Dr. Prabath Jayasinghe

Name : Prabath  Jayasinghe

Contact : prabath@nara.ac.lk,
prabath_jayasinghe@yahoo.com

Education :

  • BSc (special) Degree in Zoology
  • MSc in Aquatic Biology (Research Degree)
  • MSc in Water and Coastal Management

Research interest : Invertebrate Biology and Fisheries, Population Dynamics, Water Quality, Lagoon Fisheries

Research Experience :

  • Studies on Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS) affecting freshwater fish in Bellanvila- Attidiya wetlands, Sri Lanka - Water quality Analysis, Hematology, Histopathology of fish in 1997
  • Trophic Evaluation in three Sri Lankan reservoirs (EC-INCO- DC Fishstrat Project) - Population Dynamics of fish from 1998 to 2001
  • Research in Marine Biological Recourses - Population Dynamics of fish, Gear Selectivity, Monitoring of small and large pelagic fisheries in Sri Lanka 2001-2002
  • Zooplankton populations in a tropical estuary, Malaysia - Water quality analysis, Studies on marine/ estuarine zooplankton biology and ecology 2002 to 2005
  • Research in Marine Biological Resourses - Research in marine biological resources in aspects of managing and conservation especially in shrimp resources 2007 to update

Training :

  • Statistical workshop on “Linear Regression Models” (Sri Lanka)
  • Training workshop on Electron Microscopy (Malaysia)
  • LAK International Training Course in “Tropical freshwater zooplankton”, Kerala, (India)
  • Workshop on Angling and Game Fish Management, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • Workshop on Taxonomy of Rotifers, UPM, Malaysia
  • Course on Communication Science Effectively, University of Maryland Centre for Environmental Science, USA
  • The Training workshop in Social Science Research Methodology for Young Social Scientists, National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka

Publications and Presentations :

  • Pathiratne, A. and R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe. 2001. Environmental influence on the  occurrence of epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) in freshwater fish in the Bellanwila- Attidiya wetlands, Sri Lanka. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 17: 30-34.

  • Pathitatne, A., U.P.K. Epa and R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe. 2002. Hematological changes in snakeskin gourami, Trichogaster pectoralis, affected by Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome. In diseases in Asian Aquaculture IV. C.R. Lavilla-Pitogo and E.R. Cruz-Lacierda (eds.), 407-413 pp. Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines.
  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K., F.M. Yusoff and A. Arshad. 2003. Zooplankton populations in tropical estuaries: A review. In aquatic resource and environmental  studies of the Straits of Malacca: Managing the Straits through Science and Technology. J.S. Bujang, A. Arshad, M.H. Zakaria and A. Kawamura (eds.), 117-124. University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.
  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K., F.M. Yusoff and A. Arshad, M. Shitan and K. Perumal. 2003. Changes in water quality along a tropical river-estuarine continuum. In Investing Innovation 2003, Vol: 5: Science and Engineering. Y.A. Khalid et al.(eds.), 219-222.  University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.
  • Yusoff, F.M., R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe, P. Kuppan, M. Shitan and A. Arshad. 2004. Zooplankton distribution along a tropical river-estuarine system. In Proceedings of the first joint seminar on coastal oceanography. C. Nitithamyong (eds.), 48-58. Department of Marine Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Shitan, M., F.M. Yusoff, R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe and H. Rezai. 2004. Modelling copepod nauplii densities in the Straits of Malacca as a function of distance from the shore. In Models in Ecological and Environmental Studies. A.I.M. Ismail, K.H. Lye and Y.A. Hasan (eds.). 167-174. University Science Malaysia, Peneng, Malaysia.
  • Moreau J., U.S. Amarasinghe, B. Sricharoendham, R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe and M.C. Villanueva. 2008. Population dynamics of commercially important fish species in four Asian reservoirs. In Aquatic Ecosystem and Development: Comparative Asian Perspectives. Biology of Inland Waters Schiemer F., D. Simon, U.S. Amarasinghe, and J. Moreau (eds.), Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Sricharoendham B., U.S. Amarasinghe, R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe and S.M. Aypa. 2008 Status of the capture fisheries in four Asian reservoirs and a volcanic lake. In Aquatic Ecosystem and Development: Comparative Asian Perspectives. Biology of Inland Waters, Schiemer F., D. Simon, U.S. Amarasinghe, and J. Moreau (eds.). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands

Abstracts :

  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K and A. Pathiratne. 1998. Studies on epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) affecting freshwater fish in Bellanvila – Attidiya wetlands, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the forth annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 23-24 June 1998, Colombo, 20p.
  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K. and U.S. Amarasinghe. 1999. Effect of lunar rhythms on fish yields in three reservoirs of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the fifth annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 23-24 June 1999, Colombo, 3p.
  • Pathiratne, A., R.P.P. K. Jayasinghe and U.P.K. Epa. 1999. Environmental factors Associated with the occurrence of epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) in freshwater fish in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the forth symposium on diseases in Asian aquaculture, November 22-26, 1999, Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu City, Philippines. 81p.
  • Pathiratne, A., R.P.P. K. Jayasinghe and U.P.K. Epa. 1999. Hematological changes of Snakeskin Gourami Trichogaster pectoralis affected by the epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the forth symposium on diseases in Asian aquaculture, November 22-26, 1999, Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu City, Philippines.
  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K. and U.S. Amarasinghe. 2000. Influence of rainfall and lunar rhythm on daily catches of three Sri Lankan reservoirs:  A fresh view of management. Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, November 24, 2000, Kelaniya.17p.
  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K. and U.S. Amarasinghe. 2000. Influence of rainfall on fish yield in a Sri Lankan reservoir and its importance in fisheries management. Book of Abstracts, 6th Asian Fisheries Forum, National Sun-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. November25-30, 2001, 113p.
  • Silva, E.I.L, S. Nathanael, R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe and U.S. Amarasinghe (2001). Some aspects of colonization success of three species of exotic Cichlids in a hydropower reservoir (Victoria) in Sri Lanka. Book of Abstracts, 6th Asian Fisheries Forum, National Sun-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. November 25-30, 2001, 229p.
  • Fernando, P.A.T. and R.P.P.K Jayasinghe. 2002. Population Dynamics of Amblygaster sirm inhabiting three coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the eighth annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 23-24 July 2002, Colombo, 13p.
  •  Amarasooriya, D. and R.P.P.K Jayasinghe. 2002. Studies on some population parameters of three commercial sharks (Carcharhinus falcifomis, C. longimanus and Prionace glauca) landed in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the eighth annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 23-24 July 2002, Colombo, 14p.
  • Yusoff, F.M., R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe, P. Kuppan.Mahendran Shitan and A. Arshad. 2003. Zooplankton distribution along a tropical river-estuarine system. Proceedings of the first joint seminar on Coastal Oceanography, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and National Research Council of Thailand. 14-16 December 2003, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 46p.
  • Shitan, M., F.M. Yusoff, R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe and H. Rezai. 2004. Modelling copepod nauplii densities in the Straits of Malacca as a function of distance from the shore. Proceedings of Regional conference on Ecological and Environmental Modelling (ECOMOD-2004) Organized by School of Mathematical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, University Science Malaysia (USM). 15-16 September 2004, Gurney Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. 56p.
  • Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K., Mahendran Shitan, F.M. Yusoff, Aziz Arshad. 2004. Stepwise Regression Analysis for dissolved oxygen with other water quality parameters during high tide in a tropical estuary. Proceedings of the Seventh Asian Fisheries Forum. 30 November- 04 December 2004, Hotel Equatorial, Penang, Malaysia. 291 p.
  • Shitan, M., C.H. Yee and R.P.P.K. Jayasinghe. 2004. An Arima (0,1,1) and Bootstrap estimation for forecasting the annual total marine fish production in Malaysia. Proceedings of the Seventh Asian Fisheries Forum. 30 November- 04 December 2004, Hotel Equatorial, Penang, Malaysia. 8p.