Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Jagath Ekanayake

Jagath Ekanayake
Position: Scientist
Team: Soils & Landscapes
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Lincoln
    PhD Natl Resources Engineering
    1991
  • Peradenlya
    BSc Engineering
    1979

Publications

Publications

  • Dymond JR, Ausseil A-GE, Ekanayake JC, Kirschbaum MUF 2012. Tradeoffs between soil, water, and carbon - A national scale analysis from New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Management 95(1): 124-131. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479711003501 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Carrick, S., Ekanayake, J. Payne, J. 2011. Summary update on channel lysimeter progress. Landcare Research memo to Otago Regional Council. 13 pp. (Other, 2012)
  • Carrick, S. 2012. Informal report of lysimeter collection efficiency to otago regional council. 7 pp. (Other, 2012)
  • Gusyev MA, Toews MW, Daughney CJ, Hong T, Minni G, Fenemor A, Ekanayake J, Davie T, Basher L, Thomas J 2012. Modelling groundwater abstraction scenarios using a groundwater-river interaction model of the Upper Motueka River catchment. Journal of hydrology, New Zealand 51(2): 85-110. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Phillips C, Ekanayake J, Marden M 2011. Root site occupancy modelling of young New Zealand native plants: implications for soil reinforcement. Plant and soil: 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0810-2 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Hedley CB, Roudier P, Yule IJ, Ekanayake J, Bradbury S 2011. Soil water status and water table modelling using EM surveys for precision irrigation scheduling. Proceedings: Second Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing, Montreal, Canada, May 15-18, 2011. Pp. 8-11. http://adamchukpa.mcgill.ca/gwpss/Papers/GWPSS_2011_Hedley.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Dymond JR, Davie TJA, Fenemor AD, Ekanayake JC, Knight BR, Cole AO, Munguia OMD, Allen WJ, Young RG, Basher LR, Dresser M, Batstone CJ 2010. Integrating environmental and socio-economic indicators of a linked catchment-coastal system using variable environmental intensity. Environmental management 46(3): 484-493. (Journal Article, 2010)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Member of institution of civil engineers new zealand (elected member since 1994), NZ institution of civil engineers
  • Elected member American Society of Civil Engineers (Since 2011), American Society of Civil Engineers

Skills

Skills

  • Hydrology of non swelling and swelling soils- Effect of ground heave on building foundations
  • Slope stability of vegetated hill slopes: modeling soil root interaction
  • Design and devlopment of instruments for soil hydrological reasearch
  • Use (SWAT, SHETRAN,WATYIELD) and design and development of GIS based Water balance and landslide models.
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Programming
  • Earth Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Technology
  • Forest and Wetland Hydrology
  • Geomechanics and Engineering
  • GIS Operations
  • Hydrology
  • Instrument Design
  • Land Use Hydrology
  • Physics
  • Soil Hydrology
  • Soil Physics
  • Vegetation and Slope Stability