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I am a herpetologist with research interests broadly centered around behavioural and evolutionary ecology of reptiles. My integrative approach combines field surveys and computer-based modelling to provide insights into the adaptive significance of reptiles to the changes in their environment.


Here you will find information on my research, publications (including links to my papers) and public outreach activities.


Hot off the science press ...


Nuclear–follower foraging behaviour between Western Australian common octopus and brown-spotted wrasse

Somaweera and Somaweera 2021

Marine and Freshwater Research

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My YouTube channel Zootopica sheds light to the wonders and mysteries of the natural world through podcasts, wild adventures and intellectual discussions with fellow scientists.