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Ms. Aruggoda Kapuge

Aruggoda Kapuge

Post Graduate Research Student
Post Graduate Institute of Science
University of Peradeniya
Central Province
Sri Lanka


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        I am a postgraduate student conducting a Master of Philosophy degree in the area of Paleoclimatology. I use several proxy methods to reconstruct Indian Ocean monsoon variability during the Quaternary Period.
PAGES interests        ECN, 2k Network, ARAMATE, CLIM-ARCH-DATE, CoralHydro2k, CLIVASH2k, Iso2k, MULTICHRON, PALEOLINK, Aquatic Transitions, CRIAS, C-SIDE, CVAS - Climate Variability Across Scales, DAPS, Dust Impact - DICE, EcoRe3, Floods Working Group, Forest Dynamics, Global Paleofire, Global Soil and Sediment - GloSS, LandCover6k, Ocean circulation and carbon - OC3, PALSEA, Peat Carbon - C-PEAT, PEOPLE 3000, Pliocene climate variability - PlioVAR, PAGES-PMIP group on Quaternary Interglacials - QUIGS, Speleothems - SISAL, Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society - VICS, Future Earth, World Climate Research Programme, PAGES-endorsed projects, Former WG - Africa2k, Former WG - Antarctica2k, Former WG - Arctic2k, Former WG - Asia2k, Former WG - Aus2k, Former WG - Euro-Med2k, Former WG - LOTRED-SA, Former WG - NAmerica2k, Former WG - Ocean2k, Former WG - Biodiversity Theme, Former WG - Global Monsoon, Former WG - Past Interglacials - PIGS, Former WG - Regional Integration, Former WG - Sea Ice Proxies - SIP, Former WG - Solar Forcing, Former WG - SynTraCE-21, Former WG - Varves
Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Carbon cycle, Chronology, Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Data Stewardship, Ecosystem processes, Extreme events, Floods, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions, Ice dynamics, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Modeling, Monsoon, Ocean dynamics, Proxy development, Sea level and coastal processes, Statistical analysis, Sustainability, Thresholds and abrupt changes, Volcanoes, Warmer Worlds, Water
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle, Neogene, Observational period, Paleogene, Pleistocene, Pre-Cenozoic
Regions        Africa, Antarctic region, Arctic, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Global, Mediterranean, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere, Mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere, Neotropics, North America, Pacific Ocean, South America, Subtropics, Tropics, World ocean
Archives        Boreholes, Corals/bivalves, Documentary records, Fluvial deposits, Geomorphology, Ice cores/glaciers, Instrumental records, Lake sediments, Loess, Model results, Ocean sediments, Peat, Soil
Sector        Academia / Education, Data management, Research, Science management
Discipline        Chronology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Magnetic susceptibility, Meteorology, (Micro)paleontology, Modeling, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, (Paleo)oceanography, Radiocarbon dating, Sedimentology, Statistics
Computers        ArcGIS, BACON, Bayesian modeling, LaTex, Matlab, Modeling, Python, QGIS, R
Laboratory        Geochemistry, Grain-size, Magnetic susceptibility, XRF