Papers by Ranil Senanayake




  1. 1966 A new species of toad (Bufo) indigenous to Southern Ceylon, with C.M. Bogart, Am. Mus. Novit. 2269:1-18, 8 figs.
  2. 1966 Redescription of Rana (Hylarana) aurantica. Boulenger, with A.G.C. Grandison. Ann. Nat. Hist. 13(19);419-421.
  3. 1968 The status of the Ceylon frog Racophorus nasutus (Gunther). Journ. Bom. Nat. Hist. 63(4):565-570.
  4. 1973 Vocalization in amphibians. Bull. Wild Life Dept., Ceylon 25:27.
  5. 1975 Poisonous Land Snakes of Sri Lanka. . Bull. Wild Life Dept., Ceylon 27:30.
  6. 1977 Habitat values and endemicity in the vanishing rain forest of Sri Lanka. With M. Soule and J. Senner, Nature 265:351-354.
  7. 1979 Notes on Lizards of the Genus Ceratophora. Loris Journal W.L.N.P.S. IV:18-19 (Colombo).
  8. 1979 Distribution of the Lizards of the Genus Ceratophora. Tiger Paper, FAO, Bangkok.
  9. 1980 “Amphibians” in the Encyclopaedia of Indian Animals. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.
  10. 1980 Barbus Srilankensis, a new cyprinid fish from Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science. Biol. Sci. Vol. 15(1&2) December 1982.
  11. 1980 Field Key to the Amphibians of Sri Lanka.  University of Sri Lanka.
  12. 1980 A Standardization of the Sinhala Nomenclature of Inland Fishes of Sri Lanka. Marga Institute, Doc. M 81, RES-103.
  13. 1980 The Ornamental Fish Fishery in Sri Lanka. Marga Institute, Doc. M-81-82. RES-103:1-15.
  14. 1981 Anuran Responses to Signal Attenuation in Environments of High Noise. J. Nat. Sci. Coun. of Sri Lanka 9 (1):101-105.
  15. 1981 The Athukotu (Brush Park) Fishery in Sri Lanka.  ICLARM.  VI Manila.
  16. 1981 The Enhancement of the Fisheries Potential in Sri Lanka’s Inland Water Bodies by the Addition of Tropic Diversity. With W.T. Fernando. IDRC, Canada.
  17. 1981 Conservation of Ornamental Freshwater Fishes in Sri Lanka. With P.B. Moyle, Tiger Paper, FAO, Bangkok.
  18. 1981  Rain Forest Fishes of Sri Lanka. With P.B. Moyle, Journal WLNPS, Sri Lanka.
  19. 1981 Conservation of Freshwater Fishes in Sri Lanka. With P.B. Moyle, Biol. Conserv. 22:191-195.
  20. 1983 The Ecological, Energetic, and Agronomic Systems of Ancient and Modern Sri Lanka. Lanka Guardian 5(7-8), also in Gordon K. Douglass (ed.) Agricultural Sustainability in a Changing World Order pp 227-307. Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press,1984 also in Lok Niti, Journal of the Asian NGOs 1(1):11-14.
  21. 1984 Resource Partitioning among the Fishes of Rainforest Streams in Sri Lanka with P.B. Moyle J. Zool. Lond. 202: 195-223.
  22. 1987 Analog Forestry as a Conservation Tool, Tiger Paper, vol XIV no2 PP25-29  FAO, Bangkok.
  23. 1987 Some Strategies for Effective Communication on Tropical Forest Issues. Loris. Journ. WLNPS. 17(5) 191-195.
  24. 1987 A Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Sri Lanka. Loris. Journ. WLNPS 17(5) 211-213.
  25. 1987 The Status of the Taxanomic Studies on Sri Lankan Amphibia, Proc. of the Present Status of Faunal Taxanomy in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Assn. Adv. Sci. 71-80.
  26. 1989 The Tropical Forest Register In Deforestation, Drought and Desertification (ed) N.D.Jayal. INTACH, New Delhi, 134-140.
  27. 1989 The Planting to Cutting Ratio (R) In Deforestation, Drought and Desertification. (ed) N.D.Jayal. INTACH, New Delhi, 141-144.
  28. 1989  Sustainable Agriculture : The Role of Soil. In Sustaining Agriculture – Beyond Tomorrow, Dept. Ag. and Rural Affairs, Ararat 16 – 23.
  29. 1990  In Defence of Living Soil.  Australian Journ. Soil and Water Conserv.3 (3) : 6 – 7.
  30. 1991  Sustainable Agriculture : Definitions and Parameters for Measurement.  Journ. Sustainable Ag.New York. 1 (4) 7 – 28.
  31. 1991 The Challenge of Life. Tirra Lirra  Phoebe Publ.Melbourne.  2 (1) : 9 -12.
  32. 1991 Natural Resourse Management in Climate Change. The Greenhouse Acction Report (ed) Phil Noyce, Greenhouse Action Australia, Melbourne.21 – 22.
  33. 1991 Analog Forestry : A Strategy to Reverse Some Trends in Forest Loss.Tirra Lirra  Phoebe Publ.Melbourne.  2 (2) : 16 -18.
  34. 1993 Soil Ecology, Agriculture and the Greenhouse Effect.  Australian Journal of Soil and water Conservation 6 (1) : 27-30.
  35. 1993 The Religious and Ethical Traditions of Ancient and Contemporary Australia : Its Role in the Setting of Modern Goals. In Ethics, Religion and Biodiversity. Lawrence S. Hamilton (ed) 98-113. The White Horse Press, Cambridge.
  36. 1994.  The Evolution of the Major Landscape Categories in Sri Lanka and Distribution Patterns of SomeSelected Taxa : Ecological Inplications.  In Ecology and Landscape Management In Sri Lanka pp 201-219 (eds) W,Erdelen, Ch.Preu,N.Ishwaran and Ch. Santiapillai. Verlag Josef Margraf, Weikersheim.
  37. 1994 The Need of Measurement and Evaluation of Biodiversity  In New Perspectives in Biodiversity (eds) A.F. Krattinger, J.A. Mc Neely, W.Lesser, K.Miller, Y.St.Hill and R.Senanayake.  IUCN, Geneva.371-375
  38. 1998 Analog Forestry: An Introduction with John J Jack, Analog Forestry: An  Introduction. Monash University Publications. Monash Univ.Clayton,. Vic. Australia.
  39. 1999  Voices of the Earth. In Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity. Posey, D.A., Ed. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environmental Programme.
  40. 1999  Some Considerations for Setting Policy on Agricultural Biodiversity with A.P.Palihawadana  74-81. Tropical Agricultural Development, Tokyo.
  41.  2000  Forest Gardens –‘Sustaining Rural Communities Around the World Through Holistic Agro Forestry’ with Bruce M Beehler.  95-98  Sustainable Development International, Second Edition IGC Publ. London.
  42. 2001 Alien Invasive Species.  Loris, Vol22 no.5 21-23. Journ WLNPS, Sri Lanka
  43. 2001 Corridors, Corridors and more corridors. .  Loris, Vol22 no.5   25. Journ WLNPS, Sri Lanka
  44. 2004  From knowledge to action in the sustainable use and conservation of Biodiversity : Restoration and ‘Analog Forestry’.In Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity-A challenge for society (eds) E, Bayreuth,W,Berendersohn, M, Butros. Fed Min Education and Research Bonn. : 87-90
  45. 2005  Maintaining Biodiversity in Organic Farming : Links with the International Convention Processes In Organic Agriculture for Biodiversity Ed Sue Bolton 43-51. IFOAM Tholey-Tholey, Germany.
  46. 2008 Developing the Potential of Organic Farming for the Conservation of Biodiversity. Ecology and Farming . Aug 2008, Bonn.pp 5-9
  47. 2009 A field Key for the Identification of Amphibians at Hiniduma. Rainforest Rescue International, Galle, Sri Lanka 1-30
  48. 2010. The Exotic Medicinal Plants of Sri Lanka Vol 1. Cayambe, Beregala, Sri Lanka
  49. 2011 Clowns to the left of me Jokers to the right and here I am stuck in the middle again. Thirty years of attempting policy change in Sri Lanka. Neo Printers publ. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  50. 2012 with U. Aye Lwin Clean Oceans, the Real Wealth of Myanmar. GEGG Myanmar Magazine Vol 1 no. 1 3-7pp
  51. in press Analog Forestry as an Art Form, Royal Asiatic Society,Colombo,