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Prof Pathmalal Manage | Conservation Biology | Best Researcher Award

Vice Chancellor at  University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Pathmalal Marakkale Manage is a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of Zoology, known for his expertise in microbial ecology, ecotoxicology, and water quality management. Born on February 6th, 1965, in Kandy, Sri Lanka, he obtained his B.Sc. Special Degree in Zoology with first-class honors from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, in 1992. His dissertation focused on the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the Randenigala reservoir in Sri Lanka.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Ehime University, Japan
  • M.Sc. in Life Environmental Science, Ehime University, Japan
  • B.Sc. Special Degree in Zoology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

🔬 Research Expertise:

  • Specializes in microbial ecology, cyanobacterial toxins, and environmental remediation.
  • Extensive experience in water quality management and algae research.

🏆 Awards and Recognition:

  • Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, Fulbright Commission, USA
  • CVCD Excellence Award for Biological Sciences
  • Multiple Presidential Awards for International Publications
  • Innovate Sri Lanka Awards for environmental innovations

🎓 Academic Leadership:

  • Director, Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research
  • Faculty Representative and Co-chair, Research Council

🔬 Research Focus:

🔬 Pathmalal M. Manage’s research focuses on the ecological dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, particularly in understanding the interactions between microorganisms and their environment. His work encompasses the study of cyanobacteria, algicidal bacteria, cyanophages, and their impact on water quality and biodiversity. Through investigations into trophic linkages, seasonal variations, and microbial decomposition processes, he contributes to our understanding of ecosystem health and resilience. Pathmalal’s research sheds light on novel strategies for water quality management and the sustainable remediation of eutrophic environments, symbolizing a commitment to environmental stewardship and scientific innovation.


Pathmalal M. Manage has garnered significant academic recognition, with 2281 citations and an h-index of 25. Since 2019, his research has continued to make an impact, accumulating 1339 citations with an h-index of 20. This demonstrates a sustained influence in the scientific community, as indicated by the i10-index of 49 (overall) and 38 (since 2019). His work is widely cited, reflecting its relevance and significance in the field of aquatic ecology and environmental science.

Pathmalal Manage | Conservation Biology | Best Researcher Award

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