Dr.Mrs.A.Sivaruban [Senior Lecturer (Grade I)]
Room No , Second floor, NSB II building
Subjects offered: Botany, Zoology and Chemistry
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons. in Zoology) – 1998, University of Jaffna
Title of the dissertation: Biology and feeding habits of three species of fishes from the Jaffna lagoon, Sri lanka
Ph.D. in Zoolgy – 2007, University of Jaffna
Title of the thesis: Status and taxonomy of Herpetofauna ad their conservation in the Jaffna Peinsula, Sri lanka
Specific interests on: Taxonomy, Ecology, diversity of vertebrates (fishes, amphibians, reptiles and birds) and conservation.
Anslem de Silva, Kanishka D.B. Ukuwela, Abyerami Sivaruban ansd Kate L. Sanders 2011. Preliminary observations on the reproductive biology of six species of Sri Lankan sea snakes (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae). Salamandra 47(4): 193 – 198.
Anslem de Silva, A. Sivaruban, Kanishka D.B. Ukuwela, Arne R. Rasmussen and Kate L. Sanders 2011. First record of a seasnake (Lapemis curtus) feeding on a gastropod. Herpetology notes, 4: 373 – 375.
Abyerami, S. and K. Sivashanthini 2008. Current Status of the marine snakes from Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka with description of hitherto unrecorded Hydrophis fasciatus fasciatus (Schneider, 1799). Int. J. Zool. Res. 4 (4): 214 – 224.
Abyerami, S. and K. Sivashanthini 2008. Diversity of snakes from the Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 11(16): 1969 – 1978.
Abyerami, B. and Sivashanthini, K. 2008. Some aspects on the feeding of Gerres oblongus (Cuvier, 1830) dwelling from the Jaffna lagoon. Pak. J. Biol. Sci. 11(9):1252-1257.
Balasubramaniam, A and S. Kuganathan, 2006. Scincid lizards of Jaffna Peninsula with notes on taxonomy and ecology. International symposium held at the Sabaragamuwa Univ. Sri Lanka. 290.
Balasubramaniam, A. 2006. Some important fishes – A key for Identification. Published by Thondaimannar Fieldwork Centre, Jaffna. Volume no:15. Pp: 35.
de Silva, A., A. Bauer, C.C.Austin, S. Goonewardene, J.Drake, A. Balasubramaniam, C. Rajendran, V.Pathmadevan,M. Fernando and K. Sureshkumar, 2005. Notes on Nessia species inhabiting the knuckles massif with special reference to Nessia bipes Smith, 1935
(reptilia: scinsidae): the dominant snake skink. Lyriocephalus, 6 (1&2): 103-111.
Balasubramaniam, A., P. Krishnarajah and C.Santiapillai 2003. Diversity of amphibian fauna of Jaffna Peninsula – a preliminary study. Environ. Manag. In North – East of Sri Lanka. Univ. Jaffna , Sri Lanka: 13-17.
Kuganathan, S. and A. Balasubramaniam, 2003: Length-Weight relationship and relative condition of a silverbiddy Gerres oblongus (Pisces: Perciformes) from Jaffna lagoon, Sri Lanka. Indian J. Mar. Sci. 32 (3) : 252 – 254.
Balasubramaniam, A., P. Krishnarajah and C.Santiapillai 2003. A modified funnel trap for capturing aquatic snakes. Pro.Fac.Grad. Stud. Univ.Jaffna: 18 – 21.
Balasubramaniam, A., P. Krishnarajah and C.Santiapillai 2003. A survey on snakes of Jaffna Peninsula. Pro.Fac.Grad. Stud. Univ.Jaffna: 6 – 17.
My research focus is on vertebrate biology and I’m specialized in herpetofauna. I’m currently doing projects on avifauna diversity in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.