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Andres Tomas L. Dans

Expertise: Morpho-Anatomy, Vertebrate Physiology, Wildlife Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Mammalogy, Vertebrate Systematics, Wildlife Inventory, Zoogeography

Prof. Andres Tomas L. Dans is a curator of the UP Los Banos Museum of Natural History for mammals. He is currently Assistant Professor 3 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources. Prof. Dans mainly teaches courses on wildlife and zoology. Prof. Dans has also taught at the Institute of Biological Sciences. Prof. Dans' research interests lie in the areas of Biodiversity Conservation, Mammalogy, Morpho-Anatomy, Vertebrate Physiology, Vertebrate Systematics, Wildlife Inventory, Wildlife Ecology and Zoogeography. Prof. Dans has a very wide gamut of experience as consultant to many biodiversity-related projects done in Palawan, Cordillera region, Mindoro, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Surigao del Sur, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Cebu, Pangasinan, Bataan and others.

Affiliation

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

Papers Presented

    • Herpetofauna of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines, 5th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines
    • Birds and Mammals of Fragmented Forests in the Anahawin River, Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park, Mindoro Island, Philippines, 5th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines
    • Status of Minasawa Island Bird Sanctuary ad Game refuge and the conservation of Polillo islands, Philippines, 4th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines
    • Mammalian Fauna of Mount Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Oriental  Mindoro, Philippines, 5th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines

Education

    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Master of Science in Zoology, 1988
    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1981

Publication

    • Gonzalez, J.C.T., & Dans, A.T.L., (1999) Birds and mammals of the fragmented forets along the Anahawin River, Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park, Mindoro Island, Philippines
    • Sylvatrop The Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Resources Volume 8, No. 1-2
    • Ocampo, C.C., Gonzalez, J.C.T., Dans, A.T.L., Alviola, P.A., & Dimapilis, A.B., (1998) Mammalian fauna of Mt. Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Mindoro Island, Philippines
    • Sylvatrop The Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Resources Volume 8, No. 1-2
    • Alviola, P.A., Gonzalez, J.C.T., Dans, A.T.L., Afuang, L.E., & Dimapilis, A.B., (1998) Herpetofauna of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines
    • Sylvatrop The Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Resources Volume 8, No. 1-2
    • Paguntalan, L.M.J., Gonzalez, J.C.T., Gadiana, M.J.C., Dolino, C.N., Carino, A., Pedregosa, M.dG., & Dans, A.T.L., (2002) Birds of Ban-Ban, Central Negros, Philippines: threats and conservation status
    • Siliman Journal Volume 43, No. 1
    • Vergara, B.S., Idowu, P.M., Sumangil, J.H., Gonzalez, J.C., & Dans, A., (2000) Interesting Philippine animals
    • National Academy of Science and Technology. Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines
    • Sajise, P.E., Ticsay, M.V., Gruezo, W.SM., Gonzalez, J.C.T., Dans, A.T., Francisco, H.A., Torres, C.S., Vergara, D.K., & Velasco, V., (2005) Biodiversity in the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna, Luzon
    • In: Dove, M.R., P.E. Sajise and A. Doolittle (eds.) Conserving Nature in Culture: Case Studies from Southeast Asia. Yale Southeast Asia Program. Yale University
    • Gonzalez, J.C.T., & Dans, A.T.L., (1997) Ecology and Distribution of Vertebrate Fauna of Mount Makiling Forest Reserve
    • In: Dove, M.R. and Sajise, P.E., The Conditions of Biodiversity Maintenance in Asia: The Policy Linkages between Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. East-West Center, Hawaii
    • Dans, A.T.L., & Gonzalez, J.C.T., (2010) Birds and mammals of Mount Banahaw de Tayabas, Luzon Island, Philippines with notes on their distribution along elevational gradients
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume Supplement
    • Gonzalez, J.C.T, & Dans, A.T.L., (1998) Status of Minasawa Island Bird Sanctuary and Game refuge and the conservation of Polillo islands, Philippines
    • Sylvatrop, the technical journal of Philippine ecosystems and natural resources Volume 7, No. 1-2
    • Gonzalez, J.C.T., & Dans, A.T.L., (1994) Microhabitats of Endemic Diminutive Frogs and Skinks in Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, Luzon, Philippines
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 3, No. 2
    • Dans, A.T.L., (2010) A tribute to the Professor’s Professor – In Memoriam: Prof. Pedro Lagapa Alviola III, 09 April 1948 – 24 May 2007
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume Supplement, No. April 2010
    • Gonzalez, J.C.T., & Dans, A.T.L., (1998) Terrestrial Fauna of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna, Philippines
    • In: The Conditions of Biodiversity Maintenance in Asia: The Policy Linkages between Environmental Conservation & Sustainable Development. Southeast Asian Universities Agroecosystems Network, East-West Center Program in the Environment. John D. and Cat
    • Heaney, L.H., Balete, D.S., Dolar, L.S., Alcala, A.C., Dans, A.T.L., Gonzalez, P.C., Ingle, N., Lepiten, Oliver, W.L.R., Ong, P.S., Rickart, E.A., Tabaranza, B.R., Jr., & Utzurrum, R.C.B., (1998) A Synopsis of the Mammalian Fauna of the Philippine Islands
    • Fieldiana Zoology.  New Series
    • Heaney, L.H., Balete, D.S., & Dans, A.T.L., (1997) Terrestrial Mammals
    • In: Philippine Red Data Book by the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines, Bookmark Inc., Makati City, Philippines
    • Baril, J.A., Dans, A.T.L., & Afuang, L.E., (1993) Mt. Makiling Wildlife Biodiversity Project
    • Philippine Biodiversity Volume II, No. 1
    • Dans, A.T.L., (1993) Population Estimate and Captive Behavior of the Palawan Tree Shrew, Tupaia palawanensis (Scandentia, Tupaiidae)
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume II, No. II