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Academic Staff member

Dr. K.V.S.N. Bandara

Lecturer

B.Sc. (Kelaniya)
M.Sc. (CCU, Taiwan)
Ph.D. (Kelaniya)

Email - kvsandun@zoo.ruh.ac.lk

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  • Animal Behaviour
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Biodiversity and Conservation, Fisheries biology and life history strategies, Aquatic Ecology
  • Peer-Reviewed journal articles
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N., Kumara, P.A.D.A and Amarasinghe, U.S. 2020. Life-history strategies of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Teleostei, Cichlidae), in irrigation reservoirs of Sri Lanka. Asian Fisheries Science 33(3):222-230
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N., Kumara, P.A.D.A and Amarasinghe, U.S. 2020. Population dynamics of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Teleostei, Cichlidae), in some irrigation reservoirs of Sri Lanka. Asian Fisheries Science 33(2):192-204
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N and Amarasinghe, U.S. 2018. Influence of fishing pressure and water level fluctuations on the reproductive biology traits of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758; Cichlidae) in irrigation reservoirs of Sri Lanka. Asian Fisheries Science 31(2): 127-145
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N and Amarasinghe, U.S. 2017. Factors related to nesting sites of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758; Cichlidae) in irrigation reservoirs, Sri Lanka. Asian Fisheries Science 30(4): 319-335
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N and Amarasinghe, U.S. 2015. Effect of glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundupâ„¢ on territory deference of male Oreochromis mossambicus (Osteichthyes, Cichlidae) associated with mating behavior. Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences 20(1): 1-10
  • Conference Presentations
  • Mafaza, M.F., Gunawardena, M.P. and Bandara, K.V.S.N. 2019. Freshwater fish diversity in urban wetlands at Ramsar wetland city-Colombo, Sri Lanka, International forestry and environment symposium, published by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N and Amarasinghe, U.S. 2016. Impact of water level fluctuations on nesting performance of the exotic cichlid Oreochromis niloticus (L.) in selected irrigation reservoirs, Sri Lanka, 3rd international conference on fisheries and Aquaculture, international institute of knowledge management, 24-25 August 2016, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N and Fu, M.C. 2013. Impacts of invasive Tradescantia fluminensis (Vell.) distribution on native biological diversity-a comparison between Yanmingshan National Park and Alishan National Recreation Area, Taiwan, 13th conference of Chinese Cartographic Association held on 5th of October 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N., Fu, M.C. and Kao, C.J. 2013. Distribution of the most invasive plant species in Yangmingshan National Park, Taiwan, Earth System Science Forum on Environmental Awareness Management and Action Plans, held on March 9th, 2013 organized by College of Science of Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N and Amarasinghe, U.S . 2011. Effect of weedicide roundup® on nesting behaviour of Mossambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus, Peters). 18th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka
  • Epa, U.P.K. and Bandara, K.V.S.N. 2009. Effect of accidentally introduced sucker mouth tank cleaner (Pterygoplychthys multiradiatus ) on the fishery in Polgolla reservoir at the Central Province of Sri Lanka. National Symposium on Invasive Alien Species, Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources,15pp
  • Articles in newsletters
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N. 2009. A new sight record of Philautus schmarda (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) from Loolcondera estate in Hewaheta, of Sri Lanka. Cynosure, Environmental Conservation and Management Society, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka 1(2): 12
  • Bandara, K.V.S.N. 2008. Amphibian fauna at Udawattakelle forest reserve in Sri Lanka. Cynosure, Environmental Conservation and Management Society, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 1(1): 13
  • Chinese Culture University (Taipei, Taiwan) Masters scholarship award (International Student Scholarship and Assistantship)-2012
  • First-class research article award - Earth System Science Forum on Environmental Awareness Management and Action Plans, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan -2013
  • Memberships
  • Member of IEPSL (Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka)
  • National level contributions
  • Member of the expert panel in preparation of 6th National Report on Biodiversity, Biodiversity Secretariat, Sri Lanka-2019
  • Member of the expert panel in preparation of the National Red List (2020) Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka
  • Member of the CITES COP 18 organizing committee- Environmental cluster- 2018
  • Previous positions
  • Consultant (Biodiversity)- IUCN Sri Lanka: (17/04/2020-22/10/2020)
  • Environment Officer- Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project (ESCAMP) : (17/01/2019- 01/04/2020)
  • Lecturer (Visiting) - Wayamba University (Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries): (27/08/2018-10/02/2019)
  • Environment Officer- Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation: (17/04/2017- 17/01/2019)
  • Research Assistant- University of Kelaniya: (29/04/2014- 29/03/2017)