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Academic Staff member

Mr. R. D. A. Gunasekara

Lecturer (Confirmed)

B.Sc- (Ruhuna, SL)
M.Sc- (Ghent, Belgium)
Ph.D- (Reading for Ph.D. (Peradeniya)
Specialization- Phycology

Email - rda@bot.ruh.ac.lk

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  • Plant Diversity, Plant Ecology, Economic Botany, Herbarium Methodologies
  • Phycology
  • Forest restoration
  • Ecology
  • (ii) Research & Publications
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  • Oral presentations
  • 1.An Ecological Survey of Sand Dunes with reference to their role as Natural Barriers against Tsunami, in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. (This paper was accepted for the 3rd International conference on Plants and Environmental Protection.)
  • 2. Gunasekara, R.D.A., Declerck, O. 2010. Genetic structure and distribution of Dictota spiralis (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta) Thesis defense EMBC, Ghent University Ghent, Belgium. pp.27
  • 3. Gunasekara, R.D.A., Senevirathne G., Gunatilleke I. A. U. N., Gunatilleke C. V. S. and Gunaratne A. M. T. A. (2014). Use of Gliricidia sepium as a Nurse Plant to reforest man-made grasslands in the Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. Eighteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium. pp.82
  • 4. Gunasekara, R.D.A. (2014). Effect of Gliricidia sepium on establishment of native trees. student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge. pp.27.
  • 5. Gunasekara, R.D.A., Senevirathne G., Gunatilleke I. A. U. N., Gunatilleke C. V. S. and Gunaratne A. M. T. A. (2014). Effect of Gliricidia sepium establishment of native tree species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions:18.pp.562.
  • 6. Gunasekara, R.D.A. , Senevirathne G., Gunatilleke I. A. U. N., Gunatilleke C. V. S. and Gunaratne A. M. T. A. (2014). Effectiveness of the Biofilmed Biofertilizer on the establishment of native tree species in Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (PGIS Congress 2014)
  • 7. W.A.A.S.Chandrathilaka,H.B.Asnathi, T.G.Dayananda, Gunasekara, R.D.A. (2018). Influence of Stream Characteristics on Diversity and Distribution of Benthic Algae in Gongawwaela in Kottewa Rainforest, Galle, Sri Lanka. 15th Academic Sessions -2018, University of Ruhuna,Matara. Sri Lanka Pp 11.
  • 8. Weerarathna, W.A.P.U., Gunasekara R.D.A., Asanthi, H.B.(2019).Assesment of water quality in Kattakaduwa reservoir in Southern Sri Lanka. RISCON2019, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka .Pp 08.
  • 9. Gunasekara, R.D.A. , Senevirathne G., Gunatilleke I. A. U. N., Gunatilleke C. V. S. and Gunaratne A. M. T. A. (2020). Effect of Biofilm Biofertilizer on the Performances of Native Plant Species in degraded grasslands at Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. International symposium on Agriculture and Environment, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka Pp .72.
  • Posters
  • 1.Gunasekara, R.D.A., Senevirathne G., Gunatilleke I. A. U. N., Gunatilleke C. V. S. and Gunaratne A. M. T. A. (2014). Effect of Gliricidia sepium on establishment of native tree species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lankaā€¯, Student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, United Kindom.
  • 2. Ayeshya. H.M.U., Kumara.P.B.T.P.,Gunaseakara. R.D.A. (2016) Comparative study on the sediment characters in selected Seagrass meadows of Southern coast of Sri Lanka. RISCON 2016, University of Ruhuna, Matara.PP.53
  • 3. Gunasekara,R.D.A, Senevirathne, G, Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N, Gunatilleke, C. V. S and Gunaratne, A. M. T. A.( 2016). Attitudes of villagers towards conservation of Knuckle Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. PGIS congress 2016, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • 4. Abeyrathna, P.R.S.A, Kumara, P,B.T.P., Gunasekara,R.D.A. (2017). Flora and Fauna diversity in selected Seagrass beds in the Southern Sri Lanka. PP56
  • Books
  • Volume 6: Sri Lankan Seaweeds - Methodologies and field guide to the dominant species.
  • I am one of the co-author in the Book of Dominant marine algae species in Sri Lanka with Professor Eric Coppejans, Director Phycology research group, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Erasmus Mundus master scholarship on Marine Biodiversity and Conservation 2008, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.