Sumudu Fernando

Sumudu Fernando

Graduate Student
785.864.2316
Dyche Hall

Sumudu is a doctoral student advised by Town Peterson.  Her research interests include biogeography, phylogenetics, and speciation.

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

Fernando, B. S. W., Ranawana, K. B., (2010). Composition and Food Habits of Mixed-Species bird flocks in Udawattakele Sanctuary, Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE), 15:353-35

Education: 

BS in Zoology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Awards: 

University Award for Academic Excellence 2009/2010, University of Peradeniya

Professional Presentations: 

Fernando, B. S. W., Ranawana, K. B., (2010). Composition and Food Habits of Mixed-Species bird flocks in Udawattakele Sanctuary, Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE), oral presentation

Fernando, B. S. W., De Silva, K. T. N., Ranawana K. B., (2012) Mixed species bird flocks as (MSBF) , as target units for effective avifaunal conservation in Human altered landscapes. Student Conference on Conservation Science 14-16 September 2011, JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Poster presentation