Vol 16 (2011)

Proceedings of 16th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2011

DOI: 10.31357/fesympo.v16i0

http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/public/site/images/hiran3/sympo-2011-book-cover_300Sixteenth Annual Symposium organized by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka was held on 28 - 29 October 2011 at Golden Rose Recreation Complex, 261, Maharagama Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka.

(Symposium 2011 Program)


This issue contains 100 abstracts under 7 different sub themes: Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Waste Management and Pollution Control, Socio Economics of Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Energy, Bio-diversity Conservation and Management, Climate Change and Plantation Management. In line with International Year of Forests 2011, the broad theme of symposium is ‘Forests for Social Transformation’, The papers include research findings, concept papers, reviews and policy interventions.

This year there are papers from SAARC Countries, Philippines, Austria and Australia.




Table of Contents

Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Biological effects of three Annona species on Callosobruchus chinensis: A green alternative for storage pest management
U.K.P.R. Karunaratne, M.M.S.C. Karunaratne
Joint forest management: A study of West Bengal in India
T. K. Mondal
Effect of sward type and level of light on the agronomic performance and nutritive value of Panicum maximum var. Trichoglume and Stylosanthes humilis
C. J. Gajaweera, A. Liyanage, T. Seresinhe
Spatial variability of soil characteristics along a landscape gradient in Bellanwila-Attidiya area, Sri Lanka
S. Cooray, D. Wickramasinghe, R.U.K. Piyadasa
Preliminary study on the adaptation of wild Guinea grass (Panicum maximum) to different agro-climatic regions in Hambanthota District
C.J. Gajaweera, B. Weerasinghe, T. Seresinhe
Foraging ecology of Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer in University premises and nearby forest patch in Mihinthale, Sri Lanka
S. Rajakaruna, S. Wickramasinghe
Population structure and dynamics of Nerothemis tulla (Odonata: Libellulidae) with water availability in rice field ecosystem
R.G.S.T. Aluthwattha
Impact of cattle grazing and irrigation water influx to the nitrate and posphate levels of lagoon ecosysytem in Bundala National Park
R.G.S.T. Aluthwattha, A. Dangolla, R. Chandrajith, K.B. Ranawana
Breakdown of mangrove leaf litter in a replanted mangrove forest in Kalpitiya, Puttlam lagoon
M.D.J.N. Wijesinghe, D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe, W.M.P.S.B. Wahala
Response of multiple biomarkers in Cirrhinus mrigala during short term exposure to Chromium
P. Duraisamy, M. Ramesh, P. Rama Krishan
Trends in extreme events of rainfall in low country wet zone of Sri Lanka
H.M.L.K. Herath, J.P.W.P. Sihilella, D.C. Abeysinghe, M.P. Dhanushika
Analysis of mangrove vegetation cover and the present status of aquaculture
S.S. Nigamuni, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe

Plantation Management

Evaluation of drinking water supply schemes in estate sector: A case study on Telbedda estate, Sri Lanka
G.G.T. Chandrathilake, B. de Silva
Run-off water harvesters and agro-wells for supplementary irrigation of rain-fed sugarcane at Sevanagala in Sri Lanka: A preliminary investigation
L.M.J.R. Wijayawardhana, K.H.D. Abeyrathna, W.R.G. Witharama, A.P. Keerthipala
Pressure and non-pressure preservation methods for rubber wood treatment by Boron preservatives
U.M. Abeysinghe, H.S. Amarasekera
Research into sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) regeneration establishment in the semi-arid and arid regions of Western Australia
B. Sawyer
Effect of different seedling hosts on the growth of Indian sandalwood(Santalum album) at the nursery period
S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, Y.M.M. Gamage, D.S. Hettiarachchi
Sandalwood seeds for oleochemical industry: Sustainability in Sandalwood agroforestry
D.S. Hettiarachchi, Z.Y. Ang, S. Jose, Y. Liu, J.E.D. Fox, V.B. Sunderland

Sustainable Energy

Water footprint of broiler meat production in Sri Lanka: An analysis
N.S.B.M. Atapattu
Screening the potential of plant species to be used for dendro energy generation
D.N. Kannangara, D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe
Factors to be taken into account in the use of solar water heaters as a sustainable energy option
S. Miththapala, S. Karavita, C. Jayasekera, S. Elvitigala
Possibilities of micro algae Nanachloropsis sp. used as a renewable energy source under local conditions
T.N. Ammon, C.P. Rupasinghe, K.T. Ariyawansha

Climate Change

Global warming and climatic change: A case study on dairy farmers’ awareness and adoption measures in Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka
G. De Silva, S. Abesinghe
ICT as a mode of transport to reduce the climate change: A case study in Colombo city area
P.C.P. De Silva, J.M.S.J. Bandara
Forest management effects on carbon sequestration and Nitrous Oxide release
S. Gautam
Carbon mitigation potential of different landuse systems in Northwest Himalayas of India
S. Goswami, K.S. Verma, S. Kerketta
Role of ICTs in early warning of climate-related disasters: A Sri Lankan case study
K. Wickramasinghe
Assessing the C stocks in various land use practices: A case study from sub-humid tropics of Eastern India
S.L. Swamy, A.M. Swamy
Potential for voluntary Carbon market in Sri Lanka: A success story of Hiniduma - Kanneliya biolink project
D.K.L.K. Senadheera, C. Fernando, W.M.P.S.B. Wahala
Carbon stocks in selected dry and wet zone forests of Sri Lanka
K.A.J.M. Kuruppuarachchi, G. Senevirathne
Comparative enumeration for dominant species in selected natural forests, North Central Province, Sri Lanka to be used in assessment of Carbon sequestration
A.A.S.C. Ranaweera, D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe, W.M.P.S.B. Wahala
Variation in biomass and C stocks in five promising Populus deltoides clones under an agroforestry system
A.M. Swamy, S.L. Swamy
Hydrilla verticella as a carbon capturing plant
G.M.C. Alwis, C.D. Jayaweera

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