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Taxonomic study of the Genus Fimbristylis Vahl. (Cyperaceae) of Nepal

Project summary:

Fimbristylis is a much larger genus, including several more homogenous subunits, but these are often interconnected by transitional species. As a whole this genus cannot be identified by single or few simple characters. There is no detail comprehensive and compiled information on genus at a place.

Cost: $


Shittal Aryal

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Current student


Flowering plants

Tribhuvan University

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Referee 1:

Sangeeta Rajbhandary

Referee 2:

Deepak Pant

Scoring Rubric

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

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Broader Impacts


7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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