Rajouri/Jammu, November 25(Scoop News)- National Workshop on Reproductive Biology for Biodiversity Conservation sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India was held at Centre for Biodiversity Studies, BGSB University in which delegates from different Institutes of the country participated.
The workshop is being organized in collaboration with Department of Botany University of Jammu in which Vice Chancellor Prof Irshad A Hamal was chief guest while Registrar Mohammad Rashid Chowdhary was also present.
In the session, Prof. K. R. Shivanna Senior INSA Scientist from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore spoke on seedling recruitment, a major reproductive constraint responsible for species vulnerability, a thrust area of research in conservation of Biodiversity while Dr. Rajesh Tandon spoke on an emerging area of use of mathematical modeling for studying plant – pollinator interactions which are detrimental to species conservation.
In the beginning Prof. B. A. Wafai, Director, CBS acquainted the visitors with the mandate and activities taking place at CBS, BGSBU.
Prof. I. A. Hamal, Vice Chancellor, while participating in the interaction stressed upon the relevance of Reproductive biology in conservation of Biodiversity as without understanding how plants reproduce and what constraints they face in their reproductive process, no effective strategy can be devised for their conservation
Dr. Susheel Verma, Associate Professor, member of the organizing committee of the workshop extended a warm welcome to all the participants and deliberated upon the origin and significance of this one day session of 5 day National Workshop.
Prof. G. H. Dar, Fellow Mahtama Gandhi Chair on Ecology and Environment presented the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude to the participants for making their efforts to come to BGSBU for this event.
Among others who graced the occasion included Prof. A. K. Koul, Dean Academic Affairs, BGSB University and a veteran Botanist of National and International repute, Prof. Anima Langer, Dean, School of Life Sciences, University of Jammu, Prof. Namrata Sharma and Dr Veenu Kaul from University of Jammu and Organising Secretaries of the 5 day workshop & Dr. Vishnu Bhat from DU.
The programme concluded with a field visit of all the participants to the Biodiversity Park of BGSB University.
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