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Congratulation to Prof.Dr. Mangala Chathura De Silva

We congratulate Prof.Dr. Mangala Chathura De Silva (Country Coordinator of SAFE-Network Sri Lanka. He has been selected as a recipient of Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017 by Fulbright Commission, USA. He started working as a Visiting Research Professor, Division of Nephrology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, for 6 months ahead.

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) published a new book entitled “ Biology and Management of Invasive Apple Snail”

This book brings together both basic and applied research on apple snails in efforts to further advance management and control of these major invasive and noxious pests, and to support the farmers, extension workers, and others who are in the front lines of the battle.

About the Editor
Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi is the visiting professor at the Pampanga State Agricultural University, the Philippines; visiting adjunct professor of Agriculture at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji; Tropical Agriculture Association (UK) coordinator for the Pacific region; SAFE-Network Pacific Island Coordinator, and technical adviser to Deltamed, Spain on invasive apple snail. He was a former chief science research specialist at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) where he first started working on invasive apple snails in 1987. His central research over twenty five years is on invasive alien species (IAS), important to agriculture sector, at the international, regional and national organizations, including the private and academic institutions, in Africa, Asia and Pacific Island countries