Liceo launches Asian Journal of Biodiversity-A A +A
Thursday, February 3, 2011
DR. MARIANO M. Lerin, CPA, president of Liceo de Cagayan University, is launching the Asian Journal of Biodiversity (ISSN 2094-1519), the first journal on Biodiversity in the Philippines and the first international journal in Mindanao.
The journal boasts of a strong Editorial Board chaired by Dr. Lesley C. Lubos, associate director of Liceo de Cagayan University and one of the Ten Outstanding Filipino Researchers in 2009 (PAIR) and a bryologist with international researches.
The members of the Editorial Board include Dr. Victor B. Amoroso, Outstanding International Researcher 2010 (PAIR) and an Internationally renowned scientist from Central Mindanao University; Mr. Abner A. Bucol, a scientist from SUAKCREM, Siliman University and Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete City; Dr. Esther E. Carumbana, NORSU; Dr. Benito C. Tan, National University of Singapore; Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos, a scientist from the Philippine National Museum; and Dr. Hilly Ann R. Quiaoit, a marine scientist from Xavier University.
The Asian Journal of Biodiversity is viewed as a premier journal that publishes peer reviewed biodiversity researches.
Publishable articles embrace new discoveries in species diversity, ecological diversity, genetic diversity and biodiversity education. These topics provide new information necessary to preserve, conserve and protect the faunal and floral richness for Asia.
The journal primarily has, as its audience, scientists, academicians, graduate and college students, environmentalists, policy makers and other individuals interested in pushing the frontiers of biodiversity research.
The journal has a tough quality assurance system that ensures the publication of scientific studies that pass the rigorous international peer review process.
For the maiden issue of the journal, the articles featured are the Species Diversity Section which includes “Diversity and Status of Butterfliesacross Vegetation Types of Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental, Philippines” by Alma B. Mohagan of Central Mindanao University and Colin G. Treadaway from the Senckenberg Museum in Germany; “Birds of Malagos Watershed, Southeastern Philippines” by Geonyzl L. Alviola, Bernadette I. Del Rosario, (Davao Doctors College), Julie B. Otadoy, (Ateneo de Davao University) and Jayson Ibañez, (Philippine Eagle Foundation); “Diversity and Ecological status of Bryophytes in Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon” by Andrea G. Azuelo, Lalaine G. Sariana, Melanie P. Pabualan (Central Mindanao University); “Morpho-Systematic and Histochemical Studies of the Genus Drynaria in Bukidnon” by Lesley C. Lubos of Liceo de Cagayan University and Victor B. Amoroso of Central Mindanao University; and “Checklist of Fishes Found in the Fresh and Brackish Waters of Negros and Siquijor, Philippines” by Abner A. Bucol of Silliman University Angelo King Center for Research and Environmental Management and Esther E. Carumbana of Negros Oriental State University.
For the Ecological Diversity Section, the articles include “Vertical Stratification of Bats in the Mossy Forest of Mt. Hilong-hilong, Mindanao Island, Philippines” by Joliesa Mae B. Salmoy, Alma B. Mohagan, Heidi Porquiz from Central Mindanao University, Kristy Gomez of the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao City; “Benthic Profile of the Proposed Marine Protected Area no. 4 Island Garden City of Samal, Mindanao” by Maian J. Cozo, Felix C. Chavez Jr. (Brokenshire Colleges); “Wild Honey Bee (Apis dorsata) Gathering Practices and Potentials in Bilar, Bohol, Philippines” by Gloria T. Casabal, Joy Jakosalem-Balane, Jes B. Tirol, (University of Bohol); and “Fish Diversity of the Coastal Waters of Mining Areas in Tubay, Agusan del Norte, Philippines” by Mark Anthony P. Alima and Jose Hermis P. Patricio of Central Mindanao University. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 04, 2011.