Dr. Leonardo M. Florece

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Leonardo M. Florece, Ph.D.

Professor 8 and Scientist I

Dr. Florece is a licensed forester with research interests in Assisted Natural Regeneration, Grassland Ecology, Grassland Fire Ecology, Degraded land rehabilitation and Agroforestry.
Academic History
BS Forestry, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 1981
MS Forestry, University of the Philippines Los Baños,1989
PhD Forestry, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1996
Contact details
Telefax: +63 49 5362251
Mobile: +63 916 566 8975
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Selected Publications

Ancog, R. C., FLORECE, L. M., and Nicopior, O. 2016. Fire occurrence and fire mitigation strategies in grassland reforestation are in the Philippines. Forest Policy and Economics, ELSEVIER, 64: 35-45.


Reyes, T. D., Bantayan, N. C., Racelis, D. A., Villanueva, T. R. and FLORECE, L.M. 2015. Application of heuristic and logistic regression methods in landslide hazard assessment in Wahig-Inabanga watershed, Bohol, Philippines. International Journal of Development Research, 5(08):5366-5369.


Guevarra D. and FLORECE, L. M. 2015. Constraints to Natural Regeneration of Baubinia malabarica in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 17(1): 38-54


Relox, R. E., FLORECE, L. M., Baril, J. A. and Coladilla, J. O. 2014. Assessment of Fruit Bats and its Food Preferences in Mt. Apo Natural park, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines, Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 17(1): Serrona, K. R. B., Yu, J., Aguinaldo, E, and Florece, L. M. 2014. Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to integrate and formalize the informal waste and recycling sector: the case of the Philippine National Framework Plan. Waste Management and Research 32(9):882-895.


Guevarra, D. M., FLORECE, L. M. and Balatibat, J. B. 2014. Anthropogenic Activities Affecting the Growth and Survival of Bauhinia malabarica Roxb. In the Grasslands of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Ecosystems and Development Journal, 4(2): 28-37.


Calzeta, E. C., Lansigan, F. P., FLORECE, L. M., Bantayan, N. C. and Lapitan, R. L. 2014. Flood Risk Analysis for the Municipality of Bay, Laguna, Philippines. ASIA LIFE SCIENCES: The Asian International Journal of Lif Sciences 23(2): 607- 622.


FLORECE, L. M. and Baguinon, N. 2011. Bioinvasion: concepts, principles and criteria for determining the invasiveness of alien plant species. Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 14(1):77-87, SESAM, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.


FLORECE, L. M., Tolentino, E., Bantayan, N., Cruz, R., and Castillo, A. 2011. Effects of Controlled Burning on Soil Erosion Rates, Survival and Growth of Pinus kesiya and Alnus japonica in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines. The ASIA LIFE SCIENCES. The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences, 20(2):491-502.


Abanto, R. G., FLORECE, L. M., Rebancos, C.M., Briones, N.D. and Castillo, A.S.A. (2011). Natural Regeneration and Carbon Budget of Rock Dumpsite of an Ex-Mine Site In Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, Philippines, JESAM 14(2), 60-70. Saldajeno, P. B., Florece, L. M., Lasco, R., Velasco, T. 2012. Vulnerability assessment of upland communities in Sibalom Natural Park, Antique using capital-based approach. JESAM, 15(2):1-12.


Linan, E. L., Ella, V. B. and FLORECE, L. M. 2013. GIS-Based Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination in Boracay Island Using DRASTIC Model, JESAM, 16(2) 19-27


Manlosa, A. C., Briones, N. D., Alcantara, A. J. and FLORECE, L. M. 2013. Willingness To Pay for Conserving Layawan Watershed for Domestic Water Supple in Oroquieta City, Philippines, JESAM, 16(2) 1-10.