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Dr. Amararatne Yakupitiyage

Adjunct Faculty
Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Department of Food, Agriculture, and Bioresources

Ph.D. (Aquaculture), University of Stirling, Scotland, 1989

M.Sc. (Aquaculture), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 1984

B.Sc. (Zoology), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1979

  • Aquaculture systems development
  • Aquaculture nutrition and energetics
  • Fish feed technology and Aqua-feed business
  • Fish Pocessing Technologies (small-scale)
  • Systems approach for aquatic/ coastal resources management
  • Community based/ participatory resources development and management
  • Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
  • Systems modeling
  • Life Cycle Assessment (Aquaculture)
  • Outcome-based curriculum development
  • Chemistry/ Biology/ Biochemistry (specially UG level courses).
  1. Pavarot  Noranarttragoon,  Piyachok  Sinanan,  Nantachai  Boonjohn,  Pakjuta  Khemakorn  and  Amararatne Yakupitiyage  (2013)  The  FAD  fishery  in  the  Gulf  of  Thailand:  time  for  management  measures.  Aquatic Living Resources,  DOI: 10.1051/alr/2013045
  2.   Milali  Ernest  Machumu  &  Amararatne  Yakupitiyage  (2013)  Effectiveness  of  Marine  Protected  Areas  in Managing  the  Drivers  of  Ecosystem  Change:  A  Case  of  Mnazi  Bay  Marine  Park,  Tanzania.  Ambio  42(3): 369-380  Impact  Factor  =  2.03
  3. Dok  Doma  and  Amararatne  Yakupitiyage  (2012)  A  policy  alternative  for  lagoon  management:  case  study of  Sre Ambel coastal marine  fisheries,  Cambodia.    Journal  of  Coastal  Conservation,  15(1):  23-35.
  4.   Plaipetch  P,  Yakupitiyage  A  (2012)  Use  of  Yeast-Fermented  Canola  Meal  to  Replace  Fishmeal  in  the  Diet of  Asian  Sea  Bass  Lates  Calcarifer  (Bloch,  1790).  Journal  of  Aquaculture  Research  and  Development 3:125 doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000125
  5. Pichet  Plaipetch  &  Amararatne  Yakupitiyage  (2012)  Effect  of  replacing  soybean  meal  with  yeastfermented  canola  meal  on  growth  and  nutrient  retention  of  Nile  tilapia,  Oreochromis  niloticus  (Linnaeus 1758). Aquaculture  Research,  2012,  1–10  doi:10.1111/are.12119
  1. AIT  support  to  National  University  of  Laos,  2010  2012  –  Fisheries  Curriculum  Development  (with  Dr.  W. Gallardo);  1.5  m  Baht  (Sida  funded)
  2. Mangroves  for  the  Future  (MFF)  Programme;  Programme  of  Work  #7.1;  National  capacity  and  training needs  assessments  for  different  stakeholder  groups  in  order  to  identify  gaps,  needs,  and  strengths  and opportunities  for  building capacity  in  Integrated  Coastal  Management  (ICM)  2007  –  2008(USD 160,250)
  3. CABI International  Aquaculture  Compendium  (2004  –  2005)  (USD 23,574)
  4. Aquatic  Peri-urban  Systems  in  Southeast  Asia  (PAPUSSA).  This  project  is  funded  by  the    European Commission  (2003  –  2005)  (EURO 79,400)
  5. Managing  Pesticides  in  vegetable  systems  in  South-east  Asia:  combining  Environment  and  Trade  (MAPET). This  project  is  funded  by  European  Commission  (2004  –  2005) (EURO 52,130)