People

 

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, Mindoro, Palawan, Aklan, Bohol, Cebu and Leyte.

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Kayla Marie 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 Marine Biology, 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.

carmelaMaria Carmela Garcia
Research Assistant
Department of Environmental Science
Ateneo de Manila University
carmela_91h@yahoo.com

Carmela is a licensed chemist. She has finished her MSc in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University, with a thesis entitled, “Nutrient Content and Resorption Efficiency as Recovery Indicators in Typhoon-Damaged Mangroves in the Philippines”. She is currently working on the measurement of carbon stocks in mangrove forests along the Verde Island Passage.

Current Students

Post-graduate students

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

Jumel completed his M.Sc. degree. His thesis assessed the application of geochemical indices in the establishment of assessment and monitoring protocol for heavy metal contamination in mangroves.

 

VaneVanessa Malapit
vanessa19malapit@gmail.com

Vanessa is currently working on her thesis focusing on the use of vegetation and sediment attributes to assess the vulnerability of mangroves to sea-level rise in Silonay, Calapan, Mindoro Oriental.

image1.jpegLara Mendoza
mendoza_lara1001@yahoo.com

Lara studies mollusc colonisation as indicator of habitat functionality in mangrove-colonised abandoned fishponds in Anda, Pangasinan. She is correlating the changes in mollusc assemblages with the improvements in vegetation and sediment conditions.

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Lui Capua, Jr.
capualuisitojr@gmail.com

Lui studies heavy metal retention and resorption of Avicennia marina as a phytoremediation strategy in Lake Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales. He is evaluating the transfer/retention/stabilization of HMs across trees, saplings and seedlings as a phytoremediation strategy that makes mangroves survive in a HM-contaminated environment.

Undergraduate Students

Three students are currently working on a thesis focusing on the assessment of the impacts of eutrophication in the coastal waters off Puerto Galera. They are using benthos (Giniel Tiongson), fish (William Dimalanta) and seagrass (Celestine Dalida) as bioindicators.

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Giniel Mae Tiongson
giniel.tiongson@obf.ateneo.edu

 

 

 

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William Dimalanta
bdim013@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Celestine Dalida
celestine.dalida@obf.ateneo.edu

 

 

 

 

DSC02274Celine Campos
campos.celine18@gmail.com

Celine is currently working on her thesis focusing on the assessment of the impacts of the 2016 El Nino on the growth of Sardinella gibbosa in the province of Iloilo.

 

 

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