Indigenous people and Wildlife Hunting in a Philippine Protected Area

Wild animals have contributed an important element in human history and culture around the world. Although the importance of biodiversity and wildlife are always mainstreamed many populations are still under pressures from both natural and anthropogenic threats and disturbances coupled with climate and land-use change have exacerbated the effects. The continuous expansion of human population... Continue Reading →

Research: Important agro-economic fungi from frugivorous bats in southcentral Mindanao, Philippines

Fruitbats are ecologically and economically important as pollinators and seed dispersers of many tropical plant species. But, frugivorous bats can also be important microhabitat of many agro-economic fungal groups. The capacity of many fungal species to survive in a wide range of environmental conditions enables them to thrive and reproduce in almost of all habitats in... Continue Reading →

Challenges in bat conservation and research in south-central Mindanao, Philippines: How far we have to fly for bats?

Krizler C. Tanalgo TropiBats; Landscape Ecology Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mindanao (Philippines). *This is a partial portion of the under-review manuscript based on independent research of the author. Tha author welcomes additional information, contribution for the improvement of the report. Corresponding author, tkrizler@gmail(dot)com... Continue Reading →

Insights: Role of collaboration and capacity building–the BioDept’s bat research experience

Updated: 4/21/2017   ‘A successful research isn’t all about being published, it should end as policy, technology or in any form that will benefit the common society’ – these are the most important guiding principles in doing research in different fields, especially in conservation. The Department of Biological Sciences, as a Center of Development in... Continue Reading →

Fruit Bat Ecology and Ecosystem Services Provisions in Philippine Tropical Ecosystems

Island ecosystems, in particular, are dependent upon bats for plant pollination and seed dispersal, as bat-mediated pollination and seed dispersal ensures gene flow across large and fragmented systems. In the Philippines, there are approximately 79 species of bats distributed in more than 7000 Islands, of which around 30% are fruit bats. Among these Rousettus amplexicaudatus... Continue Reading →

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