Kasun Ekanayake

Kasun Ekanayake

Email kbekanay@deakin.edu.au
Phone 0433-964-484
Campus Burwood
Supervisor Mike Weston

Thesis title
Little Raven (Corvus mellori) as an egg predator of other bird species

Research interests
1. Predator-prey dynamics
2. Home range and spatial analysis
3. Landscape Ecology
4. Wildlife Ecology
5. Conservation Biology

Project Officer, Beach-nesting Birds Project, BirdLife Australia, Carlton
Project Officer, Important Bird Areas Project, BirdLife Australia, Carlton
Casual Academic, Practical Demonstrator for the unit of Animal Biology (SLE 204), Deakin University, Burwood
Bachelor of Environmental Science Honours, Deakin University, Burwood
Bachelor of Environmental Science, Deakin University, Burwood
Research Assistant (Field Ornithology Group), Biological Diversity Survey, Rainforest Ecolodge Project, Sinharaja Rainforest, Sri Lanka

Key publications
Cardilini, A. P., K. B. Ekanayake, and M. A. Weston, 2012. Little ravens Corvus mellori hunt, kill and eat individuals of two species of shorebird. Victorian Naturalist, 129: 22-24.

Ekanayake, K.B. and M.A. Weston, 2011. Aggressive behaviour of Red-capped Plovers Charadrius ruficapillus towards the Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard Tiliqua scincoides scincoides. International Wader Study Group Bulletin, 118 (3): 191-192.

Ekanayake, K. B., 2010. Does sexually dimorphic ornamentation attract predators as well as mates? Honours Thesis. Deakin University, Burwood.

Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, and E.M.K.B. Ekanayake, 2008. An Observation of predation on a Suckermouth Catfish (Hypostomus plecostomus) by a Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) in Bellanwila-Attidiya Sanctuary . BIAWAK – Quarterly Journal of Varanid Biology and Husbandry, 2 (1): 37-39.