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Aida B. Lapis

Expertise: Forest Biological Sciences, Ecology , Land Rehabilitation, Biodiversity Conservation, Research Management, Plant Taxonomy, Non-wood Forest Products Industry

Dr. Aida B. Lapis is recognized for important DOST ‘s newly conferred scientists. Dr. Aida Baja Lapis of the natural resources department (left ) and Dr. Rodel Suralta of PhilRice (right) took oath as Scientist 1at the central office of the Civil Service Commission on December 19, 2012. The oath taking was led by the Philippine Scientific Career Council Chairman and Civil Service Commissioner Francisco T. Duque (middle). The 2006 Merit System for the Scientific Career System constitution and by-laws (CBL) specifies the scientist rank requirements, which include scientific discoveries and inventions or technology, machine, or utility model patents, comprehensive documentation of research accomplishments for the last 10 years.The merit system aims to give credit to researchers devoted to research and development, invention and innovation, science and technology education, training, and services.

Affiliation

Supervising Science Research Specialist and Chief Land Rehabilitation Section, Grassland and Degraded Areas Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau, (ERDB), College, Laguna

Research Chief, ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation

National Project Coordinator , Seed Production Areas (SPA)

Head, ERDB Botany Laboratory cum Herbarium (EBL), College, Laguna

Association

    • Gamma Sigma Phi Honor Society of UPLB, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member
    • UPLBCFNR Alumni Association, Member
    • Association of Systematic Biologists in the Philippines, Member
    • Society of Filipino Foresters, Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • Philippine Association of Research Managers, Member
    • Philippine Society of Forest and Natural Resources Research, Inc., Member
    • SEANN and UPLB, Member

Employment

    • Forest Research Institute (FORI), Senior Science Research Specialist, 1986-1988
    • Forest Research Institute (FORI), Science Research Specialist IV, 1984-1986
    • Forest Research Institute (FORI), Science Research Specialist III, 1981
    • Forest Research Institute (FORI), Science Research Specialist II, 1980-1981
    • Forest Research Institute (FORI), Science Research Associate II, 1977
    • Forest Research Institute (FORI), Science Research Associate I, 1975
    • BFD, Forester, 1973
    • RA, Forester, 1973
    • RA, Nursery Farm Supervisor, 1971
    • ERDB, Section Chief, 1990
    • ERDB, Officer-in-Charge, 1987-1988
    • FAO-UNDP-ERDB, National Assistant Project Coordinator, 1987-1988
    • USAID, Coordinator, 1987-1988
    • Forest Regulation and Utilization Division, Acting Division Chief, 1985-1987
    • FRUD, Section Chief, 1981-1985
    • BFD, Officer-in-Charge, 1973-1974

Award

    • Gawad Mancono Award, UPLB, College of Forestry Alumni Association, 1992
    • Hall of Famers 2008, Nights of 75 Stars. Rodriguez Rizal, 2008
    • Outstanding Performance by Roosevelt College System , Cainta, Rizal, 2002 Mr 22
    • Montalban Professionals and Businessmen, Rodriguez, Rizal, 2002 Ap 20
    • Plaque of Recognition. Most Outstanding Scientist 2007 , FORESPI, 2007
    • Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in the field of Forestry for 2006 , PRC, 2006
    • Most Outstanding Alumni Award, Roosevelt College System, 2003 Ja 30
    • Outstanding Filipino Women Research Managers and Scientists in Agriculture and Natural Resources , DOST-PCARRD and SEARCA, 2001 Mr
    • Outstanding Alumnus , Roosevelt College, Rodriguez, Rizal, 1999
    • Most outstanding Forester in Rattan Research, Society of Filipino Foresters, Davao City, 1998 Ag
    • Most Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Forestry, UPCFNR and UPLBCA, 1992 O
    • Mancono Award, UPCFNR, 1992 Ap
    • PCARRD Scholarship Grant , PCARRD, 1997-1998
    • DENR Scholarship Award, DENR, 1994-1996
    • Forest Research Institute Scholarship Award, Forest Research Institute (FORI), 1979-1982
    • Reforestation Administration Scholarship Award, UPCF, 1967-1968
    • Danish International Agency Fellowship Award, Angiosperm Taxonomy, 1978
    • Fellowship Award for Rattan Taxonomy, IDRC, 1984-1985
    • Special Recognition, Board of Trustees Roosevelt College System, 2002
    • Recognition as Resource Speaker, Mapua Institute of Technology and Dela Salle University, 2002
    • Resource Person , DENR GAD Focal System, 2002
    • 3rd Place for Paper Presentation , STARRDEC, PCARRD-UPLB, 1997

Research

    • Compedium of Extant Botanical Specimen in the Philippines [On-going]
    • Sampling techniques comparison for Forcre Ecosystem [On-going]
    • Production of high quality seedlings; A livelihood operator community (National Forestation Divison Office) [On-going]
    • Production of health quality planting materials from selected SPA [Completed]
    • ASEAN List of climbing palms [Completed]
    • Guidebook on useful plant in ASEAN [Completed]
    • Demonstration and application of production and utilization technologies on rattan sustainable management [On-going]
    • Rehabilitation of marginal soils using tree species with Mycorrhizal inoculation [On-going]
    • Development of silvicultural management for rattans in plantation [On-going]
    • Genetic evaluation of forest and non-wood forest species [On-going]
    • Enhancement of Rattan Genebank in Mt. Makiling [On-going]
    • Application of production and utilization technologies for the sustainable development of rattan in the ASEAN member countries [Completed ]

Papers Presented

    • Rattan Genetic Resources in the Philippines, Bamboo and Rattan Genetic Resources in Certain Asian Countries,IPGRI-APO Serdang, Malaysia
    • Status of Philippine Rattan Production and Industry , Rattan Cultivation: Achievements, Problems and Prospects, CIRAD-FRIM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Rattan Taxonomy and Ecology in the Philippines , Rattan-taxonomy-ecology, Silviculture, Conservation, Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology, Proceedings of Training Course cum Workshop Sarawak, Sabah
    • Impressions, Observations and Suggestions on Training Course on Rattan , Rattan-taxonomy-ecology, Silviculture, Conservation, Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology Proceedings of Training Course cum Workshop Sarawak, Sabah
    • Philippine Rattan Resources, Production and Research , Rattan-taxonomy-ecology, Silviculture, Conservation, Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology Proceedings of Training Course cum Workshop Sarawak, Sabah
    • State of the Art: Production of other non-timber Forest Products , Forum on Other Potential Non-timber Forest Products, PCARRD, Los Baños, Laguna
    • Philippine Bamboos: Research and Development , Meeting of American Bamboo Society Pacific Northwest Chapter VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Salago and Hingiw Production: Important Component in an Agro-forestry Scheme , Short Production Systems held at UPCF
    • Establishment of Rattan Gene Bank - A Philippine Experience, International Symposium on Genetic Conservation and Production of Tropical Forest Tree Seed in Chiangmai, Thailand
    • Rattan Species Diversity, Distribution and Characteristics , 1st UNAC Conference on Rattan Industry: Issues and Concerns, Philippine Social Development Center (PSDC) Manila
    • Bamboo and Rattan Production Technologies, Delivery System, Constraints and Research Agenda , Seminar Workshop on Bamboo and Rattan in College of Engineering and Management
    • Country Report on Rattan Silviculture, Conservation and Biotechnology , Rattan International Training in Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
    • Country Report on Rattan Taxonomy and Ecology , Rattan Taxonomy and Ecology Training held at Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia
    • Country Report on Afforestation and Forest Tree Breeding , Study mission held in Tokyo, Japan
    • Country Report on Status of Rattan Production and Industry , Consultation on Rattans held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Growth Responses of Palasan (Calamus merrillii Becc.) Seedlings to Different Light Intensities and Watering Regimes , IUFRO World Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Growth Performance of Schizostachyum lumampao seedlings after 25 years , International Bamboo Conference, Chiangmai, Thailand
    • Traditional Home Garden cum Rattan Seed Production Areas in Zamboanga del Sur: A Philippine Experience, Flora Malesiana Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Current Activities and Experiences of ERDB in Training and Extension, Training workshop on Biodiversity Awareness, ASEAN Regional Centre of Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC)-UPCFNR
    • Bioprospecting and its Relation to Biodiversity Conservation, Orientation Seminar on Prospecting of Biological and Genetic Resources (EO 247), College, Laguna
    • Production and Regeneration of Non-Wood Forests Products, Training course on Non-wood Forest Products, UPCFNR
    • Bioprospecting Policy: The Philippine Experience , Training Course on Non wood Forest Products held in Bogor, Indonesia
    • Identifying Human Activities Affecting Biodiversity Conservation, Seminar-Workshop on the role of Gender and Development on Biodiversity Conservation, Nueva Ecija
    • Synthesis of Information on Seagrass in the Region, Philippine National Seagrass Committee, Marine Science Institute, U.P. Diliman Quezon City
    • Participatory Action Research in Rattan Nursery Establishment: Strategy for Adaptive, Collaborative Management of Forests, Final report submitted to CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia
    • Asian Medicinal Plants: Non Wood Tropical Assets, Regional Training on Conservation and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants in Tropical Forests held in BIOTROP, Bogor, Indonesia
    • Philippines Conservation and Sustainable Management Initiatives on Medicinal Plants and other Non-Wood Forest Products , Training Course on Bioprospects held in BIOTROP, Bogor, Indonesia
    • High Value Natural Non Wood Products of the Philippine Forests, Meeting on Road Map on Sustainable Development of the Philippine, PCARRD
    • Identifying Human Activities Affecting Biodiversity Conservation, Seminar-workshop on the Role of Gender and Development on Biodiversity Conservation, Nueva Ecija
    • Regional Rattan Conference, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan Beijing, China
    • Rattan Gene Bank in the Philippines: A Progress Report , Rattan Information Center, Malaysia
    • Gross Morphological Characteristics of Twelve Commercial Philippine Rattans, University of the Phlippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna
    • Growth Responses of Palasan Seedlings, Calamus merrillii Becc. to Different Light Intensities and Watering Regimes , 26th IUFRO World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • State of the Art: Research and Development in Rattan Production, National Symposium/Workshop on Rattan held at Ecotech, Cebu City
    • Botanical Specimen Collection, Preparation and Curation , Short Training Course for Field Researchers, Forest Research Institute, Laguna, Philippines
    • Bamboo Production , Tatak Pinoy Workshop Seminar Philippine International Convention Center Manila, Philippines
    • Rattan Identification and Plantation Development , Training Course of Technical Men Department of Science and Technology Region 3 Pampanga
    • Forest Vines and Fibers , Workshop on Indingenous Materials for Cottage Industries NACIDA, Cotabato, Philippines
    • Rattan Plantation Development Potentials and Prospects for Social Forestry Projects , Institute of Forest Conservation College, Laguna
    • Bamboo Production , 1st Training Course on Sugarland Crop Diversifications, Gov. J. Montelibano Hall Bacolod City, Philippines
    • Sustained Bamboo Production: A Potential Livelihood Opportunity, Symposium/Workshop on Dissemination and Adoption of Mature Forest-based Technology, Forestry Research Department, PCARRD
    • Identification of Rattan Species , Seminar/workshop on Rattans, Butuan City, Philippines
    • Rattan Farming , Training course for Forest Officers IFC, College, Laguna

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, B.S. in Forestry (Wood Sciences and Technology, 1971
    • University of the Philippines, Los Baños Laguna, M.Sc. in Forestry (Forest Biological Sciences/Plant Taxonomy), 1982
    • University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Ph.D. in Forest Biological Sciences (Forest Ecology and Silvics), 1999

Publication

    • Lapis, A.B., Castillo, E.T., Cuadra, P.J., (2006) Hastening ecological restoration using beneficial microorganisms
    • ASEAN Biodiversity Volume 1(1)
    • Lapis, A.B., Salazar, A.M., (2006) Focus species: Bauhinia malabrica, Antidema ghsesembilla, Pitecellobium dulce, Vetiveria zizanioides
    • ASEAN Biodiversity Volume 1(1)
    • Lapis, A.B., (2004 Ap) Research studies on limestone biodiversity in the ASEAN region
    • The Sarawak Museum Volume 59(80)
    • Lapis, A.B., (2004) Rattan genetic resources in the Philippines
    • Technical Document 3
    • Lapis, A.B., (2004) Indigenous people and rattan
    • ASB FORSPA Publication
    • Lapis, A.B., (1993) Establishment of Phil. Rattan Gene Bank at Mt. Makiling
    • Philippine Lumberman Volume 39
    • Lapis, A.B., (1995) Ecological and economic significance of non-timber forest products
    • Canopy International Volume 19(6)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1995) An network-time protocol (NTP) for an ecological balance in a swidden rainforest and improving the upland productivity
    • Canopy International Volume 19(6)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1997) Leaf Pubescenes: Its ecophysiological role in plant development
    • Canopy International Volume 23(3)
    • Diaz,C.P., Lapis, A.B., Tandug, L.M. , (1997) R & D Directions of rattan plantation in the Philippines
    • Canopy International Volume 23(1)
    • Lapis,A.B., Rivera, M., Austria, V. , (1997) Women in Rattan and Bamboo
    • Canopy International Volume 23(2)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1997) Spine types, patterns and orientation: A tool in identifying rattans
    • Sylvatrop
    • Lapis, A.B., (1993) Production of planting stocks from rhizome offsets, culm cuttings and branch cuttings of selected bamboo species
    • Sylvatrop Technology Journal of Philippines Volume 3(2)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1992) Study on initial fruiting of Calamus ramulosus (Palmae: Calamoideae) at the rattan gene bank
    • Sylvatrop Technology Journal Philippines Volume 2
    • Lapis, A.B., David, M., Reyes, C., (2002) An assessment report from the NBRU Philippines
    • ASEAN Biodiversity Volume 3(3)
    • Lapis, A.B., (2003 ) Thailand and Indonesia collaborate on Karsts and Limestone Ecosystems Research
    • ASEAN Biodiversity Volume 3(1-2)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1977) Seed fumigation of Benguet pine (Pinus kesiya) and Mindoro pine (Pinus merkusii)
    • Sylvatrop Philip. Forest Research Journal Volume 2(1)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1977) Ten-year growth of natural Benguet pine stands
    • Sylvtrop,Philippine Forest Research Journal Volume 2(4)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1987) Rattan Gene Bank in the Philippines: A progress report
    • Rattan Information Bulletin
    • Lapis, A.B., (1981) Abstracts of Philippine Dipterocarps
    • Monograph Forest Research Institute
    • Lapis, A.B., (1981) Abstracts of Philippine Dipterocarps
    • Monograph
    • Lapis, A.B., (1977) Suitability of yellow bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris var. striata Schrad.) to artificial deformation
    • Sylvatrop Philippine Forest Research Journal Volume 2(4)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1985) How to produce artificially deformed bamboos
    • Forest Research Institute
    • Lapis, A.B., (1984) How to grow bamboos
    • Forest Research Institute
    • Lapis, A.B., (1992) Palasan: Calamus merrillii Becc
    • RISE Volume 3(7)
    • Lapis, A.B., (2004) ASEAN Regional Centre of Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) Research Grant Programme boosts conservation efforts
    • ASEAN Biodiversity Magazine Volume 4
    • Lapis, A.B., (1987) How to grow rattan. (Tagalog and English Version)
    • DENR Publication
    • Lapis, A.B., Jesus, D.L., Posadas, Pablo, N. , (2004) Seedlings/planting materials: A nationwide supply and demand scenario
    • Canopy International Volume 27(2)
    • Lapis, A.B. , (2003) Tikog weaving in a cave
    • Canopy International Volume 27(1)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1987) An account of taxa related to Calamus siphonosphatus Mart
    • Sylvatrop Philippine Forest Research Journal Volume 12 (1-2)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1992) Brief report of study tour on rattan research and development to Indonesia and Malaysia
    • RIC Bulletin Volume 2(2)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1987) Sustained Bamboo Production: A potential livelihood opportunity
    • Canopy International
    • Lapis, A.B., (1987) Rattan plantation development potential and prowspects for social forestry projects
    • Philippine Lumberman Volume 33(2)
    • Lapis, A.B., De Castro, B., (1985) The Tipojo of Batanes
    • Canopy International Volume 2(3)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1983) Kawayan: Tabla ng Mahihirap
    • Better Poultry and Livestock Crop
    • Lapis, A.B., (1983) Forest vines and bast fibers for basketry and more
    • Habitat Volume 4(1)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1983) Some identifying characters of Philippine Rattans
    • Canopy International
    • Lapis, A.B., (1980) Production of cinnamomum
    • Canopy International
    • Lapis, A.B., (1981) Production of cinnamomum barks for local consumption and export
    • Modern Agriculture and Industry Asia
    • Lapis, A.B., (1978) Production of bamboo by seeds
    • Canopy International Volume 4(4)
    • Lapis, A.B., (1976) Tikog production for cottage industry
    • Canopy International
    • Lapis, A.B., (1976) Taxonomy of minor forest species
    • Canopy International
    • Lapis, A.B., (1976) Effects of logging injury to sustained yield
    • Canopy International
    • Lapis, A.B., (1975) Seed orchard: Its importance to indusplan
    • Canopy International

Trainings

    • Philippine Forestry Forum, 2005 Je 2-3, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
    • 27th Annual Scientific Meeting on Philippine Agriculture 2020, 2005 Jl 13-14, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in Manila Hotel
    • International Workshop on Sustainable Development of the Global Rattan Sector, 2006 Jl 23-27, International Bamboo and Rattan Tower , Beijing, China
    • Validation Workshop on Pilot Study: Rights Based Indicators on Selected ESC Rights., 2005 My 10-12, Robbinsdale Hotel, Quezon City
    • 8th Meeting of the Steering Committee of ASEAN Regional Centre of Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC), 2004 D, Manila, Philippines
    • Followup Workshop on Habitat Classification and Important Plant Areas in the ASEAN, 2004 O, University of Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
    • 6th International Flora Malesiana Symposium and Meeting, 2004 S, SEARCA Auditorium, Los Baños, Philippines
    • APEC -ASEAN Training Course on Design Development and Production of Multimedia Diagnostic Keys, 2004 S, ASEAN Plant Health Cooperation Network, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
    • International Rattan Conference, 2004 Ja, ITTO and in Manila
    • Seagrass Taxonomy and Conservation, 2004 Jl, DOST FPRDI Regional Training, Sulu Hotel and MSI
    • ASEAN Regional Meeting on Important Plant Area and Habitat Classification, 2004 Ja, ASEAN Regional Centre of Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) held in Bangkok, Thailand
    • Workshop on Research Assessment of Research Grant Programme, 2003 O, Lao PDR. Vientianne
    • Biodiversity Conservation Programs in the ASEAN Region, 2003 Jl, De La Salle University, Dasmarinas, Cavite
    • International Conference on Gender Issues in Biodiversity Conservation, 2003 F, BIOTROP and ARCBC Bogor, Indonesia
    • IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas, 3rd Southeast Asia Regional Meeting, Haribon Foundation, IUCN, WCPA
    • ARCBC, Birdlife, FPE, DENR, 2003 Ap, Shangrila, Manila, Philippines
    • Training Workshop on Good Environmental Governance for DENR Proper, FAPS Officials and NAMRIA, 2003 Ag, MGB
    • Workshop on Karst and Limestone Researches of Indonesia, 2003 My, Thailand, Phuket, Thailand
    • Workshop on the Role of Sand T in Reducing Hunger and Poverty in South Asia, 2003 Jl, Bogor, Indonesia
    • Protected Area Management Service Conference, DENR-Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB), 2003 O, DAP, Tagaytay City
    • Workshop on National Plant Conservation Strategies and Action Plans, DENR-PAWB, 2003 O, Tagaytay City
    • National Seagrass Networking Conference Organized by the Philippine National Seagrass Committee, 2003 S, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • ARCBC Regional Research Grand Conference, 2003 D, Maruay, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Regional Workshop on NTFP Sustainability in South and Southeast Asia, 2003 S, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
    • Multimedia Diagnostic Key, (ASEANET), 2004, University of Queensland, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • 6th Meeting of the ASEAN National Biodiversity Reference Units, 2002 N, ASEAN Regional Centre of Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Regional Training on Plant Taxonomy, 2002 Ag, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Bogor, Indonesia
    • Philippine Sustainable Development Summit, 2002 Je, FAO, MCME and DENR, ERDB, College, Laguna
    • Workshop on Valuing Biodiversity, 2002 Je, ASEAN Regional Centre of Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC), Diliman Quezon City
    • 4th Scientific Experts Meeting and Third Research Conference, 2002 Je, ARCBC, Quezon City
    • 5th DENR National Gender and Development Congress, 2001 D, Baguio City
    • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey, 2001 O, Ateneo de Manila, Makati
    • 4th South and East Asian Countries Non timber Forest Products Network (SEANN) Workshop, 2001 S, UPCFNR College, Laguna
    • Training Course on Bioprospects on non wood forest products, 2001 S, BIOTROP, Bogor, Indonesia
    • 3rd Scientific Experts Meeting and 2nd Research Conference of ARCBC on Taxonomy and Systematics, 2001 F, Tagaytay City
    • Promotion of long term ecological research and biodiversity studies in the Philippines, 2000 Jl, Valencia Bukidnon
    • PAASE 19th Annual Meeting and Symposium, 2000 Jl, Shangrila Hotel, Makati City
    • 2nd Scientific Experts Meeting and 1st Research Conference of ARCBC, 2001 Je, Los Baños, Laguna
    • Applied Environmental Economics in Development Co-operation, 2000 Ap, Manila
    • Workshop on preparation of resource persons for the pilot test, 2000 Ap, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija
    • Seminar workshop on the role of gender and development in Biodiversity Conservation, 2000 Mr, National Training Center, Carranglan, NuevaEcija
    • Seminar on From research idea to marketable health product, 2000 Ja, Makati
    • Symposium on Scientific Research for Sustained Use and Efficient Management of Natural Resources, 2000 Ja, Hyatt Hotel, Pasay City
    • International Workshop on Biologically Active Natural Products, 1999, Ateneo de Manila, Quezon City
    • Seminar on Ecosystems technologies, 1999 S, Roosevelt College
    • Forest Pests Collection, 1999 D, ERDB, College, Laguna
    • Planning Workshop on support to the implementation of E.O. 247, 1999, Caylabne, Ternate, Cavite
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science 48th Annual Convention, 1999, UST, Manila
    • Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation in the Philippines, 1998, Quezon City
    • R and D Formulation on Biodiversity Conservation, 1998, ERDB, College, Laguna
    • 4th Flora Malesiana International Meeting, 1998, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • International Consultation of Experts on Rattan, 1998, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • International Meeting of Experts on Rattan and Bamboo, 1998, Malaysia
    • PHILARM Annual Convention, 1995-1997, Tarlac Agricultural College
    • National Agenda for Global Competitiveness on Biotechnology, 1997, Philippine Trade and Training Center, Manila
    • Bamboo and Rattan Seminar Workshop, 1996, CEM, College, Laguna
    • Experts, Consultation on the Genetic Enhancement of Bamboo and Rattans, 1995, ERDB,College,Laguna
    • Genetic Conservation and Forest Tree Seed, 1993, Chiangmai, Thailand
    • Gender Responsive Planning, 1992, The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), Alabang, Metro Manila
    • Gender Issues on Policies, Programs and Projects, 1992, RITM, Alabang, Metro Manila
    • Research Management workshop, 1992, ERDB, College, Laguna
    • Agroforestry Technology Information Kit, 1992, IIRR Silang, Cavite
    • Asia Pacific Congress on Biotechnology, 1991, SEARCA, College, Laguna
    • Study Tour on Rattan Research and Development, 1991, Thailand, Malaysia
    • Reforestation Techno-Update PCARRD and DENR, 1991, Los Baños, Laguna
    • Entomology International Congress, 1988, Vancouver, Canada
    • Bamboo International Congress, 1988, Bambusaraei Prafrance, Anduce, France
    • 1st Organizing Meeting on Multipurpose Tree Species, 1987, FORI, College, Laguna
    • First ASEAN Forestry Congress
    • 1st ASEAN Forestry Congress, 1985, Philippines
    • Workshop on Gunung Mulo Expedition, 1984, London, England
    • Botanical Explorations in Various Countries, 1984, Kew, Richmond, United Kingdom
    • 1st Asian Bamboo Workshop, 1982, Manila,Philippines
    • Seminar Workshop on Lesser known species, 1982, FPRDI-DOST
    • Seminar-Workshop on Technical Writing for FORI Technical personnel, 1982, FORI, College, Laguna
    • Symposium on Rattans Organized, 1979, Laguna
    • Training on Photography, 1977, Makati, Philippines
    • Training Course on Forest Tree Improvement, 1975, Baguio City
    • Symposium on Bamboo Management, 1974, UPCF, College, Laguna
    • Seminar Workshop on Industrial Plantation, 1973, Manila
    • Training Course on Non-wood Forest Products, 2000 Mr, UPCFNR
    • Rattan Farming - Training Course for Forest Officers, 1991 S 10, IFC, College, Laguna
    • Tree Improvement Tecniques (JICA), 2001, Tokyo, Japan
    • Afforestation and Forest Tree Breeding (APO), 1998, Tokyo, Japan
    • Rattan Taxonomy Silviculture Conservation and Ecology (INBAR-IPGRI INNOPRISE CIRAD), 1996, Kuching, Sarawak & Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
    • Flowering and Seed Ontogeny, 1991, Muak-lek, Saraburi, Thailand