Dr. Sevvandi Jayakody
Dr. Sevvandi Jayakody, completed BSc (Hons.) in Zoology from University of Kelaniya, Post Graduate Diploma in Wildlife Management and Conservation from Wildlife Institute of India and the PhD in Zoology from University of Aberdeen, UK. She conducted post-doctoral research at SCIRO, Australia, James Hutton Institute, Scotland and IDRC, Canada.
Dr. Jayakody joined the Department of Wildlife Conservation as an Assistant Director in 1997 and currently serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. She also served as the Coordinator for CITES CoP18 and currently serves as chairperson of National Mangrove Expert Committee, a member of Commonwealth Blue Carbon Initiative, a member of National Environmental Council and a Director of Environmental Foundation Limited. Her research interests include coastal ecosystem management and policy and impacts of human disturbance on ecosystem processes and functions.