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Domingo A. Madulid

Botanist, Science and Technology Committee, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (2005)

Expertise: Botany, Historical Botany, Ethnobotany, Philippine Plants (Dictionary of Terms), Philippine Ornamental Plants

Dr. Domingo A. Madulid is recognized says while grass burning helps maintain the population of the palm at stable levels, the demand for the development of other land uses and changing lifestyles may threaten its existence. At the same time, there are the cattle, oblivious to the fact that they are also a source of endangerment to the species. Madulid explains that when they take their regular cogon diet, they often trample the isolated seedlings. Madulid’s team continues to work on Task Force Voyavoy, a program that aims to conserve the Philippine date palm, which was listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants in 1997. The group works in close coordination with the provincial government and local units of Batanes, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-PENRO, Department of Science and Technology, Batanes Development Foundation, Inc., the Office of Congressman Florencio Abad, and the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples. Madulid says the Task Force will be involved with further research on the other aspects of the voyavoy, such as its biology, propagation, medicinal, and nutritive value. At the same time, it aims to promote sustainable utilization and conservation with the help of the local people. Educating the Ivatans will be essential in the process, especially on aspects like the plants’ reintroduction in depleted areas, propagation, and monitoring. At present, the full potentials of the voyavoy are yet to be discovered. It may prove to be a source of income, but for now, it is not the major concern, says Dr. Maribel Agoo, associate professor and chairperson of the Biology Department. She points out: “It is not an issue of livelihood but more of lifestyle. More than anything else, the voyavoy has helped shape the way of life of the people. It represents them.”

Affiliation

Scientist IV, National Museum of the Philippines, Executive House Buillding, Ermita, Manila

Association

    • Philippine Association of Career Scientist, President
    • Global Taxonomy Initiative, CBD, Focal Point, Philippines
    • Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, Founder (First President)
    • Philippine Commiteee on Plant Conservation, Member
    • Philippine Center for Plant Conservation, Vice-President
    • Systematic Biologists of the Philippines Foundation, Charter Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • Phi Sigma Biological Science Honor Society, UP Chapter , Member
    • Technical Review Committee, EIA, EMB/DENR, Member
    • Diversitas National Committee, Philippines, Co-Chairman
    • Philippine Plants Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN, Chairman
    • Species 2000- Asia and Oceania, Vice Chairman
    • Species Survival Commission, IUCN, Regional Member for Asia
    • Flora Malesiana Foundation, Leiden, the Netherlands, Board Member
    • East Asia and Pacific Regional Network on ILTER, Member
    • Southeast Asia Botanical Collections Information Network, Member
    • Palm Specialist Group, SSC, IUCN, Member
    • Global Trees Specialist Group, SSC, IUCN, Member
    • Carnivorous Plants and Succulents Specialist Group, SSC, IUCN , Member
    • International Organization for Plant Information, U.K., Member
    • Association of Pacific Systematists, Honolulu, Hawaii, Member
    • East Asia and Pacific Network on Systematics, Member
    • Standing Committee for Botany, Pacific Science Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, Member
    • Species 2000 Asia-Oceania Network , Member
    • East Asian Network for Taxonomy and Biodiversity Conservation, Member
    • Science and Technology Committee, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, Commissioner/Member

Employment

    • Botany Division, National Musem, Scientist 1V CSC, (Curator II), 2002-2008
    • Botany Division, National Museum, Scientist III (Curator I), 1991-2001
    • Botany Division, National Museum, Manila, Curator 1, Officer in Charge, 1989-1991 -
    • National Museum, Manila, Supervising Museum Researcher, 1988-1989 -
    • National Museum, Manila, Senior Researcher (Botany), 1983-1988 -
    • National Museum, Manila, Museum Researcher (Botany), 1979-1983
    • Parks and Wildlife Office, Diliman, Quezon City, Botanist, 1967-1969 -

Award

    • Conferred Scientist IV, Scientific Career System, 2001
    • Science and Technology Committee, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, Commissioner/Member, 2005 Jl
    • Outstanding Alumnus in Research, UP Biology Alumni Association, Diliman, Quezon City, 1995
    • Book of the Year Award in Science, Manila Critics Circle, 1995
    • Book of the Year Award for Dictionary, Manila Critics Circle, 2001

Research

    • Biogeography of nepenthes species in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Philippine Plant Inventory Project [Completed]
    • Plant diversity assessment and habitat mapping of 8 protected areas in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Botanical Collections Management Project [Completed]
    • Philippine Plant Inventory Project - as Co-Principal Investigator , with Dr. S.H. Sohmer, Botanical Research Institute of Texas [Completed]
    • Consultant for plant diversity assessment and habitat mapping of 8 Protected Areas in the Philippines managed by NIPAP, DENR [Completed]
    • Botanical Collections Management Project - as Co-Principal Investigator, with Dr. S.H.Sohmer, BRIT [Completed]
    • Philippine Biodiversity Information Center (as Principal Investigator) [Completed]
    • A Dictionary of Philippine Plant Names [Completed]
    • Systematic study of economically-useful palms of the Philippines [Completed]
    • Conservation and Utilization of Palms in Asia and Southeast Asia: I. Philippines [Completed]
    • Floristic study of St. Pauls Bay National Park, Palawan (as co-Project Leader, with A. Andaya) [Completed]
    • Field survey of critical plant sites of the Philippines [Completed]
    • Field survey of Philippine medicinal plants used by ethnic tribes in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Pharmacognostical study of Philippine forest vines showing biological activity: Study I: Gynostemma pentaphylla; Study II. Entada spp., Study III. Derris spp. [Completed]
    • Floristic inventory and habitat mapping of Mt. Pinatubo and its immediate vicinities [Completed]
    • The limestone flora of Coron Island, Palawan [Completed]
    • Plant resource survey of Palawan (with D.D. Soejarto) [Completed]
    • Survey on the flora of Samar Island [Completed]
    • Field survey and vegetation analysis of the forests in St. Paul's Bay Underground River National Park [Completed]
    • Survey of the important plant areas of the Philippines [Completed]
    • Survey and conservation assessment of the indigenous plants found in the Ifugao woodlots (Muyong) [On-going ]
    • Survey and documentation of threatened plants of the Philippines [On-going]

Papers Presented

    • Tree Inventory in Submontane Forest of Mt. Kitanglad, Flora Malesiana Symposium, Kew Garden, U.K
    • Habitat Classification in the Philippines , ASEAN Meeting on Habitat Classification Sabah, Malaysia, (organized by ARCBC)
    • Introduction to the Important Plant Areas Program, IUCN, SSC and Plant Life International , Regional Seminar/Workshop on Important Plant Areas, Bangkok, Thailand, (Organized by the Philippine Plant Specialist Group , SSC, IUCN and the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation)
    • A record of Pinus forest in the coastal lowlands of Northern Luzon, Philippines. (Abstract) , 6th Flora Malesiana Symposium, Los Banos, Laguna
    • An Update on the Status of Plant Taxonomy and Systematic Collections in the Philippines , International Conference of Taxonomy and Biodiversity Conservation in East Asia
    • Taxonomic Reconsideration of Disporum Luzoniense Merr , Plant Diversity in the Tropics, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
    • The Southeast Asian Botanical Collections Information Network (SEABCIN), Joint International Forum on Biodiversity In: Building Capacity in Asia and Oceania, Tsukuba, Japan (Abstract of Poster)
    • Late Holocene Records of Environmental Change from Luzon, Philippines, 11th International Palynological Congress, Spain.
    • Useful plants of the Ivatans in Batanes Islands. (Abstract) , 6th Flora Malesiana Symposium, Los Banos, Laguna.
    • Flora Filipina: From Acapulco to Manila , Symposium, Philippine National Museum, Manila
    • Conservation Status and Assessment of Cycas chamberlainii Br. & Kienh, WCSP Symposium
    • Review on Taxonomy of the Genus Murraya (Rutaceae) from chemosystematic Viewpoints , 17th International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria
    • Long-term Ecological and Biodiversity Research Plots of the Philippine National Museum: Status, Constraints and Challenges, 2nd Symposium on Long-Term Ecological and Biodiversity Research in East Asia Region, Central Mindanao University (CMU), Musuan, Bukidnon
    • The Southeast Asian Botanical Collections Information Network (SEABCIN) (Abstract) , International Workshop on Forum of Species 2000 Asia-Oceania, Taipei, Taiwan

Education

    • University of Reading, England, Ph.D. in Botany, 1976-1980
    • Universtiy of Reading, England, M.S. in Pure and Applied Plant Taxonomy, 1975-1980
    • University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, M.S. in Biology Major in Botany, 1969-1972
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, B.S. Botany, 1962-1967

Publication

    • Madulid, D.A., () Mt. Pinatubo: A case of mass extinction of plant species in the Philippines
    • Silliman Journal Volume 36
    • Madulid, D.A., (1995) A pictorial cyclopedia of Philippine ornamental plants
    • Bookmark, Makati
    • Hoffman, P., Baker, A.J., Madulid, D., Proctor, J., (2003) Phyllanthus balgooyi (Euphorbiaceae s.l.) a new nickel-hyperaccumulating species from Palawan and Sabah
    • Blumea Volume 48
    • Alejandro, G.D. Madulid, D.A., (1999) The Ficus (Moraceae) flora of Mt.Palay-Palay-Mataas na Gulod National Park (Ternate, Cavite)
    • Acta Manilana Volume 47
    • Madulid, D.A. , () A pictorial guide to the noteworthy plants of Palawan
    • Palawan Tropical Forestry Protection Program, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • Madulid, D.A., Agoo, E.M., (2006) A pictorial guide to the noteworthy plants of Batanes
    • National Museum and UNESCO, Manila
    • Madulid, D.A., (2000) Endangered plants
    • Island Publishing House, Inc., Manila
    • Madulid, D.A. , (2001) A Dictionary of Philippine Plant Names (2 volumes)
    • Bookmark, Inc., Manila. (National Book Award for Dictionary, 2002, Manila Critics Circle
    • Cruz, P., Madulid, D.A., (1995) A bibliography on Philippine Ethnobotanical Information in the Philippines
    • ASEAN-New Zealand National Library, Manila
    • Diaz-Trechuelo, L., Pinar, S., Banas, M.B., Llanos, J., Nortes, M., Madulid, D.A., (1997) La Expedicion de Juan de Cuellar a Filipinas
    • Caja de Madrid y Lunwerg Editores, S.A. Barcelona, Espana
    • Madulid, D.A. , (2003) The current status of plant taxonomic research in the Philippines
    • Global Taxonomy Initiative in Asia, J. Shimura (ed.), NIES, Japan
    • Madulid, R.S., Madulid, D.A., () Species variation in the Nepenthes of the Philippines
    • The Philippine Biota
    • Madulid, D.A., Agoo, E.M., (1991) An Annotated Bibliography on Biodiversity Research in the Philippines, Part I. Plants
    • National Museum, Manila
    • Madulid, D.A. , (1994) A Pictorial Cyclopedia of Philippine ornamental plants
    • Bookmark Inc., Manila; 2nd edition, 2000. (National Book Award for Natural History, Manila Critics Circle)
    • Madulid, D.A., Gaerlan, F.M., (1994) A Bibliography on Philippine Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology
    • National Museum, Manila
    • Madulid, D.A., Agoo, E.M.G., (2005) A new species of Cycas (Cycadaceae) from the Philippines
    • Blumea Volume 50
    • Madulid, D.A. , (2005) Conserving the country's threatened plants
    • Haring Ibon Volume 22
    • Endo, Y., Ohashi, H., Madulid, D.A. , (2005) A new species of Indigofera (Leguminosae) in Luzon Island of the Philippines
    • The Journal of Japanese Botany Volume 80, No. 5
    • Madulid, D.A. , (2005 O 1) Threatened plants of the Philippines: Cycas wadei, Rafflesia manillana, Cinnamomum cebuense, Lilium philippinense
    • Philippine Gardens, Philippine Star
    • Madulid, D.A. , () Problems and solutions in documenting local plant names in the Philippines
    • The Linguistics Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines, Manila. In: Current Issues in Philippine Linguistics and Antrhopology (Parangal kay Larence A. Reid), Hsiu-chuan Liao and Carl R. Galvez Rubino (eds.)
    • Madulid, D. A., Tandang, D., Agoo, E.M.G., (2005) Rafflesia magnifica (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Mindanao, Philippines
    • Acta Manilana Volume 53
    • Kokubugata, G., Peng, Ching-I., Madulid, D.A., () Chromosome number of Lobelia nummularia(Campanulaceae) in Taiwan and the Philippines
    • (In Press)
    • Fang, L., Ito, A., Chai, H.B., Jones, W.P., Madulid, D.A., Oliveros, M.B., Gao, Q., Orjala, J., Farnsworth, N.R., Soejarto, D.D., Cordell G.F., Swanson, S.M., Pezzuto, J.M., Kinghorn, D., (2006) A cytotoxic constituents from the stem bark of Dichapetalum gelonioides collected from Palawan Island
    • Journal of Natural Products Volume 69, No. 3
    • Chung, S.H., Madulid, D.A., Hsu, T.C., (2008) Portulaca psammotropha Hance (Portulacaceae), a neglected species in the Flora of Taiwan and the Philippines
    • Taiwania Volume 53, No. 1
    • Galang, R., Madulid, D.A., (2006) Rafflesia lobata, a new Rafflesia species from Panay
    • Folia Malaysiana Volume 17, No. 1-2
    • Madulid, D.A. , (2007) The Flora of Baler
    • Rural Empowerment Assistance and Development Foundation, Inc., (Baler, Aurora (E. Angara, Ed.), Quezon City
    • Madulid, D.A., Buot,I.Jr., Agoo, E.M., (2007) Rafflesia panchoana (Rafflesiaceae) A new species from Luzon Island (Philippines)
    • Acta Manilana Volume 55
    • Kokubugata, G., Madulid, D.A., Ching-I Peng,, (2008) Notes on Lysimachia sect. Idiophyton (Primulaceae) in the Philippines and Taiwan
    • Mem. National Museum, National Science of Tokyo Volume 45
    • Alejandro, G.J.D., Baysa,J.PC., Lemana, B.O.C., Madulata, G.M., Madulid, R.S., Madulid, D.A., (2007) Conspecificity of Nepenthes alata Blco., population found in Mt. Guisguis, Zambales inferred from internal transcribed spacer (nrDNA)sequence data
    • Acta Manilana Volume 55
    • Madulid, R., Madulid, D.A., (2004) Species variation in the Nepenthes of the Philippines
    • The Philippine Biota Volume 37(2)

Trainings

    • Promoting the Development of National Disease Herbaria and anthropod Pest Collection in ASEAN, 2003 Mr 04-08, Brunei, Darussalam
    • Joint International Forum on Biodiversity Information, 2003 O 04-10, Oceania,Tsukuba, Japan
    • Toward an Integrated Biodiversity Information Network and Forum of Species, 2003 O 12-17, Asia-Oceania, Academia Sinica,Taipei, Taiwan
    • Regional Workshop on Important Plant Areas for ASEAN, 2004 Ja 26-31, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Regional Workshop on Standardization of Habitat Classification, 2004 O 6-31, Sabah Malaysia
    • Training Workshop on the Application of BRAHMS for SEABCIN Countries, 2004 O 17-23, Leiden, The Netherlands
    • Global Taxonomy Initiative Workshop for Asia and the Pacific Region, 2004 O 06-12, Wellington, New Zealand
    • International Workshop on Integrated Biodiversitty Databases and Forum of Species, 2005 S 30-O 2, Asia-Oceania, Taichung, Taipei
    • International Steering Committee Meeting and Planning Workshop, 2006 Ap 05-08, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Plantlife International Salisbury, U.K.
    • Workshop and Meeting: Alliance of Philippine Japan and Taiwan Flora, 2006 Mr 26-Ap 2, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    • 4th International Symposium on the Family Zingiberaceae, 2006 Jl 03-06, Singapore, Botanic Garden