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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

Award Date: 28 Apr 2017

Applied Science, Graduate Diploma, Lincoln University

14 Feb 201118 Nov 2011

Award Date: 19 Jun 2012

Laboratory Technology, Graduate Diploma, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

14 Feb 200628 Nov 2006

Award Date: 30 Mar 2007

Science, BSc, University of Kelaniya

26 Feb 199220 Nov 1994

Award Date: 30 Apr 1995

Research expertise keywords

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

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
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