Dr. Sriyani Mudalige Wickramasinghe
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Dr. Sriyani Mudalige Wickramasinghe

Professor in Conservation Biology
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

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Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
Climate Change
Earth Sciences
Scientific Research

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Wickramasinghe, S., M. Wijayasinghe and C. Sarathchandra, 2022. Sri Lankan Mangroves: Biodiversity, Livelihoods, and Conservation. In: Mangroves: Biodiversity, Livelihoods and Conservation, Das, S.C., Pullaiah, E.C. Ashton (Eds.), Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-19-0518-6, pp: 297-329.
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  2. Sarathchandra, C., Y.A. Abebe, I.L. Wijerathne, S.T. Aluthwattha, S. Wickramasinghe and Z. Ouyang, 2021. An overview of ecosystem service studies in a tropical biodiversity hotspot, Sri Lanka: Key perspectives for future research. Forests, Vol. 12. 10.3390/f12050540.
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  3. Sarathchandra, C., Y.A. Abebe, F.R. Worthy, I.L. Wijerathne and H. Ma et al., 2021. Impact of land use and land cover changes on carbon storage in rubber dominated tropical Xishuangbanna, South West China. Ecosyst. Health Sustainability, Vol. 7. 10.1080/20964129.2021.1915183.
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  4. Wijerathne, I. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2018. Breeding behaviour of the endemic Sri Lankan Grey Hornbill (Ocycerous gingalensis) within the breeding and non breeding season. Int. J. Biodivers., Vol. 2018. .
  5. Wickramasinghe, S., P.P. Paduwawala and I.L. Wijerathne, 2018. Distribution and habitat ecology of Sri Lanka grey hornbill (Ocycerous gingalensis) in the Anuradhapura district, North Central province, Sri Lanka. Wildlanka, 6: 1-7.
  6. Sarathchandra, C., S. Kambach, S.C. Ariyarathna, J. Xu, R.D. Harrison and S. Wickramasinghe, 2018. Significance of mangrove biodiversity conservation in fishery production and living conditions of coastal communities in Sri Lanka. Diversity, Vol. 10. 10.3390/d10020020.
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  7. Sarathchandra, C., N.B. Ranjitkar, S. Wickramasinghe , K.H.W.L. De Silva and S. Ranjitkar et al., 2018. Effectiveness of land sparing strategies in preventing land conversion and deforestation: A case study in Xishuangbanna, Southern China. Land Degrad. Dev. (In Press). .
  8. Wickramasinghe, S. and D. Diwakara, 2017. Diversity: Abundance and conservation of communal roosting water birds in Kotuattawala nature reserve in Sri Lanka. Int. J. Environ. Biodivers., 8: 98-103.
  9. Nadeeshani, H.M.S.M. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2017. Population distribution and habitat selection of Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) within Mihintale sanctuary and its adjacent area in Sri Lanka. Wildlanka, 5: 133-141.
  10. De Zoysa, H.K.S., D.P. Samarasinghe and S.B. Duminda, 2017. Dissanayake, supun mindika wellappuliarachi and Sriyani wickramasinghe, range extension of Oziothelphusa mineriyaensis Bott, 1970, (Decapoda, Gecarcinucidae) in North Central province, Sri Lanka, 2017. Check List, 13: 443-446.
  11. Bopearachchi, D. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2017. Diversity of avifauna in three different fragments adjacent to Mihinthale sanctuary. Wildlanka, 5: 84-89.
  12. Wimalasekara, I.W.C.S, B.S. Lankage and S. Wickramasinghe, 2016. Freshwater biodiversity in the littoral zone of a Sri Lankan tank ecosystem with its water quality parameters. Int. J. Environ. Sci., 6: 881-892.
  13. Rathnayake, D.K., I. Arachchi, I. Sandunika, B.S. Pathirana and S. Wickramasinghe, 2016. The significance of habitat characteristics to the spatial distribution of local avian assemblage at gannoruwa mountain forest reserve, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Int. J. Biodiver., Vol. 2016. 10.1155/2016/8148910.
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  14. Dissanayake, D.S., L.D. Thewarage and S. Wickramasinghe, 2016. An annotated checklist of centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda) of Sri Lanka. Int. J. Environ. Biodiver., 7: 71-77.
  15. Dilhari, W.M.M. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2016. Fragmentation effects on territory quality of Copsychus malabaricus in Western part of the Mihintale sanctuary Sri Lanka. Wildlanka, 3: 84-89.
  16. De Zoysa, H.K.S., A.D. Nguyen and S. Wickramasinghe, 2016. Annotated checklist of millipedes (Myriapoda: Diplopoda) of Sri Lanka. Zootaxa, 4061: 451-482.
  17. Kumara, W.G.C.W., J.M.N.D.B. Jayasekara, S. Wickramasinghe, A. Ochirbat and T. Gunarathne, 2015. Developing professional through e-learning: An use case in Sri Lanka. Int. J. Modern Trends Eng. Res., 7: 1-5.
  18. Wimalasekara, C. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2014. Species diversity and conservation of avifauna in three different habitat types within the Mihintale Sanctuary, Sri Lanka. J. Threat. Taxa, 6: 5718-5725.
  19. Wellappulli-Arachchi, S.M., W.G.M. Edirisinghe, D.S.B. Dissanayake, Y. Mapatuna and S. Wickramasinghe, 2014. A breeding colony of the brown bat (Myotis hasseltii) from Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 6: 68-71.
  20. Dissanayake, D.S.B., S.M. Wellappuli-Arachchi, J.A.H.U. Jayakody, S.K. Bandara, S.J. Gamagae, D.A. Deerasinha and S. Wickramasinghe, 2014. A checklist of avifaunal diversity of the Sigiriya sanctuary and adjacent areas, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Birding Asia, 21: 86-93.
  21. Shermila, M.D.D.G. and S. Wickramsnighe, 2013. Composition of mix species foraging flocks of birds in Riverstan of montane region, Sri Lanka. J. Trop. For. Environ., 3: 55-63.
  22. Diwakara, D.M.D.R. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2013. Avifaunal diversity in Kotuattawala nature reserve, Sri Lanka. Siyoth, 2: 29-33.
  23. Dissanayake, D.S.B. and S. Wickramasingha, 2012. Record of Centipedes Fauna in Sri Lanka. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora, Weerakoon, D.K. and S. Wijesundara (Eds.)., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp: 445-449.
  24. Wimalasekara, I.W.C.S. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2010. Avifaunal diversity in the Mihintale sanctuary of Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus, 7: 123-129.
  25. Wickramasinghe, S., R. Cochard, M. Borin, S. Kotagama, J.A. Alfredo and O. Shipin, 2009. Multi-functional pollution mitigation in a rehabilitated mangrove conservation area. J. Ecol. Eng., 35: 898-907.
  26. Ranamukaarachchi, S.L. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2007. Biology, Ecology and Management of Rice Black Bugs in Some Asian Countries. In: Rice Black Bug; Taxonomy, Ecology and Management of Invasive Species, Joshi, R.C., A.T. Barrion and L.S. Sebastian (Eds.)., Philippine Rice Research Institute, Philippine, pp: 695-706.
  27. Ranamukaarachchi, S.L. and S. Wickramasinghe, 2006. Golden Apple Snails in the World: Introduction, Impact and Control Measures. In: Global Advance in Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snail, Joshi, R.C. and L.S. Sebastian (Eds.)., Philippine Rice Research Institute, Philippine, pp: 133-135.
  28. Sriyani, W.M., U.K.G.K. Padmalal and S.W. Kotagama, 2005. A study on mixed species birds flocks of sub montane wet evergreen forest in the Northern flank of the Knuckles region in Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus, 6: 277-284.