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T. A. Jayaweera

Lecturer (Probationary)
Address: Department of Zoology
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Biography

I have broad research interests on animal behaviour, evolutionary ecology and insect-plant interactions. Particularly I am interested in evolution of animal mating strategies in terrestrial arthropods. I am currently reading my Ph.D. degree at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and my current research focuses on evolution of male mating strategies in response to sexual selection and sexual cannibalism in a praying mantid mating system. I completed my B.Sc. (Zoology special) degree in the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with a first class honours in 2010 and worked as a temporary academic staff member of the department from 2010 to 2013.

Research Interest

Behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology, Insect-plant interactions, Animal mating systems.

Publications

  • Jayaweera A., Rathnayake D. N., Dean B. and Barry K.L; (2017). Chemical signalling and context dependent polyandry in false garden mantids Pseudomantis albofimbriata (Mantodea, Mantidae). . Austral Entomology, (Accepted).

  • The risk of sexual cannibalism and its effect on male approach and mating behaviour in a praying mantid. (2015)

  • The effect of female quality on male ejaculatory expenditure and reproductive success in a praying mantid. (2015)

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