symposium2007 Archive

17 Jun 2008

Trends and process of Kithul tapping as an aspect of forest utilization

The Sinharaja forest reserve is one of the least disturbed and biologically unique Tropical Wet Evergreen Rain Forests in Sri Lanka located in the Southern as well as Sabaragamuwa provinces in the wet zone.In addition, the forest
17 Jun 2008

Sustainable Forest Management: A Pragmatic Approach

Galicia is the most important forestry region of Spain, but its potential of producing the forest products is underdeveloped. A healthy and growing forestry sector could be an engine for regional and rural economic development, but forest
17 Jun 2008

Estimating Above Ground Biomass of Pinus caribaea stand in lower

Over 18, 000 ha of degraded wet lowland areas in Sri Lanka have been converted to Pinus caribaea plantations through an afforestation program. These plantations are poorly managed and subject to frequent fires, set by local people
17 Jun 2008

Biofertilizers for physic nut (Jatropha curcas l.) grown in different

Physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.), locally known as Kasla, is a small tree of plant family Euphorbiaceae, that grows widely in the Philippines. It has recently gained global interest because of its seed oil that can be
26 Mar 2008

Eco-tourism and Bio-diversity conservation-“A case study of Horton Plains”

Much debate and confusion has surrounded the terms ‘nature based tourism’ and ‘ecotourism’. Ecotourism is often used interchangeably with other terms such as nature based tourism, sustainable tourism, green tourism, responsible tourism and soft tourism. While some
26 Mar 2008

Species diversity and abundance of butterfly fauna in four selected habitats in Sinharaja man and biosphere (MAB) reserve

Sri Lanka possesses a rich diversity of butterflies compared to other countries in the region, but studies on this interesting taxon remain limited. The present study on butterflies at Sinharaja forest was carried out as an effort
26 Mar 2008

Edge effects on small mammal assemblages in Sri Lankan rainforests

This project was carried out with the objective of investigating edge effects on species richness and abundance of small mammals in rainforests of Sri Lanka. Core and edge habitats of twelve rainforests were live-trapped for five consecutive
26 Mar 2008

Biodiversity of pteridophytes at Mulawella Mountain of the Sinharaja Forest

Pteridophyte flora represent an important component of natural vegetation and about 362 taxa belongs to 30 families have been described in Sri Lanka. Even though Pteridophytes play a significant role in natural ecosystems, they are one of
26 Mar 2008

Floral composition and vegetation structure of Nara Mangrove Reserve, Kadolkele, Sri Lanka and guidelines for conservation

This study was conducted to understand vegetation structure and floral composition to develop suitable protocols for the conservation of NARA mangrove reserve, Kadolkele which is 10 ha in extent and located on the right bank of the
26 Mar 2008

A study of the Reptilian faunal diversity in Kukulugala isolated hill Forest, Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka

The Kukulugala Forest (KF) is situated within the Western boundary of the Ratnapura district, Sabaragamuwa Province; and is located 15 km away from Bulathsinhala town. The study area is located between 60 30’-6031’ Northern latitudes and 800