Lahiru S. Wijedasa

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Landsat can be used to map tropical forest cover at 15–60 m resolution, which is helpful for detecting small but important perturbations in increasingly fragmented forests. However, among the remaining Landsat satellites, Landsat-5 no longer has global coverage and, since 2003, a mechanical fault in the Scan-Line Corrector (SLC-Off) of the Landsat-7(More)
Conservation science needs to engage the general public to ensure successful conservation interventions. Although online technologies such as Twitter and Facebook offer new opportunities to accelerate communication between conservation scientists and the online public, factors influencing the spread of conservation news in online media are not well(More)
In late 2015, an environmental disaster with global consequences unfolded in Southeast Asia. Unusually extensive and persistent fires in Indonesia razed thousands of square kilometers of tropical forest and peatland, casting a toxic cloud of smoky haze over the region and dumping billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Similar fires have occurred(More)
Wijedasa, Lahiru S.; Jauhiainen, Jyrki; Knnen, Mari; Lampela, Maija; Vasander, Harri; LeBlanc, Marie-Claire; Evers, Stephanie; Smith, Thomas E.L.; Yule, Catherine M.; Varkkey, Helena; Lupascu, Massimo; Parish, Faizal; Singleton, Ian; Clements, Gopalasamy R.; Aziz, Sheema Abdul; Harrison, Mark E.; Cheyne, Susan; Anshari, Gusti Z.; Meijaard, Erik; Goldstein,(More)
This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1111/gcb.13364 This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.(More)
Peatlands represent the largest single global store of soil carbon. Despite providing a natural long-term CO2 sink, drainage and conversion to agricultural and silivicultural management of peatlands has converted them into large net contributors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (~2.5% of all anthropogenic emissions, primarily from Europe and SE(More)
The conservation of tropical rainforest biodiversity is a pressing issue, due to the rapid rate of deforestation. Secondary forests may provide a useful alternative to old growth forests, as they often contain a substantial proportion of the original biodiversity. In this study, we investigate species richness, density and composition of ants and termites(More)
Baiting is considered to be a relatively environmentally benign termite control method; however, all commercial baiting systems are designed for species in the Rhinotermitidae and are used primarily in temperate countries. Fungus-growing termites in the Macrotermitidae can be important pests in tropical countries; they can be difficult to control using all(More)
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