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 … Continue reading Indigenous people and Wildlife Hunting in a Philippine Protected Area
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 Research: Important agro-economic fungi from frugivorous bats in southcentral Mindanao, Philippines
Seat back and relax. If you’re an undergraduate or about finish your degree, then this is for you. After four years (if you’re lucky) of ups and downs, burned eyebrows, and fun experiences. Finally, you will finish soon --and of course finding jobs will be the next in line. There’s diverse of career waiting for … Continue reading Insights: The lessons I learned from my experience and peers –some guides on how to enjoy doing science and academia
Caves together with their often unique fauna and flora and delicate speleothems constitute one of the most fragile environments on Earth. Cave ecosystem holds a variety of species of unique and sensitive organisms, many of which are caves obligates, one of this are bats. Caves are used by bats for a variety of reasons, including … Continue reading Bat Caves in the Philippines: An endangered safe haven
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 Challenges in bat conservation and research in south-central Mindanao, Philippines: How far we have to fly for bats?
Past and Present… Think of a world without your favorite fruits and surrounded with mosquitoes. Yes, that will happen if we lose our bats. Bats in the country are highly diverse in terms of the species-area relationship with around 60 species. They utilize a variety of habitats, especially in forest and caves. However, many … Continue reading Hopes for imperiled bat caves of south central Mindanao: Past, Present, and Future actions
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 Insights: Role of collaboration and capacity building–the BioDept’s bat research experience