Dr. Hildie Maria E. Nacorda

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Hildie Maria E. Nacorda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 4


Dr. Hildie Maria Nacorda teaches aquatic and marine science and currently pursues research on biodiversity of coastal zones and the deep sea, with focus on soft bottom (sediment) ecology, behavior of marine invertebrates, invertebrate-seagrass interactions, seagrass ecosystems, and aspects related to coastal resources management.

Academic History
BS Fisheries (Inland Fisheries), University of the Philippines in the Visayas–College of Fisheries, 1983
MS Marine Science, University of the Philippines Diliman–Marine Science Institute, 1997
PhD, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands, 2008

Contact Details
Telefax: +63 (0)49 5362251
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Environmental Science: ENS 203, ENS 204, ENS 275
Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management: TMEM 201

Selected Publications

Nacorda HME, Obliosca J, Tentia M, Jacinto GS, San Diego-McGlone ML (2012) Deterioration of soft bottom macroinfaunal communities in a mariculture zone off Bolinao-Anda (NW Philippines). In M Kawaguchi, K Misaki, H Sato, T Yokokawa, T Itai, T M. Nguyen, J Ono, and S Tanabe (eds), Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry—Environmental Pollution and Ecotoxicology, pp 387–395, TerraPub, Japan

Nacorda HME (2008) Burrowing shrimps and seagrass dynamics in shallow-water meadows off Bolinao (NW Philippines), CRC Press/ Balkema, Leiden, The Netherlands, 100 p

Vermaat JE, Rollon RN, Lacap CD, Billot C, Alberto F, Nacorda HME, Wiegman F, Terrados J (2004) Meadow fragmentation and reproductive output of the SE Asian seagrass Enhalus acoroides. J Sea Res 52(4): 321-328

Rollon RN, Vermaat JE, Nacorda HME (2003) Sexual reproduction in SE Asian seagrasses: the absence of a seedbank in Thalassia hemprichii. Aquat Bot 75(2): 181-185

Lacap CDA, Vermaat JE, Rollon RN, Nacorda HM (2002) Propagule dispersal of the SE Asian seagrasses Enhalus acoroides and Thalassia hemprichii. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 235: 75-80

Yap HT, Nacorda HME, Jacinto GS (1998) Community structure and distribution of soft bottom fauna at various distances from the geothermal discharge sites in the eastern Philippines. Asian J Trop Biol 2(2): 9-21

Nacorda HME, Yap HT (1997) Structure and temporal dynamics of macroinfaunal communities of a sandy reef flat in the NW Philippines. Hydrobiol 353(1/3): 91-106

Nacorda HME, Yap HT (1996) Macroinfaunal biomass and energy flow in a shallow reef flat of the NW Philippines. Hydrobiol 341: 37-49