Thilina De Silva

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
Dole


Advisor: Town Peterson
Research Interests: Museum and genomics approaches to understand the basis of avian diversity, evolution and behavior. Mechanisms for slowing /preventing the loss of biodiversity (in Sri Lankan ecosystems). Study of bird guilds as ecological indicators.
Hometown: Kandy, Sri  Lanka

Education:

  • Current doctoral aspirant in ecology and evolutionary biology
  • BS in zoology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Hometown: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Publications:

  • De Silva, K. T. N., Fernando, B. S. W., and Ranawana, K. B. (2012). Recovery of avifaunal communities’ along-side tropical forest regeneration: A comparison of bird species composition and abundance between a mature semi ever-green forest and an adjoining regenerating forest. Conservation Sri Lanka 2012, Proceedings of the symposium, The Institute of Biology Sri Lanka and Biodiversity secretariat, Sausiripaya, Wijerama Road, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka, pp.22
  • De Silva, K. T. N., Fernando, B. S. W., Ranawana K. B., Karunaratne K. M. P., (2011). Recovery of bird feeding guilds during tropical forest regeneration. 16th International Forestry and Environment Symposium Proceedings; Forests for social transformation 2011, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 28-29 October, pp.37-38
  • De Silva, K. T. N., Fernando, B. S. W., Aluthwattha, (2011). Impact of invasive Lantana camara on the diversity and composition of birds in Upper Hantana region, Sri Lanka. 16th International Forestry and Environment Symposium Proceedings; Forests for social transformation 2011, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 28-29 October, pp.81
  • De Silva, K. T. N., Fernando, B. S. W., Ranawana K. B., (2011) Recovery of avifaunal community along-side tropical forest regeneration: A comparison of Bird Species composition and abundance between a mature semi ever-green forest and an adjoining regenerating forest. Student Conference on Conservation Science 14-16 September 2011, JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • De Silva, K. T. N., Ranawana, K. B., (2010). Comparison of Species Composition of Birds in a Natural Forest and a Regenerating Forest: Towards using Birds as Indicators of Forest Ecosystem Health. 15th International Forestry and Environment Symposium Proceedings; Developments in Forestry & Environmental Sciences in 2010, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 26-27 November, pp.34

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