Prof. A.J. Mohotti

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Academic and Professional Qualifications


Post Graduate:
University attended: School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK
(Research component carried out at Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, UK)
Period: October 1994 - December 1998
Degree awarded: PhD (Plant Physiology)

University attended: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SRI LANKA
Period: October 1984-January 1991
Degree awarded: B Sc (Agric.)
Grade obtained: Second Class (Upper Division) Honours

Current Research Interests:

The areas of my interest of research are, responses of physiological processes in relation to abiotic and biotic stresses in perennials; Physiology related to climate change in tea and other perennial crops; Plant nutrition; Scientific validations in responses of crops in sustainable, organic and low-input agriculture; Physiology of peeling in cinnamon; Physiology of tree roots; Mechanization of agronomic processes; Value addition of agricultural produce.



1. Presidential awards for scientific publications in international scientific journals cited in the Science Citation Index (2002: Journal of Experimental Botany 53: 313-322)
2. ‘Outstanding Participation’, Protected Agriculture and Sand Development Industry for Asian Countries, Organized by International Exchange Center of Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Industries Demonstration Zone, Yangling, China, 2-22 September 2015
3. Many research grants from Institutional, National and International funding agencies.

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