Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya

Erandathie Lokupitiya_Climate-change

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences,
University of Colombo.

Dr. Erandathie (Erandi) Lokupitiya has a Ph.D. in Ecology, focusing on climate change, greenhouse gas inventorying and regional and national scale carbon budgeting in agroecosystems. She obtained her Ph.D. from Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) of Colorado State University (CSU), USA, and served as a Research Scientist at the Department of Atmospheric Science of the same university for about four years, until she returned to Sri Lanka in 2011. Her research interests are mostly in climate change and carbon cycle research, and while working at the CSU, she developed a fine resolution land surface model (i.e. SiBcrop) for predicting half hourly land-atmosphere carbon and energy exchanges in agroecosystems. She has served as a Co-Investigator and participating scientist in the North American Carbon Program (NACP) and led the agricultural model-data comparison under the NACP site-interim synthesis. She prepared the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for the Agriculture, and Land use, Land use change, & Forestry (LULUCF) sectors which were included in the Second National Communication submitted by the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. Currently she is serving as the national expert for preparation of the GHG inventory under the ‘Sri Lanka’s Third National Communication on climate change’ project. She has also worked as a national expert for the ‘Technology Needs Assessment on Climate Change’ project conducted by the Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka. Dr. Lokupitiya has been working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and is involved in teaching and awareness creation on Climate change as an important national and global environmental issue and currently she is the principal investigator of several national and regional scale projects concerning climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation. She has published research articles in reputed international journals, and served as a Reviewer for a large number of international journals.

Scientific Committee

 Prof. Scott Denning, Colorado State University, USA
Dr. Prabir Patra, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) , Japan
Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Eleanor Milne, University of Leicester, UK
Prof. Gyan Prakash Sharma, University of Delhi, India
Mr. Dinaratne Sirisena, Rice Research Institute, Sri Lanka
Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya, Atreyee Bhattacharya, USA
Dr. Chirashree Ghosh, University of Delhi, India
Dr. Divya Pandey, Stockholm Environment Institute, UK
Dr Thusitha Sugathapala, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Susmita Gupta, Assam University, India
Prof. Abhik Gupta, Assam University, India
Dr. Yiu Fai Tsang,The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Paulraj Rajamani, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. A K M Rashidul Alam, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Dr. Catherine Stewart, USDA‐ ARS, USA
Dr. Md. Humayun Kabir, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof. Xianlai ZENG, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Derrick Yuk Fo LAI, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Sudesh Yadav, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Prof. Arun Kumar Srivastava, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. Lin Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Syed Hafizur Rahman, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Session Chairs

1. Dr. Salut Muhidin
Macquarie University
2. Prof. Ashfaque Ahmed
University of Dhaka
3. Dr. Bijoy Nandan
Cochin University of Science and Technology
4. Dr. Mery Biswas
Presidency University
5. Dr. Chaturangi Wickramaratne
Environmental Foundation Limites
Sri Lanka
6. Dr. Suranjana Banerji
Presidency University


7. Prof. Nebiye Musaoglu


8. Dr. Carlo Montes
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
9. Prof. Janendra De Costa
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
10. Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University


11. Dr. Md. Main Uddin Miah
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University


12. Dr. Monthira Yuttitham
Mahidol University

Main Conference Coordinators

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