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000031878 041__ $$aEnglish
000031878 100__ $$aKandel, P.
000031878 245__ $$aBiodiversity Research Trends and Gap Analysis from a Transboundary Landscape, Eastern Himalayas
000031878 260__ $$c2016
000031878 269__ $$c3/30/
000031878 300__ $$a1-10
000031878 507__ $$aPratikshya Kandel, Janita Gurung, Nakul Chettri, Wu Ning, Eklabya Sharma, ESjar, ICIMOD staff, peerreviewed
000031878 511__ $$aTransLandscape, RPKangchenjunga
000031878 520__ $$aThe Kangchenjunga landscape, a transboundary complex shared by Bhutan, India, and Nepal, is one of the biologically richest regions in the Eastern Himalayas. Owing to the remarkable biodiversity, the three countries came together to enhance regional cooperation in conservation and development in 2012. To start a strategic conservation intervention, the status of our knowledge base on biodiversity of the landscape is the most important stepping stone. In this paper, we traced the history of biodiversity research in the Kangchenjunga landscape, and present the research trends over time and subject interests. Meanwhile, we also identified key research and knowledge gaps and future priorities. For this, we analyzed 500 peer-reviewed journal articles (until 2014) relating to biodiversity, which were retrieved from the web platform 'Google Scholar' and other peer-reviewed journals. The review showed that the landscape received attention from the scientific community as early as the 1840s, and grew progressively after the 1980s. Research on fauna (especially mammals) and flora (especially angiosperms) is most notable, but with major gaps in systematic research of their ecology, whereas invertebrates other than butterflies appear to be neglected. There is a need for systematic research with long-term monitoring that would allow us to understand changes occurring within the landscape.
000031878 653__ $$aKangchenjunga Landscape
000031878 653__ $$aKnowledge Gaps
000031878 653__ $$aRegional Cooperation
000031878 653__ $$aResearch Trends
000031878 700__ $$aGurung, J.
000031878 700__ $$aChettri, N.
000031878 700__ $$aNing, W.
000031878 700__ $$aSharma, E.
000031878 773__ $$pJournal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity
000031878 773__ $$v9 (1)
000031878 773__ $$ahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2015.11.002
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