List of completed activities.

The National Seagrass-Mangrove Bioshield Conference, 26-27 May 2016. The conference proceedings can be found here.


Second Project Partner’s Meeting on 25 May 2016, 1 PM at the Ateneo de Manila University.


Undergraduate Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Raisa Pandan for successfully defending her thesis on 6 May 2016. The thesis is entitled, “A Metagenomic Study on Typhoon-Struck Mangroves in Bantayan Island, Cebu“.  The study is a pioneering attempt in documenting microbial community in  sediments in Philippine mangroves.

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Congratulations to Ghie Legaspi for successfully defending her thesis on 4 May 2016. The thesis is entitled, “Assessment of Seedling Recruitment and Sediment Physico-Chemical Parameters in Mangroves Damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Bantayan Island, Cebu”.


Congratulations to Mara Gallmann for successfully defending her thesis on 15 April 2016. The thesis is entitled, “Brachyuran Herbivory and Burrowing in Typhoon Haiyan Affected Mangroves in Bantayan Island, Cebu“.

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Poster Presentation in the 1st International DOST-SEI ASTHRDP-NSC Scholar’s Conference, 7-8 April 2016

Meeting with USAID and NAS

The project hosted the meeting with USAID and the National Academy of Sciences on 5 April 2016 in the Ateneo de Manila University. The meeting was attended by Ms. Kelly Robbins, Dr. Cameron Bess and Mr. Randy Vinluan together with the project research team, graduate and undergraduate students, Dr. Emilyn Espiritu (Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work) and Dr. Evangeline Bautista (Dean, School of Science and Engineering).

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Available now, download the 1st State of the Mangrove Summit: Northwestern Luzon Proceedings

1st State of the Mangrove Summit Proceedings (Northwestern Luzon)

ADMU holds 1st State of the Mangroves: Northwestern Luzon


The Department of Environmental Science of the Ateneo de Manila University successfully hosted the 1st State of the Mangroves Summit: Northwestern Luzon on October 23-24, 2014, with more than 50 participants coming from the academe, national agencies, various NGOs, and local government units found along the coast of Northwestern Luzon.

The summit, which was carried out with support from the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR – BMB), and Conservation International – Philippines (CI-P), served as a venue for participants to share and discuss data on the status of mangroves in their respective localities. Information drawn from the summit will be integrated into a consolidated mangrove database that will be made accessible to everyone.

Being the first of its kind to be held in the country, the summit will also serve as a precedent for a bigger national summit on mangroves to take place on a regular biannual basis, and an initial step towards the formulation of a national plan of action to enhance mangrove management in the country.

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