Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiya

Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiya

Senior Lecturer I

Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences,
University of Colombo,
Colombo 03,
Sri Lanka.
Room: 218

Academic and Professional qualifications

Ph.D. (Graduate Degree Program in Ecology), Colorado State University, USA  [2006].
M.Sc. (Dept. of Zoology and Physiology), University of Wyoming, USA [1998].
B.Sc. Special degree in Zoology (Second Class Honours.), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka [1991].


Research interests

  • Environmental Science
  • Climate Change
  • greenhouse gas inventorying
  • carbon cycle research

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Recent Publications

  • Lokuptiya, E. et al. 2016. Carbon and Energy Fluxes in Cropland Ecosystems: A Model-Data Comparison. Biogeochemistry, 129(1), 53-76. DOI 10.1007/s10533-016-0219-3
  • Lokupitiya, E. 2016. Country-specific emission factors for methane emission from enteric fermentation: a case study from a non-annex 1 country. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 44(2), pp.137–144
  • Thotagamuwa, A., Sumanapala, A., Dangalle, C., Pallewatta, N., Lokupitiya, E.   Found after 107 years: rediscovery of an endemic tiger beetle jansenia laeticolor w. Horn (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in Sri Lanka. Cicindela 48(3-4): 77
  • Schuh, A., Lauvaux, T., Denning, A., West, T., Davis, K., Miles, N., Richardson, S., Uliasz, M.., Lokupitiya, E., Cooley, D., Andrews, A., Ogle, S. M. 2013. Evaluating atmospheric CO2 inversions at multiple scales over a highly-inventoried agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology 19: 1424-1439
  • Stoy P. C. et al. 2013. Evaluating the agreement between measurements and models of net ecosystem exchange at different times and timescales using wavelet coherence: an example using data from the North American Carbon Program Site-Level Interim Synthesis. Biogeosciences 10: 6893-6909
  • Shaefer, K. et al. 2012. A model-data comparison of gross primary productivity: Results from the North American Carbon Program site synthesis.  Journal of Geophysical Research 117, G03010, doi:10.1029/2012JG001960
  • Lokupitiya, E. , Paustian, K., Easter, M., Williams S., Andrén, O. and Kätterer, T. 2012. Carbon balance in US croplands during the last two decades of the 20th  Biogeochemistry 107: 207-225.
  • Dietz M. C. et al. 2012.  Characterizing the performance of ecosystem models across time scales: A spectral analysis of the North American Carbon Program site-level synthesis.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences  116,G04029.DOI:10.1029/2011JG001661
  • Lokupitiya, E., Lefsky, M., and K. Paustian.   Use of AVHRR NDVI time series and ground-based surveys for estimating county-level crop biomass.  International Journal of Remote Sensing 31(i): 141-158.
  • Corbin, K.D., Denning, Lokupitiya, E.Y. et al. 2010. Assessing the Impact of Crops on Regional CO2 Fluxes and Atmospheric Concentrations.  Tellus B 62: 521-532.

Extended CV –Dr.E.Lokupitiya