Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Tohoku University|
SUZUKI Mitsuo Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 大学院理学研究科, 助教授 (80111483)
LAJMIMA Josh ネパール森林土壌保全省, 森林植物調査局, 研究官
TAKAHASHI Akira Associate Professor, Institute of Nature and Environmental Science, Himeji Insti, 自然環境科学研究所, 助教授 (30244693)
MIKAGE Masayuki Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 薬学部, 助教授 (50115193)
YODA Kiyotsugu Instructor, Faculty of Science and Engineering Ishinomaki Senshu University
NOSHIRO Shuichi Chief Researcher, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba
JOSHI Lajmina Researcher, Department of Plant Research, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservati
LAJMINA Josh ネパール森林土壌保全省, 森林植物調査局, 研究官
依田 清胤 石巻専修大学, 理工学部, 助手 (30254832)
能城 修一 農水省森林総合研究所, 木材利用部, 主任研究官
|Project Period (FY)
1994 – 1995
Completed(Fiscal Year 1995)
|Budget Amount *help
¥8,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥8,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥6,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥6,200,000)
|Keywords||Himalaya / Nepal / wood anatomy / bark anatomy / altitudinal variation|
The purpose of this research program is to analyze how wood structure and other morphological characters of trees are changed with elevation of altitude in Himalayan region. For this purpose, two field research were done during the term of this program, During these field researches, plant specimens were collected and dried as herbarium specimen, small cubic blocks of wood and bark were cut off from erect trees using saw, chisel and hammer with their voucher herbarium specimens.
1.Field research in 1994. June 1,1994-September 10,1994. Area : Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna region, Central-West Nepal. Route : Kathmandu-Trisuli Bazar-along Burigandaki-around Ganeshu Himal-Larkya La(alt.4900m)-along Dudhu Khora-along Marsyanagdi Hhora-Thorung Pass (alt.5110m)-along Kali Gandaki-Pokhara-Kathmandu(about 45 days).
Collection : about 18,000 sheets of herbarium specimens, about 780 wood samples, about 490 bark samples and many samples for DNA analysis were collected and carried out to Japan.
2.Field Research in 1996. January 6-February 3,1996. Area : Chitwan National Park, Central Nepal. Route : Kathmandu-Sauraha (Head Quarter of National Park)-inside of National Park-Kathmandu (15days).
Collection : about 2350 sheets of herbarium specimens, 201 wood samples, 201 bark samples, 130 samples of sheeds, flowers, 60 samples of root and rhizomes and 19 samples for DNA analysis were collected and carried out to Japan.
The herbarium specimens had been identified in major part and were distributed in some international herbaria and research institutes of botany including Tohoku University, University of Tokyo and National Herbarium, Department of Plant Research, Nepal. Collected wood and bark samples have been sectioned and analyzed.