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Lower montane forest in "Knuckles Forest Reserve" is important due to harbouring of high biodiversity and provision of watershed services to Sri Lanka. In the British colonial era, these forests were cleared for coffee and tea plantations. However, some of these lands were abandoned due to low yield. Presently, these abandoned lands are dominated w...
As the only marine angiosperm seagrass play a major role in numerous ecosystem services. The link between three seagrass species which can be found in the Southern coast of Sri Lanka and the sediment type they inhabit is revealing through this research.
Seagrasses are specialized marine angiosperms, adapted to the near shore habitats. Their physical structure and associations with other flora provide diverse and complex habitats for other associated organisms including fauna and flora. Since there is a dearth of information on macro flora and fauna on seagrass beds, the present study was carried o...
Seagrass is the only angiosperm that existed in shallow marine environments. They are one of the vital ecosystems which act as a foraging ground of dugong, sea turtles and nesting and feeding ground of various type of fish. Seagrass meadows enhance the water quality of the coastal environment by trapping the sediments of the water and it ensures th...
Effectiveness of biofilmed biofertilizer on the establishment of native tree species inKnuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka R. D. A. Gunasekara1*, G. Seneviratne2, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke3, C. V. S. Gunatilleke3, S.U.Welmillage4 and A. M. T. A. Gunaratne3 1Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2Institute of Fundament...
No: 333 Plant Science and Forestry The steep slopes covered with lower montane forests of the Knuckles Forest Reserve (KFR), were exploited for plantation of coffee and tea during the colonial era. At present, the lower montane forest patches on the eastern slopes are highly fragmented. These isolated forest patches are frequently interspersed with...
we want to preserve some freshwater algae for studies and also want to prepare slides (permanent). But we could not find a method for that. Therefore, please advise us what is the best method for the preparation of freshwater algae slides.
I have heard many methods but still did not find an effective method for growing them in the lab. Therefore, I would like to know the practicable cost-effective method for growing marine algae inside a lab. Please, someone, know kind provide me with the method.