Dr. T. Mathiventhan

B.Sc. (Hons)(EUSL), M.Sc.(UMB, Norway), PhD (EUSL),
Senior Lecturer
Department of Botany
Faculty of Science
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

 

Full Name                  :  Thavanayagam Mathiventhan

Official Address          :  Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Chenkalady - 30350, Sri Lanka  

Academic Position      :  Lecturer

Nationality                 :  Sri Lankan Tamil

Date of Birth              :  21st April 1972

Academic qualifications:  

Qualification: PhD
Specialization: Coastal Ecology
Awarding Institution:Faculty of Science, EUSL

Qualification:M.Sc
Specialization: Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA)
Awarding Institution: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway

Qualification: Certificate
Specialization: Rural Development and Project Management
Awarding Institution: Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Makerere University, Uganda

Qualification: Diploma
Specialization: Winter Seminar 2006
Awarding Institution: Norad & Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU)

Qualification: Certificate
Specialization: Teaching in Higher Education
Awarding Institution: Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Qualification: B.Sc
Specialization: B. Sc (Hons.) in Botany (First Class)
Awarding Institution: Eastern University,    Sri Lanka (EUSL)

PhD Thesis: Post Tsunami status of selected coastal ecosystems and its relevance to coastal environment and communities in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka

MSc Thesis: Ecological and social resilience of mangroves of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka in the face of human activities, conflict and natural hazards

Member of Editorial Board:                                                                         
 International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), Academicians Research Centre (ARC) Publication PVT Ltd (Impact Factor 2.991). AN ISO 9001:2008 certified Company; DOI Prefix, Crossref 10.20431
Reviewer:
2016 – Journal of AGRIEAST, Journal of Agricultural Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
2014 - International Journal of Marine Science (IJMS) – an open access, peer reviewed journal published online by BioPublisher, (ISSN 1927-6648), doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0055 – http://biopublisher.ca

Publications and Presentations

International publications

  1. Madhura, J., Arulnithy, K, Umaramani, M. and Mathiventhan, T. (2016). Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana) Seed Poisoning (YOSP) in the Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka: Is related with Fruiting Season?International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), ARC Publication Private Limited: 8-13.

  2. athiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2014). Coastal green belt in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka: Is Casuarina a Success? International Journal of Marine Science, 4(55):1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0055).

  3. Mathiventhan, U., Sivaganeshan, R. and Mathiventhan, T. (2014). Identification, market availability and consumption of green leafy vegetables in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Tropical Plant Research, An International Journal (ISSN: 2349 – 1183). 1(2): 17-25

  4. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2014). Impact of flood on Rhizophora plantation in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of Medical and Bioengineering. (3) 2: 117-121, Engineering and Technology Publishing (ETP, ISSN 2301-3796).

  5. Mathiventhan, T. (2011). Mangroves in Batticaloa: A struggle for existence. IUCN (2011). An appraisal of mangrove management in micro-tidal Estuaries and lagoons in Sri Lanka. IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office, Colombo. viii + 116pp. (ISBN 978-955-0205-05-9).

National publications

  1. Jayasingam T and Mathiventhan T (2015). Distribution and socio economic impact of Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth) in Batticaloa District. Research Report, Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka

  2. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2011). Impacts of natural and human disturbances on the density of tree species in selected mangrove ecosystem in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of Science and Management. Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna. ISSN 2012-6131. (3). 107-115.

  3. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2010). Environment in Post-war Development: Road Expansion and Loss of Trees in Batticaloa. Abstract of papers. 9th Annual Research Session (ARS),Eastern University Sri Lanka. p 43.

  4. Thavanayagam. G, Senanayake, S. A. D, Mathiventhan, T. and Anusooya, S. (2010). A study of merchandising activities in supply chain management in the apparel sector. An extended abstract of papers. Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS). p 111.

  5. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2004). Preliminary investigation on abundance of seagrass bed, Thalassia hemprichii at Koneshapuri, Trincomalee. The Sri Lanka Forester (27). p. 21-26.

  6. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2003). Preliminary investigation of ecosystem of fresh-saline water marshes (“Thonas”) in the east coast of Batticaloa. 3rd Annual Research Session (ARS), Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Selected papers. p. 122-139.

  7. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2001). Preliminary investigation of root growth of rice (Oryza sativa) under different irrigation and soil conditions in field and laboratory. 1st Annual Research Session (ARS) 2000, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Selected Papers. p. 89-95.

Conferences and Symposiums

  1. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2016). Present status of Mangrove  restoration in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka: Is it success? International Conference on Mangrove and Macrobenthos Meeting (MMM4), St. Augustine,              Florida, USA, 18-22 July 2016

  2. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2013). Impact of flood on Rhizophora plantation in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. International Conference on Medical, Engineering and Biotechnology (ICMEB), Melaka, Malaysia (October 5-6th)

  3. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2012). Impact of flood on Rhizophora plantation in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the International Conference: Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management (MMM3). Sri Lanka. p 112.

  4. Thavanayagam, G., Senanayake, S.A.D., Mathiventhan, T. and Anusooya, S. (2010). Application of critical path method for improving the lead-time of merchandising in apparel supply chain. International conference on Innovation and Management. Penang, Malaysia.

  5. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2010). Impacts of Disturbances on Floristic Composition of Selected Mangrove Ecosystems in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The national Conference on identification of knowledge gaps for sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Abstract of papers. p 3.
  6. Thavanayagam, G., Senanayake, S.A.D., Mathiventhan, T. and Anusooya, S. (2010). Optimization of order execution lead-time in apparel supply chain. The International conference on Mathematical Computing and Management. Tiruvalla, Kerala, India.
  7. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2009). Coastal green belt in Batticaloa district: Is Casuarina a success? An abstract paper. International Forestry and Environment, Symposium 2009, Sri Lanka. Proceedings Part-1, Abstract of papers. p 7.
  8. Mathiventhan, T. and Jayasingam, T. (2003). Preliminary investigation on abundance of seagrass at Koneshapuri, Trincomalee. International workshop on Environmental Management in North – East of Sri Lanka. University of Jaffna, Eastern University and The Economic Consultancy House (TECH), Sri Lanka. p. 4-6.

Other International and National Key Research Activities

    • Sri Lanka Nature Forum (SLNF) and IUCN (2009): Regional Survey on Coastal Bio-shields: Batticaloa district and Verugal.
    • Sri Lanka, India and USA (2008/2009): Secondary data controller in Sri Lanka – Impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: A longitudinal study of recovery in affected communities. Collaboration of Achchuthan Menon Centre for Health Science studies, India, Eastern University, Sri Lanka and Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, USA.
    • FAO, Sri Lanka (2007): Assessment of Tsunami damage to coastal ecosystems of eastern province and development of guidelines for integrated coastal area management.
    • Makerere University, Uganda (2006): Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in Bukolwa Village: The Impact of Bukolwa Sustainable Agricultural Group (BSAG) for its members. Faculty of Forestry, Makerere University, Uganda.
    • Makerere University, Uganda (2006): Rural Development in Kabiira Village: Intervention of AFRICARE. Faculty of Forestry, Makerere University, Uganda.
    • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway (2006): Restoration of Syverud areas, Norway: A Forest Restoration Project.
    • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka (2005): Post–Tsunami Environmental Assessment for Batticaloa district.
    • Eastern University and Survey Department, Batticaloa (2000): Housing problems in Batticaloa district–To be solved in a planned way.

     

     

 

 

  • Climate change  

  • Environmental Impacts Assessments

  • Community based natural resource management and conservation

  • Coastal resources, resilience and management.

  • Socio-ecology of mangroves

 

  • UGC Research Grant (2009-2012): Probationary & senior academic grades to obtain doctoral qualifications locally (Ref. No. UGC/ICD/CRF 2009/2/27)
  • NORAD Fellowship (2005-2007): Masters programme in MNRSA, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway

 

  • Life member – Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

  • Life member – Geographical Information Society, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya

  • Member of National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Secretary/Member – Science Navigators. A non-profitable organization interested in developing practice of science among all the level of community (http://www.sciencenavigators.org)

 

    • Plant Ecology

    • Vegetation Sciences

    • Development Physiology

    • Plant structure and Systematics

     

Telephone: +94 65 2240757 (office), 65 222 9350 (home)
Fax: +94 65 2240758
E-mail: tmathiventhan@gmail.com, tmathiventhan@yahoo.com, mathiventhant@esn.ac.lk