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Ranjeewa ADG, Pastorini J, Isler K, Weerakoon DK, Kottage HD & Fernando P (2018) Decreasing reservoir water levels improve habitat quality for Asian elephants. Mammalian Biology 88:130-137. Abstract/Download

Sampson C, Leimgruber P, Tonkyn D, Pastorini J, Janaka HK, Sotherden E & Fernando P (2018) Effects of illegal grazing and invasive Lantana camara on Asian elephant habitat use. Biological Conservation 220:50-59. Abstract/Download

Abeysinghe KS, Perera ANF, Pastorini J, Isler K, Mammides C & Fernando P (2017) Gastrointestinal strongyle infections in captive and wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Gajah 46:21-27. Download pdf (357 KB)

Fernando C, Corea R, Weerasinghe C & Fernando P (2017) Puddling in elephant dung by Lepidopterans in Wasgamuwa, Sri Lanka. Gajah 46:14-20. Download pdf (1.7 MB)

Prakash TGSL, Perera PKP, Perera AGKC & Fernando P (2017) Visitor discontent at five ex-situ elephant conservation establishments in Asia. Gajah 47:24-29. Download pdf (694 KB)

Campos-Arceiz A & Fernando P (2016) Elephant Conservation Group (ECG) workshop report. Gajah 44:48-49. Download pdf (287 KB)

Fernando P (2016) A calamity in the Yala National Park. Loris 27:39-40. Download pdf (1.2 MB)

Fernando P (2016) Gimli, the dwarf elephant: Back in the Udawalawe National Park. Loris 27:58-59. Download pdf (1.3 MB)

Fernando P, Jayasinghe LKA, Perera RAR, Weeratunga V, Kotagama SW & Pastorini J (2016) Diet component estimation in Asian elephants by microhistological faecal analysis. Gajah 44:23-29. Download pdf (489 KB)

Fernando P (2015) Managing elephants in Sri Lanka: Where we are and where we need to be. Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio Sci) 44:1-11. Download pdf (250 KB)

Fernando P, Prasad T, Janaka HK, Ekanayaka SKK, Nishantha HG & Pastorini J (2015) The use of radio-tracking data to guide development and manage elephants. WILDLANKA 3:12-19. Download pdf (5.5 MB)

Pastorini J, Prasad T, Leimgruber P, Isler K & Fernando P (2015) Elephant GPS tracking collars: Is there a best? Gajah 43:15-25. Download pdf (751 KB)

Fernando P & Arachchi KM (2014) Amphibians. In: A Pictorial Guide to Uda Walawe National Park. Kotagama S (editor) p 147-151. Download pdf (773 KB)

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 & Fernando P (2013) Disproportionate dwarfism in a wild Asian elephant. Gajah 38:30-32. Download pdf (590 KB)

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. Abstract/Download

Fernando P (2012) Elephants in captivity: Happy ambassadors or tortured curiosities? Gajah 37:1-2. Download pdf (475 KB)

Abeysinghe KS, Perera ANF & Farnando P (2012) Developing a practical and reliable protocol to assess nematode infections in Asian elephants. Gajah 37: 22-26. Download pdf (590 KB)

Wickramasinghe LJM, Munindradasa DAI & Fernando P (2012) A new species of Polypedates Tschudi (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3498:63–80. Abstract/Download

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)

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

Leimgruber P, Azmi W, Baishya H, Campos-Arceiz A, Fernando P, Jitvijak W, Maltby M, Pastorini J, Pradhan N, Ritthirat J et al. (2011) Workshop on developing adaptive management for mitigating human-elephant conflict across Asia. Gajah 34: 63-66. Download pdf (418 KB)

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)

Robovsky J, Fernando P & Groves C (2010) Misto peti nosorozcu sest. Vesmir 2010:368-371. Abstract/Download

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)

Groves CP, Fernando P & Robovsky J (2010) The sixth rhino: A taxonomic re-assessment of the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros. PLoS ONE 5: e9703 (9701-9715). Abstract/Download

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.

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

Fernando P (2008) Editorial. Gajah 28:1-2. Download pdf (45 KB)

Campos-Arceiz A, Larrinaga AR, Weerasinghe UR, Takatsuki S, Pastorini J, Leimgruber P, Fernando P & Santamaria L (2008) Behavior rather than diet mediates seasonal differences in seed dispersal by Asian elephants. Ecology 89:2684-2691. 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.

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, Polet G, Foead N, Ng LS, Pastorini J & Melnick DJ (2006) Genetic diversity, phylogeny and conservation of the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus). Conservation Genetics 7:439-448. Abstract/Download

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. pp 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

Pastorini J, Fernando P, Forstner MRJ & Melnick DJ (2005) Characterisation of new microsatellite loci for the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta). Molecular Ecology Notes 5:149-151. Abstract/Download

Vidya TNC, Fernando P, Melnick DJ & Sukumar R (2005) Population genetic structure and conservation of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) across India. Animal Conservation 8:377-388. Abstract/Download

Vidya TNC, Fernando P, Melnick DJ & Sukumar R (2005) Absence of genetic substructuring within the largest Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population, and differentiation between geographically close populations: a paradox? Heredity 94:71-80. 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 (Ed.) Endangered Elephants: Past Present and Future. Sri Lanka, Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust. p 199-200. Download pdf (2.2 MB)

Pastorini J, Fernando P, Melnick DJ & Forstner MRJ (2004) Isolation of 10 microsatellite markers for mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz). Molecular Ecology Notes 4:67-69. Abstract/Download

Scott C, Foose T, Morales JC, Fernando P, Melnick DJ, Boag PT, Davila JA & Van Coeverden de Groot PJ (2004) Optimization of novel polymorphic microsatellites in the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Molecular Ecology Notes 4:194-196. Abstract/Download

Fernando P, Vidya TNC, Payne J, Stuewe M, Davison G, Alfred RJ, Andau P, Bosi E, Kilbourn A & Melnick DJ (2003) DNA analysis indicates that Asian elephants are native to Borneo and are therefore a high priority for conservation. PLoS Biology 1:1-6. Abstract/Download

Fernando P, Vidya TNC, Rajapakse C, Dangolla A & Melnick DJ (2003) Reliable noninvasive genotyping: fantasy or reality? Journal of Heredity 94:115-123. Abstract/Download

Florescu A, Davila JA, Scott C, Fernando P, Kellner K, Morales JC, Melnick D, Boag T & van Coeverden de Groot P (2003) Polymorphic microsatellites in white rhinoceros. Molecular Ecology Notes 3:344-345. Abstract/Download

Fernando P & Melnick DJ (2001) Molecular sexing eutherian mammals. Molecular Ecology Notes 1:350-353. Abstract/Download

Fernando P, Vidya TNC & Melnick DJ (2001) Isolation and characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus. Molecular Ecology Notes 1:232-233. Abstract/Download

Fernando P, Evans BJ, Morales JC & Melnick DJ (2001) Electrophoresis artefacts - a previously unrecognized cause of error in microsatellite analysis. Molecular Ecology Notes 1:325-328. Abstract/Download

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

Armbruster P, Fernando P & Lande R (1999) Time frames for population viability analysis of species with long generations: an example with Asian elephants. Animal Conservation 2:69-73. Abstract/Download

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

Fernando P & Siriwardena M (1996) Microhyla karunaratnei, a new species of frog endemic to Sri Lanka. Journal of South Asian Natural History 2:135-142.

Kotagama S & Fernando P (1995) A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka. The wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp.224.

Fernando P & Dayawansa N (1995) Description of the larval stages and notes on the reproduction of Polypedates longinasus (Ahl, 1927) (Amphbia, Rhacophoridae). Journal of South Asian Natural History 1:235-240. Download pdf (1.1 MB)

Fernando P (1995) Implications of socio-ecology and genetics on the conservation and management 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.

Fernando P, Dayawansa N & Siriwardena M (1994) Bufo kotagamai, a new toad (Bufonidae) from Sri Lanka. Journal of South Asian Natural History 1:119-124. Download pdf (1.4 MB)