sympoisum 2009 Archive

22 Mar 2010

Diversity and distribution of mangrove flora in the Attaragoda wetland, Galle with some notes on avifauna

B. Jayasekara1, I.R. Wedage2 and P. N. Dayawansa2 Attaragoda is a mangrove wetland situated in the Southern Coast (Latitude: 6° 1′ 60N, Longitude: 80° 15′ 0E), 3km outside Galle. This luxuriant patch of mangrove forest faces immense
22 Mar 2010

Diversity of medicinal plants in the Mihinthale sanctuary

A. Herath1, C. Karunanayake1 and S. Wijesundara2 Sri Lanka contains an enormous biodiversity of medicinal plants. Flora of Sri Lanka reports that there are 3368 angiosperms in Sri Lanka, out of which 20% are medicinal. There is
22 Mar 2010

Herpetofaunal diversity and distribution in Kalugala proposed forest reserve in Sri Lanka

W.M.S. Botejue and J. Wattewidanage This study reports species richness, abundance and diversity of herpetofauna in the Kalugala Proposed Forest Reserve (KPFR). KPFR is a primary lowland tropical rain forest, surrounded by secondary and disturbed vegetation due
17 Mar 2010

How do Sri Lankan shrub frogs Philautus popularis spend their night time: Field observations from Bolgoda wetland complex

H.G.S.K. Dayananda and D.D. Wickramasinghe Sri Lanka is an amphibian hot spot providing home for 109 species. Nevertheless, studies on ecology and biology of amphibians of Sri Lanka are scarce and behaviour of frogs has drawn even
17 Mar 2010

Distribution and population parameters of selected tree species in Gilimale and Kithulgala Forest Reserve

S. S. Ranathunga and B.M.P Singhakumara Field surveys have not been carried out in Sri Lanka to gather the population data on critically endangered tree species in their habitats. The population data on the critically endangered tree
17 Mar 2010

Utilization of treated tannery waste water using HRTS (High Rate Transpiration System)

S. Krishnamoorthi and G. Kandasamy The major objective of this paper is given to soil and ground water quality improvement by utilizing the high transpiration pull property of specific plants. It acts as a catalyst to improve
17 Mar 2010

Efficient removal of nitrogen/phosphorus by Bio-Geo Filter ditches consisting of laterite

G.S.M Fonseka1, N.P.M Rajaguru2, K.C.J Jayasekara2, B.C Liyanage2 and S.S. Iqbal2 In order to develop low-cost energy saving ways to treat wastewater in combination with resource recycling, a plant bed filter ditch in which terrestrial and aquatic
17 Mar 2010

A Multi agent system for environmental friendly agriculture

R. Rupasinghe, A. Ranatunga, S. Rathnayake, A. Sajagahan and A. Karunananda Environmental sustainability has become an important topic nowadays due to various adverse effects of natural systems which has caused the mankind to suffer in multi faceted
17 Mar 2010

Baseline Survey on Biodiversity in up country tea estates in Sri Lanka

G.G.T. Chandrathilake1 Conventional tea plantation was assessed in terms of biodiversity in up country tea estates in Sri Lanka. A rapid survey was carried out to document the both faunal and floral diversity associated in selected nine
17 Mar 2010

Efficiency of some local plants as eco-friendly pest control agents in reducing infestation

T.V.N.M. Gunarathna and M.M.S.C. Karunaratne Repellent effects of powdered leaf mixtures of four plant species, Piper nigrum (black pepper), Ocimum gratissimum (maha maduruthala), Cinnamomum verum (cinnamon) and Mentha viridis (mint) were evaluated against the adult rice weevil,