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Alma Lorelei DJ. Abejero, Ph.D.

University Researcher I

Catherine B. Gigantone

University Research Associate II

Cherry S. Padilla

University Researcher I

Engr. Jay Ann Lomod

University Research Associate II

Evangeline L. Alcantara

University Researcher I

For. Sofia A. Alaira

University Researcher II

Jessa O. Aquino-Cando, EnP.

University Researcher I

Robert Patrick M. Cabangbang

University Researcher I

Rosemarie Laila D. Areglado

University Research Associate II

Thaddeus P. Lawas, Ph.D.

University Extension Specialist II

Yusuf A. Sucol, DVM, MSc.

University Researcher II

About

Lylee de Jesus is a licensed chemist with seven (7) years experience in a pharmaceutical firm as Quality Assurance Analyst and one (1) year in an environmental service laboratory. She has knowledge in analytical methods and knows the basic operation of HPLC, GC, AAS, FTIR and UV-Vis. She is also trained with basic microbiological techniques and environmental testing. She specialized in water quality assessment and air quality assessment. Her research interests include environmental chemistry, toxicology, environmental health, epidemiology and disaster risk reduction and management.

Contact Details
Office Telefax No. +63 (049) 536-2251
Office Room: SESAM Environmental Lab
Email: [email protected]

Academic History

BSc in Chemistry, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2001
MSc in Environmental Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2012

PhD by Research (Aerosol Science), Queensland University of Technology, 2021

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Publications

de Jesus, A. L., Thompson, H., Knibbs, L. D., De Torres, L., Fisher, G., Berko, H., Hanigan, I., & Morawska, L. (2020). Two decades of trends in urban particulate matter concentrations across Australia. Environmental Research, 190, 110021. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.110021

 

de Jesus, A. L., Thompson, H., Knibbs, L. D., Kowalski, M., Cyrys, J., Niemi, J. V., Kousa, A., Timonen, H., Luoma, K., Petäjä, T., Beddows, D., Harrison, R. M., Hopke, P., & Morawska, L. (2020). Long-term trends in PM2.5 mass and particle number concentrations in urban air: The impacts of mitigation measures and extreme events due to changing climatesEnvironmental Pollution, 263, 114500. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114500

 

de Jesus, A. L., Rahman, M. M., Mazaheri, M., Thompson, H., Knibbs, L. D., Jeong, C., Evans, G., Nei, W., Ding, A., Qiao, L., Li, L., Portin, H., Niemi, J. V., Timonen, H., Luoma, K., Petäjä, T., Kulmala, M., Kowalski, M., Peters, A., Cyrys, J., Ferrero, L., Manigrasso, M., Avino, P., Buonano, G., Reche, C., Querol, X., Beddows, D., Harrison, R. M., Sowlat, M. H., Sioutas, C., & Morawska, L. (2019). Ultrafine particles and PM2.5 in the air of cities around the world: Are they representative of each other? Environment International, 129, 118-135. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.021

 

Li, J., Chen, H., Li, X., Wang, M., Zhang, X., Cao, J., Shen, F., Wu, Y., Xu, S., Fan, H., Da, G., Huang, R.-J., Wang, J., Chan, C. K., de Jesus, A. L., Morawska, L., & Yao, M. (2019). Differing toxicity of ambient particulate matter (PM) in global citiesAtmospheric Environment, 212, 305-315. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.05.048

 

Li, J., Cao, J., Zhu, Y., Chen, Q., Shen, F., Wu, Y., Xu, S., Fan, H., Da, G., Huang, R., Wang, J.de Jesus, A. L., Morawska, L., Chan, C. K., Peccia, J., & Yao, M. (2018). Global survey of antibiotic resistance genes in airEnvironmental Science and Technology, 52 (19), 10975 – 10984. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.05.048


Abejero, A. L. DJ., Alcantara, A. J., Trinidad, L. C. and Flavier. M. E. (2013).
Kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) Fibers Packed in Nylon Nets as Sorbent for Diesel Oil Spill and Its Ex situ Bioremediation. Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 16 (1), 72 – 83.

 

del Rosario, E. J., del Valle, A. M. B., de Jesus, A. L. M. and Garcia, E. M. (2002). Ultrafiltration of nitrate and heavy metal ions using cellulosic membranes. KIMIKA The Journal of the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas (Chemical Society of the Philippines), 18 (2), 29-32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About

Cathy Gigantone is a University Research Associate II involved in water-related researches such as water security in agriculture and environmental pollution in aquatic resources. She is one of the core staffs of Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water (Water Center) which envisions to be a center of excellence in research, development and extension towards water security for all.

Email: [email protected]

Academic History

B.S. Food Science and Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2013
M.S. Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2017

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Cherry’s research interests include impact assessments, carrying capacity assessments, and environment codes. She is an editorial assistant of the Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM) responsible for the journal’s communication, database management and website maintenance.

Email: [email protected]

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BS Agricultural Business, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 1993
MS Environmental Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2014

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Jay Ann is a registered Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer specializing in Land and Water Resources. She is involved in researches that primarily focus on irrigation and water resources management. She is one of the core staff members at the Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water (Water Center), contributing to its mission of promoting research, development, and extension activities aimed at enhancing water security for all.

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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

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Evangeline L. Alcantara is a University Researcher I and she is currently the head of SESAM library. She also serves as the secretariat of the Philippine Network of Educators on Environment (PNEE), formerly the Environmental Education Network of the Philippines.

Email: [email protected]

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Sofia Aggangan-Alaira is a forester with research interests in forestry, biodiversity, carrying capacity assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental codes, and climate change programs. Currently, she is the head of the Continuing Education and Training Division of SESAM. She is also a UPLB Graduate School Affiliate Professor.

Email: [email protected]

Academic History

BS – UPLB, Forestry 1986
MSc. – UPLB Environmental Science, 2011

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Publications

Alaira, S.A. and C.M. Rebancos. 2014. Maliputo (Caranx ignobilis Foorskal)Fish Cage Farming Practices Among Selected Operators in Taal Lake Batangas, Philippines. Philippine Society for the Study of Nature (PSSN) Volume 13.

Rebancos, C.M., S.A. Alaira and P.O. Lubag. 2006. Knowledge and Attitude of Different Stakeholders Towards Biodiversity Conservation in Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Makiling Los Baños, Laguna. In Journal of Nature Studies. Vol. 5:61-76.

Maranan, R.F., M.G.V. Paraso, A.J. Alcantara, M.J. Sobremisana, M.V.O.Espaldon, S.A.Alaira, C.C. Sevilla, C.A. Valdez. 2008. Operations and Waste Management of Slaughterhouses in the Province of Laguna. Journal of Environmental Science and Management. Volume 11. Number 2.

Alcantara J.A., M.J. Sobremisana, M.V.O. Espaldon, S.A.Alaira, C.C. Sevilla, C.A.Valdez, M.G.V.Paraso and A.E.Dela Cruz. 2008. GIS-aided Animal Production Impacts Analysis on the Environment in Laguna Province. Volume 11. Number 2.

Ancog, R.C., N.D.Briones, L.M.Florece, A.J.Alcantara and S.A.Alaira. 2008. Expansion of Environmental Users' Fee System to Households for Enhanced Water Pollution Control in Laguna de Bay, Philippines. 2008. Journal of Environmental Science and Management. Volume 11. Number 2.

About

Jessa is an Environmental Planner and a University Researcher and engaged with several water-related researches. She is also an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the UPLB College of Human Ecology. Her research interests are water-related studies, urban and human settlements planning and qualitative and social research.

Academic History

BS Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2013
MS Environmental Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2017

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Patrick is a University Researcher I and was involved in projects on agricultural crop production, management and breeding. He is now engaged in crop monitoring and forecasting and is currently working for the National Program for Integrated Crop Monitoring and Forecasting System.

Academic History

BS Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2012
Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management, University of the Philippines Open University (candidate)

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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.

Academic History

BS Development Communication, 2014
MS Environmental Science (ongoing)

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Thad Lawas is a science communicator with researches related to disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). His projects are focused in early warning systems and information, education and communication (IEC). He is the Production Editor of the Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM) and Editor of the SESAM bi-monthly newsletter, SESAM Updates and the SESAM Website. He is also a UPLB Graduate School Affiliate Assistant Professor.

Email: [email protected]

Academic History

BSc in Development Communication, University of Philippines Los Baños, 1997
MSc in Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2008
PhD in Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2018

Research Interest

  • environmental communication
  • extension education
  • disaster risk reduction and management
  • information, education and communication
  • journal management

Publications

Lawas, T.P., Tirol, M.S.C., Jamias S.B. and Cardenas V.R.. 2009. Communication Resource Mapping for Coastal Resources Management. Journal of Environmental Science and Management. University of the Philippines Los Baños. Volume 12 Number 2, December 2009.

Serrano, J.V., Lacaste, A.V., Belegal, J.A.C., Habito, C.dL., Rabena, M.A.F., Fellizar, F.M.D.R., Marasigan, S.B., Buot, Jr., I.E., Alazada, N.D.S., Lawas, T.P., Bulong, M.P., Dulnuan, E.D., Labhat, M.B., Basilio, Jr., E., Gomez, Jr., R.A., Subilla, M., & Alag, V.K.B. (2019). Re(Connecting) with the Ifugao Rice Terraces as a socio-ecological production landscape through youth capacity building and exchange program: A conservation and sustainable development approach. In Understanding the multiple values associated with sustainable use in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 5, pp. 149-168). Tokyo, Japan: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

Rabena, M.A.F.,Gomez, R.A. Jr., Basilio, E. Jr., Subilla, M.S., & Lawas, T.P. (2020). Ecosystem services of the Ifugao Rice Terraces landscape (P.G. Garcia, & J.V. Serrano, Eds.). University of the Philippines Open University.

About

Yusuf is the University Coordinator of the UPLB Climate and Disaster Risks Studies Center (UPLB-CDRSC) and UPLB-GS-SESAM Affiliate Assistant Professor. His research undertakings are on climate change adaptation in agriculture, vulnerability and risk assessments, environment and veterinary public health, and food safety. He is actively engaged in mainstreaming CCA and DRRM into extension education, capacity building, and integrated community and local government planning.

Contact Details
Office Telefax No. +63 (049) 536-2251
Office Room: UPLB-CDRSC Room/Climate Change Lab
Email: [email protected]

Academic History

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Southern Mindanao, 1995
MSc in Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 2004
PhD in Environmental Science and Management (Cand.), University of the Philippines Los Baños

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