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Teodora U. Bagarinao

Biologist, Fulbright Senior Scholar (2007)

Expertise: Biology, Marine Biodiversity , Mangrove Ecology, Biology and Pest Management, Milkfish Farming

Dr. Teodora Bagarinao is recognized offers internships and mentoring in biodiversity research. A glass case exhibit nearby shows that biodiversity is essential to human life. Fish Collection Here are alcohol-preserved specimens of fishes and crustaceans from the Philippines. Fisheries Hall Posters show the commercial species harvested by fisheries in the Philippines, the importance of sea food, and the problem of overfishing. In cabinets are dry-mounted fishes and some reptiles, and from the rafters hang a sunfish, an Irrawaddy dolphin, a false killer whale, and a Risso’s dolphin. ASEAN-SEAFDEC Hall A study room with an array of flags and posters on biodiversity from the SEAFDEC Member Countries. The seaweed herbarium and dry invertebrates in storage are also here. Dagat Isda Gallery The gallery shows paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glasscraft, and other artifacts that show the influence of fish and the ocean in human culture, tradition, and modern life. Live Animal Exhibits three tables of aquaria show the fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, and echinoderms that SEAFDEC/AQD does research on, and many other species rescued from fishing operations at AQD stations. Pawikan Rehab Injured or sick sea turtles stranded onshore or captured by coastal fishing gears are brought to FishWorld for medical care and feeding before release back to sea.

Affiliation

Scientist, AQD Museum and Biodiversity Garden, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Dept., 5021 Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines

Curator, SEAFDEC, AQD Museum, Tigbauan, Iloilo

Association

    • Asian Fisheries Science, Member of Editorial Board
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Associate Member
    • Philippine Aquaculture Society, Lifetime Member
    • Asian Fisheries Society, Member
    • Kinaadman Foundation, Inc., President
    • Food and Agriculture Organization, Chapter Author

Employment

    • SEAFDEC, Scientist, 1978-1991
    • SEAFDEC, Curator, AQD Museum, 1993-present
    • SEAFDEC, Head, Training and Information, 2004 Ja-2006 My
    • SEAFDEC, Head, Development Communications, 2004 Ja-2006 My
    • Fish World Matters, Newsletter Writer and Editor, 1999-2002
    • AQD Matters, Newsletter Writer and Editor, 2004-2006
    • SEAFDEC, Science and Environment Educator
    • Scripts Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego, Research Assistant, 1989-1991
    • Department of Biology, University of California San Diego, Teaching Assistant, 1989-1991
    • International Development Reseach Centre, Consultant, 1983 Ag
    • Philippine Science High school and University of the Philippines, Trainor- Mentor of Student Interns

Award

    • Fulbright Senior Scholar, National Museum of Natural History, 2007 S -2008 Ja

Research

    • Collection and identification of fishes, mollusks, crustaceans, corals, other animals [Completed]
    • Marine biodiversity in the Philippines [Completed]
    • The tangab (filter net) fishery in Iloilo Strait, hilippines: operations, catch volume, species composition, economic importance and ecological impact [Completed]
    • Mangrove ecology [Completed]
    • Ichthyoplankton [Completed]
    • Natural history and ecology of milkfish, Chanos chanos [Completed]
    • Milkfish farming in the Philippines [Completed]
    • Biology and management of the pest snail Cerithidea cingulata in fish ponds [Completed]
    • Sulfide biochemistry and toxicology [Completed]
    • Early development and behavior of marine fishes [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Detoxification and exploitation of hydrogen sulfide by marine organisms, International Conference on Hydrogen Sulphide Toxicity
    • The larval and juvenile fish community in Pandan Bay, Panay Island, Philippines, Indo-Pacific Fish Biology: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Indo-Pacific Fishes
    • SEAFDEC/AQD's information products and services: bridging the gap between research and fish production, Information Specialists Exchange Program, 6th Conference, Pattaya, Thailand

Education

    • Scripts Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA, Ph.D. in Marine Biology, 1991
    • Scripts Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA, M.Sc. Marine Biology, 1982
    • University of San Carlos, Cebu City, BS Biology (Magna Cum Laude), 1977

Publication

    • Bagarinao, T.U., Kumagai, S., (1987) Qccurence and distribution of milkfish larvae, Chanos chano of the western coast of Panay Island, Philippines
    • Environmental Biology Volume 19
    • Bagarinao, T.U., et al., (1987) Important fish and shrimp fry in Philippine coastal waters: identification, collection and handling
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Volume 10
    • Bagarinao, T.U. Camacho, A.S., (1987) Impact of fishpond development on the mangrove ecosystem
    • Mangroves of Asia and the Pacific: Status Management in Asia and the Pacific
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1986) The milkfish seed resources in Sri Lanka: status, problem and recommendations
    • Journal of Inland Fisheries Volume 3
    • Bagarinao, T.U. Thayaparan, K., (1986) The length-weight relationship, food habits and condition factor of wild juvenile milkfish in Sri Lanka
    • Aquaculture Volume 55
    • Bagarinao, T.U. et al., (1986) Feeding habits larval rabitfish, Siganus guttatus in the laboratory
    • The First Asian Fisheries Forum
    • Bagarinao, T.U. et al., (1985) Growth of juvenile milkfish Chanos in a natural habitat
    • Marine Ecol. Prog. Ser. Volume 22
    • Bagarinao, T.U. Duray, M., (1984) Weaning of hatchery-bred milkfish larvae from live food to artificial diets
    • Aquaculture Volume 41
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Hunter, J.R., () The visual feeding threshold and action spectrum northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax) larvae
    • Ca/COFI Rep
    • Bagarinao, T.U. Kumagai, S., (1981) Studies on the habitat and food of juvenile milkfish in the wild
    • Fisheries Resources of Journal in the Philippines Volume 6
    • Bagarinao, T.U. et al., (1980) A study of the milkfish fry fishing gears Panay Island
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Volume no. 6
    • Bagarinao, T.U. Kawamura, G., (1980) Fishing methods and gears in Panay Island
    • Mem. Fac. Fish. Volume 29
    • Bagarinao, T.U. et al., (1980) A fundamental study of the behavior of milkfish fry for improving the efficiency of traditional fry collecting gears in the Philippines
    • Mem. Kagoshima University Res. Center S. Pacific Volume 1
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Kumagai, S., (1979) Results of drift card experiments and considerations on the movement of milkfish eggs and larvae in the northern Sulu Sea
    • Fisheries Resources Journal in the Philippines Volume 4, No. 2
    • Bagarinao, T., (1998) Nature parks, museums, botanical gardens, and zoos for environment education and biodiversity conservation in the Philippines
    • Ambio Volume 27
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1991) Biology of milkfish (Chanos chanos Forcskal)
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Dept., Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Kunvankij, P., (1986) An incidence of swimbladder stress syndrome in hatchery-reared sea bass (Lates calcarifer) larvae
    • Aquaculture Volume 51
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1986) Yolk resorption, onset of feeding and survival potential of three tropical marine fish reared in the hatchery
    • Marine Biology Volume 91
    • Camacho, A.S., Bagarinao, T.U., () Impact of fishpond development on the mangrove ecosystem in the Philippines
    • Mangroves of Asia and the Pacific: Status and Management, Technical Report, UNDP/UNESCO Research & Training Programme on Mangrove Ecosystem in Asian and the Pacific
    • Bagarinao, T., (1994) Systematics, distribution, genetics and life history of milkfish
    • In: Env. Biol. Fisheries. Also in Proc.,13th Philippine Chemistry Congress Volume 39
    • Bagarinao, T., Lantin-Olaguer, I., (2000) From triphenyltins to integrated management of the pest snail Certhidea cingulata in mangrove-derived milkfish ponds in the Philippines
    • Hydrobiologia Volume 437
    • Bagarinao, T.U. Vetter, R., (1989) Sulfide tolerance and detoxification of shallow-water marine fishes
    • Marine Biology Volume 103
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1992) Sulfide-hemoglobin interactions in the sulfide-tolerant salt marsh resident, California killifish fundulus parvipinnis
    • Journal of Comp. Physiology
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2003) Leadership in the Aquaculture SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
    • AQD Highlights 2003, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2006) AQD Matters
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Volume 3
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2007) HRD through science and environment education at SEAFDEC Fish World
    • Fish for the People, SEAFDEC, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Bagarinao, T.U. , (2007) Fisheries Sector Program Research Output
    • Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, Philippines Volume 2
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Recente, C.P., (2007) What's in a tangab?
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2006) Raising Rural Productivity through Aquaculture
    • AQD Highlights 2005, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2006) SEAFDEC/AQD's information products and services: bridging the gap between research and fish production
    • Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2006) Living with Suso in Bangus Ponds (leaflet)
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (2005) Regional Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries in Southeast Asia
    • Responsible Aquaculture, SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Primavera, J.H., (2005) Code of Practice for Sustainable Use of Mangrove Ecosystems for Aquaculture in Southeast Asia
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Lantin-Olaguer, I., Bagarinao, T.U., (2001) Gonadal maturation, fecundity, spawning, and timing of reproduction of the mud snail, Cerithidea cingulata, a pest in milkfish ponds in the Philippines
    • Invert. Reprod
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1999) Protected areas for biodiversity conservation and environment education in the Philippines
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 128, No. 3
    • Bagarinao, T. U., (1999) Ecology and Farming of Milkfish
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1991) Biology of milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forsskal)
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Vetter, R., (1990) Oxidative detoxification of sulfide by the mitochondria of the California killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis) and the speckled sanddab (Citharichthys stigmaeus)
    • Journal of Comp. Physiology B Volume 160
    • Bagarinao, T., (1998) Ecological considerations in milkfish farming in marine pens and cages
    • UPV Journal of Natural. Sciences Volume 3
    • Bagarinao, T., (1998) Historical and recent trends in milkfish farming in the Philippines
    • Tropical Mariculture, De Silva, S.S. (ed, Academic Press, London
    • Bagarinao, T., Lantin-Olaguer, I., (1998) Sulfide tolerance of milkfish and tilapia in relation to fish kills in farms and natural waters in the Philippines
    • Hydrobiologia Volume 382
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Flores, E.E.C., (1995) Towards Sustainable Aquaculture in Southeast Asia and Japan
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Flores, E.E.C., (1995) The SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department at 21: R&D for sustainable aquaculture
    • SEAFDEC
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1994) Systematics, genetics, distribution and life history of milkfish Chanos chanos
    • Env. Biol. Fish Volume 39
    • Bagarinao, T., (1999) Order Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Milkfish
    • In:Carpenter,K.E. Niem, V.H. (eds) FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Batoid fishes, Chimaeras, and Bony Fishes Part I (Elopidae to Linophrynidae) Volume 3
    • Bagarinao, T., (1997) The milkfish fry shortage in the Philippines and the supply from fisheries and hatcheries
    • UPV Journal of Natural Sciences Volume 2
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Flores, E.E.C., (1995) Department at 21: R&D for sustainable aquaculture
    • The SEAFDEC Aquaculture, (Bagarinao and Flores,eds.)
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Flores, E.E.C. , (1995) Towards Sustainable Aquaculture in Southeast Asia and Japan
    • SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Iloilo, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., (1994) Systematics, genetics, distribution and life history of milkfish Chanos chanos
    • Env. Biol. Fish Volume 39
    • Bagarinao, T., (1998) Historical and recent trends in milkfish farming in the Philippines
    • In: De Silva, SS (ed) Tropical Mariculture. Academic Press, London
    • Emata, A.C., Eullaran, B., Bagarinao, T.U., (1994) Induced spawning and early life description of the mangrove red snapper Lutjanus argentimaculatus
    • Aquaculture Volume 121
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Vetter, R.D., (1993) 1993. Sulphide tolerance and adaptation in the Valifornia killifish Fundulus parvipinnis, a salt marsh resident
    • Journal of Fish Biology Volume 42
    • Bagarinao, T., (1986) The milkfish seed resources in Sri Lanka: status, problems and recommendations
    • J. Inland Fish. Sri Lanka
    • Bagarinao, T., Chua, T.E., (1986) Egg size and larval size among teleosts: implications to survival potential
    • In: JL MacLean, LB Dizon and LV Hosillos (eds.) The First Asian Fisheries Forum. Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines
    • Bagarinao, T.U., Taki, Y. , (1986) The larval and juvenile fish community in Pandan Bay, Panay Island, Philippines
    • Indo-Pacific Fish Biology: Proc., of the 2nd International Conference on Indo-Pacific Fishes-

Trainings

    • Information Specialists Exchange Program, 6th Conference, 2005 D 12-16, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Bangkok, Thailand
    • The First Asian Fisheries Forum, 1986