symposium2008 Archive

7 Jan 2009

INFORMAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATION IN AMRITSAR CITY, INDIA

Urban India currently produces about 36.5 million tones of waste and this figure  is expected to touch an astounding 300 million tones given the current spate in the consumption patterns and materialistic lifestyles of the ‘haves’ which
7 Jan 2009

Growth, morphological, anatomical, and physiological responses of canopy species to varied light environments.

Growth, morphological, anatomical, and physiological characteristics of seedlings of three canopy species; Artocarpus nobilis Thw., Litsea gardneri Thw. and Myristica dactyloides Gaertn. were compared with variation to the light regimes in lowland tropical rain forest, southwest Sri
7 Jan 2009

MODELING OF IMPROVEMENT POTENTIAL OF HOMEGARDENS IN MANIKHINNA AREA OF KANDY DISTRICT

Kandyan homegardens are identified as an economically viable, highly adapted and environmentally sound agroforestry system in Sri Lanka which is having diverse mixture of plants in a close association with each other. Nearly 15% of lands in
7 Jan 2009

Effects of Cardamom Cultivation on Forest Structure and Soil Properties in the Montane Forest of Knuckles Conservation Area of Sri Lanka

The ecological effects of cardamom cultivation in the understorey of tropical forests have been debated but remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of cardamom cultivation and management on forest structure
7 Jan 2009

Develop a Model using GIS to identify Soil Erosion potential areas of Kukule Ganga watershed – Sri Lanka

The process of soil erosion in Sri Lanka commenced in the 19th century with the expansion of human settlements and cultivation of upland rain fed crops. It was aggravated by the changes in land use patterns during
7 Jan 2009

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the social forestry component of the Forest Resources Management Project (FRMP) in Kurunegala District

The paper reports findings of an evaluation of the social forestry component of the Forest Resources Management Project of the Ministry of Environment commenced in 2002 with the overall objective of improving forest management for environmental protection
7 Jan 2009

Feasibility assessments of four plantation timber species

The rapid expansion of the human population has resulted in a tremendous increase in the demand for timber in turn posing a serious threat to natural forest ecosystems. Forest plantations were established primarily to provide an alternative
7 Jan 2009

An empirical model for predicting dbh growth with age for Eucalyptus grandis

Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden (rose gum) is commonly grown as even-aged monocultures in colder climates in the hilly region of Sri Lanka. Trees harvested from those plantations are used for sawn timber, railway sleepers and fuel.
6 Jan 2009

Preliminary study on sustainable honey harvesting from natural dwarf honeybee (Apis florea) colonies in semi arid regions of Sri Lanka

Honeybees of the world can be categorized as open nesting and cavity nesting based on their habitat. The cavity nesting bees – Apis mellifera (temperate honeybee) and A. cerana (Asian honeybee) and open nesting bees – A.