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Ecology and Biogeography in Sri Lanka

  • C. H. Fernando

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. D. K. Erb
    Pages 35-63
  3. M. A. Pemadasa
    Pages 99-131
  4. S. Weeraratna, C. H. Fernando
    Pages 133-144
  5. C. H. Fernando
    Pages 145-148
  6. A. V. Gussev, C. H. Fernando
    Pages 149-153
  7. R. Rajapaksa, C. H. Fernando
    Pages 155-169
  8. J. W. Neale
    Pages 171-194
  9. D. M. Davies
    Pages 275-281
  10. K. D. Arudpragasam
    Pages 283-296
  11. S. S. De Silva, C. D. De Silva
    Pages 297-320
  12. G. M. McKay
    Pages 413-429
  13. C. H. Fernando, S. S. de Silva
    Pages 431-451
  14. N. P. Perera
    Pages 453-492
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 492-504

About this book

Introduction

When the late Professor Joachim Illies suggested in 1980 that I edit a volume of the Monographiae Biologicae on Sri Lanka, I was glad to accept the challenge. Although I had spent only six years of my research and teaching career in Sri Lanka, I had made personal contact or corresponded with many scientists who had worked in, still work in, or who have studied material from Sri Lanka. The present domicile of the authors of the chapters in this volume shows the wide geographic spread of interest in Sri Lanka, and indicates also the dispersion of Sri Lankan scientists like myself. Sri Lanka has had a relatively long history of indigenous scientific research in the natural sciences. From the early work of Kelaart (1852, Prodromous Fauna Zeylanicae, Ceylon Govt. Press, 250 pp.) to the present time, there has been a more or less sustained research effort in the natural sciences. The Colombo Museum, which celebrated its centenary only a few years ago, and the world famous Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, served as repositories and bases for continued research on the fauna and flora. There are a number of land marks in these studies.

Keywords

Fauna Flora Plantation Vegetation classification ecology environment phytoplankton plankton temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • C. H. Fernando
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-6545-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6547-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6545-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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