RIEL PhD student Vidushi Thusithana won the second place in the poster session at the Restore, Revegetate and Regenerate conference held in A
Vidushi Thusithana PhD student
Vidushi completed her Bachelor of Science specializing in Botany with a first class at University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. Her honors thesis sought to examine the seed dormancy types of native plants and dormancy breaking cues for their propagation and establishment in restoration projects. She worked as a demonstrator and tutor at Open University of Sri Lanka, volunteered at National Herbarium and organized teaching campaigns with Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation at rural regions. Her research interests are in seed physiology, restoration ecology and eco-physiology. A major part of her research interest involves revealing the vegetation responses to disturbances in natural dry forests, seeking patterns of degradation and deflected succession of dry forests and finding ways for restoration.