Wasana de Silva

Wasana de Silva
University of Kelaniya · Department of Plant and Molecular Biology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Mangroves are salt tolerant plants that occur in tropical and subtropical sheltered coasts. Saltwater intrusions into terrestrial landscapes often occur due to either anthropogenic reasons or natural calamities such as tsunamis. We investigated the potential of using mangrove species for rehabilitation of high saline environments by revealing the c...
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Mainstreaming coastal biodiversity certainly brings nature-based solutions for the conservation of offshore and onshore resources. Being an island, the long-term shoreline change of Sri Lanka is particularly important for management of the island's coastal resources. This study was carried out at the southwestern and southern coasts of Sri Lanka to...
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The invasive success of the freshwater snail species (Pomacea canaliculata) continues to wreak havoc around the world. The present study was initiated to analyse spatial trend and associated environmental conditions related to the invasive success of P. canali-culata in Asia. Systematic searches were performed to identify relevant studies through d...
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Morpho-molecular and molecular clock analyses were conducted on Savoryellaceae in order to understand the placements of taxa in this family. Ascotaiwania and Neoascotaiwania formed a well-supported monophyletic clade in the phylogenetic analyses of concatenated partial 18S rDNA, 28S rDNA, transcription elongation factor 1-α and RNA polymerase II ge...
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Understanding trophic interactions in food webs is crucial to revealing the transfer of substances and energy from primary food sources to consumers in aquatic ecosystems. We hypothesize that the trophic structure of consumers can be significantly affected by primary food sources (pelagic, benthic, and littoral sources) through complex trophic inte...
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The present study was carried out to determine the efficacy of root foraging and the physiological response of Vallisnaria natans grown in heterogeneous sediments. V. natans was cultivated in two homogeneous and two heterogeneous sediments. The results suggested that V. natans grown in heterogeneous sediments presented a significantly higher root p...
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Mangrove forests are degraded and threatened worldwide, due to anthropogenic events. Mass production of planting material and successful germination of seeds are essential processes in rehabilitating these degraded mangrove forests. The present work was carried out to determine the efficacy of using propagule cuttings in mass production of plant ma...
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Diversity of marine angiosperm species (seagrasses) at Kadolkele in Meegamuwa (Negombo) estuary was studied with a view to understanding the effect of substrate characteristics on diversity. Seagrass samples were obtained along three line transects, laid perpendicular to the shoreline at 20 m intervals. Shannon-Wiener index was used to determine th...

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