Mr. Mohamed Ariff Mohamed Isthikar
Senior Lecturer
 

Office Address: 

Department of Geography,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

 Email: 

isthikar.irf@gmail.com

Telephone: 

0094777930935

Personal Website: 
 
 
Biography:
  • Mr. Isthikar Ariff is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography. He obtained his BA Degree from the University of Peradeniya. He obtained his first M.Phil Degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway in 2003 and the second M.Phil Degree from the University of Peradeniya in 2006. He has been lecturing the Undergraduate courses since 1999 and the Post graduate course on ‘Landscape Ecology' since 2004.

    Mr. Isthikar is a Biogeographer. His principal research interest focuses on Geographical Distribution, Dispersion and Challenges of Plants and Animals. His secondary research interest consists of Geography of Human - Animal Conflict; Human – Elephant Conflict, Human – Monkey Conflict, Spatial and Seasonal patterns of Sea Turtle’s Habitat Ecology. He is currently doing a research on Spatial and Seasonal Patterns of Elephant’s Migration; Human - Elephant Conflict in Southern Wildlife Region of Sri Lanka.
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A (Hons.) Geography, University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka.
  • M.Phil in Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • M.Phil in Geography, University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka.
  • Reading PhD degree on 'Spatial and Seasonal Patterns of Elephant's Migration; Assessing How Landscape Connectivity Approach can be a Mechanism to Solve Human-Elephant Conflict in the Southern Wildlife Region, Sri Lanka'.
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Translator (2014) ‘The National Atlas of Sri Lanka: Physical and Biological Environment: Flora (Text: 3.24) in Second Edition (English to Tamil) Survey Department of Sri Lanka.
  • Copy Editor, (2012) Wildlife Journal, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka, Vol.08, No.01.
  • Copy Editor, (2013-2014) Wildlife Journal, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka, Vol.09.
  • Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya: 2011 – 2012.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya: 1999 -2001.
Memberships & Awards :
  • Norwegian Quota scholarship: Norwegian State Education Loan Fund in 2001-2003.
Research Intersests :
  • Biogeography, Landscape Ecology: Ecosystem Ecology, Habitat Ecology, Urban Ecology; Biological Impact Assessment, Natural Resources Management and Disaster Management.
Research Publications :
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. and Muneera Siraj K.G.M.I.I.(2014) ‘Seasonal Temperature Variations and Its Impacts on Leaches in Udawatta Kele, Kandy’ Wayamba International Conference, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2013) ‘Biogeography: Historical Development and Recent Scenario’ (Full Paper) 3rd International Symposium, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Vol.01.
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2013) ‘Seasonal Feeding Patterns of the Elephants in the Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka: A Geographical Survey’ 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2012) ‘Biological Corridors of the Southern Wildlife Region of Sri Lanka: A Theoretical Appraisal’, ‘Wildlife Journal’, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka, Vol.08, No.01.
  • Text Books:
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2015) ‘Human Landscape Ecology’ IBH Publications, Colombo, ISBN: 978-955-4699- 76-2 (Tamil).
  • Isthikar, M.A.M., ed., Anoja, L., and Muneera Siraj K.G.M.I.I. (2014) ‘Physical Geography: Multiple Choice Questions’, IBH Publications, Colombo, ISBN: 978-955-4699-73-1(Tamil).
  • Isthikar, M.A.M., ed., Juliyatroshani, J.A. and Suganya, G. (2014) ‘Human Geography: Multiple Choice Questions’, IBH Publications, Colombo, ISBN: 978-955-4699-69-4 (Tamil).
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2013) ‘Natural Disasters’ IBH Publications, Colombo, ISBN: 978-955-4699-27-4 (Tamil).
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2011) ‘Physical Geography’ IBH Publications, Colombo, ISBN: 978-955-0687-29-9 (Tamil).
  • Isthikar, M.A.M. (2011) ‘Biogeography’ IBH Publications, Colombo, ISBN: 978-955-0687-008 (Tamil).
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