Dilanka Niroshan Athukoralalage

Dilanka Niroshan Athukoralalage

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


I am a Ph.D. student at the department of ecology and evolutionary biology and I mainly focus on the drought impacts on river Murray water quality and water quality modeling. I basically work with existing and new river flow, meteorological and nutrient data to study the water quality during droughts and post-drought periods. I obtained my master's degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and I worked as a research assistant for more than six months in the ocean biogeochemistry research group, at the department of earth science, Memorial University. I also worked as a research scientist at the snow-hydrology research group at the University of Oulu, Finland.

I am a PhD student at the department of ecology and evolutionary biology and I mainly focus on the drought impacts on river Murray water quality and water quality modelling. I basically work with existing and new river flow, meteorological and nutrient data to study the water quality during droughts and post-drought periods. I also focus on the future drought predictions and potential water quality impacts in combined with climate change projections such as global circulation model.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Athukoralalage, D., Brookes, J., McDowell, R. W., & Mosley, L. M. (2024). Impact of hydrological drought occurrence, duration, and severity on Murray-Darling basin water quality.. Water Res, 252, 121201.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2023 Athukoralalage, D. N. (2023). Droughts and post-drought impacts on the water quality of the Murray-Darling basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of Freshwater Sciences 2023. Brisbane.

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