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+94 081 2395218
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Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Dandeniya
Warshi Shamila
Current position: 
Senior Lecturer
Current nationality: 
Sri Lanka
Current residence: 
Sri Lanka
Affiliation/Institution: 
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
Biodata: 
Dr. Warshi Dandeniya is a senior lecturer and presently the Head of the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She has a B.Sc. in Agriculture, M.Phil. in Soil Science and a Ph.D. in Soil Science. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of environmental perturbation on soil microorganisms and soil microbial community dynamics on nutrient cycling in cropping systems. Dr. Dandeniya's lab group is presently engaged in developing botanical nitrification inhibitors to reduce fertilizer wastage, formulating biofertilizers to reduce inorganic fertilizer requirement in paddy sector of the country, assessing the effect of poultry farming on distribution of antibiotic resistance determinants in the environment and documenting the diversity of bacteria and fungi in forest soils of Sri Lanka using a metagenomic approach. Her research programs have been funded by National Research Council of Sri Lanka, Biodiversity Secretariat of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University Research Grants, and International Foundation for Science (IFS) - Sweden.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Young Affiliate
Keywords: 
Soil microbiology, soil metagenomics, ecology, nutrient cycling, antibiotic resistance, soil fertility, agriculture
Affiliated from
2017
Country of birth: 
Sri Lanka

Date of birth

17
December
1980
Scientific field:
01-Agricultural Sciences
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Central and South Asia Regional Partner (TWAS-CASAREP)
Last updated on 06/04/2018