Scientist Profile

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Miguel DiƱo Fortes

Expertise: Coastal and Marine Ecology (seagrasses and mangroves), Coastal Restoration Ecology, Marine Science

Affiliation

Full Professor XII, (Permanent), Marine Science Institute, College of Science. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Faculty Member, College of Science & Mathematics (CSM)

Association

    • Environmental Science Program College of Science, UP, Diliman, Quezon City , Coordinator
    • UNESCO (Phil) Programme for S & T , Commissioner/Vice-Chair
    • UNESCO (Philippines) Man and Biosphere Programme , Vice-Chair
    • National Committee on Marine Sciences, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines , Chair
    • National Committee on Marine Sciences, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, Chair
    • Philippine National Seagrass Committee, Chairman
    • World Seagrass Association, President
    • World Seagrass Association, Vice-President
    • Philippine Phycological Society , President
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Mangroves and Salt Marshes, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Member
    • Visiting Committee to evaluate the Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, Member
    • Philippine National Seagrass Committee (Seagrass Component), Chairman
    • Technical Advisory Committee, Coastal Zone Asia-Pacific, Member
    • IAPSO-IAHS Joint Commission on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions (CGSI), Member
    • Puerto Galera Most Beautiful Bay, Inc. , Member/Technical Adviser
    • Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Working Group 106 , Member
    • Technical Expert Panel on Marine & Coastal Protected Areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Member
    • Biodiversity Programme for East and Southeast Asia of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Co-Chair
    • Steering Committee of the Southeast Asia Global Ocean Observing System (SEA-GOOS), Member
    • National Committee on Marine Sciences of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, Chair
    • Science & Technology Programme of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, Vice-Chair
    • National Defense College of the Philippines, Department of National Defense, Fellow
    • Tech Advisory Committee, UNESCO Intrgov. Oceanographic Commission Subcommission for Western Pacific, Member
    • 16th International Seaweed Symposium, Member, Technical Committee
    • Sustainable Use Group of Experts in Asian Reg, Int'l Union for Conservation of Nature & Nat. Res., Member
    • Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research. Working Group 106, Int'l Council of Scientific Unions , Member
    • Group of Experts on the Effects of Pollution of GIPME/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Member
    • Steering Committee, Coastal Area Management of Calancan Bay, EMB-DENR/MARCOPPER, Member
    • Aquatic Resources Management and Oceanography Sectoral Consultative Group, Member
    • Committee on Wetlands, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Member
    • Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Forestry, UP at Los Banos, Member
    • Marine Environmental & Resources Foundation, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, Philippines, Secretary
    • Puerto Galera Most Beautiful Bay, Inc. , Technical Adviser
    • National Committee on Marine Sciences, Vice Chairman
    • National Committee on Marine Sciences, Chairman
    • National Committee on Marine Sciences, Chairman
    • Philippine Association of Environmental Assessment Professionals, Member
    • Institute of Biology Alumni Association, Press Relation Officer
    • CS Environmental Science Program Committee, Member
    • ad hoc Committee on Wetlands, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Member
    • U.P. Diliman Environmental Committee, Member
    • Natural Science Research Committee, Office of Research Coordination, U. P. Diliman, Quezon City , Member
    • Professors World Peace Academy, Member
    • International Society for Ecological Economics , Member
    • Estuarine Research Foundation , Member
    • CALTEX DOST DECS National Science Art Contest, Member, Board of Judges
    • CALTEX DOST DECS National Science Art Contest, Chairman, Board of Judges
    • CALTEX DOST DECS National Science Art Contest, Vice chairman, Board of Judges
    • International University of the Bioenvironment , Member
    • Biopolitics International , Founding Member/Member
    • Univ. of the Philippines Science Research Foundation Board of Trustees , Vice Chairman,
    • Association of Southeast Asian Marine Scientists, Member
    • Task Force on the Living Resources of the Western Pacific (WESTPAC IOC), Member
    • International Phycological Society, Member
    • British Phycological Society , Member
    • Western Society of Naturalists , Member
    • Philippine Phycological Society, Immediate Past President

Employment

    • UNESCO-Intergovt Oceanographic Commission Regional Secretariat for Western Pacific (WESTPAC), Head of Office, 2003 O - 2006 O
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Instructor III, 1975 O
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Instructor I, 1971 N - 1975 O
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science. University of the Philippines, Teaching Assistant (Graduate), 1970-1971
    • Marine Science Center, UP, Diliman, QC, Assist. Deputy Director for Instructions, 1987 - 1989
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Instructor IV, 1975 Ja - 1976 My
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Assist. Professor I, 1976 My-1980 Je
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Assist. Professor II, 1981 O
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Assist. Professor III, 1982 My-1984Je
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science. University of the Philippines, Assist. Professor IV, 1985 D - 1986 N
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science. University of the Philippines, Professor III,, 1992, N - 1993 My,
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Professor IV, 1993 My - 1994 D
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Professor V, 1995Ja 1-1996 Ja1
    • Marine Science Institute, College of ScienceUniversity of the Philippines, Professor VIII, 1996 Ja - 1998 My
    • Marine Science Institute, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Professor XI, 1998 My - 1999 Je

Award

    • Awardee, Visiting Scholarship/Project Professorship, University of Tokyo, 2010 Ap 20 - Je 10
    • Chairholder, University of the Philippines Professorial Centennial Chair , 2009 - 2010
    • 1st Place (Research Category), DOST-PCAMRRD, 2008 N
    • Chairholder, Lucio Tan Professorial Chair, 2007 Ja - D
    • UP Scientist 1 (UP Scientific Productivity Award), 2006-2008, Board of Regents, 2006 Ag 31
    • Chairholder, UNESCO-CSI, Paris, 1998 N - 2001 O
    • Chairholder, Metro Manila Commission Professorial Chair, 1991 Ja - 1998 N
    • Most Outstanding Alumni Award for 1997 (Professional Category: Environmental Science and Ecology), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1997
    • 1995 International Biwako Prize for Ecology (for Southeast and East Asia and East Russia), Governor of Shiga Prefecture, Japan, 1996 Mr 23
    • Citizen of the Week Award for Outstanding Service to Country and People, House of Senate, Senate Hall, 1994 Mr 27
    • E. O. Tan Award for Best Publication in Philippine Marine Fisheries , Philippine Marine Fisheries , 1993
    • U.P. Diamond Jubilee Faculty Grantee, U.P., 1987 Ja - 1990 D
    • Ten Outstanding Young Scientists of the Philippines Award for 1986, National Academy of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, 1986, Jl
    • Fellow, University of the Philippines Local Faculty Fellowship, University of the Philippines, 1974 - 1975.

Research

    • Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Adaptive Management Under Local and Global Environmental Change in the Philippines [Ongoing]
    • Conservation Strategy Based on Regional Reef Connectivity and Environmental Load Assessment in Southeast and West Pacific Region [On-going]
    • Ecosystem and Biodiversity Component [On-going]
    • (Seagrass Component),"Coastal Environment Responses to Natural and Anthropogenic Stresses: The Bolinao Research Program? [On-Going]
    • Bolinao Seagrass Demonstration Site (BSDS) [On-going]
    • Global seagrass monitoring network for Asia-Pacific (SeagrassNet) [On-going]
    • Developing an Integrated Decision Support System to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change [On-going]
    • Seagrass Growth Response in a Giant Clam Nursery in Silaqui Island, Bolinao, Pangasinan (Phase II) [On-going]
    • Integrated Support System for Managing Environmental Change and Human Impact on Tropical Coastal Ecosystems in East Asia and the Pacific [Completed]
    • Seagrass Growth Response in a Giant Clam Nursery in Silaqui Island, Bolinao, Pangasinan (Phase I) [Completed]
    • Oceans Ecosystem and Biodiversity Programme [Completed]
    • Research on Mangrove and Seagrasses of Okinawa Is., Japan [Completed]
    • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment [Completed]
    • In situ measurement of the effects of milkfish (Chanos chanos), sea urchin (Tripneustes gratilla), and giant clam (Tridacna sp.) cages on the mixed seagrass beds at Cape Bolinao, NW Philippines: a synthesis [Completed]
    • Rehabilitation of seagrass beds in highly-silted and nutrient enriched waters of Cape Bolinao, Pangasinan [Completed]
    • Education for Living in an Archipelago [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Global climate change: ecological implications on the seagrass ecosystems of Southeast Asia. , Proceedings of IESS '95.
    • Human uses and destruction of ASEAN seagrass beds., Living Coastal Resources of Southeast Asia
    • Seagrass research in Southeast Asia: where does it lead to? , International Workshop. Rottnest Island, Western Australia: University of Western Australia.
    • Seagrasses of East Asia: Environmental and management perspectives. , RCU/EAS Technical Report Series No. 6. UNEP, Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Philippine seagrasses: status and perspectives. , Third ASEAN-Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources.
    • Seagrass ecosystem of the Philippines: status, problems and management directions. In: DA-BFAR, In Turbulent seas: The status of Philippine marine fisheries. , CRMP-DENR, Cebu City, Philippines.
    • Marine and Coastal Ecosystems., Environmental Center of the Philippines Foundation, Diliman, Quezon City.
    • Coastal Land Use Planning Guidebook, an input into the four-volume Guidebook for Sustainable Land Use Planning in the Local Government Units. , DENR-U.P. Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (UP Planades)
    • The Bolinao Seagrass Demonstration Site (BSDS): linking seagrass to the coastal resources management in Bolinao, Pangasinan. , 9th National Symposium on Marine Science, Iloilo City,
    • Information, education and communication campaign of the Bolinao seagrass demonstration site project. , 9th National Symposium on Marine Science, Iloilo City.
    • Leaf growth response of the seagrass Enhalus acoroides to biodeposits of the giant clam, Tridacna gigas in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Northern Philippines. , 9th National Symposium on Marine Science, Iloilo City.
    • Abundance and early development of the natural recruits of Enhalus acoroides (L.f.) Royle. , 7th National Symposium in Marine Science, Cagayan de Oro City.
    • The Bolinao Seagrass Demonstration Site (BSDS): A Milestone in Seagrass Research and Management in Southeast Asia , PhilMINAQ Conference, MSI, Diliman, QC
    • Nacorda, HME, Vermaat JE, Fortes MD. 1999. Burrowing shrimps in mixed Philippine seagrass beds, 3rd International Seagrass Biology Workshop, Manila, Philippines
    • Status of coastal resources of Ulugan Bay, Western Philippines., 3rd International Seagrass Biology Workshop, Manila, Philippines.
    • Seagrass research in Southeast Asia: Where does it lead to? , Seagrass Biology: Proceedings of an International Workshop.
    • Global climate change: ecological implications on the seagrass ecosystems of Southeast Asia. , 2nd Circum-Pacific International Earth Environment Symposium Series, Korea Inter-University Institute of Ocean Science, National Fisheries University of Pusan, Pusan, Korea.
    • Seagrass and Mangrove utilization in ASEAN: "Biting the hand that feeds". , Fourth Annual Common Property Conference.
    • Issues, concerns, and challenges in coastal zone development in Southeast Asia. , Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany) and Institute for Development Studies (Sabah)
    • Preliminary assessment on the distribution patterns of prawn species in seagrass beds of Cape Bolinao. , 3rd National Symposium in Marine Science.
    • Do biological connections exists between seagrass and mangrove ecosystems? A case study in the Philippines, Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2
    • Enhalus watch: respective seasonal production signature (RSPS) an index of past environmental events. , Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2
    • Philippine seagrass: status and perspectives., 3rd ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources
    • Seagrass resources of ASEAN, 3rd ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources
    • Photosynthetic respiratory responses of seagrasses in Pislatan, Cape Bolinao, Pangasinan. , Second National Symposium in Marine Science.
    • Action Agenda for ASEAN Seagrass Systems, 3rd Asean Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources
    • Status of seagrass beds in ASEAN, Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2.
    • Human uses and destruction of ASEAN seagrass beds. , Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources
    • Status of ASEAN seagrass fisheries, Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2.
    • Feeding biology of the herbivorous topshell, Tectus (=Trochus) penestratus in a seagrass bed in Cape Bolinao, Northern Philippines. , Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2.
    • The spatial and temporal distributions of herbivorous macroinvertebrates in Cape Bolinao, Northern Philippines. , Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2.
    • Distribution of algae epiphytic on seagrasses at Pislatan, Cape Bolinao, Northern Philippines. , Third ASEAN Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources Vol. 2.
    • Preliminary observations on the feeding and trophic role of Tectus fenestratus (Gastropod: Trochidae) in a seagrass bed in Cape Bolinao, Pangasinan , Second National Symposium in Marine Science. United Nations Development Program, Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Resource Development, Philippines
    • Distribution patterns of Gracilaria species in the Philippines , Second National Symposium in Marine Science. United Nations Development Program, Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development, Philippines
    • Research perspectives in Southeast Asian seagrass systems. , International Workshop on Seagrass Biology Kominato
    • Biogeographic affinities of macrobenthic algae in the Philippines , 2nd RP USA Phycology Symposium/Workshop, Cebu City and Silliman University, Dumaguete City,
    • Assessment of the natural stocks of Gelidiella acerosa (Forssk.) Feld. et Hamel in Mantigue Island, Camiguin, southern Philippines , 2nd RP USA Phycology Symposium/Workshop, Cebu City and Silliman University, Dumaguete City,
    • Taxonomy and distribution of seagrasses in the ASEAN region , UNESCO-Jakarta (ROSTSEA), Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Management of seagrass and mangrove ecosystems in the Philippines , UNESCO-Jakarta (ROSTSEA), Jakarta, Indonesia
    • The coastal ecosystems of the ASEAN region: a vanishing frontier? , Fourth International symposium of the conference of Asian and Pan-Pacific University Presidents, Anchorage, Alaska.
    • Initial Parameter Estimations of a Coral Reef Flat Ecosystem in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Northwestern Philippines, Trophic Models of Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Variability in the estimated minimum number of quadrats yielding the asymptote value of diversity in different seaweed communities , 2nd RP USA PhycologySymposium/Workshop, Cebu City and Silliman University, Dumaguete City,
    • A comparative study of the fish communities in mangrove-seagrass-coral reef ecosystems of Bolinao and Pagbilao. , 1st National Symposium in Marine Science, Tawi-Tawi.
    • Philippine seagrass ecosystems and their resources: a situationer. , State of the Nation Reports, Saving the Present for the Future, University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Center and the University of the Philippine Press, Quezon City.
    • Comparative study of structure and productivity of seagrass communities in the ASEAN region. p, Third ASEAN Science and Technology Week Conference Proc. v. 6 Marine Science: Living Coastal Resources, Singapore
    • Management perspectives of the ASEAN Australia LCR Project (Seagrass Mangrove Study): How far have we gone?, Third ASEAN Science and Technology Week Conference Proceedings. v.6/ Marine Science: Living Coastal Resources, Singapore.
    • Growth rate and production of Enhalus acoroides (L. f.) Royle and seagrass zonation in Bolinao, Pangasinan. , First National Symp. Marine Science, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines,
    • Observations on the ichtyofauna of an artificial seagrass bed in Bolinao, Pangasinan, , First National Symp. Marine Science, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines,
    • Distribution patterns of seaweeds in the Philippines,, First National Symp. Marine Science, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines.
    • Management of seagrass and mangrove ecosystems in the Philippines. , Management of Nearshore Fishery Resources. Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development, Los Banos, Laguna
    • Artificial seagrass system: a model with an exaggerated utility, or a useful management tool? , Second National Seagrass Conference, EMB, Diliman, Quezon City
    • A comparative structural analysis of the fish fauna from artificial and natural seagrass beds in Bolinao Bay, Pangasinan , Second National Seagrass Symposium, EMB, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Overview of seagrass research and development efforts in the Philippines , Second National Seagrass Symposium, EMB, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Data processing and interpretation (A topical guide from a case study at Long Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan) , Seaweed Research Training and Workshop for Project Leaders. Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Scientific design and field monitoring of ecological parameters. , Seaweed Research Training and Workshop for Project Leaders. Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Practicals: Field monitoring of ecological parameters., Seaweed Research Training and Workshop for Project Leaders. Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
    • Community structure and productivity of microphytic algae in Philippine reefs. , Fourth International coral Reef Symposium vol. 2, Paragon Printing, Quezon city, Philippines
    • Structural affinities of seagrass communities in the Philippines , Regional Symp. Living Coastal Resources. Quezon City, Philippines
    • A survey of the ichthyofauna from five seagrass sites in the Philippines , Regional Symp. Living Coastal Resources. Quezon City, Philippines
    • Seagrass resources in East Asia: research status, environmental issues and management perspectives., First ASEAMS Symp. on Southeast Asian Marine and Environmental Protection.
    • The Marine Biology Workshop '86: synthesis and insights. , U. P. MSI UNDP Workshop in the Marine Sciences. AIT, Quezon City, Philippines,
    • Seagrasses in the ASEAN region. , Int. Seminar on Underutilized Bioresources in the Tropics. Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Department of Science and Technology, Philippines. Los Banos, Laguna
    • Taxonomy and ecology of Philippine seagrasses. , First National Conf. Seagrass Man. Res. Dev.
    • Plant resources of seagrass beds. , First National Conf. Seagrass Man. Res. Dev.
    • Proposed R and D program for seagrass resources in the Philippines. P, First National Conf. Seagrass Man. Res. Dev.
    • Diversity, community structure and productivity of microphytic algae in Philippine reefs. , Fourth Int. Coral Reef Symp. Vol. 2,
    • Community structure and Indo Pacific affinities of Philippine true mangrove tree species. , Int. Symp. Mar. Biogeogr. Evol. Southern Hemisphere. II. New Zealand DSIR Ser. 147
    • Seagrasses and Mangroves: Responding to Global Environmental Change, National Conference on Marine Plant Biodiversity and Its Natural Products UPMSI, Diliman, QC
    • International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Management for Biodiversity in Asia, Kyoto University-Nippon Foundation, Kyoto Japan
    • Seagrass-Mangrove Connections as Mitigating and Adaptation Measures in Southeast Asian Coasts,
    • Seagrass Biodiversity Conservation: The Necessity of Social-Ecological Systems Integration,
    • Seagrass Science and Research in East Asia: Are we going in the Right Direction?, First International Conference on Seagrass and Dugong(ICSED)
    • Social-Ecological Systems(SES) Approach in Sustainable Costal Tourism in Biosphere Reserves in East Asia, East Asian Congress, PICC, Manila
    • Science to Action: Marine Ecosystem Biodiversity Conservation as a Community Adaptation Measure to the Impacts of Climate Change in the Philippines, 4th Seminar of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Multilateral Core University Program
    • New Approach to Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Integration of Social Ecological Systems in Coral Reefs, Seagrass Beds in Mangrove, DIVERSITAS Second Ocean Science Conference, Cape Town,South Africa
    • Project on Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Adaptive Management Under Local and Global Environmental Impacts, First Kick Off Meeting of the JST-JICA
    • Pto. Galera Biosphere Reserve: Paradise Lost..Paradise Regained, Asian Broadcasting Union-NHK Japan
    • Philippine Marine Tourism: a Question of Values & Goals, Aquatourism Development in the Philippines, Hotel Nikko, Manila
    • Climate Change Impact on the Verde Island Passage, Experts and stake holders Workshop
    • Seagrasses and Mangroves: Responding to Global Environmental Change, 1st National Conference on Marine Plant Diversity and Its Natural Product
    • Issues and Concerns in the Conduct of Research and Publications, Consultation Workshop

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Ph.D. (Marine Science), 1986
    • University of the Philippines,, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, M.S. (Marine Botany), 1976
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, B.S. (Botany), 1972
    • Duke University, North Carolina, USA, With formal academic and research credits, 1976
    • University of Hamburg, West Germany, With formal academic and research credits, 1981

Publication

    • Fortes, M.D., Courtney, C.A., Sia, A., (1997) Colors of the Sea. A Celebration of Philippine Maritime Culture and Heritage
    • Tambuli
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1991) Does media have a role in marine environmental protection?
    • Philipp. Geogr. J. Volume 35, No. 1
    • Fortes, M.D., (1987) Structure of algal communities epiphytic on the mangroves of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
    • Philippine Journal of Science (Monograph) Volume 17
    • Fortes, M.D. and Jara, R. , (1987) Economic and ecological importance and potentials of mangrove areas.
    • Forestry Research Series Volume 4
    • Fortes, M.D. and Serrano R.C. , (1987) Perspective on world and Philippine mangrove resources.
    • Forestry Research Series Volume 4
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1984a) Ecological assessment and cultivation of seagrasses at Bolinao Bay for biomass production.
    • NRCP Research Bull. Volume 39
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1984b) Cleaning and preserving the ASEAN oceans.
    • Eco Asia Pacific. Volume 1, No. 1
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1983) Where have all the mangroves gone?
    • Sinag Agham Volume 1, No. 2
    • Fortes, M.D. and Lorica R.C., (1983) Nipa sap, a renewable energy resource.
    • Sinag Agham Volume 1, No. 3
    • Fortes, M.D. and Lorica, R.C. , (1982) Alcohol production from nipa (Nypa fruticans Wurmb.): Preliminary studies on ecology and chemistry.
    • Phil. Engineering J. Volume 3, No. 1
    • Fortes, M.D., Sour, K., Xiaoping, H., Kuriandewa, T.E., Tien, N.V., Vibol, O., Montano, N.E., Almonte, T., Satumanatpan, S., (2007) The UNEP/GEF Seagrass Demonstration Sites in South China Sea: Milestones in Seagrass Research and Biodiversity Management in East Asia
    • Kyoto University
    • Fortes, M.D., Fazi, S., (2000) Ecology of Ulugan Bay
    • UNESCO-UNDP-Puerto Princesa City Volume 1
    • Fortes, M.D., Fazi, S., Macasaet, M., Aymard, O., Gol-lod, G., Almonte, T., Cajillo, D. Cajillo, and Magbanua, R., (2001) Seagrass-fish interaction: A community-based experimental fish farm in Ulugan Bay.
    • UNESCO-UNDP-Puerto Princesa City Volume 3
    • Fortes, M.D., Lacap, C.D.A., Vermaat, J., Rollon, R.N. and Nacorda, H.M.E., (2000) Implications of the short seed dispersal in the seagrass Enhalus acoroides (L.f.) Royle.
    • Biologia Marina Mediterranea Volume 7
    • Fortes, M.D., (1982) Productivity studies on mangrove, seagrass and algae at Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines.
    • Biotrop Special Publication Volume 17
    • Fortes, M.D. and Lorica, R.C. , (1982b) Growth rates and alcohol production from nipa (Nypa fruticans Wurmb.) in two mangrove areas in Paombong, Bulacan, Philippines.
    • Biotrop Spec. Publ. Volume 17
    • Fortes, M.D., (1979) Studies on farming the seaweed Caulerpa (Siphonales, Chlorophyta) in two mangrove areas in the Philippines.
    • Biotrop Special Publication Volume 10
    • Fortes, M.D., Marb Nria, C.M. Duarte, J.T., Zayda Halun, E.G., (2010) Effects of Seagrass Rhizospheres on Sediment Redox Conditions in SE Asian Coastal Ecosystems
    • Estuaries and Coasts Volume 33, No. 1
    • Fortes, M.D., Izuka, H., Tamura, H., Pokavanich, T., Rubio-paringit, M.C. and Nadaoka, K., (2009) Highly skewed tidal circulation pattern and water quality in Puerto Galera Bay, Mindoro Island, Philippines.
    • Coastal Engineering Journal Volume 4
    • Fortes, M.D., Gacia, E., Kennedy, H., Duarte, C.M., Terrados, J., Marba, N., Papadimitriou, S., (2005) Light-dependence of the metabolic balance of a highly productive Philippine seagrass community
    • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology Volume 316
    • Fortes, M.D., Olesen, B., Marba, N., Duarte, C.M., and Savela, R.S., (2004) Recolonization dynamics in a mixed seagrass meadow: The role of clonal versus sexual processes.
    • Estuaries Volume 27
    • Fortes, M.D., Gacia, E., Duarte, C.M., Marba, N., Terrados, J., Kennedy, H. and Tri, N.H. , (2003) Sediment deposition and production in SE-Asia seagrass meadows.
    • Estuarine Coastal & Shelf Science Volume 56
    • Fortes, M.D., Halun, Z., Terrados, J., Borum, J., Kamp-Nielsen, L. and Duarte, C.M., (2002) Experimental evaluation of the effects of siltation-derived changes in sediment conditions on the Philippine seagrass Cymodocea rotundata.
    • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology Volume 279
    • Fortes, M.D., Holmer, M., Marba, N., Terrados, J., and Duarte, C.M., (2002) Impacts of milkfish (Chanos chanos) aquaculture on carbon and nutrient fluxes in the Bolinao area, Philippines
    • Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume 44
    • Fortes, M.D., Agawin, N.S.R., Duarte, C.M., Uri, J.S., and Vermaat, J.E. , (2001) Temporal changes in the abundance, leaf growth and photosynthesis of three co-occurring Philippine seagrasses.
    • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology Volume 260
    • Fortes, M.D., Rollon, R.N. and Cayabyab, N.M., (2001) Vegetative dynamics and sexual reproduction of monospecific Thalassia hemprichii meadows in the Kalayaan Island Group.
    • Aquatic Botany Volume 71
    • Fortes, M.D., Duarte, C.M., Terrados, J., Agawin, N.S.R., (2000) An experimental test of the occurrence of competitive interactions among SE Asian seagrasses
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 197
    • Fortes, M.D., Cebrian, J., Enriquez, S., Agawin, N.S.R., Vermaat, J.E. and Duarte, C.M. , (1999) Epiphyte accrual on Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile leaves: Implications for light absorption.
    • Botanica Marina Volume 42
    • Fortes, M.D., Duarte, C.M., Thampanya, U., Terrados, J., Geertz-Hansen, O., (1999) The determination of the age and growth of SE Asian mangrove seedlings from internodal counts
    • Mangroves and Salth Marshes Volume 3
    • Fortes, M.D., Terrados, J., Duarte, C.M., Kamp-Nielsen, L., Agawin, N.S.R., Gacia, E., Lacap, D., Borum, J., Lubanski, M. and Greve, T. , (1999) Are seagrass growth and survival constrained by the reducing conditions of the sediment?
    • Aquatic Botany Volume 65
    • Fortes, M.D., Terrados, J., Borum, J., Duarte, C.M., Kamp-Nielsen, L., Agawin, N.S.R. and Kenworthy, W.J. , (1999) Nutrient and mass allocation of South-east Asian seagrasses
    • Aquatic Botany Volume 63
    • Fortes, M.D., Terrados, J., Agawin, N.S.R., Duarte, C.M., Kamp-Nielsen, L. and Burum, J. , (1999) Nutrient limitation of the tropical seagrass Enhalus acoroides (L.f.) Royle in Cape Bolinao, NW Philippines.
    • Aquatic Botany Volume 65
    • Fortes, M.D., Bach, S.S., Borum, J., Duarte, C.M., (1998) Species composition and plant performance of mixed seagrass beds along a siltation gradient at Cape Bolinao, Philippines
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 174
    • Fortes, M.D., Duarte, C.M., Geertz-Hansen, O., Thampanya, U., Terrados, J., Kamp-Nielsen, L., Borum, J., Boromthanarath, S., (1998) Relationship between sediment conditions and mangrove Rhizophora apiculata seedling growth and nutrient status
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 175
    • Fortes, M.D., Duarte, C.M., Merino, M., Agawin, N.S.R., Uri, J., Gallegos, M.E., Marba, N. and Hemminga, M.A. , (1998) Root production and belowground seagrass biomass.
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 171
    • Fortes, M.D., Pedersen, O., Borum, J. and Duarte, C.M., , (1998) Oxygen dynamics in the rhizosphere of Cymodocea rotundata.
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 169
    • Fortes, M.D., Rollon, R.N., van Steveninck, E.D.D., van Vierssen, W., (1998) Contrasting recolonization strategies in multi-species seagrass meadows
    • Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume 37
    • Fortes, M.D., Terrados, J., Duarte, C.M., Borum, J., Agawin, N.S.R., Bach, S., Thampanya, U., Kamp-Nielsen, L., Kenworthy, W.J., Geertz-Hansen, O., Vermaat, J., (1998) Changes in community structure and biomass of seagrass communities along gradients of siltation in SE Asia.
    • Estuarine Coastal & Shelf Science Volume 46
    • Fortes, M.D., Duarte, C.M., Uri, J.S., Agawin, N.S.R., Vermaat, J.E., Marba, N., (1997) Flowering frequency of Philippine seagrasses
    • Botanica Marina Volume 40
    • Fortes, M.D., Vermaat, J.E., Agawin, N.S.R., Fortes, M.D., Uri, J.S., Duarte, C.M., Marba, N., Enriquez, S. and van Vierssen, W. , (1997) The capacity of seagrasses to survive increased turbidity and siltation - the significance of growth form and light use.
    • Ambio Volume 26
    • Fortes, M.D., Agawin, N.S.R., Duarte, C.M., (1996) Nutrient limitation of Philippine seagrasses (Cape Bolinao, NW Philippines) - in situ experimental evidence
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 138
    • Fortes, M.D., Vermaat, J.E., Agawin, N.S.R., Duarte, C.M., Marba, N. and Uri, J.S. , (1995) Meadow maintenance, growth and productivity of a mixed Philippine seagrass bed.
    • Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume 124
    • Fortes, M.D., Duarte, C.M., Marba N., Agawin N.S.R., Cebrian J., Enriquez S., Gallegos M.E., Merino M., Olesen B., Sand Jensen K., Uri J.S., Vermaat J.E. , (1994) Reconstruction of seagrass dynamics: age determination and associated tools for the seagrass ecologist.
    • Marine Ecol. Prog. Ser. Volume 107
    • Fortes, M.D., Tomasko D.A., Dawes C.J., Largo D.B., Alava M.N.R. , (1993) Observations on a multi-species seagrass meadow offshore of Negros Oriental, Republic of the Philippines.
    • Botanica Marina Volume 36
    • Fortes, M.D., Klumpp D.W., Salita-Espinosa J.S., (1993) Feeding ecology and role of sea urchins in a tropical seagrass community
    • Aquatic Botany Volume 45
    • Fortes, M.D., Klumpp D.W. and Salita-Espinosa J.S., (1992) The role of epiphytic periphyton and macroinvertebrate grazers in the trophic flux of a tropical seagrass community.
    • Aquatic Botany Volume 43
    • Fortes, M.D., (1991) Seagrass mangrove ecosystems management: a key to marine coastal conservation in the ASEAN region
    • Marine Poll. Bull. Volume 23
    • Fortes, M.D. and Estacion J.S. , (1988) Growth rates and primary production of Enhalus acoroides (L.f.) Royle from Lag it, North Bais Bay, Philippines.
    • Aquatic. Botany Volume 29
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1988a) Indo west Pacific affinities of Philippine seagrasses.
    • Botanica Marina. Volume 31
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1988b) Mangroves and seagrass beds of East Asia: Habitats under stress.
    • Ambio Volume 17, No. 3
    • Fortes, M.D., Trono, G.C, Jr., (1979) Marine algal microphytes new to the Philippines
    • Kalikasan, Philippine Journal of Biology Volume 8, No. 1
    • Fortes, M.D. , (2008) Ecological changes in seagrass ecosystems in Southeast Asia.
    • Springer
    • Fortes, M.D. , (2004) Wetland Conservation and Management in the Philippines: Where are We Now? The Case of Seagrass and Mangroves.
    • Developments in Ecosystems Volume 1
    • Fortes, M.D., Green, E. and Short, F.T. , (2003) The seagrasses of the Philippines and Vietnam.
    • World Atlas of Seagrasses.
    • Fortes, M.D. , (2002) Natural biological processes and control.
    • Elsevier Science B.V
    • Fortes, M.D. and Hempel, G. , (2002) Capacity building.
    • Island Press, Washington, DC, USA.
    • Fortes, M.D., Coles, R., (2001) Protecting seagrass - approaches and methods
    • Elsevier Science B.V.
    • Fortes, M.D. , (2001) The effects of siltation on tropical coastal ecosystems.
    • CRC Press LLC
    • Fortes, M.D. , (1997) Environmental implications of sea lanes in the Philippines.
    • Ocean Law and Policy Series Volume 1, No. 1
    • Fortes, MD. , (1996) BIODIVERCON Marine: Dynamics of Marine Biodiversity Conservation in the Philippines.
    • DIWPA Series Volume 1

Trainings

    • Study visits to 6 Japanese marine inst in connection w/ the Joint Phil Japan Scientific Expedition, 1991 Mr - My, Japan
    • Japan Scientific Survey of Marine Algae and Their Resources in the Philippine Islands, 1990 O 8-18, Japan
    • Structure & Biomass of Algae Epiphytic on Seagrasses of Northern Rivers of Great Barrier Reef, 1989, Je,30-Jl,23, North Queensland, Australian
    • Physiological Ecology of Seaweeds and Seagrasses, 1988, O, 21-N21, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • International Training Course in Sampling Design for Marine Biologists, 1976 S - O, UNESCO University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines
    • First Weed Science Training Course, 1972 Ap - My, Bogor, Indonesia
    • Stock Assessment of Seaweeds, 1989, Je,11-Jl,13, Halifax Fisheries Research Laboratory, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Intensive Scientific SCUBA Diving Course, 1975 S- N, Morehead City, North Carolina, USA
    • Dev an Integrated Decision Support Sys for Mng Coastal Ecosys Change in Tropical East Asia &Pacific, 2008 Ja 24 -25, Marine Science Institute CS, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Environmentally Sustainable Coastal Resources Utilization In Puerto Galera: Now, The Actions, 2007 F 22-23, Marine Science Institute CS - Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference, 2006 N 2-4, Bexco, Busan, South Korea
    • 1st Philippines - JSPS Planning and Technical Forum, 2006 O 26, Traders Hotel, Manila
    • The 3rd Coastal Zone Asia Pacific Conference (CZAP2006), "Linking People and the Coasts", 2006 Ag 29 -S 2, Batam, Indonesia
    • 7th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 2006 S 10-16, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    • 2nd Int'l Workshop on Asian Dust & Ocean Eco System, 2006 Ag 10-20, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, R.P. China
    • Regional Workshop on Mitigation, Preparedness & Devt for Tsunami Early Warning System in Indian Ocea, 2006 Je 14-16, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Planning Workshop on Public Awareness & Edu Component on Tsunami Early Warning Strengthening Project, 2005 S 7-8, UNESCAP, Bangkok
    • First Regional Partners Workshop on Regional Coordination Mechanisms in the East Asian Seas Region, 2005, My, 9-10, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Thai-German Sem on Coop Research & Capacity Bldg: Ocean Geosci, Marine Ecology & Nat Hazard Mgnt, 2005, Mr, 29-31, Phuket, Thailand
    • Capacity Building Strategy Experts Workshop, 2005 Mr 9 -11, SALLE VII - UNESCO Headquarters, Rue de Fontenoy, Paris, France
    • Second Workshop for the Global Ocean Data Archive and Rescue, 2004 N 10-12, Tokyo, Japan
    • 6th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 2004, S, 28 - O, 1, Magnetic Island, Townsville, Australia,
    • Workshop on the National Action Plan for Coral Reefs and Seagrass for Cambodia, 2004 Je 12, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
    • ECOTONE: UNESCO MAB Seminar on the Ecosystem Approach, 2003 Ag 26-28, Cambodia
    • Strategic Planning Workshop for Southeast Asia, UNESCO Coastal Regions and Small Islands Project,, 2000 Jl 23-25, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Workshop on Wise Coastal Practices, UNESCO Coastal Regions and Small Islands Project (UNESCO-CSI), 1998 N 30 - D 5, Paris, France
    • 3rd International Seagrass Biology Workshop (ISBW-3), 1998 Ap 19-26, Manila, Philippines
    • 3rd International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 1996 Ja 24-29, Perth, Western Australia
    • Evaluation Workshop of Project Coop in Environmental Ecotechnology for Developing Countries, 1995 S 24 - O 3, Delft, The Netherlands
    • First Workshop of the UNEP East Asian Seas Project EAS 35, 1995 Ap 17, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Ecotone IV Regional Seminar on the Management of Mangrove Restoration and Regeneration, 1995 Ja 18- 22, Surat Thani, Thailand
    • Second Regional Workshop of the East Asian Project 35, 1995 O 15-20, Bangkok, Thailand
    • 1st Workshop on EAS 35 Project, Integ Mgnt of Watershed, Coastal, Marine Enviro in East Asia, 1995 Ap 3-7, Bangkok, Thailand
    • 2nd International Conference on Oceanography, 1994 N 17-19, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Workshop on Coastal Zone Research in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian Research Committee for START), 1994 My 9 - 11, Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Seminar on Seagrass Ecology, Int'l Ins for Infrastructure, Hydraulic & Environmental Engr, 1994 Ap 19, Delft, The Netherlands
    • Regional Seminar/Workshop on Coastal Zone Management of Southeast Asia, 1994 N 7-9, Sabah, Malaysia
    • Workshop and Project Update, Cooperation on Environmental Ecotechnology for Developing Countries, 1994 S 22 - O 2, Delft, Netherlands
    • International Seminar on Integrated Coastal Area Management: Special Area Management Planning., 1992, Mr - Ap, Hat Yai, Thailand
    • Workshop on Mangrove Fisheries and Connections, 1991 Ag 26-30, Tambun Inn, Ipoh, Malaysia
    • Advanced Regional Training Course/ Workshop on Seagrass Resources Research and Management, 1990, Ja, 6-26, UNESCO, Quezon City, Philippines
    • International Seminar on Underutilized Bioresources of Asia, 1988 N, Japanese International Cooperation Agency/UP Los Banos
    • IMO/UNEP Regional Seminar on the Control of Waste Disposal at Sea,, 1987, D, 14-18, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Salt Marsh Restoration Seminar, 1986, S, 30, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Methodology Workshop on Living Resources of the Coastal Zone, 1995 S 1 - O 26, Townsville, Australia
    • First Philippine US Phycology Workshop, 1984 O - N, Manila
    • International Workshop on Mangrove and Estuarine Area Development for the Indo Pacific Region, l977, Manila
    • Experts and Stakeholders Workshop on Climate Change Impact on the Verde Island Passage, 2009 Jl 22-24, Hotel PonteFino, Batangas City
    • Consultation Workshop on Climate Change Implementation Plan of the Philippines, 2009 Mr 10, Asian Development Bank
    • SNC Project Inception Workshop, 2008 Je 19, Sulo Hotel, Matalino Road, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Workshop on Marie Environmental Protection, 2000 Ag 25, Philippine Coast Guard, Port Area, Manila
    • First National Conference/Workshop on Harmful Algal Blooms, 2000 Ag 24, Marine Science Institute, CS, UP, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Workshop for Policy Makers, Coastal Resources Mgnt & Sustainable Tourism in Ulugan Bay, UNDP-UNESCO, 2000 Jl 17-21, The Legend Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
    • Technical Workshop for Capacity Building, 1999 O 25-26, Eugenio Lopez Convention Center, Antipolo, Rizal
    • Workshop for Teachers Part II: Environmental Consciousness, 1999 Jl 28-31, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    • The human & scientific dimensions of managing Tubbataha Reefs as Nat World Heritage Site, Part III, 1999 Je, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • The human & scientific dimensions of managing Tubbataha Reefs as Nat World Heritage Site, Part II, 1999 My, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • The human & scientific dimensions of managing Tubbataha Reefs as Nat World Heritage Site, Part I, 1999 Ap, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • Workshop for Teachers Part 1: Effective Affective Teaching, 1999 Ja 3-5, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    • Second National Workshop to Review the draft of Philippine Biodiversity Country Study, 1995 S 21 -22, SEARCA Auditorium, UPLB, College, Laguna
    • First National Workshop on the National Biodiversity Study, 1995 Jl 28, Philippine Social Science Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City
    • Consultative Meeting/Workshop on the Development of the Manila Oceanarium, 1995 Jl 10, Department of Tourism Manila
    • Environmental Management Training Workshop, 1994 N 16-18, Carlos P. Romulo Hall, NEDA, Makati
    • Environmental Perspectives and the Institutional Responses for the Island of Palawan, 1994 F 4-5, Palawan National Agricultural College, Purto Prinsesa, Palawan
    • The Role of Philosophy in an Environmental Impact Assessment System, 1993 Jl 2, Department of Philosophy, College of Social Science and Philosophy
    • Task Analysis for Environmental Impact Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation, 1993 Je 14, National Training Center for Cooperatives/Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Quezon City
    • Medical and Hospital Waste Management: From Knowledge to Action, 1993 My 12-14, Hotel Nikko Manila Garden, Makati, Metro Manila
    • Seminar Workshop on the Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Philippines, 1992 N 25, PCARRD Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna
    • Workshop on Mangrove Productivity, 1991, D, 5-6, PCARRD Headquarters, Los Banos, Laguna,
    • Workshop on Sustainable Development for Philippine Journalists, 1991 D 1-6, Continuing Education Center, U. P. at Los Banos
    • Workshop on Management (Integrated Protected Areas System of the Philippines), 1991 O 25, Tagaytay City
    • Seminar/Workshop on University Environmental Concerns, 1991, S, 11, Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development
    • Seminar/Workshop on the Management of Nearshore Fishery Resources,, 1990, Ja, Ecotech, Cebu City
    • DIVERSITAS Second Ocean Science Conference, 2009 O 13-16, Cape Town,South Africa