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The Team

IMG_7293Severino G. Salmo III, Ph.D.
Project Leader/Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science
Ateneo de Manila University
ssalmo@ateneo.edu

Sev is a restoration ecologist doing research on the effects of disturbance as well as post-disturbance regeneration in mangroves.  The current research sites are in Pangasinan, Zambales, Subic Bay, Manila Bay, Palawan, Aklan, Bohol, Cebu and Leyte.

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Kayla Marie I. Castro
Research Assistant
Department of Environmental Science
Ateneo de Manila University
mkay.castro@gmail.com

Kayla is a graduate student currently taking up MS Marine Science, with a specialization in Ecology, at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She has also obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the same university.

thumb_IMG_3153_1024Eunice Lois Gianan
Research Assistant
Department of Environmental Science
Ateneo de Manila University
eunicegianan@yahoo.com

Eunice is a graduate student currently taking up MS Marine Science, with a specialization in Biology, at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of the Philippines Baguio. She is interested in the biology of mangroves, its goods and ecosystem services specifically the “regulatory natural processes” such as carbon sequestration and coastal protection. She will study and develop ecological models that will simulate the impacts of sea level rise in the growth, survival and spatial distribution of mangroves.

Graduate Students

carmelaCarmela Garcia
carmela_91h@yahoo.com

Effect of interspecific competition on nutrient dynamics in mangroves damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan

Interspecific competition (in terms of light and space) exist among different mangrove species. However, there are no studies yet that addressed nutrient dynamics on mangrove trees recovering from disturbance such that of the magnitude of Super Typhoon Haiyan. In this study, the nutrient contents in the soil, roots and leaves of , Avicennia and Sonneratia species in four typhoon-disturbed mangrove sites will be analyzed. The nutrient contents will also be analyzed if it is correlated with factors such as species zonation, diversity, stand age, tree height and biomass.

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Jumel Christian Nicha
jumel.nicha@obf.ateneo.edu

He’s currently working on his thesis, focusing on establishing heavy metal threshold of mangroves. *

Undergraduate Student

johnny    John Charles Altomonte
johnnyaltomonte@gmail.com

 

 

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