• Jonathan Jaime G Guerrero Bicol University College of Science Department of Biology Legazpi City
  • Krizler C Tanalgo Landscape Ecology Group, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Menglun, Mengla 666303, Yunnan Province, P.R. China
  • Carlo Gabriel R Abante Bicol University Research and Development Management Division, Legazpi City 4500, the Republic of the Philippines



Anthropocene, Education, Policymaking, Priorities, Universities


The Philippines is among the most threatened biodiversity hotspots. Developing effective conservation requires science-based evidence from field data and observations. Yet, many important biodiversity information remain unpublished, particularly from academic institutions and NGOs. Here, we synthesized 34-year data from biodiversity studies from Bicol University in Luzon Island, Philippines. We found a large number of studies that increased in the post-2000 period with the majority of the studies focused on community surveys and animal and wildlife studies. While there is a massive number of studies, we found clear disproportionate distribution in terms of geographic and thematic areas. Our results may be based on a regional level, but if taken carefully, it has important implications and applications to other higher education institutions in the Philippines in promoting biodiversity studies and conservation in the country.

Author Biography

Krizler C Tanalgo, Landscape Ecology Group, Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Menglun, Mengla 666303, Yunnan Province, P.R. China

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan 9407, North Cotabato, the Republic of the Philippines


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