DR. T. MATHIVENTHAN

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Dr T Mathiventhan
Ph.D (EUSL), M.Sc (Norway), B.Sc - Hons (EUSL), M.I.Biol (Sri Lanka)
Senior Lecturer (Gr. I) in Botany
Department of Botany
Faculty of Science

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Educational Qualification

Qualification Specialization Awarding Institution Year
PhD Coastal Ecology Eastern University, Sri Lanka (EUSL) May 2013
M.Sc Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA) Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway Aug. 2007
Certificate Rural Development and Project Management Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Makerere University, Uganda Sep. 2006
Diploma Winter Seminar 2006 Norad & Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) 2006
Certificate Teaching in Higher Education Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Jan. 2003
B.Sc

B. Sc (Hons.) in Botany (First Class)

Eastern University, Sri Lanka (EUSL) July 2000

Working experience (EUSL)

  1. Senior Lecturer (Gr I) – From Feb. 2017
  2. Senior Lecturer (Gr II) – 2013
  3. Lecturer – 2007
  4. Lecturer (Prob.) – 2001

Member of the Editorial Board


Reviewer

  • 2017 – Annual Research Session (ARS), Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • 2017 – Journal of NCR (Nature Conservation Research), ISSN 2500-008X
  • 2017 – First International Symposium in Agriculture (ISA) 2017. Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 
  • 2017 – NARA Scientific Sessions 2017. National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Sri Lanka
  • 2016 – Second National Symposium of Agriculture (NASA) 2016, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • 2016 – Journal of AGRIEAST, Journal of Agricultural Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • 2016 – International Conference of Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • 2014 – International Journal of Marine Science (IJMS) – an open access, peer reviewed journal, published online by BioPublisher, (ISSN 1927-6648).
  • doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0055 – http://biopublisher.ca

International Publications

  1. Mathiventhan T, Jayasingam T. and Umaramani M (2018). Salinity would be an option to control Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms [Water Hyacinth]: Sri Lanka perspective. Tropical Plant Research, The Journal of the Society for Tropical Plant Research, 5(3): 331-335. DOI: 10.22271/tpr.2018.v5. i3.041

  2. Mathiventhan T, and Jayasingam T. (2018). Geomprphological Changes along the East coast of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), 6(7): 6-12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0365.0607002

  3. Mathiventhan T., Jayasingam T. and Umaramani M. (2018). Urban mangrove wetlands, challenges and conservation: Sri Lanka perspectives. International Journal of Research Studies in Bio Sciences, 6(3): 23-26. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2349-0365.0603005

  4. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T and Umaramani, M. (2017). A post-war development: Expansion of roads and loss of trees. International Journal of Current and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJCMS), 3(2):592-594.
  5. Madhura, J., Arulnithy, K, Umaramani, M. and Mathiventhan, T. (2016). Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana) Seed Poisoning (YOSP) in the Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka: Is related with Fruiting Season? International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), ARC Publication Private Limited: 8-13.
  6. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2014). Coastal green belt in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka: Is Casuarina a Success? International Journal of Marine Science, 4(55):1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0055).
  7. Mathiventhan, U., Sivaganeshan, R. and Mathiventhan, T. (2014). Identification, market availability and consumption of green leafy vegetables in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Tropical Plant Research, An International Journal (ISSN: 2349 – 1183). 1(2): 17-25
  8. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2014). Impact of flood on Rhizophora plantation in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of Medical and Bioengineering. Engineering and Technology Publishing (ETP, ISSN 2301-3796), (3) 2: 117-121.
  9. Mathiventhan, T. (2011). Mangroves in Batticaloa: A struggle for existence. IUCN (2011). An appraisal of mangrove management in micro-tidal Estuaries and lagoons in Sri Lanka. IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office, Colombo. Viii + 116pp. (ISBN 978-955-0205-05-9).

National Publications

  1. Jayasingam, T. and Mathiventhan, T. (2015). Distribution and socio economic impact of Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth) in Batticaloa District. A research report submitted to Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.
  2. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2011). Impacts of natural and human disturbances on the density of tree species in selected mangrove ecosystem in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of Science and Management. Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna. ISSN 2012-6131. (3). 107-115.
  3. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2004). Preliminary investigation on abundance of seagrass bed, Thalassia hemprichii at Koneshapuri, Trincomalee. The Sri Lanka Forester (27). P. 21-26.
  4. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2003). Preliminary investigation of ecosystem of fresh-saline water marshes (“Thonas”) in the east coast of Batticaloa. 3rd Annual Research Session (ARS), Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Selected papers. P. 122-139.
  5. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2001). Preliminary investigation of root growth of rice (Oryza sativa) under different irrigation and soil conditions in field and laboratory. 1st Annual Research Session (ARS) 2000, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Selected Papers. P. 89-95.

Abstract papers

  1. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2010). Environment in Post-war Development: Road Expansion and Loss of Trees in Batticaloa. 9th Annual Research Session (ARS), Eastern University Sri Lanka. P 43.
  2. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2010). Impacts of Disturbances on Floristic Composition of Selected Mangrove Ecosystems in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The national Conference on identification of knowledge gaps for sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka. University of Ruhuna. Abstract of papers. P 3.
  3. Thavanayagam. G, Senanayake, S. A. D, Mathiventhan, T. and Anusooya, S. (2010). A study of merchandising activities in supply chain management in the apparel sector. An extended abstract of papers. Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS). P 111.

Conferences/Symposiums

International

  1. Mathiventhan T and Jayasingam T (2019). Ecological Resilience of Mangroves: A Comparison of two mangrove ecosystems. 5th International Conference on Mangroves, Macrobenthos and Management Meeting, Singapore. Book of Abstracts, p231.
  2. Thayananth S, Jayasingam T and Mathiventhan T (2018). Supervised classification of Sri Lankan coastal vegetation of Batticaloa district: Digital baselines for climate change monitoring. The 3rd Digital Belt and Road Conference (DBAR), 5-7 December 2018, Tengchong, Yunnnan, China
  3. Priyashantha H.A.K. and Mathiventhan, T. (2018). Proposed industrial aquaculture Park (PIAP) and its possible social impacts at Vaharai, Sri Lanka. Second International Scientific Conference on Environmental Research: Issues, Challenges and Strategies for Sustainable Development and livelihood Security, 13 August 2018, The Maldives National University, Male, p13.
  4. Jayasingam T and Mathiventhan T (2017). Mangroves of Batticaloa: Climate change and sea-level rise scenarios. IUCN Mangrove Symposium 2017, September 12-16, Bremen, Germany. ZMT Leibniz Centre – Universität Bremen
  5. Mathiventhan T and Jayasingam T (2017). The effect of coastal soil salinity on permanent vegetation line. Marine Science Research and Technology Conference, Marine Science 2017, CLYTO ACCESS, Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, p 25.
  6. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2016). Present status of Mangrove restoration in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka: Is it success? International Conference on Mangrove and Macrobenthos Meeting (MMM4), St. Augustine, Florida, USA, 18-22 July 2016.
  7. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2013). Impact of flood on Rhizophora plantation in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. International Conference on Medical, Engineering and Biotechnology (ICMEB), Melaka, Malaysia (October 5-6th).
  8. Thavanayagam, G., Senanayake, S.A.D., Mathiventhan, T. and Anusooya, S. (2010). Application of critical path method for improving the lead-time of merchandising in apparel supply chain. International conference on Innovation and Management. Penang, Malaysia.
  9. Thavanayagam, G., Senanayake, S.A.D., Mathiventhan, T. and Anusooya, S. (2010). Optimization of order execution lead-time in apparel supply chain. The International conference on Mathematical Computing and Management. Tiruvalla, Kerala, India.
  10. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2009). Coastal green belt in Batticaloa district: Is Casuarina a success? An abstract paper. International Forestry and Environment, Symposium 2009. Proceedings Part-1, Abstract of papers. P 7. University of Sri Jeyawardenapura, Sri Lanka.
  11. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2003). Preliminary investigation on abundance of seagrass at Koneshapuri, Trincomalee. International workshop on Environmental Management in North – East of Sri Lanka. University of Jaffna, Eastern University and The Economic Consultancy House (TECH), Sri Lanka. P. 4-6.

National

  1. Aashifa Mohamed Abdul Rasool, Mathiventhan T and Jayasingam T (2019). Plant diversity of Saltmarshes in Mannar district, Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Association for Tropical Biology Conservation – Asia Pacific Conference 2019 (ATBC-AP 2019), 10-13 September, Sri Lanka, p. 86.
  2. Thayananth S, Mathiventhan T and Jayasingam T (2019). Coastal Shrub Vegetation of Batticaloa District: A preliminary study. Association for Tropical Biology Conservation – Asia Pacific Conference 2019 (ATBC-AP 2019), 10-13 September, Sri Lanka, p. 217.  
  3. Mathiventhan T. and Jayasingam, T. (2010). Impacts of Disturbances on Floristic Composition of Selected Mangrove Ecosystems in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The national Conference on identification of knowledge gaps for sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka. University of Ruhuna. Abstract of papers. P 3.

Book Chapter/Section

  1. Mathiventhan, T. (2018). Are we interested to conserve our valuable ecosystems? Sathurukondan, an urban wetland in Batticaloa, would disremember in near future…
    Sath Samudura, Marine Environment Protection Authority, 19-21

  • Climate change
  • Environmental Impacts Assessments
  • Community based natural resource management and conservation
  • Coastal resources, resilience and management.
  • Socio-ecology of mangroves

OTHER RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Research Evaluation/Supervision

  • MPhil Supervisor (2017/2018), Prof. T Jayasingam and Dr T Mathiventhan: Spatial distribution and carbon storage potential of salt marsh vegetation in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka (In progress).
  • MPhil Supervisor (2017/2018), Prof. T Jayasingam and Dr T Mathiventhan: Spatial distribution and growth dynamics of shrub vegetation in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka (In progress).
  • PhD Thesis Evaluator (2017): Phytochemical profile and biopotential of some selected species of Caulerpales (Green Seaweeds) in the south east coast of Tamil Nadu, India. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • MSc Field Supervisor (2016): Socio-ecological resilience in mangrove forests and adjacent communities in Batticaloa. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

National

  • 2017: Sector Consultant: Coastal Conservation and Environment. Multi-sectoral Development Plan for Batticaloa district 2016-2020. Kachcheri, Batticaloa

 International (Major)

  1. Sri Lanka, India and USA (2008/2009): Secondary data controller in Sri Lanka – Impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: A longitudinal study of recovery in affected communities. Collaboration of Achchuthan Menon Centre for Health Science studies, India, Eastern University, Sri Lanka and Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, USA.
  2. Uganda (2006): Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in Bukolwa Village: The Impact of Bukolwa Sustainable Agricultural Group (BSAG) for its members. Faculty of Forestry, Makerere University, Uganda.
  3. Uganda (2006): Rural Development in Kabiira Village: Intervention of AFRICARE. Faculty of Forestry, Makerere University, Uganda.
  4. Norway (2006): Restoration of Syverud areas, Norway: A Forest Restoration Project. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Ås, Norway.

National (Major)

  1. 2016: Development of Provincial Invasive Alien Species (IAS) profiles to identify the status of distribution, threats and management measures. Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
  2. 2015: Distribution and Socio economic impacts of Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth) in Batticaloa district. Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.
  3. 2009/2010: Preparing Special Area Management (SAM) Plan for Batticaloa lagoon, Trincomalee Bay and Ampara southern biodiversity zone. North East Coastal Community Development Project.
  4. 2009: Regional Survey on Coastal Bio-shields: Batticaloa district and Verugal. Sri Lanka Nature Forum (SLNF) in collaboration with IUCN.
  5. 2007: Assessment of Tsunami damage to coastal ecosystems of eastern province and development of guidelines for integrated coastal area management. Funded by FAO.
  6. 2005: Post–Tsunami Environmental Assessment for Batticaloa district. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka.

Undergraduate/ Postgraduate

  • Plant Ecology and Vegetation studies
  • Plant systematics
  • Research methodology and Scientific writing
  • Experimental designs

  • 2016: EUSL International Travel Grant
  • 2009-2012: UGC Research Grant for Probationary & senior academic grades to obtain doctoral qualifications locally (Ref. No. UGC/ICD/CRF 2009/2/27)
  • 2005-2007: NORAD Fellowship (Masters programme in MNRSA, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway

EUSL (2018)

  1. Head, Department of Botany
  2. Coordinator, MSc in Environmental Sciences
  3. Faculty Focal Point, Action Plan/Corporate Plan, EUSL
  4. Member/Editorial Board, Journal of Science (JSc), Faculty of Science, EUSL
  5. Editor, FOSnews Newsletter, Faculty of Science
  6. Coordinator and Editor-in-Chief, International Symposium on Gender Equity and Equality. Publisher: Eastern University, Sri Lanka (ISBN978-955-1443-92-4)
  7. Person in-charge for Human and Physical resources – Programme Review, Faculty of Science, EUSL
  8. Secretary, Ethical Review Committee (ERC), Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  9. Member, Faculty cell for Gender Equity and Equality (GEE)
  10. Member, Board of Management, Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies

EUSL (2017)

  1. 2017: Coordinator – International Symposium on Gender Equity and Equality (ISGEE) 2017. Jointly organized by EUSL and UNESCO.
  2. 2017: Coordinator for French Institute – University Link Programme (French Institute, Pondichcheri, India)

EUSL (2016)

  1. Coordinator, MSc in Environmental Sciences
  2. Editor, FOSnews Newsletter Faculty of Science
  3. Member, Faculty cell for Gender Equity and Equality (GEE)
  4. Member/Editorial Board, Journal of Science (JSc), Faculty of Science, EUSL
  5. Faculty representative, Action Plan/Corporate Plan, EUSL

National

  1. 2018: Panel member for developing “Guidelines for mangrove restoration and replantation”. Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka.

  2. 2018: Participant on “Mangrove Policy Making” at National Level, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka

  3. 2018: Chairperson of a Team, Kachcheri, Batticaloa, reporting “Possibility of establishment of bottle-water factory” at the Pullumalai, Chenkalady.

  4. 2018: Committee Member – Establishment of a new Department of Forestry & Wildlife under the Faculty of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

  5. 2017: Sector Consultant: Coastal Conservation and Environment. Multi-sectoral Development Plan for Batticaloa district 2016-2020. Kachcheri, Batticaloa

  6. Life member, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  7. Life member, Geographical Information Society, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya
  8. Member, National Science Foundation (NSF) - NSF/STMIS/09 /5222
  9. Secretary, Science Navigators. A non-profitable organization interested in developing practice of science among all the level of community (http://www.sciencenavigators.org)

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