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Nelson Manguiat Pampolina

Ecologist, Forest Biological Sciences (2004-2005)

Expertise: Terrestial Ecology, Environmental Biology, Bioremediation Studies, Mycorrhizal Studies

Dr. Nelson M. Pampolina is recognized for his important contributions in the field forest fungi. Pampolina is presently an Associate Professor 6 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los BaƱos. Nelson obtained his PhD in Environmental Biology from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. He finished his MS and BS degrees in Forestry at UPLB. He teaches courses such as Forest Botany, Taxonomy of Forest Seed Plants, Plant Physiology, Fundamentals of Forest Ecology, Introduction to Protected Area Management, Forest Ecology, Forest Mycology, Forest Microbiology and others. Nelson has served as Vegetation Consultant on forestry-based projects and as Terrestrial Ecologist for Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Monitoring of various organizations.

Affiliation

Professor, Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member

Award

    • Awardee, Forest Biological Sciences, 2003 July- 2004 June
    • Awardee, Forest Biological Sciences, 2004 July- 2005 June
    • Awardee, Exploring Potential Bioenergy from Biodiversity Resources: Providing Options for a Responsible Mining in Southern Philippines, Guillermo Ponce Professorial Chair Lecture, 2010 June 30 - 2011 June 30
    • Most Outstanding Teacher in Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2006 April
    • Most Outstanding Alumnus, Tupi National High School, 2005 December 30

Research

    • Ubiquitous Mycorrhiza: Friendly Partners in Ecological Restoration and Ecosystem Sustainability [Completed]
    • Endomycorrhizal Diversity: Potential in the Restoration of Endangered Phllippine Teak (Tectona Philippinensis Benth. & Hook. f.) [Completed]
    • Carbon Sequestration Potential from Eucalyptus urophylla Plantation and Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Biomass in Southern Philippines. Funded by the [Completed]
    • Biodiversity Resources in La Mesa Dam: Vital for Sustainable Management of Watershed Ecosystem. Funded by the ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan Foundation [Completed]
    • Biodiversity Resources in Nagtipunan Quirino: Potential for Ecotourism and Livelihood Opportunities. Funded by the Quirino Development Incorporated [Completed]
    • Biodiversity Resources in Copper-rich Mountains of Tampakan and Vicinities: Vital for Sustainable Ecosystem Management [On-going]

Papers Presented

    • Endomycorrhizal Diversity: Potential In the Restoration of Endangered Philippine Teak (Tectona Philippinensis Benth. & Hook. f.), 4th Asia-Pacific Mycological Conqress. Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Biodiversity Resources in Copper-rich Mountains of Tampakan and Vicinities: Vital for Sustainable Ecosystem Management, Geological Society of the Philippines (GEOCON). Sulu Hotel, Quezon City
    • Biodiversity: Link to the Restoration
      of Indigenous Flora in La Mesa Dam Watershed Ecosystem in the Philippines
      , 12th International BIO-REFOR Workshop on Ecological Approach on Productivity and Sustainability of Forests, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    • Dynamics of Endomycorrhizas and Associated Forest Wildings in Three Permanent Field Laboratory Areas in Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, 33rd NAST Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Mycorrhizal fungal diversity of the Northwest Panay
      low-elevation forest West-Central Philippines
      , 4th Asia-Pacific Mycological Congress and 9th International Marine and Freshwater. Chiang mai, Thailand

Education

    • Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia, Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Biology
    • Forest Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031 Philippines, Master of Science in Forestry
    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031 Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Forestry (cum Laude), 2009

Publication

    • Case, A.E., Ashiglar, S.M., Cannon, P.G., Militante, E.P., Tadiosa, E.R., Quintos-Manalo, M., Pampolina, N.M., Hanna, J. W.; Brooks, F.E., Ross-Davis, A. L., Kim, M.-S., Klopfenstein, N.B., (2013) DNA-based approaches to identify forest fungi in Pacific Islands: A pilot study. In: Browning, John; Palacios, Patsy, comps.
    • Proceedings of the 60th Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference; October 8-12, Tahoe City, CA. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health.
    • Pampolina, N.M., (2011) Dynamics of Endomycorrhizas and Associated Forest Wildings in Three Permanent Field Laboratory Areas in Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology / Abstracts of Papers Volume 33, No. 1
    • Pampolina, N.M., (2011) Effects of Agrochemicals on Endomycorrhizal Dynamics for a Sustainable Soil in Tampakan Mountain Ecosystem
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology / Abstracts of Papers Volume 33, No. 1
    • Pampolina, N.M., & Castillo, M.L, (2009) Preliminary Survey of Mangrooves and Pine Forest of Masinloc, Zambales
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Malabrigo, P.L., Umali, A.G.A., Tiburan, C.L., Pampolina, N.M., Balatibat, J.B., Tinio, C.E., Abasolo, W.P., Luna, A.C., & Boncodin, J.C., (2016) Tree Diversity and Stand Structure of Permanent Biodiversity Monitoring Area in Mount Makiling
    • Asian Journal of Biodiversity Volume 7
    • Lumbres, R.I., Abino, A.C., Pampolina, N.M., Calora, F.G., Jr., & Lee, Y.J., (2016) Comparison of stem taper models for the four tropical tree species in Mount Makiling, Philippines
    • Journal of Mountain Science Volume 13, No. 2
    • Tayrus, L.B., Abasolo, W.P., & Pampolina, N.M., (2015) Chlorophyll Content, Cell Size, Growth and Resistance to Coconut Scale Insect (Aspidiotus rigidus Reyne) of Buri Palms (Corypha utan Lam.) as Influenced by Different Hoagland Concentrations
    • IAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservation Volume 14, No. 1
    • Adiova, J.M., Pampolina, N.M., & Aggangan, N.S., (2013) Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation on Growth and Cu Uptake and Toxicity of Desmodium cinereum (Kunth) D.C.
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 142, No. 1
    • Tadiosa, E.R., Militante, E.P., & Pampolina, N.M., (2012) Fungi Associated with Decay of Some Philippine Dipterocarps and Its Ecological Functions and Significance at Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Philippines
    • IAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservation Volume 3, No. 1
    • Almazol, A.E., Cervancia, C.R., Buot, I.E., Jr., Gruezo, W.SM., & Pampolina, N.M., (2013) Floristic Composition and Physiognomy of Pagbilao Mangrove, Quezon Province, Philippines
    • IAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservation Volume 7, No. 1
    • Gevaña, D.T., & Pampolina, N.M., (2007) Broadleaf diversity and carbon estimates along the northeastern slope of Mt. Makiling, Philippines
    • Sylvatrop Volume 17, No. 1-2
    • Gevaña, D.T., & Pampolina, N.M., (2009) Plant Diversity and Carbon Storage of a Rhizopora Stand in Verde Passage, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 12, No. 2
    • Tulod, A.M., Castillo, A.SA., Carandang, W.M., & Pampolina, N.M., (2012) Growth performance and phytoremediation potential of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre, Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. and Vitex parviflora Juss. in copper- contaminated soil amended with zeolite and VAM
    • The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences Volume 21, No. 2
    • Gevaña, D.T., Pollisco, J.P.T., Pampolina, N.M., Kim, D., & Im, S., (2013) Plant Diversity and Aboveground Carbon Stock Along Altitudinal Gradients in Quezon Mountain Range in Southern Mindanao, Philippines
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 16, No. 1
    • Pampolina, N., Torres, M., Piñon, A., Pollisco, J., Duran, N., & Adiova, J., (2005) Biodiversity Resources in the Southern Philippines: Vital for Sustainable Management of Mountain Ecosystems
    • In: Innes, J.L., Edwards, I.K., & Wilford, D.J. (eds.). The International Forestry Review. Commonwealth Forestry Association Volume 7, No. 5
    • Labutap, N.P., Pampolina, N.M., Balatibat, J.B., & Geronimo, R.O.G., (2013) Structural and Functional Differences Between Plantation and Natural Mangrove Ecosystems in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon, Philippines
    • Ecosystem and Development Journal Volume 4, No. 1
    • Llamado, A.L., Raymundo, A.K., Aggangan, N.S., Pampolina, N.M., & Cadiz, N.M., (2013) Enhanced Rhizosphere Bacterial Population in an Abandoned Copper Mined-out Area Planted with Jatropha Interspersed with Selected Indigenous Tree Species
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 16, No. 2
    • Raymundo, A.L., Cadiz, N.M., Pampolina, N.M., & Aggangan, N.S., (2006) Initial Assessment of the Mogpog Abandoned Mine Areas for Bioremediation
    • UNESCO Scientific Commission
    • Aggangan, N.S., Pampolina, N.M., Cadiz, N.M., & Raymundo, A.K., (2015) Assessment of Plant Diversity and Associated Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Mined-out Sites of Atlas Mines in Toledo City, Cebu for Bioremediation
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 18, No. 1
    • Pampolina, N.M., Militante, E.P., Balatibat, J.B., Lucero, R.M., & Mendoza, M.D., (2003) Biodiversity: Link to the Restoration
      of Indigenous Flora in La Mesa Dam Watershed Ecosystem in the Philippines
    • Proceedings of the 12th International
      BIO-REFOR Workshop on Ecological Approach on Productivity and Sustainability of Forests, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    • Gevaña, D.T., Pulhin, F.B., & Pampolina, N.M., (2008) Carbon Stock Assessment of a Mangrove Ecosystem in San Juan, Batangas
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 11, No. 1
    • Paquit, J.C., Pampolina, N.M., Tiburan, C.L., Jr., & Manalo, M.M.Q., (2017) Maxent modeling of the habitat distribution of the critically endangered Pterocarpus indicus Willd. forma indicus In Mindanao, Philippines
    • Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Volume 10, No. 3
    • Paquit, J.C., & Pampolna, N.M., (2017) Tree and Macrofungal diversity of the two different habitat types in Mt. Makiling forest reserve
    • International Journal of Microbiology and Mycology Volume 10, No. 4