Scientist Profile

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Francisco N. Tamolang

Forester

Expertise: Wood Science

Association

    • Los Banos Biological Club, Secretary
    • Philippine Society for Plant Taxonomy, President
    • Society for the Advancement of Research, President
    • International Society of Tropical Foresters, Member
    • International Wood Research Society, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • Sigma Xi (Yale chapter), Member
    • University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Member
    • Society of Filipino Foresters, Member
    • International Society of Wood Anatomist, Member
    • Forest Products Research Society, Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta, Member
    • Phi Sigma (Alpha Chi Chapter), Member
    • Phi Kappa Phi, Member

Employment

    • Bureau of Forestry, Concession Guard, 1936 - 1938
    • Bureau of Forestry, Ranger, 1939 - 1947
    • Bureau of Forestry, Junior Forester, 1947 - 1948
    • Bureau of Forestry, Assistant Forester, 1949 - 1952
    • Bureau of Forestry, Forester, 1953 - 1954
    • Bureau of Forestry, Senior Forester, 1954 - 1956
    • College of Forestry, University of the Philippines, Assistant Instructor in Dendrology, 1947 - 1952
    • College of Forestry, University of the Philippines, Instructor, 1952 - 1956
    • College of Forestry, University of the Philippines, Assistant Professor in Wood Anatomy, 1956
    • Forest Products Research and Industries Development Commission, Supervising Scientist, 1956 - 1962
    • Forest Products Research and Industries Development Commission, Assistant Director, 1962 - 1970
    • Forest Products Research and Industries Development Commission, Deputy Commissioner

Award

    • 1st Prize Short Story, University of the Philippines, Oct. 1940
    • Gold Cross Medal, GO/424 HPA, Philippine Army, July 1946
    • Topnotcher Forester Examination, Civil Service Commission, 1947
    • Honorary Membership, Atherton RotaryClub, Australia, 1948
    • Fellowship, UNESCO, 1950-1952
    • Honorary Membership, Zeta Beta Rho, 1952
    • Young Scientist Fellowship, (Smith-Mundt-Fulbright) US Educational Foundation, 1958-1960
    • Research Award, Office of Naval Research, US, 1958-1960
    • Travel Award, US Dept. of State, Aug.-Sept. 1960
    • Travel Award, 10th Pacific Science Congress, Aug.-Sept,. 1961
    • Screening Committee Membership, US Educational Foundation of the Philippines, 1961
    • Research Fellowship, John Simmon Guggenheim, US, 1964-1965
    • Associate in Research, Yale School of Forestry, US, 1965-1966

Papers Presented

    • Scientific wood collection: its role in forest products research and industry, 30th Anniversary Foundation of the National Research Council of the Philippines

Education

    • College of Forestry, University of the Philippines, College, Laguna, B.S. Forestry (Forest Pathology), 1947
    • Australian Forestry School, Australia, Diploma in Forestry (Silviculture), 1952
    • Yale University, USA, Doctor of Forestry (Wood Technology), 1960
    • Yale University, USA, Post-Doctorate in Forestry (Wood Science), 1966

Publication

    • E. A. Artuz-Siegel, F. Wangaard, (1968) Relationships between fiber characteristics and pulp sheet properties of Philippine hardwoods
    • TAPPI Volume v. 51, No. no. 6
    • (1964) Our most common important trees
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 1, No. no. 3
    • (1946) Perpetual value of memorial trees
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 1, No. no. 2
    • (2nd Qrtr 1949) Control of rhizoctonia damping-off of agoho (Casuarina equisetifolia Linn.) by soil treatment and by special growing media
    • Philippine Journal of Forestry Volume v. 6, No. no. 2
    • (Oct. 1952) Hoop pine: Australia's million dollar tree
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 5, No. no. 4
    • Aurelio S. Mejia, Nicanor P. Lalog, (1953) Control of cogon with theuse of ipil-ipil (Leucaena glauca L. Benth) in lowland areas
    • Proceedings of the Eight Pacific Science Congress Volume v. 5
    • (1953) A bambusetum is born
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 6, No. no. 4
    • (Oct. 1953) George Agustus Fabre: the ideal forester
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 6, No. no. 2
    • (1953) Meet the eucalyptus
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 6, No. no. 1
    • (Dec. 1953) The tree of freedom
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 6, No. no. 3
    • (Dec. 1954) "Forestry" in public schools of the Philippines
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 7, No. no. 3
    • E. Lapitan, (1954-1955) Modified Wicht's classification of molave(Vitex parviflora Juss.) in plantation
    • Annual Report of the Director of Forestry Volume v. 17-18
    • P. Bautista, (1954) A preliminary study on the standard double paces of different individuals in the College of Forestry, U.P.
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 8, No. nos. 2-4
    • P. Bautista, (1954-1955) A preliminary study on the standard double paces of different individuals in the College of Forestry, U.P.
    • Annual Report of the Director of Forestry
    • (1954-1955) Asexual propagation of kauayan tinik (Bambusa blumeana Merr.) by cutting and layering
    • Annual Report of the Director of Forestry
    • (1956) Asexual propagation of kauayan tinik (Bambusa blumeana Merr.) by cutting and layering (Abstract)
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 8, No. no. 4
    • (1956) Included bark in the Philippine wood
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 8, No. no. 4
    • (1956) Planting trees, a lasting investment
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 9, No. no. 2
    • (Aug. 1957) Fiber dimensions of certain Philippine broadleaved woods and bamboos
    • TAPPI Volume v. 40, No. no. 8
    • (1957) Fiber length and fiber characteristics of kauayan-kiling (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad)
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 9, No. no. 1
    • Brigido B. Balcita, (Nov. 1957) Specific gravity of balobo (Diplodiscus panuculatus Turcz.) from the Makiling National Park
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 10, No. no. 2
    • (Oct. 1958) Fiber dimensions of certain Philippine broadleaved and coniferous woods, palms and bamboos, II.
    • TAPPI Volume v. 41, No. no. 10
    • R. Valbuena, (1958) How much do you know about wood?
    • Science Bulletin of the Science Foundation of the Philippines Volume v. 2, No. no. 8
    • M. A. Eusebio, (Dec. 1958-Jan. 1959) A search for fiber-bearing plants suitable for the production of brush fibers
    • Philippine Lumberman
    • (1958) What the forestry leaves has done and can do for the conservation program
    • Forestry Leaves, Arbor Week Issue Volume v. 10, No. no. 1
    • (Sept. 1959) Identification of forest trees based on purely morphological and ecological character
    • Science Quarterly Volume v. 1, No. no. 3
    • R. R. Valbuena, B. A. Lomibao, C. L. Kalaw, T. M. Lindayen, B. S. de Vela, (June 1960) Fiber dimensions of certain Philippine woods, bamboos, agricultural crops and wastes and grasses, III
    • TAPPI Volume v. 43, No. no. 6
    • T. M. Lindayen, J. Meniado, I. Zamuco, (1961) Kaatoan bangkal grows in Mt. Makiling
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 12, No. no. 4
    • Arsenio L. Tongacan, (1961) Progress report on the occurrence of silica inclusions in the Philippnie woods, I. Sapotaceae
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 12, No. no. 4
    • F. F. Wangaard, (1961) Relationship between morphological characteristics of hardwood fiber and pulp-sheet properties
    • TAPPI Volume v. 44, No. no. 3
    • (1962) Fiber dimensions of certain Philippine woods, agricultural wastes and other plants, IV
    • TAPPI Volume v. 45, No. no. 2
    • (1st-4th Quarter 1962) Fiber dimensions of some Philippine fibrous materials
    • Philippine Journal of Forestry Volume v. 18, No. nos. 3-4
    • (1962) Forest conservation must be taught in public schools
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 13, No. no. 3
    • (1962) New developments in forestry
    • Forestry Leaves (Arbor Week Forestry Day Issue) Volume v. 14, No. nos. 1-2
    • (1963) Philippine bast hat
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 14, No. no. 4
    • R. R. Valbuena, J. A. Meniado, B. C. de Vela, (Dec. 1963) Standards and procedures for descriptions of dicotyledonous woods
    • Forest Products Research Institute
    • (June-July 1963) What forestry day means to us
    • Lumberman Volume v. 97, No. no. 4
    • (1963) The woods and flora of the Florida keys: Capparaceae
    • U.S. National Museum, Contribution from US National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C. Volume v. 34, No. no. 2
    • P. V. Bawagan, (1964) Pulp and paper research and industry problems in the Philippines
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 15, No. no. 3
    • P. V. Bawagan, (1964) Pulp and paper research and industry problems in the Philippines
    • Forestry LEaves Volume v. 15, No. no. 3
    • R. R. Valbuena, (1964) Scientific wood collection: its role in forest products research and industry
    • National Research Council of the Philippines (Mimrographed)
    • R. R. Valbuena, (1964) Scientific wood collection: its role in forest products research and industry
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 15, No. no. 2
    • L. D. Angeles, (Dec. 1963-Jan. 1964) A proposal: fertilization of forest lands in the Philippine
    • Lumberman Volume v. 10, No. no. 1
    • Eugenio de la Cruz, (Feb. - March 1964) Report on conference on forest products, IUFRO and wood technology, FAO
    • Lumberman Volume v. 10, No. no. 2
    • L. A. Ynalvez, P. V. Bawagan, (June 1964) Utilization of Philippien forests and agricultural residues: potential use of coconut husks as raw material for other industries
    • Chemists Quarterly
    • (1966) Fiber dimensions of certain Philippine broadleaved and coniferous woods, palms, pandan, agricultural and ornamental plants
    • TAPPI Volume v. 49, No. no. 11
    • (1967) Hardwood fiber strenth and pulp-sheet properties
    • TAPPI Volume v. 50, No. no. 2
    • (1967) Miracle tree
    • Philippine Farms and Gardens Volume v. 4, No. no. 5
    • (1967) Spectrum of forest products research in the Philippines
    • Forestry Leaves Volume v. 13, No. nos. 1-2
    • F. F. Wangaard, R. M. Kellogg, (1967) Strength and stiffness of hardwood fibers
    • TAPPI Volume v. 50, No. no. 2
    • E. de la Cruz, T. Delizo, (1968) Forestry in everyday life
    • Philippine Forests Volume v. 2, No. no. 1
    • M. R. Monsalud, (July-Sept. 1968) Long fiber from banana trunk
    • Araneta Journal of Agriculture Volume v. 15, No. no. 3
    • (July 15-21, 1968) Pilot-stage opportunities for industrial development
    • Proceedings of the National Science and Technology Week

Trainings

    • Water Safety and Accident Prevention, May 1949, Philippine National Red Cross
    • Anatomy and Development of Wood Stem, Jan. 1964 - April 1964, Forest Products Research Institute
    • Seminar of Project Directors, Project Accountants and Project Property Officer, June 1964, US/AID-NEC
    • Diploma in Radio and Television, 1966, National Radio Institute, US