Nuwan Chathuranga JayawardanaDepartment of Wildlife Conservation · National Wildlife Research and Training Centre, Giritale
Nuwan Chathuranga Jayawardana
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The flora of Horton plains national park (HPNP), the highest plateau and cloud forest in Sri Lanka, was investigated and an annonated list of constituent species was compiled. The order of families, genera and species is alphabetic and the nomenclature follows Redlist, 2020 and Plants of the World Online. A brief description, distribution, phenolog...
This book provides an overview about the biodiversity of the Ampara district, the drivers that affect the biodiversity and the current trends in the biodiversity in the district.
This book provides an overview about the biodiversity of the Mannar district, the drivers that affect the biodiversity and the current trends in the biodiversity in the district.
Strobilanthes glandulata, a new species of Acanthaceae is described from Sri Lanka. It has been previously misidentified as Strobilanthes lupulina. It is similar to S. lupulina having an inflorescence of heads, funnel-shaped gradually widened corolla, hispids on the stem, and both surfaces of leaves and petioles, but can be easily distinguished fro...
Strobilanthes Blume (Acanthaceae) is one of the largest genera in the flora of Sri Lanka and is most interesting for its diversified habits, gregarious occurrence, and elegant flowering. Approximately 450 Strobilanthes species are widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical parts of Asia. Wood recognized 30 Strobilanthes species in Sri Lanka...
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) plays a significant role in natural ecosystems and it is considered as an endangered animal. Molecular genetics studies on elephants’ dates back to 1990s. Microsatellite markers have been the preferred choice and have played a major role in ecological, evolutionary and conservation research on elephants over the pas...
A two week survey was conducted in dry season of 2019 covering the entire area of the proposed problem elephant rehabilitation center (PERC) about the seven taxonomic groups (Vascular Plants, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Butterflies and Dragonflies). Hitherto any systematic survey has not been done in the study area previously. A total of...
In this volume total of 400 species have been documented belonging to 330 genera. Out of these, Life cycle information has been given in 80 species. Not all the moth families are discussed in this volume, for an example, Some Microlepidoptera families as well as Superfamily Gelechioidea are not represented in this volume. Only the major and importa...
Lyriothemis defonsekai van der Poorten, 2009 is a nationally Critically Endangered odonate species in Sri Lanka. It is endemic to the country and was known only from the type locality, Kudawa, Sinharaja Forest Reserve and its vicinity thus it was considered to be a point endemic. We report the first ever record of the species outside Sinharaja exte...
Studying phylogenetic systematics, biogeography, and ecology of Moths of Sri Lanka including their hosts, parasitoids and predators.
Documenting the approximately 2200 (and rising) moth species of Sri Lanka, their distributions, abundance, habitats and general ecology with combination of citizen science efforts. (http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/moths-of-sri-lanka.mobile)