Scientist Profile


Arcelia A. Alejar

Biologist, DA Secretary's Award for publication (2003)


Dr. Arcelia A. Alejar is recognized for her important contributions in the field of a dedicated Filipino scientist and researcher in the field of the biological sciences. Alejar's researches generated fundamental information underlying abiotic stress physiology, particularly hormonal medication, stress alleviation and tolerance which facilitated better understanding of plant root physiology. Her work in the area of mineral nutrition has provided the basis for some important crop production management practices and has fostered important research directions. Her research activities for over forty years have nurtured and developed young minds to appreciate plant physiology and instill critical thinking among them.