Mr Missaka Hettiarachchi

Adjunct Senior Fellow

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

Missaka Hettiarachchi, is a Senior Fellow of the World Wildlife Fund. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia and works closely with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia. Missaka is an Environmental Engineer by training and holds a PhD in environmental planning from the University of Queensland. His main research interests are in urban environmental governance and post-disaster environmental planning, in the global south. He has worked as a researcher and a practitioner in Sri Lanka, Australia, India, Nepal, USA and Haiti. ​Missaka has published many international journal articles, book chapters and booklets on environmetal policy, planning, and management in English, Sinhalese and Tamil.

Publications

  • Song, Andrew M., Bower, Shannon D., Onyango, Paul, Cooke, Steven J., Akintola, Shehu L., Baer, Jan, Gurung, Tek B., Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Islam, Mohammad Mahmudul, Mhlanga, Wilson, Nunan, Fiona, Salmi, Pekka, Singh, Vipul, Tezzo, Xavier, Funge-Smith, Simon J., Nayak, Prateep K. and Chuenpagdee, Ratana (2018) Intersectorality in the governance of inland fisheries. Ecology and Society, 23 2: . doi:10.5751/ES-10076-230217

  • Morrison, T.H., Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Seabrook, Leonie and McAlpine, Clive (2017). Environmental change and social learning. In Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi , Weidong Liu and Richard A. Marston (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of geography: people, the earth, environment and technology () Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0701

  • Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Morrison, T. H. and McAlpine, Clive (2015) Forty-three years of Ramsar and urban wetlands. Global Environmental Change, 32 57-66. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.02.009

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Morrison, T.H., Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Seabrook, Leonie and McAlpine, Clive (2017). Environmental change and social learning. In Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi , Weidong Liu and Richard A. Marston (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of geography: people, the earth, environment and technology () Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0701

Journal Article

  • Song, Andrew M., Bower, Shannon D., Onyango, Paul, Cooke, Steven J., Akintola, Shehu L., Baer, Jan, Gurung, Tek B., Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Islam, Mohammad Mahmudul, Mhlanga, Wilson, Nunan, Fiona, Salmi, Pekka, Singh, Vipul, Tezzo, Xavier, Funge-Smith, Simon J., Nayak, Prateep K. and Chuenpagdee, Ratana (2018) Intersectorality in the governance of inland fisheries. Ecology and Society, 23 2: . doi:10.5751/ES-10076-230217

  • Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Morrison, T. H. and McAlpine, Clive (2015) Forty-three years of Ramsar and urban wetlands. Global Environmental Change, 32 57-66. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.02.009

  • Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Morrison, Tiffany H., Wickramasinghe, Deepthi, Mapa, Ranjith, De Alwis, Ajith and McAlpine, Clive A. (2014) The eco-social transformation of urban wetlands: a case study of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Landscape and Urban Planning, 132 55-68. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.08.006

  • Hettiarachchi, Missaka, McAlpine, Clive and Morrison, Tiffany (2014) Governing the urban wetlands: a multiple case-study of policy, institutions and reference points. Environmental Conservation, 41 3: 1-14. doi:10.1017/S0376892913000519

  • Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Athukorale, Kusum, Wijekoon, Suren and de Alwis, Ajith (2014) Urban wetlands and disaster resilience of Colombo, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 5 1: 79-89. doi:10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2011-0042

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