Monday: 8th June 2021 at 8:37 PM
PG Department of Botany organized a webinar
Prof. Avinash Kaur Nagpal from Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar acted as the resource person. She delivered a talk on the topic “Planting Trees: An Important Tool to save Environment & Ourselves”. She discussed various reasons of environment degradation and how to fix responsibilities for the same. Prof. Avinash also discussed about various factors responsible for ecosystem degradation and the ways to mitigate those factors and restore the ecosystems. She shared her experiences regarding creating eDOPS, an electronic Database of Plants. This database serves the dual purpose of providing data cum multimedia information of each plant species. The Focus of the database is to provide information about Botanical name, Popular/Common name, Family name, flowering time, Fruiting time, Distribution, Economic importance, Morphological description and photographs of different views/parts of each plant. The database can be searched using different search options- plant wise and family wise. At the end she even shared a short informative video regarding “Miawaki Forests”. The lecture was followed by the queries and curious questions by the students.