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Dr. S.M.M.P.K. Seneviratne
Botany Faculty of Natural Sciences
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B.Sc. (Botany Sp.) (University of Peradeniya, SL) Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Areas of Specialization:
Soil Microbial Ecology
Soil Microbial Ecology. Effect of soil microbial activity on soil nutrient (N and P) availability
Seneviratne, M. and Marschner, P., 2020. Soil respiration and nutrient availability after heating are influenced by salinity but not by prior drying and rewetting. Biology and Fertility of Soils, pp.1-11. Seneviratne, M., Alamgir, M. and Marschner, P., 2020. Impact of Heating and Rewetting on Soil Respiration and Nutrient Availability Is Enhanced by Prior Growth of Plants. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, pp.1-8. Seneviratne, M., Doolette, A. and Marschner, P., 2019. Impact of a short heating event followed by rewetting on soil respiration and nutrient availability is not only due to soil drying during heating. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 55(6), pp.553-564. Seneviratne, M., Doolette, A. and Marschner, P., 2019. Amendment type and Time of Addition Influence the Effect of Short-term Heating on Soil Respiration and Nutrient Availability. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, pp.1-8. Seneviratne, M. and Marschner, P., 2019. Soil respiration and nutrient availability after short heating followed by rewetting differ between first and second heating and are influenced by the interval between heating events. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 136, p.107537. Seneviratne, M., Gunaratne, S., Bandara, T., Weerasundara, L., Rajakaruna, N., Seneviratne, G. and Vithanage, M., 2016. Plant growth promotion by Bradyrhizobium japonicum under heavy metal stress. South African Journal of Botany, 105, pp.19-24. Seneviratne, M., Vithanage, M., Madawala, H.M.S.P. and Seneviratne, G., 2015. A novel microbial biofilm for bioremoval of nickel from aqueous media. Bioremediation Journal, 19(3), pp.239-248. Seneviratne, M., Seneviratne, G., Madawala, H.M.S.P., Iqbal, M.C.M., Rajakaruna, N., Bandara, T. and Vithanage, M., 2015. A preliminary study of the role of bacterial?fungal co-inoculation on heavy metal phytotoxicity in serpentine soil. Australian Journal of Botany, 63(4), pp.261-268. Seneviratne, M., Vithanage, M., 2015. The role of siderophores on plants under heavy meal stress: a view from the rhizosphere. J. Botanic. Sci, 4, pp.23-29. Seneviratne M., Gunasinghe W., Gama-Arachchige N., Dissanayake N., Karunaratne A. ,2012. Mineral bioavailability in three locally consumed pulses processed using popular methods: interpreted using molar ratios with phytic acid. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) 1: 41.
Seneviratne M., Vithanage M., Madawala H., Seneviratne G. (2016) Heavy Metal Uptake and Tolerance Mechanisms of Serpentine Flora: Implications for Phytoremediation, Phytoremediation – Management of Environmental Contaminants, Springer, Netherlands ; Volume 3 (in press) Seneviratne M., Vithanage M., Madawala H., Seneviratne G. (2015). Cellular Level Defensive Mechanisms in Plants Against Toxic Metals, Advances in Environmental Research. Nova Science Publisher, USA, Volume 46: 1-14. Seneviratne M., Vithanage M., (2015). The Dialog between Rhizosphere Microbes and Plant Root System, Advances in Environmental Research. Nova Science Publisher, USA, Volume 47: 1-18.