D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Zoology

Name

Ms. Shamindri Tennakoon

Probationary Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.)

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About Me

Positions Held

Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, University of Florida, USA ; Invertebrate Biodiversity (ZOO4205C/ZOO6927); Spring 2017,2018, BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1; Fall 2015-Spring 2016, - (August, 2015-present)

Research Assistant, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka - (January 2015-June 2015)

Demonstrator, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2014)

Seminar support- Biology Graduate Student Association, UF - (Summer 2018-Spring 2019)

Student representative for Florida Museum University teaching committee - (Fall 2017-present)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Mollusks as a Proxy for Assessing Ecological Impacts of Artificial Reefs

A Comparison of Dead and Living Mollusk Assemblages in the Suwannee Regional Reef System, Florida

Historical Ecology of Seagrass Meadows

Assessing Multi-Centennial Dynamics of Threatened Biodiversity Hotspots

Echinoid Associated Traces (EAT) project; investigates evolutionary and ecological causes and consequences of predation on echinoids by focusing on the fossil record of drill holes on post-Paleozoic echinoids

Morphometric analysis of Cenozoic cassid snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) to determine taxon/time specific trends in disparity and body size

Cassid snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the upper Eocene of Florida

Memberships & Awards

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Lelia and William Brayfield Scholarship Award, South West Florida Fossil Society, 2018

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Brian Riewald Memorial Fund Research Grant, Department of Biology, University of Florida, 2017

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The Florida Paleontological Society's Gary S. Morgan Student Research Award, 2016

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R. Jerry Britt, Jr. Paleobiology Scholarship, Florida Museum of Natural History, 2016

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Astronaut Trail Shell Club Scholarship, 2016

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University of Florida International Center; Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2016

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F.P. Amerasinghe Memorial Gold Medal for Zoology, 2014, University of Peradeniya

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University Award for Academic Excellence 2014, University of Peradeniya

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Association for Women Geoscientists

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Paleontological Society

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