Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium

This symposium is a forum for researchers in the fields of Natural Resources Management, to present their research findings, and networking with policy makers and industry.

The Forestry and Environment Symposium is an annual event organized by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura since 1995. Since 2005 it is conducted as an international conference drawing research scientists, experts and academics from all over the world providing a forum for national and international scientists and professionals in the field of Environment and Natural Resource sectors to present their research findings, and network with policy makers and industry.

Vol 22 (2017): 22nd International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2017

Table of Contents

Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Floristic Composition and Carbon Sequestration of "Indikada Mukalana" Forest Reserve, Waga; A Lowland Wet Evergreen Forest in Sri Lanka PDF
K.A.J.M. Kuruppuarachchi, B.D. Madurapperuma, G. Seneviratne
Impacts of Selected Fungal Toxins on the Inducement of Agarwood in Gyrinops walla PDF
S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, S.V. Withanage, T.H.P.S. Fernando
Mangrove Conservation in the Coastal Areas of Lala, Lanao del Norte, Philippines: Management Strategies and Impacts on the Status of the Mangrove Forest PDF
A.M. Baclado, W.T. Tatil
Coastal Community’s Knowledge, Attitude and Perception on Beach Forest Ecosystem Services in Socorro, BucasGrande Islands, Surigao del Norte, Philippines: Factors Affecting their Utilization and Management PDF
E.H.C. Collao, W.T. Tatil
Comparison of Seasoning Defects due to Different Kilns and Kiln Schedules for Teak PDF
Arachchi C.M.E., Amarasekara H.S.
Evaluation of Cutting Time and Waste Generation in Different Band Sawmills in Sri Lanka with Special Reference to Teak Timber PDF
Abeykoon A.M.C., Amarasekara H.S.
Beach Forest Characterisation in two Coastal Barangays in Socorro, Bucas Grande Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines PDF
Nini J.M.S., Tatil W.T.
Monitoring Growth Performance of Naturally Regenerated Woody Species in an Enriched Pine Stand, Sri Lanka PDF
J. Jayawardhane, A.M.T.A. Gunaratne
Temporal Changes Mediated by Sri Lankan Sponge Haliclona (Soestella) sp Crude Extract in in vitro Phagocytic Activity of Wistar Rats’ Peritoneal Macrophages PDF
L.M.S.M. Rathnayake, P.V. Udagama, B.G.D.N.K. De Silva, K.V.K. Gunathilake
Antimicrobial Properties of Selected Plant Species in the Ussangoda and Yodhaganawa Serpentines. PDF
K.B.K.P Karunarathna, P.S. Saputhanthri
Variation of Chemical Compounds of Naturally and Artificially Formed Agarwood Resins in Gyrinops walla PDF
W.N.H. de Alwis, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, D.S. Hettiarachchi
Isolation of Associated Fungal Species in Aquilaria and Gyrinops Species of Family Thymelaeaceae PDF
A.N.G.C.K. Vidurangi, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, K.M.E.P. Fernando
Potential of Making Fungal Toxins at Commercial Scale for Agarwood Inducement PDF
R.A.P. Malithi, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, T.H.P.S. Fernando
Variation of Volatile Oil Contents and Constituents in Lesser Known Plant Species for Formulating Mosquito Repellents PDF
W.M.M. Weerasinghe, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, D.S. Hettiarachchi
Sustainable utilisation of Eppawala Rock Phosphate mediated by Phosphate Solubilizing Microbes: A timely action PDF
R.K.R.S. Ranasinghe, C.M. Naayakkara

Climate Change

Mapping Topographic and Vegetation Bioshield Mass Recovery along the Shoreline Using Kite Aerial Photography PDF
B.D. adurapperuma, J.E. Dellysse, K.A.J.M. Kuruppuarachchi, G.K.P. Dissanayake
Impacts of Meteorological Parameters on the Abundance of Malaria Vector in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka PDF
D.N. Kannangara, R.M.T.B. Ranathunge, W. Abeyewickreme, M.D. Hapugoda, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe

Biodiversity and Ecological Health

Variation of Lichen Diversity along an Elevation Gradient in the Hantana Mountain Range in Sri Lanka PDF
W.A.M.T. Weerathunga, A.M.G.K. Athappaththu
Hypoglycemic Effects of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L Flower Extract in vitro PDF
G.P.V.C.N. Nanayakkara, C. Padumadasa, D.C. Peiris
Foraging behaviour of endemic Dull-blue Flycatcher Eumyias sordidus Volden 1870, (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae) in Tropical montane cloud forests of Sri Lanka. PDF
W.D.S.C. Dharmarathne, W.A.D Mahaulpatha
Habitat Selection of the Grey Slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus) in the Popham’s Arboretum, Dambulla, Sri Lanka PDF
P. Weerarathna, M.R. Wijesinghe
Does Over-Dominance of Bambusa bambos alter the Abundance and Composition of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Community? PDF
M.G.U.A. Millangoda, H.M.S.P. Madawala
Seed Dormancy and Germination Requirements of Two Endemic Palm Species of Sri Lanka PDF
N.S. Gama-Arachchige, A.A.C.B Alahakoon
Macrohabitat Selection of the Endemic Endangered Frog Fejervarya greenii (Amphibia: Dicroglossidae) in and around Lentic Water Bodies at Horton Plains National Park PDF
M.C. Prabhath, E.G.D.P. Jayasekara, W.A.D. Mahaulpatha
Urban Adaptive Avifauna: A Case Study from Peradeniya, Sri Lanka PDF
H.G.S.S. Galappaththi, C.S. Wijesundara
Antioxidant, Cytotoxic and Antibacterial Activities of Methanol Extracts from Smilax zeylanica L. Root and Rhizome PDF
H.M.N.R Malge, N. Dannushika, L.D. Peiris
Ability of the Native Antagonistic Fungi Against Rigidoporus microporus, to tolerate the Usage of Fungicides for White Root Disease in Rubber Growing Soil in Sri Lanka PDF
P.W. Balasooriya, T.H.P.S. Fernando, O.V.D.S.J. Weerasena
Comparative Phytochemical Screening and Chromatography Development to Determine the Suitability of Stem Parts of Justiciaadhatoda (Adhathoda) in the Preparation of Standardise Herbal Drugs PDF
W.M.A.S. Wellawatta, M. Munasinghe, P Jeewandara, T.K. Nawarathne
A Comparative Morphological and Anatomical Study of two Memecylon Species: Memecylon umbellatum Burm. f. and Memecylon angustifolium Wight. (Melastomataceae) in Sri Lanka PDF
T.M.S.D. Karunarathne, I.U. Kariyawasam, C. Padumadasa
Screening of Different Hevea brasiliensis Clones Based on the Reaction to Phytophthora Bark Rot PDF
M.K.R. Silva, T.H.P.S. Fernando, B.I. Tennakoon
The Potential Use of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) as Antagonists and Biocontrol Agents in Hevea Diseases PDF
L.H.S.N. Gunarathne, T.H.P.S. Fernando
Food Preference of Endemic Sri Lanka Yellow-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus) in Breeding and Non-breeding seasons at Horton Plains National Park PDF
P.H.S.P. Chandrasiri, W.A.D. Mahaulpatha
Behaviour Associated with Habitat Utilization of Endangered Black-Cheek Lizard (Calotes nigrilabris) in the Grasslands of Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka PDF
E.G.D.P. Jayasekara, M.C. Prabhath, W.A.D. Mahaulpatha
Butterfly Assemblages in Two Different Habitats in Lowland Wet Zone, Sri Lanka PDF
M.U.H. Peiris, N. Pallewatta, C.D. Dangalle, S. Wijesundara
Evaluation of the Accumulation Status of Microcystin; LR in Rice (Oryza sativa) Grains PDF
M.M. Wijewickrama, M M Manage
Host Resistance to Parasitism: Do Older Tadpoles of Polypedates crucigers bear Higher Resistance towards Pleurolophocercous cercariae? PDF
N.U.K. Pathirana, M. Meegaskubura, R.S. Rajakaruna
A GIS-Based Effort to Identify a Potential Movement Corridor for Western Purple-Faced Langur (Semnophithecus vetulusnestor), between Labugama-Kalatuwawa and Indikada Forest Reserves in Colombo District of Sri Lanka PDF
P.A.B.G. Panagoda, V.P.A. Weerasinghe
Importance of Breeding Ecology and Territorial Behaviour of Indian Black Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata leucoptera) for its Conservation PDF
S. Wickramasinghe, K.M.A. Nandapala, D.L. Muthuthanthirige
Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Fecal Matter of Wild Elephants (Elephas maximus) PDF
J.A.A.W.L. Jayasekara, K.G.D.De.A. Abeysinghe, D.M.J.C. Dissanayake, R.P.G. Vandercone, T.C. Bamunuarachchige
Habitat Preferences and Distribution Modelling of the Endangered Frog Pseudophilautus zorro PDF
U.A.L.D. Rupasinghe, K.D.B. Ukuwela, R.P.G. Vandercone
Divergence in Pigmentation as a Result of Wet Forests in an Insular Population of Flameback Woodpeckers PDF
R.W. Ranasinghe, S.S. Seneviratne
The Significance of Plant Variety Protection System: A Sri Lankan Perspective PDF
P.M.A.S. Pathiraja
Structure and Diversity of Vocalisation of an Endemic Forest Bird (Brown-Capped Babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillus) Across the Climatic Gradient in Sri Lanka PDF
P.P. Panduwawala, S. Wickramasinghe, S.S. Senevirathne

Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium, Sri Lanka. Published by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura