M.Phil./Ph.D. Programmes

(List of supervisors by Board of Study)

Professor N.K.B. Adikaram

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects):

Plant/Postharvest Pathology

Mycology

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Professor I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke

Research Interests (Research Fields/Projects):

Rainforest research on conservation of endemic plant species

Plant Reproductive Biology

Restoration ecology

Soil biology & fertility

Population genetics and Long-term forest dynamics of rainforest species

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Professor D.M.D. Yakandawala

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Plant Systematics / Molecular Systematics and Phylogenetics / Biodiversity and Conservation.

Current research: Taxonomy and phylogenetic studies on endemic and native taxa

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Dr. A.M. Karunaratne

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Food Biochemistry

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Dr. H.M.S.P.M. Weerasinghe

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Biogeochemistry

Invasive plants

Ecophysiological traits of plants to stresses

Restoration Ecology

Mycorrhizae

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Dr. G.A.D. Perera

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Ecology of tropical forests and grasslands of Sri Lanka and their conservation

Vegetation patterns at different spatial and temporal scales

Vegetation responses to disturbances in natural dry forests

Seeking patterns of degradation and deflected succession of dry forests

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Dr. C.L. Abayasekera

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Water Microbiology

Anti microbial activity of plants

Rhizobiology

Postharvest Pathology

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Dr. W.A.M. Daundasekera

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Postharvest physiology of tropical fruits

Cut flowers and decorative foliage

Plant nutrition and postharvest quality of leafy vegetables

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Dr. A.M.T.A. Gunaratne

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Forest restoration ecology

Ecology of invasive plant species

Plant animal interactions

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Dr. J.W. Damunupola

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Floriculture

Plant Physiology

Phytopathology

Postharvest Technology of Ornamental Plants

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Dr. K.M.G.G. Jayasuriya

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Seed dormancy of native wild plant species

Hydrotime modeling of seed germination of native and invasive species

Seed quality improvement techniques for crop species

Plant community ecology of mangroves

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Dr. Preminda Samaraweera

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

Biodegrading microbes and enzymes

Molecular markers of abiotic stress tolerance in rice

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