The Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium

Program

The program and program book are downloadable in the Downloads section of this website.

18 July 2017 (Tuesday)
09:00 Leong Hall Lobby Registration Opens

Poster and Exhibit Ingress

13:30 Leong Hall Opening Program

Master of Ceremonies: Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez, Natural History Museum, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

National Anthem

Invocation, Adria Rae Abigail Eda, Ateneo de Manila University

Welcome Remarks, Evangeline Bautista, Acting Vice President, and Dean, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University

Opening Remarks, Cynthia Adeline A. Layusa-Oliveros, President, Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines (BCSP)

Message, Mundita S. Lim, Director, Biodiversity Management Bureau

Inspirational Messages and Sharing of Experiences from the Whitley Fund for Nature Awardees

– Marites Gatan- Balbas, Mabuwaya Foundation, Inc.

– Jayson C. Ibañez, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc.

– Indira Lacerna-Widmann, Katala Foundation, Inc.

16:00 Leong Hall Group Photo and Break
16:30 SEC A Foyer Opening of Institutional Exhibits
18:30 Leong Hall Roof Deck Welcome Dinner sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University

Ateneo de Manila University Press Presentations

19 July 2017 (Wednesday)
07:00 Leong Hall Lobby Attendance and Registration
Leong Hall Plenary Presentations

Facilitator: Leticia E. Afuang, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

08:00 Announcements
08:05 The Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines
08:20 Plenary Talk 1: Conservation of Philippine Bats – Insights Offered from a Global Perspective, David L. Waldien, Christopher Newport University
09:00 Plenary Talk 2: Wildlife Forensics at the Forefront of Protecting Philippine Biodiversity, Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla, Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, and Philippine Genome Center, University of the Philippines System
09:40 Open Forum
10:00 SEC A, B, C Foyer Coffee Break and Exhibit Viewing
10:30 Escaler Hall The Updated Philippine Red List of Wild Fauna: Presentation and Constituency Consultation
12:00 Leong Hall Roof Deck Lunch
Leong Hall Partners’ Presentations and Scientific Poster Session

Moderators: Rainier I. Manalo, Crocodylus Porosus Philippines, Inc. and Mae Lowe L. Diesmos, University of Sto. Tomas

13:30 Financing the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Anabelle Plantilla, United Nations Development Programme
13:45 Wildlife Trade Findings: Suspicious Captive Animal Management and Other Dodgy Doings, Serene Chng, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia
14:00 WildTech: Bringing Technology into the Wildlife Conservation Battlefield, Edmund Leo B. Rico, Center for Conservation Innovations
14:15 Mechanics of the Pecha Kucha for Poster Presenters
14:30 Pecha Kucha
04:00 SEC B and C Foyer Poster Session: Exhibits and Poster Viewing
20 July 2017 (Thursday)
07:00 Leong Hall Lobby Attendance and Registration
Leong Hall Plenary Presentations

Facilitator: Crisanto M. Lopez, Ateneo de Manila University

08:00 Announcements
08:05 The Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE)
08:20 Plenary Talk 3: Using Drones as a Biodiversity Research and Conservation Tool in the Philippines, Merlijn van Weerd, Mabuwaya Foundation, Inc.
09:00 Plenary Talk 4: Remote Sensing in Support of Biodiversity Studies: Opportunities and Challenges, Ariel Blanco, UP Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry and Department of Geodetic Engineering, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines- Diliman
09:40 Open Forum
10:00 SEC B and C Foyer Coffee Break and Exhibit Viewing
Concurrent Scientific Oral Presentations: Sessions 1-2
SEC B 201 SEC C 201
Session 1: Biogeography and Distribution

Moderator: Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez, UP-Los Baños

Session 2: Wildlife Biology and Ecology

Moderator: Desamarie Antonette P. Fernandez, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

10:30 Evidences of a Wider Biogeographical Distribution of the Minute-Marsh Loving Beetle Genus Caccothryptus SHARP (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Limnichinae) in the Philippines Population Density of Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines
10:45 Distribution and Diversity Patterns of Herpetofauna in Pantabangan- Carranglan Watershed, Nueva Ecija, Caraballo Mountain Range Population Status and Habitat Requirements of the Threatened Visayan Hornbills in Central Panay Mountains, Panay Island
11:00 GIS-Based Suitability Analysis of Possible Nesting Sites of the Pithecophaga jefferyi (Philippine Eagle) at Mt. Apo Forests Population Estimates of a Multi-species Assemblage of Bats in a Cave in Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Philippines
11:15 Ectoparasite Diversity and Rates of Reinfestation in a Roost of Scotophilus kuhlii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the National Crop Protection Center (NCPC), Los Baños, Philippines Rapid Assessment of Dugong (Dugong dugon) Population and Habitats in Hinatuan Bay, Surigao del Sur
11:30 Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeographic Distribution of Pheretimoid Earthworms (Clitellata: Megascolecidae) of the Philippine Archipelago Pair-wise Comparison of Species Richness, Diversity, and Assemblage of Fruit Bats in Secondary Forests and Reforestation Areas in the Philippines
11:45 Open Forum Open Forum
12:00 Leong Hall Roof Deck Lunch
Concurrent Scientific Oral Presentations: Sessions 3-4
SEC B 201 SEC C 201
Session 3: Taxonomy and Systematics

Moderator: Hendrik Freitag, Ateneo de Manila University

Session 4: Biodiversity and Conservation Threats and Issues

Moderator: Zomesh Maini, Ateneo de Manila University

13:30 Aretidris, a New Genus of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Mountains of Luzon Alien Amphibians, a Threat to Philippine Biosecurity: Developing a National Invasive Alien Amphibian Species Watch List
13:45 Review of the Taxonomic Status and Distribution of Genus Caenis Stephens (Insecta, Ephemeroptera, Caenidae) in the Philippines Utilization of Facebook to Trade Live Reptiles in the Philippines
14:00 Review of the Aquatic Riffle Beetle Genus Graphelmis, DELÈVE, 1968 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Elmidae) in the Philippines Change Detection of Mangrove Coverage in Masinloc and Palauig, Zambales from 1995, 2005, and 2015 Using Remotely-Sensed Imagery
14:15 Phylogenetic Study of the Caddisfly Subfamily Macronematinae (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) Assessing the Climate Change Vulnerability of Some of the Philippines’ Endemic Mammals
14:30 Ultraconserved Elements Clarify the Phylogenetic Position of Philippine Zosteropids Effects of Urbanization on Biodiversity: A Comparison of Stream Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape and Other Sites in the Marikina Watershed
14:45 Open Forum Open Forum
15:00 SEC A, B, C Foyer Break
15:30 SEC B 201 BCSP General Assembly

Alternative for non-BCSP members: Campus Sustainability Tour

18:30 Leong Hall Roof Deck Fellowship Dinner and Program featuring the Semi-circle of Life

Tribute to Danilo S. Balete

Induction of New Members

21 July 2017 (Friday)
07:00 Leong Hall Lobby Attendance and Registration
Leong Hall Plenary Presentations

Facilitator: Myrissa Lepiten-Tabao, Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines

08:00 Announcements
08:10 Roots.Asia
08:20 Team Energy Foundation, Inc. (TEFI)
The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Plenary Session
08:30 Significance of the Philippines in the Conservation of Migratory Birds
08:55 The Conservation of Migratory Sharks and other Marine Wildlife, Moonyeen Nida R. Alava, Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, Inc.
09:20 Global Action towards the Conservation of Migratory Species, Biodiversity Management Bureau
09:45 Open Forum
10:00 SEC A, B, C Foyer Coffee Break and Exhibit Viewing
Concurrent Scientific Oral Presentations: Sessions 5-6
SEC B 201 SEC C 201
Session 5: Biodiversity Conservation, Management and Governance

Moderator: Jhoana Garces, Ateneo de Manila University

Session 6: Wildlife Biology

Moderator: Ninez Bernardine L. Manaloto, Ateneo de Manila University

10:30 Geospatial Analysis for Integrating Conservation and Development-Related Land Uses in Philippine Landscapes Understanding Prey-Predator Relationship Using Clay Models
10:45 Knowledge Integration and Conservation: The Case for Indigenous Bagobo Villages at Mt. Apo, Davao City Role of Sensory Cues in Fruit Selection of Ptenochirus jagori (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Captive Conditions
11:00 Calamian Deer Axis calamianensis Conservation in Busuanga Island, Palawan Development of a Flora Index for Forest Health Assessment in Five Geothermal Production Fields
11:15 The SEABIO Consortium for Biodiversity Research and the Latest Results from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines What Drives Palm Community Structure and Diversity on Samar Island, Philippines?
11:30 River Sediment Analysis: Basis for Rehabilitation of Buayan-Malungon River Basin Effects of Temperature Variations on the Clutch Size and Prosome Length of Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1905) From a Cluster of Seven Maar Lakes Found In Luzon Is. (Philippines)
11:45 Open Forum Open Forum
12:00 Leong Hall Roof Deck Lunch
Concurrent Scientific Oral Presentations: Sessions 7-8
SEC B 201 SEC C 201
Session 7: Biodiversity Conservation, Management and Governance

Moderator: Willem van de Ven, Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines

Session 8: Wildlife Biology

Moderator: Nikki Dyanne C. Realubit, Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines

13:30 Addressing Gaps in Wildlife Law Enforcement Using Enforcement Analysis Tools Bioacoustics Analysis in Philippine Hornbills
13:45 People and Crocodiles Sharing One Environment: A Review on Local Human-Crocodile Conflict Management Strategies in the Philippines Understory and Sub-canopy to Canopy Vertebrate Fauna in the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Los Baños, Laguna
14:00 A Model to Establish and Sustain Community Conserved Areas A Chiropteran Integrity Index of Terrestrial Ecosystem Health in Five Geothermal Reservations in the Philippines
14:15 The Continuing Challenge of Crocodiles in the Utilitarian Perspective of Philippine Politics Migratory Raptor Study in Barangay Rio del Pilar, Glan, Sarangani Province
14:30 Open Forum Open Forum
15:00 SEC A, B, C Foyer Break and Assembly for Concurrent Workshop
15:00  

CTC 102

 

 

CTC 104

CTC 105

CTC 106

 

SEC B305

 

CTC 107

Concurrent Workshop Session

–  Generating Stakeholders’ Support for Sea Turtle Conservation: From Diet to Conservation: The Case of Biodiversity of Conservation in Puerto Princesa’s Northeast Area and its Attached Interconnected Ecosystems

–  Forest and Coastal Resources Information Extraction from LiDAR

–  Conservation Fundraising: Lessons Learned

–  Workshop for Developing Standardized Tools for Urban Biodiversity Assessment

–  Freshwater Arthropods: State of Knowledge in the Philippines and Priorities for Future Research and Conservation (a hands-on workshop)

–  Consultation Workshop for the Flying Fox Conservation Action Plan

18:30 Leong Hall Roof Deck Closing Dinner sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für

Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Awarding Ceremonies

Message, Antonio C. Manila, Assistant Director, Biodiversity Management Bureau

Closing Remarks, Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, President, Ateneo de Manila University

22 July 2017 (Saturday)
08:00 Optional Field Trip

– Masungi Georeserve (limited slots only)

– Walking Tour of Manila