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Leticia Espiritu Afuang

Curator, Museum of Natural History - UPLB

Expertise: Wildlife Conservation, Herpetology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science Management

Dr. Leticia Afuang is an Associate Professor at the ABD, UPLB, and a curator at the Museum of Natural History. She is recognized for her research work in the field of Environmental Science and Management.

Association

    • Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines, Member

Employment

    • Animal Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, UP Los Baños, Associate Professor, 1991 October - Present
    • Wildlife Biology Conservation, Faculty Member, 1992 - Present
    • Central Luzon State University, Assistant Professor, 1979 - 1991

Papers Presented

    • Identifying Environmental Changes in Mt. Data Watershed, Bauko, Mt. Province, Northern Philippines: Implications to Sustainable Management , 4th Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA) International Conference, Legazpi City, Philippines

Education

    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines, Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Management/ Wildlife Studies/Herpetology/Conservation Biology, 2004
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1980
    • La Salette High School, Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines, Secondary Level, 1975

Publication

    • Dedicatoria, R.M.M., Rebancos, C.M., Afuang, L.E., & Espaldon, M.V.O., (2010) Identifying Environmental Changes in Mt. Data Watershed, Bauko, Mt. Province, Northern Philippines: Implications to Sustainable Management
    • Proceedings of the 4th Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA) International Conference
    • Zhigang, Y., Ermi, Z., Haitao, S., Diesmos, A., Alcala, A., Brown, R., Afuang, L., Gee, G., Sukumaran, J., Yaakob, N., Ming, L.T., Chuaynkern, Y., Thirakhupt, K., Das, I., Iskandar, D., Inger, M., & Inger, R., (2012) Fejervarya cancrivora
    • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004
    • Pagaduan, D.C., & Afuang, L.E., (2012) Understorey bird species diversity along elevational gradients on the northeastern slope of Mt. Makiling, Luzon, Philippines
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 21, No. 2
    • Böhm, M., Collen, B., Baillie, J.E.M., Bowles, P., Chanson, J., Coz, N., Hammerson, G., Hoffmann, M., Livingstone, S.R., Ram, M., Rhodin, A.G.J., Stuart, S.N., van Dijk, P.P., Young, B.E., Afuang, L.E., Aghasyan, A., Garcia, A., Aguilar, C., Ajtic, R., Akarsu, F., Alencar, L.R.V., Allison, A., Ananjeva, N., Anderson, S., Andrén, C., Ariano-Sánchez, D., Arredondo, J.C., Auliya, M., Austin, C.C., Avci, A., Baker, P.J., Barreto-Lima, A.F., Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Basu, D., Bates, M.F., Batistella, A., Bauer, A., Bennett, D., Böhme, W., Broadley, D., Brown, R., Burgess, J., Captain, A., Carreira, S., Castañeda, M.dR., Castro, F., Catenazzi, A., Cedeño-Vásquez, J.R., Chapple, D.G., Cheylan, M., Cisneros-Heredia, D.F., Cogalniceanu, D., Cogger, H., Corti, C., Costa, G.C., Couper, P.J., Courtney, T., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Crochet, P.-A., Crother, B., Cruz, F., Daltry, J.C., Ranjit Daniels, R.J., Das, I., de Silva, A., Diesmos, A.C., Dirksen, L., Doan, T.M., Kenneth Dodd, C., Jr., Sean Doody, J., Dorcas, M.E., de Barros Filho, J.D., Egan, V.T., El Mouden, E.H., Embert, D., Espinoza, R.E., Fallabrino, A., Feng, X., Feng, Z.-J., Fitzgerald, L., Flores-Villela, O., França, F.G.R., Frost, D., Gadsen, H., Gamble, T., Ganesh, S.R., Garcia, M.A., Garcia-Perez, J.E., Gatus, J., Gaulke, M., Geniez, P., Georges, A., Gerlach, J., Goldberg, S., Gonzales, J.-C.T., Gower, D.J., Grant, T., Greenbaum, E., Grieco, C., Guo, P., Hamilton, A.M., Hare, K., Hedges, S.B., Heideman, N., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hitchmough, R., Hollingsworth, B., Hutchinson, M., Ineich, I., Iverson, J., Jaksic, F.M., Jenkins, R., Joger, U., Jose, R., Kaska, Y., Kaya, U., Scott Keogh, J., Köhler, G., Kuchling, G., Yusuf, K., Kwet, A., La Marca, E., Lamar, W., Lane, A., Lardner, B., Latta, C., Latta, G., Lau, M., Lavin, P., Lawson, D., LeBreton, M., Lehr, E., Duncan, L., Lipczynski, N., Lobo, A.S., Lopez-Luna, M.A., Luiselli, L., Lokoschek, V., Lundberg, M., Lymberakis, P., Macey, R., Magnusson, W.E., Luke Mahler, D., Malhotra, A., Mariaux, J., Maritz, B., Marquez, O.A.V., Marquez, R., Martins, M., Masterson, G., Mateo, J.A., Mathew, R., Mathews, N., Mayer, G., McCranie, J.R., John Measey, G., Mendoza-Quijano, F., Menegon, M., John Métrailler, G., Milton, D.A., Montgomery, C., Morato, S.A.A., Mott, T., Muñoz-Alonso, A., Murphy, J., Nguyen, T.Q., Nilson, G., Nogueira, C., Núñez, H., Orlov, N., Ota, H., Ottenwalder, J., Papenfuss, T., Pasachnik, S., Passos, P., Pauwels, O.S.G., Perez-Buitrago, N., Perez-Mellado, V., Pianka, E.R., Pleguezuelos, J., Pollock C., Ponce-Campos, P., Powell, R., Pupin, F., Diaz, G.E.Q., Radder, R., Ramer, J., Rasmussen, A.R., Raxworthy, C., Reynolyds, R., Richman, N., Rico, E.L., Riservato, E., Rivas, G., da Rocha, P.L.B., Rödel, M.-O., Schettino, L.R., Roosenburg, W.M., Ross, J.P., Sadek, R., Sanders, K., Santos-Barrera, G., Schleich, H.H., Schmidt, B.R., Schmitz, A., Sharifi, M., Shea, G., Shi, H.-T., Shine, R., SIndaco, R., Slimani, T., Somaweera, R., Spawls, S., Stafford, P., Stuebing, R., Sweet, S., Sy, E., Temple, H.J., Tognelli, M.F., Tolley, K., Tolson, P.J., Tuniyev, B., Tuniyev, S., Üzüm, N., van Buurt, G., Sluys, M.V., Velasco, A., Vences, M., Veselý, M., Vinke, S., Vinke, T., Vogel, G., Vogrin, M., Vogt, R.C., Wearn, O.R., Werner, Y.L., Whiting, M.J., Wiewandt, T., Wilkinson, J., WIlson, B., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Zhou, K., & Zug, G., (2013) The conservation status of the world’s reptiles
    • Biological Conservation Volume 157
    • Lacaste, A.V., Afuang, L.E., & Gonzales, J.C.T., (2015) Comparison of Herpetofaunal Diversity Among Four Major Islands of Batanes Province, Northern Philippines
    • Journal of Nature Studies Volume 14, No. 1
    • Diesmos, A.C., Watters, J.L., Davis, D.R., Alcala, A.C., Crombie, R.I., Afuang, L.E., Gee-Das, G., Sison, R.V., Sanguila, M.B., Penrod, M.L., Labonte, M.J., Davey, C.S., Austin Leone, E., Diesmos, M.L. Sy, E.Y.., Welton, L.J., Brown, R.M., & Siler, C.D., (2015) Amphibians of the Philippines, Part I: Checklist of the Species
    • Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Volume 6, No. 3, 20
    • Gojo-Cruz, P.H., Afuang, L.E., Gonzales, J.C.T., Tabaranza, G.E., Alejado, M.D., Cajano, M.A.O., & Afuang, D.L.E., (2016) Diversity and distribution of herpetofauna in Balesin Island, Polillo, Quezon, Philippines
    • Sylvatrop, The Technical Journal of Philippines Ecosystems and Natural Resources Volume 25
    • Gonzales, J.C.T., Tabaranza, D.G., Afuang, L.E., & Schultz, E., (2017) The Mindoro Warty Pig
    • In: Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries, Melletti, M., & Meijaard, E., Eds.
    • aya-ay Alviola, P., Gonzalez, J.C., Dans, A.T.L., Afuang, L.E., & Dimapilis, A.B., (1998) Herpetofauna of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines 
    • Sylvatrop, The Technical Journal of Philippines Ecosystems and Natural Resources
    • Diesmos, A.C., Brown, R.M., Alcala, A.C., Sison, R.V., Afuang, L.E., & Gee, G.V.A., (2002) Philippine Amphibians and Reptiles: An Overview of Species Diversity, Biogeography, and Conservation
    • Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priorities: a second iteration of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
    • Alviola, P.A., Macasaet, J.P.A., Afuang, L.E., Cosico, E.A., & Eres, E.G., (2015) Cave-Dwelling Bats of Marinduque Island, Philippines
    • Museum Publications in Natural History Volume 4, No. 1
    • Banks, C., Afuang, L.E., & Redor, R.V., (2002) The Kokak of Love
    • Haring-Ibon
    • Afuang, L.M.E., Sierra, Z.N., Mianda, L.S.P., Cuevas, V.C., Fajutagana, L.M., Madrigal, A.D., & Alip, A.S.Q., (1995) Sourcebook on Environmental Education
    • Lake Environment Social Mobilization Project (LESMP), University of the Philippines, Los Baños Volume 1
    • Gonzales, J.C.T., Lacaste, A.V., & Afuang, L.E., (2008) Identifying Conservation Priorities For Terrestrial Vertebrate Fauna In The Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines
    • Journal of Nature Studies Volume 7, No. 2

Trainings

    • A Teacher Training Workshop on "The Use of the Communication Strategies in the Integration of Environmental Education into the Curriculum.", 1999 October 25 - 1999 October 29, Richville Garden Resort, Masipit, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro