PHILIPPINE LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
INTERNATIONAL LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
International Long -Term Ecological Research (ILTER) is a network of networks. Its members are country-based networks of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based research.
Thousands of ecological researchers at hundreds of research sites are affiliated with one another through their country’s network, their region’s network, and through the International network (ILTER).
Our mission is to improve understanding of global ecosystems and inform solutions to current and future environmental problems.
ILTER’s goals are to:
1. Foster and promote collaboration and coordination among ecological researchers and research networks at local, regional and global scales
2. Improve comparability of long-term ecological data from sites around the world, and facilitate exchange and preservation of this data
3. Deliver scientific information to scientists, policymakers, and the public and develop best ecosystem management practices to meet the needs of decision-makers at multiple levels
4. Facilitate education of the next generation of long-term scientists
Vision and Mission Statements of Philippine LTER
The Philippine LTER & DIVERSITAS Network envisions a society in which exemplary science contributes to the advancement of the health, productivity, and sustainability of the global environment. It consists of Research Networks of Scientists, collectively engaged in and dedicated to multi– and interdisciplinary long-term and spatial scale research and monitoring in ecological science.
National Committee for LTER and DIVERSITAS
A National Committee was formed last June 15, 2006 meeting held at University of the Philippines. The Chair, Dr. Victor B. Amoroso and the co-chair for LTER, Dr. Daniel A. Lagunzad and for DIVERSITAS, Dr. Domingo A. Madulid were elected and 9 members were identified and selected. The headquarter of NC is hosted by CMU.
Functions of the National Committee
1. To serve as the focal organization in the promotion and implementation of the goals and objectives of ILTER Network and DIVERSITAS in the Philippines specifically their scientific programs and activities on long-term ecological and biodiversity research;
2. To help develop and effectively deliver research information to the scientific community, policy makers and society in general;
3. To coordinate and facilitate exchange and dissemination of information on long-term ecological and biodiversity research; and
4. To formulate policies and approve LTER sites
National Committee (NC) Members
Dr. Angel C. Alcala-Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology (Ecology and Systematics)
Dr. Victor B. Amoroso- University Professor & Scientist III, Central Mindanao University (Plant Morphology and Systematics) Chair NC for LTER and DIVERSITAS
Dr. Paciente A. Cordero– Immediate Past Executive Director, Nat’l. Research Council of the Philippines Department of Science and Technology (Marine Biology)
Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez– Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology (Marine Ecology, Corals)
Dr. Daniel A. Lagunzad– Professor, University of the Philippines (Plant Ecology); Co-chair for LTER
Dr. Domingo A. Madulid– Scientist IV, Phil. National Museum (Plant Systematics; Co-chair for DIVERSITAS
Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim– Director, Protected Area Management Bureau Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Dr. Perry S. Ong– Director, Institute of Biology (Wildlife Biology)
Dr. Jean C. Tayag– Director, Commission on Higher Education (Social Science)
Dr. Prescillano M. Zamora– Academician, Nat’l., Academy of Science and Technology (Botany)
. Mt Musuan
Location: Musuan, Maramg Bukidnon
Geographical Location: 070° 52’ 51”N 1250 03’ 48”E
Major Vegetation: Grassland/Shrubland
Lowland residual forest
Contact: Dr. Ricardo G. Villar
Prof. and Vice President for Administration-CMU
Mailing: CMU, 8710 Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines
Location: Malindang Range, Misamis Occidental, Region X, Philippines
Geographical Location: 80° 13’N 1230 38’E
Major vegetation types:
Mossy forest Almaciga forest
Montane forest Plantation forest
Dipterocarp fprest Agro-ecosystem
Mixed dipterocarp forest
E-mail: http://www.searca.org/ http://brp.org
Contact: For. Eden C. Pito/Dr. Victor B. Amoroso
Mt. Malindang, Park Superintendent, DENR X/Prof. VI and Scientist III
Mailing: Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental/ Central Mindanao University, 8710 Musuan, Bukidnon ,Phils.
The largest and with the most in-depth information base among Philippine LTERs, Palanan Forest Dynamics Plot is a 16-hectare Plot located in the 287,861 ha of Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, NE Luzon.
Contact: Dr. Perry S. Ong
Director, Institute of Biology UP Diliman
Mailing: University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
Administrative Location: Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental, Phils.
Geographical Location: 060° 40’ 51”N 1260 09E
Major vegetation types: Agro-ecosystem
Contact: For. Ruel D. COlong/ Dr. Victor B. Amoroso
Mt. Hamiguitan, Park Superintendent, DENR XI/ Prof. VI and Scientist III
Mailing: DENR-Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, Region XI, Davao Ciy/ CMU, 8710 Bukidnon Phils.
Telefax: (+63) 088-356-1912
Location: 9 km from the nearest point of Southeastern Negros Island, Visayas, Phils.
Geographical Location: 9° 4’N, 123° and 17’E
Contact: Dr. Angel C. Alcala
Director and Emeritus Prof. of Biological Sciences
SUAKREM, Siliman University
Mailing: SUAKREM, 2/F Siliman University Marine Laboratory, Siliman Beach, Bantayan, Dumaguete City, 6200
Telefax: (035) 422-5698
Location: Northern Central portion of Bukidnon Mindanao, directly north of the neighboring Kalatungan Mountain Range
Geographical Location: 8° 7’42”N and 124° 55’30”
Contact: For. Felix S. Mirasol
Mt Kitanglad Park Superintendent, DENR X, Phils.
Mailing: DENR Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Phils.
Telefax: (088) 8133453