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Fernando P & Campos-Arceiz A (2014) Asian elephant symposium at the Society for Conservation Biology - Asia meeting. Gajah 41:39-40. Download pdf (171 KB)

Thaufeek UL, Padmalal UKGK & Fernando P (2014) Land use and human-elephant conflict in the Sigiriya Sanctuary, Sri Lanka. Gajah 40:26-30. Download pdf (422 KB)

Othman N, Fernando P, Yoganand K, Ancrenaz M, Alfred RJ, Nathan S & Goossens B (2013) Elephant conservation and mitigation of human-elephant conflict in Government of Malaysia-UNDP multiple-use forest landscapes project area in Sabah. Gajah 39:19-23. Download pdf (457 KB)

Pastorini J, Janaka HK, Nishantha HG, Prasad T, Leimgruber P & Fernando P (2013) A preliminary study on the impact of changing shifting cultivation practices on dry season forage for Asian elephants in Sri Lanka. Tropical Conservation Science 6:770-780. Download

Wijesinha R, Hapuarachchi N, Abbott B, Pastorini J, and Fernando P (2013) Disproportionate dwarfism in a wild Asian elephant. Gajah 38:30-32. Download pdf (590 KB)

Wickramasinghe LJM, Vidanapathirana DR, Airyarathne S, Rajeev G, Chanaka A, Pastorini J, Chathuranga G & Wickramasinghe N (2013) Lost and found: One of the world's most elusive amphibians, Pseudophilautus stellatus (Kelaart 1853) rediscovered. Zootaxa 3620: 112–128. Abstract/Download

Weeratunga V, Nishantha HG, Pastorini J & Fernando P (2013) Return of the comb duck (Sarkidiornis melanotus) to Sri Lanka. Siyoth 3:3-6. Download pdf (2.2 MB)

Fernando P, Leimgruber P, Prasad T & Pastorini J (2012) Problem-elephant translocation: Translocating the problem and the elephant? PLoS ONE 7:e50917. Download pdf (533 KB)

Fernando P (2012) Elephants. In: Jayatilake C, Ranathunga T & Gunasekara R. Reflections of the Wild. Chaaya Wild. pp 24-30. Download pdf (3.5 MB)

Fernando P & Leimgruber P (2011) Asian elephants and seasonally dry forests. In: McShea WJ, Davies SJ, Phumpakphan N & Pattanavibool A (editors) The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. pp 151-163. Download pdf (610 KB)

Fernando P & Pastorini J (2011) Range-wide status of Asian elephants. Gajah 35: 15-20. Download pdf (750 KB)

Fernando P, Jayewardene J, Prasad T, Hendavitharana W & Pastorini J (2011) Current status of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka. Gajah 35: 93-103. Download pdf (844 KB)

Ekanayaka SKK, Campos-Arceiz A, Rupasinghe M, Pastorini J & Fernando P (2011) Patterns of crop raiding by Asian elephants in a human-dominated landscape in southeastern Sri Lanka. Gajah 34: 20-25. Download pdf (537 KB)

Pastorini J & Fernando P (2011) Publications on Asian elephants in ‘Gajah’ and other scientific journals. Gajah 35: 10-14. Download pdf (987 KB)

Pastorini J, Nishantha HG, Janaka HK, Isler K & Fernando P (2010) Water-body use by Asian elephants in Southern Sri Lanka. Tropical Conservation Science 3:412-422. Download pdf (598 KB)

Fernando P, Janaka HK, Prasad T & Pastorini J (2010) Identifying elephant movement patterns by direct observation. Gajah 33: 41-46. Download pdf (709 KB)

Fernando P (2010) Managing 'problem elephants'. Loris 25 (6):32-36. Download pdf (1.4 MB)

Fernando P (2010) Elephants of Sri Lanka. In: Wiyegunawardane (editor) Sri Lankan Elephant - A Celebration of Majesty. Singapore: Bookzone (Pvt) Ltd. p 147-148.

Fernando P (2010) Editorial - Whose responsibility is it? Gajah 32:1-2. Download pdf (274 KB)

Fernando P, Janaka HK, Ekanayaka SKK, Nishantha HG & Pastorini J (2009) A simple method for assessing elephant body condition. Gajah 31: 29-31. Download pdf (225 KB)

Fernando P, Kumar MA, Williams AC, Wikramanayake E, Aziz T & Singh SM (2008) Review of Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation Methods Practiced in South Asia. AREAS Technical Support Document Submitted to World Bank. WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature. 46 p. Download pdf (1.7 MB)

Fernando P, Wikramanayake ED, Janaka HK, Jayasinghe LKA, Gunawardena M, Kotagama SW, Weerakoon D & Pastorini J (2008) Ranging behavior of the Asian elephant in Sri Lanka. Mammalian Biology 73:2-13. Abstract/Download

Pastorini J, Nishantha HG, Fernando P (2007) A preliminary study on dung decay in the Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Gajah 27:48-51. Download pdf (636 KB)

Fernando P (2007) Tsunami and elephant "sixth sense" in Sri Lanka. Gajah 26:3-7.

Fernando P (2006) Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka: Integrating scientific information to guide policy. In: Groom MJ, Meffe GK & Carroll CR. (Eds.) Principles of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, USA. pp 649-652. Download pdf (1 MB)

Fernando P, Wikramanayake ED & Pastorini J (2006) Impact of tsunami on terrestrial ecosystems of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Current Science 90:1531-1534.

Fernando P, Wikramanayake ED, Weerakoon D, Janaka HK, Gunawardena M, Jayasinghe LKA, Nishantha HG & Pastorini J (2006). The future of Asian elephant conservation: Setting sights beyound protected area boundaries. In: McNeely, JA, McCarthy TM, Smith A, Olsvig-Whittaker L & Wikramanayake ED (Eds.) Conservation Biology in Asia. Society for Conservation Biology Asia Section and Resources Himalaya Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal. p. 252-260. Download pdf (2 MB)

Fernando P, Wickramanayake E, Weerakoon D, Jayasinghe LKA, Gunawardene M & Janaka HK (2005) Perceptions and patterns in human-elephant conflict in old and new settlements in Sri Lanka: insights for mitigation and management. Biodiversity and Conservation 14:2465-2481. Abstract/Download

Wikramanayake ED, Hathurusinghe HS, Janaka HK, Jayasinghe LKA, Fernando P, Weerakoon DK & Gunawardene MD (2004) The human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka: lessons from mitigation, management, and conservation from traditional land-use patterns. In: Jayewardene J (Ed.) Endangered Elephants: Past Present and Future. Sri Lanka, Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust. p 164-169. Download pdf (2.1 MB)

Weerakoon DK, Gunawardene MD, Janaka HK, Jayasinghe LKA, Perera RAR, Fernando P & Wickramanayake E (2004) Ranging behaviour and habitat use of elephants in Sri Lanka. In: Jayewardene J (Ed.) Endangered Elephants: Past Present and Future. Sri Lanka, Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust. p 68-70. Download pdf (1.1 MB)

Gunawardene MD, Jayasinghe LKA, Janaka HK, Weerakoon DK, Wikramanayake E & Fernando P (2004) Social organization of elephants in Southern Sri Lanka. In: Jayewardene J (Ed.) Endangered Elephants: Past Present and Future. Sri Lanka, Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust. p 65-67. Download pdf (1.1 MB)

Fernando P, Gunawardene MD, Hathurusinghe HS, Janaka HK, Jayasinghe LKA, Perera RAR, Samansiri KPA, Sandanayake A, Weerakoon DK & Wickramanayake E (2004) Towards a rational, scientific elephant conservation and management strategy for Sri Lanka. In: Jayewardene J (Editor) Endangered Elephants: Past Present and Future. Sri Lanka, Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust. pp. 199-200. Download pdf (2.2 MB)

Fernando P, Pfrender ME, Encalada S & Lande R (2000) Mitochondrial DNA variation, phylogeography, and population structure of the Asian elephant. Heredity 84:362-372. Abstrac/Download

Fernando P & Lande R (2000) Molecular genetic and behavioral analyses of social organization in the Asian elephant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48:84-91. Abstract/Download

Fernando P (2000) Elephants in Sri Lanka: past, present, and future. Loris 22:38-44. Download pdf (52 KB)

Fernando P (1997) Keeping jumbo afloat: is translocation an answer to the human-elephant conflict? Sri Lanka Nature 1:4-12.

Fernando P (1995) Implications of socio-ecology and genetics on the conservation andmanagement of the Sri Lankan elephant. In: Daniel, JC & Datye H (Eds.) A Week with Elephants. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Asian Elephants. Bombay Natural History Society, Oxford University Press, Bombay. pp. 225-235.