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Prof. David Lohman attached to the City College, City University of New York, USA was awarded a Visiting Fellowship of University of Kelaniya and he served from 14 May- 4 June, 2018 at the Department of Zoology and Environmental Management.

Prof. David Lohman obtained Bachelor of Science from the Bradely University in 1995 and M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees from the Harvard University, USA. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Griffith University, Australia from 2005-2006. Prof. Lohman served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University and National University of Singapore.

Prof. Lohman has published papers on diverse topics in zoology and currently conducts research on the ecology and evolution of lepidopterans (butterflies and moths) in the southeast and south Asia. He uses a combination of field ecology and molecular phylogenetic methods to investigate how interactions between insects and other organisms shape hyper-diverse communities in the tropics.

During his service period at the Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, he taught Insect Molecular Phylogenetics (combined with practical sessions using relevant software) to Third Year BSc Honours (Part 1) students and Research Methodology to Fourth Year BSc Honours and BSc in ENCM Honours students. He shared his expertise in teaching and research with the permanent and temporary academic staff. Prof. Lohman reviewed the existing curriculum of each Zoology and Environmental Conservation and gave his valuable comments on each of them.


Tuesday 19 March 2019, 05:19