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Aimee Lynn Adato Barrion-Dupo

Outstanding Young Scientist

Expertise: Entomology, Spider Taxonomy (Araneae: Araneidae), Insect Taxonomy (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), Insect Ecology

Dr. Aimee Lynn Dupo is a curator at the UPLB Museum of Natural History for moths and spiders. She is currently Associate Professor 4 at the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB. Dr. Dupo obtained her PhD in Entomology (2011), MS in Entomology minor in Genetics (2003) and BS Agriculture major in Entomology (1999) from UPLB. She is a member of the following organisations: Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Association of Systematic Biologists, Biology Teachers’ Association, Philippine Association of Entomologists and the National Research Council of the Philippines.

Affiliation

Associate Professor, Environmental Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, UP Los Baños, College, Laguna

Curator, UPLB Museum of Natural History, UP Los Baños, College, Laguna

Association

    • Association of Systematic Biologists, Member
    • Biology Teachers' Association (BIOTA), Lifetime Member
    • Philippine Association of Entomologists, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member
    • U.P. Entomological Society Alumni Association, Charter Member
    • University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Lifetime Member

Employment

    • UPLB Museum of Natural History, University Extension Associate I, 2004 October - 2006 June
    • National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines L, University Research Associate II, 2000 January - 2002 October

Award

    • Junior Biologist In Focus 2009, Philibioscientia, 2009 August 13
    • CSC Pag-asa Award (Group Category), Civil Service Commission, 2008 September
    • 2nd Best Paper Awardee for Research Category (AFNR), Northern Mindanao Consortium for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (NOMCARRD), 2008 August
    • International Publication Award, UP System, 2008
    • International Publication Award, UP System, 2006
    • AFMA R&D Paper Award Crop Science Upstream Sub-Category Unpublished Category, Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), 2001 October
    • Luisito Cuy Memorial Award for Systematics (BSc Level), Luisito Cuy Memorial Fund, 2000 June
    • Outstanding Young Scientist Award, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), 2015

Research

    • Taxonomy of Philippine Derby Spiders [Completed]
    • Nutritional Quality of Philippine Edible Insects [Completed]
    • Systematics of Geometridae in Selected Forested Areas of Luzon [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • The spatial distribution pattern of pit-making antlion larvae, Myrmeleonangustipennis Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), 47th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Bicol
    • The How's and Why's of Life through GES (Genetics, Evolution and Systematics), 27th Annual Scientific Conference of The Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, National Museum
    • Sabong ng Gagamba: Facts and Issues on the Taxonomy and Conservation of Philippine Derby Spiders, 27th Annual Scientific Conference of The Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines. National Museum
    • Larentiinae of the Philippine Highlands, 40th Anniversary and Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Hotel Supreme, Baguio City
    • Patterns and Trends in the Study of Philippine Geometrine Moths, 1st UPLB-CAS Student-Faculty Research Conference, CAS, UP Los Baños
    • Systematic Relationships of the Rice Black Bugs, Scotinophara spp. Inferred Using Nonmetric Multidimensional Scaling Technique and Parsimony Analysis, 20th NOMCARRD Regional Symposium on Research & Development (R&D) Highlights, Philtown Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City
    • Pollen Characteristics and Floral Visitors of Some Common Weeds, 39th Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc. Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City
    • Floral Ecology of Jatropha curcas L., 13th BEENET Conference and Technofora, ATI-RTC, Km. 5, La Trinidad, Benguet
    • Are Antlion Larvae (Myrmeleon Angustipennis) Nocturnal?, BIOTA Philippines Conference System, 49th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

Education

    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, 4031, Laguna, Master of Science in Entomology minor in Genetics, 2003
    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, 4031, Laguna, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Entomology, 1999
    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, 4031, Laguna, Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology, 2011

Publication

    • Genil, F.G.D.M., Barrion, A.A., Villamael, L.N., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Barrion, A.T., (2007) Testicular cells and chromosomes of the Rice Black bug, Scotinophara sp. (coarctata group) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) sampled from rice fields in the Bicol Region
    • Philippine Entomologist Volume 21, No. 2
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L., (2008) Taxonomy of Philippine Derby Spider
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 17, No. 2
    • Genil, F.G.D.M., Villamael, L.N., & Barrion, A.A., (2007) Comparative karyology of Philippine Black Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) sampled from the Bicol Region and Laguna
    • Rice black bugs: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Management of Invasive Species (Chapter in a Book)
    • Barrion, A.T., Joshi, R.C. & Sebastian, L.C., (2007) Systematics of the Philippine Rice Black Bug, Scotinophara Stal (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
    • Rice black bugs: Taxonomy, Ecology, and Management of Invasive Species (Chapter in a Book)
    • Barrion, A.T., Barrion, A.A., & Barrion, A.L.A., (2000) Checklist of Philippine Spiders (Araneae: Arachnida)
    • UPLB Museum Publications in Natural History
    • Barrion, A.T. & Barrion, A.L.A., (2002) Rice Entomology: Recent Developments in the Management of Insect Pests in the Philippines
    • Philippine Entomologist Volume 16, No. 2
    • Velasco, C.M.V., Barrion, A.A., & Barrion, A.L.A., (2006) Egg choromosomes of the subterranean termites Hospitalitermes luzonensis OSHIMA ISOPTERA: TERMITIDAE)
    • Philippine Entomologist Volume 20, No. 1
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L., (2011) Terrestrial Arthropods in Selected Caves of Polillo Island, Quezon, Philippines
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 33, No. 1
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L., (2009) Preliminary Cytogenetic Characterization of the Golden Birdwing, Troides Rhadamantis (Lucas) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., Banaay, C.G.B., Lambio, I.A.F., Maranan, F.S., Rabena, M.A.F., Flores, R.J.D., Deyto, R.C., Fajardo, A.M., & Lit, I.L., Jr., (2012) The spatial distribution pattern of pit-making antlion larvae, Myrmeleonangustipennis Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
    • 47th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions held on at the Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Bicol
    • Barrion, A.L.A., Barrion, A.A., & Barrion, A.T., (2001) Diversity of Philippine derby spiders Neoscona species (Araneidae, Aranea)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.A., Barrion, A.T., Villareal, S., Catindig, J.L., Cai, D., Yuan, Q., & Heong, K.L., (2013) Book: Pictorial Handbook of Hainan Spiders
    • University of the Philippines
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., (2013) New Records of two species of Cleora Curtis (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from Mt. Makiling, Luzon, with a full checklist of species known from the Philippines
    • Check List, Journal of Species List and Distribution Volume 9, No. 2
    • Barrion, A.T., Barrion-Dupo, A.L., Catindig, J.L.A., Villareal, S.C., Cai, D., Yuan, Q., & Heong, K.L., (2012) New species of spiders (Araneae) from Hainan Island, China
    • UPLB Museum Publications in Natural History Volume 3
    • Barrion, A.T., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., Villareal, S.S., & Ducheng, C., (2011) Tetragnatha heongi, a new species of long-jawed orb spider (Araneae: Tetragnathidae:Tetragnathinae) from Hainan Island, China
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 20, No. 2
    • Cervancia, C.R., de Guzman, L.I., Polintan, E.A., Dupo, A.L.B., & Locsin, A.A., (2016) Current status of small hive beetle infestation in the Philippines
    • Journal of Apicultural Research Volume 55, No. 1
    • Aguhob, J., Dupo, A.L., & Nuñeza, O., (2016) Spider wrestling in Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao, Philippines
    • Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences Volume 5, No. 2
    • Pepito, P.J.G., Barrion-Dupo, A.L., & Nuñeza, O., (2016) The practice of spider-wrestling in Northern Mindanao, Philippines: its implications to spider diversity
    • Advances in Environmental Sciences - International Journal of the Bioflux Society Volume 8, No. 2
    • Quiñonez, L.E., Barrion-Dupo, A.L., & Nuñeza, O.M., (2016) Salticidae species richness in Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape (RSPL), Bohol, Philippines
    • Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology - International Journal of the Bioflux Society Volume 8, No. 1
    • Patiño, S.C., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Nuñeza, O.M., (2016) Rapid assessment of spider fauna in Marilog District, Davao City, Philippines
    • Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Volume 8, No. 1
    • Juario, J.V., Nuñeza, O.M., & Dupo, A.L.B., (2016) Species richness of spiders in Sacred Mountain, Marawi City, Philippines
    • Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Volume 8, No. 1
    • Lalisan, J.A., Dupo, A.L.B., & Nuñeza, O.M., (2015) Diversity of spiders along an elevation gradient in Mt. Pinukis, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines
    • Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Volume 7, No. 5
    • Rasalan, J.B., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., Bicaldo, P.R.D., & Sotto, M.P., (2015) Spider Assemblages of Puting Bato Cave 3-4 and Surrounding Karst Forest Environs, with Additional Notes on the Cave-Dwelling Nature of Phlogiellus kwebaburdeos 
    • Museum Publications in Natural History Volume 4
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Barrion, A.T., (2015) Chrysso makiling, a new species of comb-footed spider (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Luzon Island, Philippines
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 24, No. 1
    • Dacanay, C.C., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Nuñeza, O.M., (2015) Rapid assessment of spider fauna of Pulacan falls, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines
    • Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Volume 5, No. 1
    • Lit, I.L., Jr., Caasi-Lit, M.T., & Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., (2014) Three New Records of Defoliators (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae & Sphingidae) on Some Ornamental Plants in Laguna, Philippines
    • Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 97, No. 1
    • Garciano, D.M.P., Nuñeza, O.M., & Barrion-Dupo, A.L., (2014) Species richness of spiders in Mt. matutum, South Cotabato, Philippines
    • Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Volume 4, No. 6
    • Perez, J.E.J., & Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., (2013) Diversity and Colonization Pattern of Leaf-Litter Arthropods During Early Stages of Decomposition in Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna
    • Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology Volume VII
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., Banaay, C.G.B., Lambio, I.A.F., Maranan, F.S., Rabena, M.A.F., Flores, R.J.D., Deyto, R.C., Fajardo, A.M., & Lit, I.L., Jr., (2013) Effect of population density on larval dispersion and pit construction of the antlion, Myrmeleon angustipennis Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
    • Asian Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 6, No. 2
    • Perez, J.E.J., & Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., (2013) Arthropod Community Structure during the Early Stages of Leaf Litter Decomposition
    • Asian Journal of Biodiversity Volume 4
    • Adamat, L.A., Bermudo, E.E., Torres, M.A.J., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Demayo, C.G., (2013) Describing frequency of occurrence, size and stabilimentum-building behavior of four species of orb-web building Argiope spiders
    • Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology - International Journal of the Bioflux Society Volume 5, No. 1
    • Adamat, L.A., Torres, M.A.J., Gorospe, J.A., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Demayo, C.G., (2011) Orb web design of garden spider, Argiope appensa (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae)
    • Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Volume 5, No. 3
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., Costales, E.F., & Ngaloy, I.T., (2010) Annotated List of Described Milionia (Lepidoptera:Geometridae) Species in the Philippines with Notes on their Distribution
    • Journal of Nature Studies Volume 9, No. 1
    • Torres, M.A.J., Barrion, A.T., Joshi, R.C., Sebastian, L.S., Barrion, A.A., Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., & Demayo, C.G., (2010) Systematic relationships of rice black bugs, Scotinophara spp. inferred using nonmetric multidimensional scaling technique and parsimony analysis
    • Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 3, No. 1
    • Abrenica-Adamat, L.R., Torres, M.A.J., Barrion, A.A., Dupo, A.L.B., & Demayo, C.G., (2009) The influence of prey on size, capture area and mesh height of the orb-web of The garden spider, Argiope aemula (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae)
    • Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 1, No. 1
    • Abrenica-Adamat, L.R., Torres, M.A.J., Barrion, A.A., Dupo, A.L.B., & Demayo, C.G., (2009) Salient features of the orb-web of the garden spider, Argiopeluzona (Walckenaer, 1841) (Araneae: Araneidae)
    • Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 1, No. 1
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., Lambio, I.A.F., Maranan, F.S.M., & Honrade, T.L.A., (2009) Community Structure of a Fragmented Mossy Forest in Bauko, Mt. Province
    • Journal of Nature Studies Volume 8, No. 3
    • Barrion-Dupo, A.L.A., (2009) Arachnophagy by the Philippine Scops Owl, Otusmegalotis Walden
    • Philippine Entomologist Volume 23, No. 2

Trainings

    • 20th NOMCARRD Regional Symposium on Research & Development (R&D) Highlights, 2008, Philtown Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City
    • 40th Anniversary and Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines, 2009, Hotel Supreme, Baguio City
    • 39th Pest Management Council of the Philippines, Inc., 2008, Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City
    • UPLB-PIA Workshop Series on Publishing and Photography for the Print Media and the Web, 2006 April 4 - 2006 April 11, UP Los Baños
    • Accredited Researchers Training for Pesticide, 2003 December 10 - 2003 December 12, Continuing Education Center
    • 47th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions, 2012 April 12 - 2012 April 14, Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Bicol