Dr. K.A.R.S. Perera

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Botany
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Contact:

Colombo Regional Center, Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Office: +94112853777, Ext: 664

Email: kaper@ou.ac.lk roshanperera@yahoo.com


I was graduated from The Open University of Sri Lanka in 1996 and completed the M.Sc. in Forestry (Major specialization–Environmental Forestry) from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka in 2000. In addition, completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Education in Indira Gandhi National Open University, India in 2007. Subsequently, obtained Ph.D. on Carbon sink function of Sri Lankan mangrove ecosystems with special reference to the Negombo estuary, from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2014.

I Joined the Open University of Sri Lanka in 1996 as a Temporary Educational Assistant in Department of Regional Educational Services and later appointed as a Lecturer in 2005. At present, I am working as a Senior Lecturer, Department of Botany since 2014.

Area of Specification:

Environmental Science, Coastal zone Ecosystems, Mangroves

Research Intrests:

Coastal zone Ecosystems, Mangroves

Affiliations:

NULL

Course Coordination:

Diversity of Plants (BYU3500) – A Course in B..Sc. Degree Programme; Biodiversity (BYD3305) – A course in Diploma in Environmental Science Programme; Basic Biology for Laboratory practice (PSC1221) – A course in Certificate of Laboratory Technology Programme

Researches:

Perera, K.A.R.S. and M.D. Amarasinghe (1999)

Human influence on structure of mangrove vegetation in Negombo estuary, Proceedingof 5th Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka, June 1999 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13 p.

 

Perera, K.A.R.S. and M.D. Amarasinghe (2010)

Potential of mangrove ecosystems in Negombo estuary as carbon sinks, Proceeding of The National Conference on identification of knowledge gaps for sustainable management of mangrove ecosystem in Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, June 2010 at Matara, Sri Lanka, 6 p.

 

Perera, K.A.R.S., M.D. Amarasinghe and V. Pahalawattaarachchi, (2010)

Effect of vegetation structure on potential gross primary productivity for mangrove ecosystem in Negombo estuary, Sri Lanka, Proceeding of 11th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka, November 2010 at Kalaniya, Sri Lanka, 122 p.

 

Perera, K.A.R.S., M.D.J.S. Saparamaduand M.D. Amarasinghe (2011)

Net photosynthetic production and potential carbon assimilation capacity of mangroves of Kadolkele in Negombo estuary, Sri Lanka, Proceeding of 12th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka, November 2011 at Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 113 p.

 

Perera, K.A.R.S., W.A. Sumanadasa and M.D. Amarasinghe (2011)

Development of allometric equations to determine above and below ground biomass and organic carbon content in Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and Lumnitzera racemosa,Proceeding of 12th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka, November 2011 at Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 114 p.

 

Chandarasiri N.D., K.A.R.S. Perera,M.D. Amarasinghe (2011)

Contribution of mangrove above-ground roots for carbon sequestration function in mangrove ecosystem at Kadolkele in Meegamuwa estuary, Proceedings of 7th Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and aquatic Resources, Sri Lanka, May 2011 at Colombo, 35 p.

 

 

Perera, K.A.R.S., M.D. Amarasingheand W.A. Sumanadasa  (2012)

Contribution of plant species to carbon sequestration function of mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka, Proceeding of the International Conference: Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management (MMM3), VrijeUniversiteit Brussel (VUB), the UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles and University of Ruhuna,  July 2012 Sri Lanka, 137p.

 

De Silva, K.H.W.L., K.A.R.S. Pereraand M.D. Amarsinghe (2012)

Efficacy of traditional practice of mangrove cultivation in Negombo estuary, Proceeding of the International Conference: Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management (MMM3), VrijeUniversiteit Brussel (VUB), the UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles and University of Ruhuna,  July 2012 Sri Lanka, 53p.

 

Perera, K.A.R.S., W.A. Sumanadasaand M.D. Amarasinghe (2012)

Carbon retention capacity of two mangrove species, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk. andLumnitzeraracemosaWilld. in Negombo estuary, Sri Lanka. Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 2012, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1: 56-70 pp.

 

Perera, K.A.R.S.and M.D. Amarasinghe (2013)

Carbon Partitioning and Allometric Relationships between Stem Diameter and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in Plant Components of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk. andLumnitzeraracemosaWilld. in a Microtidal Basin Estuary in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Marine Science,3(9):72-78(doi: 10.5376/ijms.2013.03.0009)

Perera, K. A. R. S, M. D. Amarasinghe, and S. Somaratna (2013)

Vegetation Structure and Species Distribution of Mangroves along a Soil Salinity Gradient in a Micro Tidal Estuary on the North-western Coast of Sri Lanka,American Journal of Marine Science 1(1): 7-15 pp. doi: 10.12691/marine-1-1-2.

 

Perera, K. A. R. S, and M. D. Amarasinghe  (2014)

Distribution pattern of total organic carbon in soils of micro tidal mangrove ecosystem in west coast of Sri Lanka, International Journal of Science and Knowledge,3(1): 27-33 pp.

 

Perera, K. A. R. S., and M. D. Amarasinghe  (2014)

Effect of vegetation structure on carbon assimilation capacity of mangrove ecosystems in the East coast of Sri Lanka, Journal of Coastal Development, 17: 2-5.

 

Perera, K. A. R. S., and M. D. Amarasinghe  (2015)

Mangrove soils are superior carbon sinks: Evidence from Sri Lankan mangrove ecosystems, Proceeding of 21th Annual Scientific Sessions, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Sri Lanka, May 2015, 13 p.

 

Perera, K. A. R. S. and. Amarasinghe, M. D. (2016)

Atmospheric carbon removal capacity of a mangrove ecosystem in a micro-tidal basin estuary in Sri Lanka, Journal of Atmospheric Environment, 134: 121-128.

 

Perera, K. A. R. S. and. Amarasinghe, M. D. (2016)

Partitioning of system total carbon pool of Kala Oya mangrove ecosystem in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of Academics World 51st International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2016, ISBN: 978-93-86291-29-5.

 

 

 

Perera, K. A. R. S. and. Amarasinghe, M. D. (2017)

Partitioning of system total carbon pool of Kala Oya mangrove ecosystem in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, 5(1):1-4.

 

 

M.D. Amarasinghe and K.A.R.S. Perera (2017)

Ecological biogeography of mangroves in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Journal of Science 46 (Special Issue) 2017: 119-125, DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.

 

 

M.D. Amarasinghe and K.A.R.S. Perera (2017)

Historical biogeography of Sri Lankan mangroves, Ceylon Journal of Science 46 (Special Issue) 2017: 111-117, DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.v46i5.7458.

 

 

M.A.D. Umayangani and K.A.R.S. Perera (2017)

Contribution of Vegetation Structure on Carbon Assimilation Capacity of Mangrove Ecosystem: A Case Study from Negombo Estuary, Sri Lanka, International Journal of Marine Science, 7(46): 439-446, http://ijms.biopublisher.ca

 

 

Perera, K. A. R. S. and. Amarasinghe, M. D. (2018)

Potential impact of predicted sea level rise on carbon sink function of

mangrove ecosystems with special reference to Negombo estuary, Sri Lanka, Global and Planetary Change 161: 162–171, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.12.016

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