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Faculty

Juan Miguel R. Guotana, Ph.D.
Juan Miguel R. Guotana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 3
JM is a geologist with research interests in igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, tectonics, microanalysis applications in geoscience, and carbonation of ultramafic rocks for CO2 storage. His former research involvements include mantle petrological works, multi-stage metasomatism and metamorphism of ultramafic rocks, high-pressure metamorphism, mineral-water interaction, deep-ocean drilling, drilling the crust-mantle transition (Oman Drilling Project), and geochemistry of volcanic rocks.
Email: jmguotana@gmail.com 
Rosemarie Laila D. Areglado
Rosemarie Laila D. Areglado
University Research Associate II

RM is a development communication practitioner with a specialty in community broadcasting. Her research interests are environmental education and communication, climate-smart agriculture, disaster risk reduction and management, and qualitative and social research. Her expertise involves science popularization, crafting of communication plans, capacity and knowledge building, and development and conceptualization of creative works in the production of Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials in print & in the broadcast. She is also SESAM’s multimedia specialist skilled in photography and videography.

Badi Samaniego, Ph.D.
Badi Samaniego, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 4

Badi has many years of experience in research and coastal resources management, and has collaborated with government institutions, NGOs, academe, local government units and fisher-folks at various levels and capacities since 1995. He specializes in coral reef fish ecology and has been part of numerous projects on marine protected areas assessment and evaluation. He was a research fellow with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and lead the reef fish survey team during the Global Reef Expedition through over 9 territories from the Eastern Pacific (Galapaos) through to the Indian Ocean (British Indian Ocean Territory) from 2012 to 2015. His post-graduate project focused on marine protected areas and looked into trajectories of change in the fish and benthic communities using space for time substitution.

Eduardo C. Calzeta, Ph.D.
Eduardo C. Calzeta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 4

Dr. Eduardo Calzeta is a forester and an environmental scientist with research interests in watershed management, forestry, hydrology, environmental impact assessment, economic valuation, risk assessment, flood modeling, and early warning system. His former research involvements include clonal propagation, economic valuation, urban forestry, watershed profiling, and vulnerability assessment. 

Evaristo Niño T. Cando, III, Ph.D.
Evaristo Niño T. Cando, III, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 3

Niño Cando is an environmental planner with research interests in urban ecology, environmental governance, land use planning, solid waste management, environmental pollution control, and climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM). He coordinates and co-teaches Contemporary Issues in Environment and Development, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Perspectives from the Natural and Social Sciences and Graduate Seminar.

Jessica D. Villanueva-Peyraube, Ph.D.
Jessica D. Villanueva-Peyraube, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 4

Current work: water resource management, surface and groundwater protection, emerging contaminants and particle characterization, and tool development for environmental surveillance and assessments.

Have a collaborative work on Cave and groundwater management and protection.

Former research involvements: GeoHazards, Changing climate and variation adaptations and resilience, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management (SANREM), Landcare and Agroforestry technologies, small scale aquaculture: developing a tool on assessing its contribution to sustainable rural development

jdvillanuevapeyraube@up.edu.ph