Upland Hydroecology Program


Active member of Southeast Asian Universities and Agroecosystems Network (SUAN), popularized Agroecosystem Analysis, Rapid Rural Appraisal, Assisted Natural Regeneration, Strategic Environmental Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment


Environmental Education Network of the Philippines (EENP) was established where SESAM serves as its permanent secretariat


Productivity enhancement through drip irrigation


Environment Resource Management Project (ERMP), a CIDA-funded project that pioneered Environment and Natural Resource Management studies in the Philippines and Canada

1995- onwards

Continuing assistance to several State Universities and Colleges/Higher Education Institution on their environmental science programs (i.e. Benguet State University, UP Cebu, UP Mindanao, Isabela State University,  etc.)


Environmental Security Management Program (ESMP), an extension of ERMP that tested the CBRM and environmental governance


Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institution for Environmental Protection and Management (PATLEPAM) establishment and leadership


Conducted several Environmental Impact Assessment  (EIA) and Programatic EIA and Environmental Code


Annual international training course on crop-livestock-environment interaction

2007- present

Secretariat of the UPLB Interdisciplinary Program on Climate Change (IdPCC) which implemented projects on mainstreaming climate change in local government planning and educational institutions


Coastal economic valuation studies supported by Conservation International (CI)


Millenium Development Goal Fund –National Economic and Development Authority (MDGF-NEDA) Strengthening the Philippine Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change


World Food Programme projects on Disaster Risk Reduction Management and climate change adaptation


CHED Center of Development Research Grant


Vulnerability, impact and adaptation of the Calamba side of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve to Climate Change.


Assessment of Forest Fragmentation and Land Use Change Drivers in Barangay Puting Lupa, Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, and the Dynamics Between Forest Regrowth and Regional Industrialization.


Influence of Agro-industrialization on the Land Use of the Landscape of Mt Makiling in San Juan River Watershed in Calamba City and Sto. Tomas, Batangas.


Influence of Land Uses on Water Quality and Fish Assemblage of the Different Tributaries of Mt Makiling Watershed  in Los Banos and Bay, Laguna, Philippines.


Perception of LGU officials on Mt. Makiling  management


Policy Support for the protection and management of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve buffer zone along the corridors of Calamba City.


Survival and growth of broadcasted Gliricidia sepium (kakawate) seeds in a Grassland in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija and Mt. Makiling, Calamba City, Philippines


Growth and Development of Coffea arabica Under the Stand of Pinus kesiya and Alnus japonica in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines


Fire, Grassland and People: Opportunities and Constraints in the Rehabilitation of Marginal Grasslands in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines


CHED Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNet) Grant


Enhancing Resilience of Existing Agricultural Systems in Rainfed Lowland and Upland Ecosystems of Quezon by Developing and Testing Alternative Staple Crops and Varieties


Assessment on climate change impacts to yields of key agricultural commodities both in the upland (Rootcrops, fruit-bearing and vegetables) and aquatic ecosystems (tilapia, tawilis, bangus) using several climate change scenarios models


Developing, Testing and Validating Rapid Risk and Vulnerability Assessment tools and techniques


Climate change influences on watershed landscape patterns and water quality


Fisheries Climate change adaptation program in Laguna and Quezon provinces


Formulation of guideline for integration of climate change assessment and disaster risk response in local development planning and mainstreaming climate change research in policy formulation in selected LGUs



Jan 2013

Predictive Forensics for Averting Possible Disasters: A FORIN Template for Tackling Issues Related to the Valley Fault System and the Angat Dam in Luzon, Philippines

July 2013

Establishing the history of the Philippine island arc system: Clues from the rocks of the Zambales-Pangasinan region

Nov 2013

Learning from each other: A National Conference on Building blocks for Climate Resilient local communities in the Philippines

Dec 2013

Reforestation techniques Caranglan

Dec 2013

Intercropping coffee (Baguio)

Jan 2014

Effect of climate change on endemic species in Laguna lake

April 2014

Phase II of the RP-Taiwan collaboration on Geoscience: Overriding the plate dynamics: Towards an integrated understanding of the central Philippine tectonics and its implications for mineralization, current environmental conditions and geophysical hazards

April 2014

Paleomagnetism of the Amnay Ophiolite: Constraining the translation history of South China Sea oceanic fragment

May 2014

Study of the National "Green Agriculture" Strategies and Policies: Closing the Gap Between Aspirations and Application

May 2014

Program: Analysis of the dynamics of ecosystems and society under stress through landscape science approach;
Project: The Case of San Juan and Cambatoc River Basins in Mt. Makiling- Laguna de Bay Landscape

June 2014

Program: Enhancing food security through synergistic climate change adaptation program in biodiversity and agriculture;
Component 1: Enhancing food security through improved resilience of existing agricultural;
Component 2: Sustainable conservation of bio

June 2014

Program: Enhancing food security through synergistic climate change adaptation program in biodiversity and agriculture;
Project 1.8: GIS aided and community assisted spatial climate resilient seasonal cropping decision system in Laguna

Aug 2014

Enhancing and Strengthening the Capacity of SUCs and LGUs in Mainstreaming DRRM-CCA in Local Planning  funded by the World Food

Sept 2014

DENR-EMP Project. Baseline Assessment  on Integration of Environment Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Concerns in the Curricula of Philippine Elementary and High System.

Sept 2014

Willingness to pay for sanitation services in Sta. Rosa, laguna

Sept 2014

Baseline assessment of integration of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Concerns in the curricula of Philippine Elementary and High School System

Dec 2014

Philippines-Taiwan integrated predictive studies of geometeorological hazards