Dr. Pampolina is MNH's curator for forest fungi. Pampolina is presently an Associate Professor 6 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños. Nelson obtained his PhD in Environmental Biology from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. He finished his MS and BS degrees in Forestry at UPLB.

He teaches courses such as Forest Botany, Taxonomy of Forest Seed Plants, Plant Physiology, Fundamentals of Forest Ecology, Introduction to Protected Area Management, Forest Ecology, Forest Mycology, Forest Microbiology and others.

Nelson has served as Vegetation Consultant on forestry-based projects and as Terrestrial Ecologist for Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Monitoring of various organizations.

Selected Publications

Pollisco, J. P., Pampolina, N. M., Subua, J. C. 2007. Estimates of carbon stock estimates in the proposed mine site in mountain ecosystem of Tampakan South Cotabato and environs. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 29:1 (67). (ISSN 0115-8848).

Luna, A. C., Tolentino, E. L., Razal, R. A.,  Pampolina, N. M., Abraham, E.R.G., Cstillo, M. L., Tiburan, C. L., Santos, E. P., Jara, A. A. 2007. Permanent field laboratory areas in Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve: A model for sustainable natural resources management. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 29:1 (3). (ISSN 0115-8848).

Bombane, A. S., Pampolina, N. M., Luna, A. C., 2007. Possible link of endomycorrhizas with potential bionvasive. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 29:1 (4). (ISSN 0115-8848).

Manalo, M., Pampolina, N. M., Aggangan, N. S. 2007. Potential endomycorrhizal plants for rehabilitation of Lepanto Mine Site, Mankayan Benguet. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 29:1 (6). (ISSN 0115-8848).

Albanao, A., Kasahara, E., Agganag, N. S., Pampolina, N. M. 2007. Growth and survival of Jathropa curcas L. in marginal and mine soila a affected by mycorrhizal inoculation. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 29:1 (5). (ISSN 0115-8848).

Gevana, D., Pampolina, N. M. 2006. Plant diversity and aboveground  carbon budget of broadleaf species along northeastern slope of Mt. Makiling, Luzon Philippines. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 28:1(62). (ISSN 0115-8848)

Aggangan, N. S., Pampolina, N. M.,  Cadiz, N. M., Raymundo, A. K. 2006. Assessment of mycorrhizal diversity in abandoned mine sites in Toledo, Cebu, Philippines for bioremediation. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 28:1 (53). (ISSN 0115-8848)

Cadiz, N. M., Aggangan, N. S., Pampolina, N. M., Raymundo, A. R. 2006. Analysis of heavy metal of some potential plants for phyto-remediation in an abandoned mine area. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology of the Philippines. 28:1 (56). (ISSN 0115-8848).

Pampolina, N. M., Lucero, R. M., Bautista, D. L., Celadiña, D. A., Alacantara, A. C., Cordova, L. V., and Dimas, J. C. 2005. Harnessing biodiversity resources for Bugkalot community-based ecotourism and livelihood projects in Nagtipunan, Quirino. Transactions of the National Academy of Sciences and Technology. 27:1(43). (ISSN 0115-8848)

Pampolina, N. M. Tores, M. J., Piñon, A. A., Pollisco, J. P., Duran, J. E., Adiova, J. 2005. Biodiversity Resources in Southern Philippines: Vital for Sustainable Management of Mountain Ecosystems. The International Forestry Review. Commonwealth Forestry Association. Vol. 7: 5 (37). (ISSN 1465 5489).

Pampolina, N.M., Dell, B., Malajczuk, N. 2002. Dynamics of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Eucalyptus globulus plantation: effect of phosphorus fertilization. Forest Ecology and Management. 158, 291-304.

Pampolina, N.M., Dela Cruz, R.E., Garcia, M.U. 1994. Ectomycorrhizal roots in Philippine dipterocarps. In: Brundrett, M. et al. (Eds.) Mycorrhizas for Plantations in Asia. ACIAR No. 62. pp.47 - 50.

Pampolina, N.M., Dela Cruz, R.E., Garcia, M.U. 1993. Ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with dipterocarps in Mt. Makiling. Pterocarpus. 2, 3-7.