Dr. EP Kudavidanage

Senior Lecturer

Applied Sciences

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Office : 0453454528


  • BSc (hons)- Zoology- University of Colombo

    MSC - Environmental Sciences - University of Colombo

    PhD- Conservation Biology - National University of Singapore

    Recent Publications

    1. Satischandra S.H.K., Kudavidange E.P., Kotagama S.W. & Goodale E. 2007. The benefits of joining mixed-species flocks for a sentinel nuclear species, the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus. Forktail 23:145-148.
    2. Sodhi N.S., Astuti D., Diesmos A.C., Ericson P., Fernandopulle N., Kotagama S., Kudavidanage E., Lim H.C., Lee B., Lim S.L.H., Lin Y., Lohman D.J., Meckvichai W., Miranda H., Moyle R.G., Ong P., Pan K.A., Prawiradilaga D., Rahman M.A., Rahmani A., Sheldon F.H., Stoeckle M.Y., Sulandari S., Wang L.K. & Winker K. 2007. Barcoding Indo-Malayan birds. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55:397-398.
    3. Chandrajith R., Kudavidanage E., Tobschall H.J. & Dissanayake C.B. 2009. Geochemical and mineralogical characteristics of elephant geophagic soils in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 31:391-400.
    4. Bickford D., Ng T.H., Qie L., Kudavidanage E.P. & Bradshaw C.J.A. 2010. Forest fragment and breeding habitat characteristics explain frog diversity and abundance in Singapore. Biotropica 42:119-125.
    5. Kudavidanage E.P., Wanger T.C., de Alwis C., Sanjeewa S. & Kotagama S.W. (2012). Amphibian and butterfly diversity across a tropical land-use gradient in Sri Lanka; implications for conservation decision making. Animal Conservation DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2011.00507.x
    6. Friess D., Kudavidanage E.P., and Webb E.L. (2011) The Digital Globe is our oyster. Frontiers in Ecology, 13, 542
    7. David Bickford, Mary Rose C. Posa, Lan Qie, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, Enoka P. Kudavidanage. (2012). Science Communication for Biodiversity Conservation. Biological Conservation, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.12.016.
    8. Enoka P. Kudavidanage, Lan Qie, Janice Ser Huay Lee, Linking biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of dung beetles in South and Southeast Asian tropical rainforests. Raffles Bulletin for Zoology  2012 Supplement No. 25: 141–154
    9. Laurance, W. F., Useche, D.C., Rendeiro, J., Kalka M., [….], Kudavidanage, E. P. et al.  Long-term ecological changes and threats in tropical protected areas. Nature. 2012; DOI: 10.1038/nature11318
    10. A Study on Geophagy by Asian Elephants at Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka EP Kudavidanage, R Chandrajith - 地学前缘, 2015- S1
    11. Finbarr G. Horgan, Alexander M. Stuart, Enoka P. Kudavidanage. Impact of invasive apple snails on the functioning and services of natural and managed wetlands – -a review. Acta Oecologia, 2014; 54, 90-100
    12. Keeragalaarachchi, KAGP. Dharmadasa, RM. Wijesekara, RGS. Kudavidanage, EP. Natural Antidiabetic Potential of Salacia Chinensis. World Journal of Agricultural Research vol.4 No 2. 2016
    13. Traditional ‘maavee’rice production in Sri Lanka: environmental, economic and social pressures revealed through stakeholder interviews, FG Horgan, EP Kudavidanage, A Weragodaarachchi, D Ramp, Paddy and Water Environment, July 2017, Issue 3, Pages 1-17
    14. Exposure of Judo 40 alters DNA integrity and sperm function of rat and human spermatozoa, E Kudavidanage, D Peiris, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR) 2 (9), 12-19
    15. Reinforcing Conservation with Faith and Beliefs: The Potential of the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site, S Nanayakkara, E Kudavidanage, JOURNAL OF WORLD HERITAGE STUDIES - special issue 1
    16. First photographic record of the Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1831) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in Horton Plains National Park, Sri T Nimalrathna, YR Choo, EP Kudavidanage, T Amarasinghe, U Bandara, ... Journal of Threatened Taxa 11 (4), 13506-13510, 2019
    17. Top 100 research questions for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia, Biological Conservation 234, 211-220, 2019
    18. Farming on the edge: Farmer training to mitigate human-wildlife conflict at an agricultural frontier in south Sri Lanka, FG Horgan, EP Kudavidanage, Crop Protection 127, 104981, 2020
    19. Leopard activity patterns in a small montane protected area highlight the need for integrated, collaborative landscape conservation, EL Webb, YR Choo, EP Kudavidanage, TR Amarasinghe, UGSI Bandara, ..., Global Ecology and Conservation, 01182, 2020
    20. Commercial Formulation of Chlorpyrifos Alters Neurological Behaviors and Fertility EP Kudavidanage, DMI Dissanayake, WL Keerthirathna, N Nishshanke, ...Biology 9 (3), 49, 2020
    21. A Data Mining and Ontology-Based Approach for Predicting the Research Ideas in the Wildlife Sector of Sri Lanka, P Premananthan, B Kumara, EP Kudavidanage, B Kuhaneswaran, 2020 IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial and Information …
    22. Best practices for reporting individual identification using camera trap photographs, YR Choo, EP Kudavidanage, TR Amarasinghe, T Nimalrathna, ...Global Ecology and Conservation, e0129432020
    23. Use and avoidance of pesticides as responses by farmers to change impacts in rice ecosystems of southern Sri LankaFG Horgan, EP Kudavidanage, Environmental management 65 (6), 787-803