors
Publisher
Department of Plant Resources Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation
Keywords
  • Botany
  • Nepal
  • Japan
  • Museum
  • Dpr
  • Flora Of Nepal

Abstract

HIMALAYAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES ONLINE PUBLICATION 2011 Publication No. 2011-01 1 Online publication Some things to know while you work on your first research project Beyond the methods manual ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Donald B Zobel Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA For correspondence, email: [email protected] Experienced scientists have learned how they can best do science, but not from books and at the cost of much time and much wasted effort. Some scientists have tried to pass on their experience of doing science; for example, Karban and Huntzinger’s book “How to Do Ecology” (2006) is a recent, useful attempt. I recognized the need for this type of assistance for beginning scientists in Nepal in 1985, while teaching at Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur. A methods manual we wrote then (Zobel et al. 1987) has been well used, but covers only specific methods. I now have 40+ years of experience doing plant ecology research and teaching, including lots of time working with graduate students on their first attempt at research, and several years experience in the Himalaya. So here is my attempt to help you answer some of the vexing questions you will have while setting out to complete a research project. Although my experience and examples involve plant ecology, the general ideas apply to many areas of science. I hope these few pages will make your research easier and more productive. Getting started as a scientist is a daunting task: there are so many new words, such complex and interlinked ideas, such a wealth of information that is interesting and useful! And then there is another giant step in your development as a scientist, starting to do research yourself—

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