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Biography

My work focuses on chemical, physical and biological factors that influence soil nitrogen (N) mineralization. Recently, I have estimated the nitrous oxide (N2O) emission in New Zealand agricultural drains, particularly known as N2O transfer velocity. In past, I worked the soil, water, and plant research projects that used stable isotope techniques to quantify the carbon and N fractionation and transformation between different pools. Currently, I am trying to quantify the soil N in cropping agriculture in Western Australia (WA). Generating empirical data by operating various experiments, I am planning to improve N recommendation models. Stable isotopes, especially 15N will be used for these studies. I am an ambitious environmental and analytical research students with various research experiences.            

Education/Academic qualification

Soil Science, MSc, Lincoln University

4 Aug 20151 Sep 2016

Applied Science, Graduate Diploma, Lincoln University

14 Feb 201118 Nov 2011

Laboratory Technology, Graduate Diploma, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

14 Feb 200628 Nov 2006

Science, BSc, University of Kelaniya

26 Feb 199220 Nov 1994

Keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Soil nitrogen transformations
  • Stable isotopes
  • Microbial activity and nutrient cycling in rehabilitated soils