Asian Journal of Geographical Research <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Geographical Research&nbsp;(ISSN: 2582-2985)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJGR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Geography and Earth Science. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Geographical Research) (Asian Journal of Geographical Research) Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:24:36 +0000 OJS 60 Organogenesis of Dodders, Parasitism, Infestation and Development Phases <p>Parasitic plants proliferation globally is daunting and a threat to our ecosystems. In this study we explore holoparasites with limitation to dodders (<em>Cuscuta spp</em>. &amp; <em>Cassytha filiformis)</em>. An experiment was performed to ascertain anatomical and morphological characteristics of dodder capsule and its stem. We present dodder infestation stages, development phases and close observable internal and external microscopic features. A distinct haustorium trait of dodders is shown by micrographs. The study finds that dodder seeds possess high ecological dispersal character with vast adaptability through morphological analysis. This ramifies their ecological phenotypic plasticity. Externally, dodder stems attack the host phloem through haustoria that suck nutrients from the sap weakening it.</p> Innocent Osoro Ngare, James Kibii Koske, George Njagi Gathuku ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Implications of Philately in Promoting the Protected Natural Areas (VI) - Piatra Craiului National Park <p>Continuing the series of articles that promote the implications of thematic philately about protected natural areas, we stopped this time, on the Piatra Craiului National Park. As an area of national interest, the Piatra Craiului area has also been immortalized on various post-philatelic effects. From the multitude of philatelic pieces (postage stamps, envelopes on the first day of the show - FDCs, illustrated postcards, occasional envelopes, etc.) that were identified, the reproduction was chosen only of those who contributed to the promotion of tourism potential. From landscapes to species of flora and fauna, of scientific interest and environmental protection, the pieces analyzed come to certify the idea that thematic philately is more than an ambassador of the intrinsic values of an area. In fact, by appealing to philatelic effects, the entire community had to gain in terms of the fact that tourists, mostly from abroad, had already provided access to tourist information and more.</p> Bogdan-Vasile Cioruța, Mirela Coman, Alexandru Leonard Pop ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Comparative Assessment of Vulnerability to Drought and Flood in the Lower Teesta River Basin: A SWOT Analysis <p>People repeatedly confronted by natural catastrophe in almost every year such as drought and flood in the lower Teesta Basin area. After the construction of two barrages in <em>Gozaldoba</em> and <em>Dalia</em> on Teesta River drought and flood occurs almost every year. Intensity and frequency of these calamities are also increasing in an alarming rate, which caused serious damage to livelihoods and economy of this area. The objective of this paper is to find out the drought and flood induced vulnerability in the study area through Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat (SWOT) analysis. By this we can summarize the current state of a space and helping to devise a plan for the future, one that employs the existing strengths, redresses existing weaknesses, exploits opportunities and defends against threats. The study is conducted in <em>Charkharibari</em> village of <em>Tepakharibari</em> union of <em>Dimla</em> upazilla in <em>Nilphamary</em> district and <em>Jigabari</em> village of <em>Tepamadhupur</em> union of <em>Kaunia</em> upazilla in <em>Rangpur</em> district, taking the locational advantage, flood and drought proneness, topographic nature and population diversity under consideration. The study population is finite and sample size was determined by using Kothari’s formula. Sample size for <em>Charkharibari</em> and <em>Jigabari</em> is 200 and 85 respectively; samples were drawn through Simple Random Sampling (SRS) procedure. The relevant data and information used in this study have been collected from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data has been collected through a questionnaire survey and couple of Focus Group Discussions (FGD’s) with a view to collect quantitative as well as qualitative data. Results from Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat (SWOT) analysis shows that, between the two villages severity of drought and flood is higher in Charkharibari village. After comparing the strengths <em>Jigabari</em> is ahead; comparing weakness, opportunities and threat <em>Charkharibari</em> is ahead. Based on the analysis and the findings, it is evident that in terms of vulnerability Charkharibari is more vulnerable than Jigabari. But there are more opportunities for Charkharibari than Jigabari. However, it is evident that proper dissemination of information regarding early warning and assistance from government as well as non-government organizations can significantly improve the coping capacity of people.</p> Sk. Junnun Al-Hussain, Shitangsu Kumar Paul, Md. Nazir Hossain ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000