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.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2020 Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada Master of Science (Earth Science) 2013 - 2016 University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka BSc. special degree in Geology (Honours)
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.
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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