Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Forestry Biodiversity

Biodiversity in Selected Mountain Ecosystems of Mindanao for Conservation and Sustainable Development

This DOST funded research project is a collaboration between four (4) agencies such as: CMU, MNH-UPLB, NMP, and DOrSU.  This project aims to update, assess and monitor the biodiversity of flora and fauna in four (4) mountain ecosystems of Mindanao namely: Mt. Apo, Mt. Hamiguitan, Mt. Pantaron and Mt. Tago; evaluate their physico-chemical properties for …

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Flora and Fauna Assessment in Cebu Island KBAs

In order to create a more effective localized biodiversity and natural resource management system, the Cebu Technological University (CTU) in Argao campus implemented the project, “Flora and Fauna Assessment Using Permanent Biodiversity Monitoring System in Cebu Island Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs),” funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the Niche Centers in …

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Genomic Characterization of Natural Populations of Almaciga (Agathis philippinensis) and Other Native Philippine Forest Plants Producing Chemical Products

This project assessed the genetic structure of natural almaciga populations and other selected native trees producing chemical products, and characterize transcriptome of Agathis philippinensis to identify gene associated with resin biosynthesis and to screen and develop molecular markers for other basic molecular functions, cellular components, or biological processes identified using bioinformatic tools. Significant accomplishments include …

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DNA Barcoding for Molecular Identification of endemic flora for Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation in Cebu Island Key Biodiversity Areas

This project aims to identify the important endemic flora present in Cebu Key Biodiversity Areas, assess their genetic diversity and population structure through DNA barcoding. Accomplishments include 2 new species identified (Dasymaschalon americaleilalii; Plocoglottis rowenae), and Over 100 samples processed for DNA barcode.