Prof Sisira Ediriweera: Ecosystem Services
Professor at Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Ediriweera P. S. Kumara is a distinguished forestry and environmental science professor based in Sri Lanka. Born on April 8, 1975, he holds a Ph.D. in Biophysical Remote Sensing from Southern Cross University, Australia, with a focus on predicting forest structure and biomass using remote sensing techniques in complex landscapes. His educational journey includes an M.Phil. in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the same institution. Dr. Kumara’s international diploma in Plant Conservation was earned at Kew Botanic Gardens, UK.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
🎓 Education:
  • Ph.D. in Biophysical Remote Sensing from Southern Cross University, Australia (2013).
  • M.Phil. in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2004).
  • International Diploma in Plant Conservation from Kew Botanic Gardens, UK (2005).
  • BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (1999).
🏫 Professional Experience:

Currently serving as a Professor in Forestry & Environmental Science at Uva Wellassa University. Holds various roles, including Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, and Research Assistant from 2000 to date.

🏆 Honors & Awards:

Received multiple Presidential Research Awards/NRC Merit Awards for Research. Recognized with SUSRED Awards and various travel grants for international workshops.

🎉 Personal Achievements:
  • Awarded Best Presentation (Gold Medal) at Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, in 2006.
  • Holds prestigious international scholarships like the Kew Scholarship and IPRS in Australia.

Dr. Ediriweera P. S. Kumara’s dedication to forestry research and environmental conservation has earned him both national and international recognition. His work continues to shape the future of sustainable forest management. 🌲🌍

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Dr. Ediriweera P. S. Kumara is a distinguished forestry professor with a primary research focus on forest structure and dynamics. His work spans diverse topics, from the intricate relationships in mycorrhizal networks 🍄 to predicting stem diameter increments in Sinharaja rainforest 🌳. Notably, his contributions extend to the conservation of threatened tree species and the exploration of new orchid species in Sri Lanka’s montane cloud forest 🌺. As the last author in numerous publications, he signifies senior authorship, guiding graduate students and researchers in unraveling the complexities of global forest ecosystems. Explore his research journey on his Google Scholar page.

 

Publications Top Notes:🌐🔬
Sisira Ediriweera | Ecosystem Services | Excellence in Research

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