Dr. Rico C. Ancog

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Rico Ancog, Ph.D.
  Assistant Professor 5 

Rico Ancog is an assistant professor and UP Scientist III at the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB). 


He serves as the Head of the Ecosystem Services and Environmental Policy (ESEP) Research Laboratory of SESAM, while also working as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM), a Web of Science-indexed journal based in UPLB. He likewise sits as the Board Secretary of the Philippine Network of Environmental Educators (PNEE) and as District Chair of the Environment Protection Committee of Rotary District 3820.


With specialization in environmental science and environmental economics, his research projects are focused on systematic understanding of socio-ecological systems for efficient resource conservation and resilience. He has served as a consultant of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the initial development of the Philippine Mangrove Systems Accountunder the program, Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services(WAVES). Currently, he also contributed in the development of a Supplemental Manual on the integration of DRRM/CCA in the project evaluation system of NEDA Board’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), as well as in the analysis of the the efficiency, financing gap, and potential funding sources of the the Coastal Resources Management (CRM) programs of selected 24 local government units (LGUs) around the country. 


He finished his PhD in 2011 in UPLB complemented with a sandwich program in Nagoya University. He was awarded the Dr. Elvira O. Tan Award for Best Published Paper (2017)and the Asian Young Professional on Water Research(2009).



Selected Publications/Journal Articles



Ancog, R., C. Ruzol and MV Ticsay. 2018. Status of climate change adaptation in agriculture sector in Asiain Status of climate change adaptation in Asia and the Pacific. Lee J., M. Alam and P. Sawhney (editors). Springer


Ruzol, C., Cabanilla, C.D., Ancog, R., Peralta, E. 2017. Understanding water pollution management: Evidence and insights from incorporating cultural theory in social network analysis. Global Environmental Change. 45 183-193


Ancog, R, CM Rebancos, ZM Sumalde. 2016. Levels and determinants of vulnerability of two indigenous communities in the Philippines: Implications from using mixed-methods approach. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management Vol 8 (2)


Ancog, R., LM Florece, OB Nicopior. 2016. Fire Occurrence and Fire Mitigation Strategies in a Grassland Reforestation Area in the Philippines. Forest Policy and Economics 64, 35-45


Anacio, DB, NF Hilvano, IC Burias, C. Pine, GLM Nelson and RC Ancog. 2016. Dwelling structures in a flood-prone area in the Philippines: Sense of place and its functions for mitigating flood experiences. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 15, 108-115


Calicdan, M.A., CM Rebancos, R Ancog, N. Baguinon. 2015. Assessment of mangrove flora of Palaui Island landscape and seascape (PIPLS), San Vicente, Sta. Ana, Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology 4(1)


Ancog, R and C. Ruzol. 2015. Urbanization adjacent to a wetland of international importance: The case of Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Metro Cebu, Philippines. Habitat International 49: 325-332


Oquinena, MK and R. Ancog. 2014. Copper, Lead and Zinc Accumulation in Catfish (Clarias macrocephalus Gunther) from Butuanon River, Metro Cebu, Philippines. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology Vol 8-11


Anh, HA, CM Rebancos, RC Ancog, DV Faustino-Eslava. 2014. Vulnerability Assessment of Rice Farming Provinces to Climate Change in Mekong River Delta in Vietnam. Vol. 11

Ancog, R, and M.E.Flavier. 2014. Comparative Water Quality Analysis of Major River Tributaries of a Large
Marine Ecosystem: The case of Verde Island Passage Marine CorridorAsia Life SciencesVol 23 (1)