Vol 15 (2010)

Proceedings of the 15th International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 2010

Proceedings of the 15th International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 26-27 November 2010. Published by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

This proceedings contains 50 full papers that have been presented during the symposium under 8 different sub themes i.e., Waste Management, Pollution Control, Environment Friendly Technologies and Green Solutions, Sustainable Energy, Forest and Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation and Management and Socio-Economics of Natural Resources under the broad theme ‘Developments in Forestry and Environmental Science in 2010’. All the papers were refereed by the specialists in the relevant fields.

Editorial Board
Prof. D.M.H.S.K. Ranasinghe Prof. B.M.P. Singhakumara Dr. H.S. Amarasekera Ms. N.J.G.J. Bandara Dr. U.A.D.P. Gunawardana Dr. S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe

Complied by
R.A. Jayasinghe M.D.J.N. Wijesinghe P.M. Jayasekara M.A. Lankathilake G.G.T. Chandrathillake

Table of Contents

Articles

Influence of undergraduates activities on the waste composition and generation rates in a residential University – case study PDF
S. Wijetunga, N. Liyanaarachchi
Investigation of Zinc removal capacities of different sorbent materials to be used in constructed wetlands PDF
A. A. Witharana, M. Jayaweera, J. Manatunge
Utilization of earthworms in organic waste management PDF
P. Alagesaran, R. Dheeba

Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Olax zeylanica: AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE BIO-PESTICIDE FOR THE CONTROLOF THE MAIZE WEEVIL SITOPHILUS ZEAMAIS MOTS. (CURCULIONIDAE) PDF
M.T.H.P. Perera, M. M. S. C. Karunaratne
PAPER PRODUCTION FOR ROUGH USE FROM AQUATIC WEEDS (Limnocharis flava)AND ITS EVALUATION PDF
S.H.C.S. Gunawardana, S. Wijetunga
CONSERVATION THROUGH UTILISATION: AN ANALYSIS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DEPENDENCY ON FOREST RESOURCES FOR LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT IN THE MIDDLE HILLS OF NEPAL PDF
K. P. Aryal
CORTICOLOUS LICHENS AS INDICATORS OF DIFFERENT FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN THE DOTALUGALA - KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE, SRI LANKA PDF
G.S.K. Weerakoon, S. Somaratne, P.A. Wolseley, S.C. Wijeyaratne
TSUNAMI HAZARDS: FLOW RESISTANCE AND IMPACT MITIGATION BY COASTAL GREEN BELTS PDF
T.D.H.M. Hemanthi, A.H.R. Ratnasooriya, S.S.L. Hettiarachchi
DRIVERS OF NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION IN FOREST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES- A SOCIO ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FOREST DWELLERS’ ROLE IN SITTILINGI VALLEY FORESTS OF TAMIL NADU PDF
S. Gurunathan, S. Govindaraj
PREDICTION OF STEM VOLUME OF ALSTONIA MACROPHYLLA GROWING AS EVEN-AGED MONOCULTURES USING DIAMETER AT BREAST HEIGHT AND TOTAL HEIGHT PDF
S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe
CHANGE OF NUTRIENT CONTENTS OF TEAK SEEDLINGS (TECTONA GRANDIS LINN F.) UNDER DIFFERENT COMPOST TREATMENTS PDF
M.A. Lankathilaka, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe
STIMULANT LEVELS TO BE USED WITH TWO LOW INTENSITY HARVESTING (LIH) SYSTEMS OF RUBBER UNDER WET AND INTERMEDIATE ZONES OF SRI LANKA PDF
W.R.A.C. Prasanna, V.H.L. Rodrigo, D.C. Abeysinghe, K. V. V. S. Kudaligama
ANALYSIS OF LAND USE, DIVERSITY, BIOMASS, C AND NUTRIENT STORAGE OF A DRY TROPICAL FOREST ECOSYSTEM OF INDIA USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES PDF
T. Thakur, S.L. Swamy
DEPLETION OF COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION: A MICRO STUDY IN NORTH-EAST INDIA PDF
P. K. Kuri
CHANGE OF SEED GERMINATION RATE WITH STORAGE TIME OF Santalum album l. (INDIAN SANDALWOOD) SEEDS PDF
Y.MY.M.M. Gamage, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe, D.S. Hettiarachchi

Waste Management and Pollution Control

PLANKTON COMPOSITION AND POTENTIAL OF CONTAMINATING ALIENSPECIES VIA BALLAST WATER DISCHARGED IN COLOMBO HARBOR PDF
S.C.D. Siyambalapitiya, R.R.M.K.P. Ranatunga, A.J.M. Gunasekara, N. priyadarshana
SUITABILITY OF ATTANAGALU OYA AS A DRINKING WATER SOURCE PDF
C.D. K. Pathirana, N.J. G.J Bandara, C. Jayaweera, W.S.C.A Fonse Fonseka
CURRENT STATUS OF AMBEWELA RESERVOIR OF SRI LANKA WITH SPECIALREFERENCE TO WATER POLLUTION PDF
K.A.W.S Weerasekara, A.A.D. Amarathunga, R. R. A. R Shirantha, N Sureshkumar, S. A. M. Azmy
ANALYSIS OF ISSUES AND CONSTRAINTS ASSOCIATED WITH PLASTIC RECYCLING INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA PDF
G.P.N. Gunarathna, N.J.G.J. Bandara, S. Liyanage
BIOGAS PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF SELECT RAW MATERIALS COMMONLY FOUND IN HOUSE HOLD WASTE PDF
M.P.P.R. Kumara, S. Wijetunga
THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT REGULATION ON FIRMS’ PRIVATE ACTION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: CASE OF NON-ADOPTION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR IN SRI LANKA PDF
J. M. M. Udugama, U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige
ECO FRIENDLY SEWERAGE SYSTEM FOR A LOW INCOME COASTAL COMMUNITY PDF
W. N. C. N. Apsara, B. C. Liyanage
GLASS RECYCLING IN SRI LANKA: A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS PDF
N.W.K.P.S. Nanayakkara, U. A. D. P. Gunawardena
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF BULK PRECIPITATION AT URBAN AND RURAL AREAS OF KARNATAKA, INDIA PDF
G.P. Shivashankara, G.P. Munawar, S. Nagendra, B.C. Prasad

Plantation Management

FACTORS AFFECTING SEASONING OF TIMBER USING SAWDUST OPERATED KILN PDF
P. L. A. M. C. Wijewarnasuriya, H. S. Amarasekera
RESPONSE OF LOW FREQUENCY HARVESTING SYSTEMS OF RUBBER UNDER DRIER CLIMATIC CONDITIONS IN SRI LANKA PDF
K.V.V.S. Kudaligama Kudaligama, V.H.L. Rodrigo, K.M.E.P. Fernando, P. A. J. Yapa
COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF ORGANIC FERTILIZERS WITH INORGANIC FERTILIZERS ON THE GROWTH OF EIGHT MONTHS OLD COCONUT SEEDLINGS AND THE NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY AND SOIL MICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SOILS PDF
S.R.M. Ranaweera, C.M. Nanayakkara, N.A. Tennakoon
CHANGE OF BREAST HEIGHT DIAMETER WITH AGE OF Swietenia macrophylla(MAHOGANY) EVEN-AGED MONOCULTURES PDF
W.A.S. Lakmali, S.M.C.U.P.Subasinghe Subasinghe
INTRODUCTION OF BIO- FUNGICIDES FOR CONTROLLING POWDERY MILDEW DISEASE OF RAMBUTAN PDF
P. W. Alahakoon Alahakoon, N. H. Jayawardana, K.C. Madushani, R.K. Nilmini
AVIFAUNAL DIVERSITY IN A TEA PLANTATION ECOSYSTEM IN THE UP-COUNTRY OF SRI LANKA PDF
J. D. Kottawa-Arachchi, R. N. Gamage, H. A. C. K. Ariyarathne, G. G. Jayathilake
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CHENA CULTIVATION IN MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA PDF
A. L. Sandika, N.R.P. Withana

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

THE OCCURRENCE OF MARINE ORGANISMS - IN BALLAST WATER OF SHIP VISITING COLOMBO HARBOUR PDF
S.A.M.A.I.K. Senanayake, R.R.M.P.K. Ranathunga, A.J.M. Gunasekara, N. Priyadarshana
TOXICOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF ARSENIC IN BROILER CHICKEN; IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN RISK ASSESSMENT PDF
J.G.P.S Ubesena, B.A Perera, S.P Deraniyagala
DISTRIBUTION AND POPULATION STATUS OF A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TREE SPECIES Dipterocarpus bourdillonii BRANDIS IN CENTRAL WESTERN GHATS PDF
H. Puttaswamy, C.G. Kushalappa, K.V. Ajayan, B.N. Sathish
STUDY THE EFFECT OF SALINITY AND NUTRIENTS FOR THE GROWTH OF Najas marina AND ITS IMPACT TO AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY IN MADU GANGA RAMSAR WETLAND IN SRI LANKA PDF
A.A.D. Amarathunga, N. Sureshkumar, K. A.W.S. Weerasekara, W.D.N. Wickramaarachchi, S. A. M. Azmy
EVALUATION OF BROWN PLANTHOPPER Nilaparvata lugens (stal) RESISTANCE IN Oryza nivara WILD RICE ACCESSIONS FOUND IN SRI LANKA PDF
S.A.P. Madurangi, D. Ratnasekera, S.G.J.N. Senanayake Senanayake, P.V. Hemachandra
THE STATUS OF VESICULAR ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL ASSOCIATIONSWITH MEDICINAL PLANTS IN MIHINTALE SANCTUARY PDF
K.S.N. Silva, P.N. Yapa
MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF WEEDY RICE ACCESSIONS COLLECTED IN AMPARA DISTRICT PDF
U.I.P. Perera, S.G.J.N. Senanayake, W.A.D.P.R. Ratnasekera
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION, THREATS AND CONSERVATION STATUS OFSemnopithecus priam thersites AT MIHINTALE SANCTUARY, SRI LANKA PDF
W.M.J.R.K.W. Unanthanna, S. Wickramasinghe
FOLIAR RESPONSES OF TREE SEEDLINGS TO DIFFERING LIGHT AND TOPOGRAPHIC POSITIONS IN A SINHARAJA FOREST PDF
M.H.D Saumyamali, B.M.P. Singhakumara
DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNGAL INOCULUM FOR EFFICIENT PHOSPHATE UTILIZATION IN AGRICULTURE PDF
P. D. S. U. Kumari, C. M. Nanayakkara, J. M. A. U. Bandara
COMPOSITION, STRUCTURE AND FLORAL DIVERSITY OF FOREST COMMUNITIES OF ACHANAKMAR- AMARKANTAK BIOSPHERE RESERVE :A COMPARISON AND CONSERVATION IMPLICATION PDF
Rashmi Agrawal, Bhavana Dixit, Lalji Singh, B. M. Ojha
MOVING BEYOUND THE CBD’S 2010 TARGET - A REVIEW ON THE EFFECTIVEHESS OF FAUNA AND FLORA PROTECTION ORDINANCE IN PROTECTED AREA ESTABLISHMENT IN SRI LANKA PDF
N. Perera, S.W. Kotagama
SEASONAL FOLIAGE DYNAMICS OF MANGROVE Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) lamk. IN A SUBTROPICAL REGION, MANKO WETLAND, OKINAWA ISLAND, JAPAN PDF
S. Sharma, A.T.M. Rafiqul Hoque, K. Analuddin, A. Hagihara
STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF RET MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH INDIA PDF
K. Manivannan

Sustainable Energy

GIS TOOL TO OPTIMIZE ROUTE PLANNING TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN SRI LANKA PDF
S.A Silva, J.M.S.J. Bandara

Climate Change

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION – SRI LANKA’S PERSPECTIVE PDF
D.M.H.S.K. Ranasinghe
CARBON FOOTPRINT OF AN ORGANIZATION: A CASE STUDY, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA PDF
M.G.G. Awanthi, C.M. Navaratne


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