Phillip is MNH's curator for small mammals and other wildlife He graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Banos with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and has completed a Master's Degree in Wildlife Studies also from the same university. Phillip worked for several years as a field biologist with many conservation organizations in the Philippines, pursuing a special interest in the diverse species of bats before he was eventually hired as a research associate by the MNH.

A few years later, he transferred to the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences as faculty. He is now Associate Professor 2 and teaching wildlife and ecology courses.

He is a member of the Philippine Mammal Project team, a multi-institutional, international collaborative effort led by Dr. Larry Heaney of The Field Museum, Chicago. Phillip is on the roster of experts of the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau and has served as a member of the Philippine Red List Committee for Wild Fauna and DENR Technical Working Group for Mammals. Among his latest contributions to the DENR is the co-authorship of the DENR Manual on Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring System for Inland Wetland Ecosystems.

Phillip is recognized as one of the UP System's Top Researchers in 2018, after being chosen as one of the 100 Asian Scientists by the Asian Scientist Magazine and winning the 2017 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist Award.

Selected Publications

  • D Kondoh, J Tomiyasu, R Itakura, M Sugahara, M Yanagawa, K Watanabe, PA Alviola, SA Yap, EA Cosico, FA Cruz, AR Larona, AJF Manalad, JS Masangkay, Y Sugiura, S Kyuwa, S Watanabe, Y Une, T Omatsu, H Bando, K Kato. (2020) Comparative histological studies on properties of polysaccharides secreted by vomeronasal glands of eight Laurasiatheria species. Acta Histochemica 122(3):151515. doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2020.151515.
  • F Murakoshi, FC Recuenco, T Omatsu, K Sano, S Taniguchi, JS Masangkay, PA Alviola, E Eres, E Cosico, J Alvarez, Y Une, S Kyuwa, Y Sugiura, K Kato (2016) Detection and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium and Eimeria species in Philippine bats. Parasitology Research 115(5):1863-1869. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-4926-4
  • EA Rickart, DS Balete, PA Alviola, MJ Veluz, LR Heaney (2016) The mammals of Mt. Amuyao: a richly endemic fauna in the Central Cordillera of northern Luzon Island, Philippines. Mammalia 80(6):1-14. DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2015-0132
  • JDV Alvarez, IL Lit Jr,  PA Alviola, EA Cosico, EG Eres (2016) A contribution to the ectoparasite fauna of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Mindoro Island, Philippines: I. Blood sucking Diptera (Nycteribiidae, Streblidae) and Siphonaptera (Ischnopsyllidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 36 (4):188-194.
  • S Arai, S Taniguchi, K Aoki, Y Yoshikawa, S Kyuwa, K Tanaka-Taya, JS Masangkay, T Omatsu, R Puentespina Jr, S Watanabe, PA Alviola, JDV Alvarez, EG Eres, EA Cosico, MNRM Quibod, S Morikawa, R Yanagihara, K Oishi (2016) Molecular phylogeny of a genetically divergent hantavirus harbored by the Geoffroy’s rousette (Rousettus amplexicaudatus), a frugivorous bat species in the Philippines. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 45:26-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.08.008
  • JDV Alvarez, IL Lit Jr,  PA Alviola (2015) Bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from Mount Makiling, Luzon Island: new host and distribution records, with a checklist of species found in the Philippines. Check List 11(1):1-4.
  • PA Alviola, JPA Macasaet, LE Afuang, EA Cosico, EG Eres (2015) Cave-dwelling bats of Marinduque Island, Philippines. Museum Publications on Natural History, 4: 1-17.
  • F Danielsen, PM Jensen, ND Burgess, R Altamirano, PA Alviola, H Andrianandrasana, JS Brashares, AC Burton, I Coronado, N Corpuz, M Enghoff, J Fjeldsa, M Funder, S Holt, H Hubertz, AE Jensen, R Lewis, J Massao, MM Mendoza, Y Ngaga, CB Pipper, MK Poulsen, RM Rueda, MK Sam, T Skielboe,  M Sorensen, R Young (2014) A multicountry assessment of tropical resource monitoring by local communities. BioScience 64(3):236-251.
  • PA Hosner, NC Boggess, PA Alviola, LA Sánchez-González, CH Oliveros, R Urriza, RG Moyle (2013) Phylogeography of the Robsonius Ground-Warblers (Passeriformes: Locustellidae) Reveals an Undescribed Species from Northeastern Luzon, Philippines. The Condor 115(3):630-639.
  • DS Balete, EA Rickart, LRHeaney, PA Alviola, MV Duya, MRM Duya, T Sosa, SA Jansa (2012) Archboldomys (Muridae: Murinae) reconsidered: a new genus and three new species of shrew mice from Luzon Island, Philippines. American Museum Novitates 3754:1-60.
  • S Tsuda, S Watanabe, JS Masangkay, T Mizutani, PA Alviola, N Ueda, K Iha et al. (2012) Genomic and serological detection of bat coronavirus from bats in the Philippines. Archives of Virology 157(12):2349-2355.
  • LR Heaney, DS. Balete, PA Alviola, EA Rickart, M Ruedi (2012) Nyctalus plancyi and Falsistrellus petersi (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from northern Luzon, Philippines: Ecology, phylogeny, and biogeographic implications. Acta Chiropterologica 14(2):265-278.
  • PA Alviola, MRM Duya, MV Duya, LR Heaney, EA Rickart. (2011) Chapter 2: Mammalian Diversity Patterns on Mount Palali, Caraballo Mountains, Luzon." Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences (2011):61-74.
  • DS Balete, PA Alviola, MRM Duya, MV Duya, LR Heaney, EA Rickart. (2011) Chapter 3: The Mammals of the Mingan Mountains, Luzon: Evidence for a New Center of Mammalian Endemism. Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences (2011):75-87.
  • MRM Duya, MV Duya, PA Alviola, DS Balete, LR Heaney (2011) Chapter 4: Diversity of Small Mammals in Montane and Mossy Forests on Mount Cetaceo, Cagayan Province, Luzon. Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences (2011):88-95.
  • LR Heaney, DS Balete, EA Rickart, PA Alviola, MRM Duya, MV Duya, MJ Veluz, L VandeVrede, SJ Steppan (2011) Chapter 1: Seven New Species and a New Subgenus of Forest Mice (Rodentia: Muridae: Apomys) from Luzon Island. Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences (2011):1-60.
  • S Taniguchi, S Watanabe, JS Masangkay, T Omatsu, T Ikegami, PA Alviola, N Ueda et al. (2011) Reston Ebolavirus antibodies in bats, the Philippines. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17(8):1559-1560.
  • S Watanabe, JS Masangkay, N Nagata, S Morikawa, T Mizutani, S Fukushi, PA Alviola et al. (2010) Bat coronaviruses and experimental infection of bats, the Philippines. Emerging Infectious Diseases 16(8)
  • F Danielsen, ND Burgess, A Balmford, PF Donald, M Funder, JPG Jones, PA Alviola et al. (2009) Local participation in natural resource monitoring: a characterization of approaches. Conservation Biology 23(1):31-42.
  • F Danielsen, MM Mendoza, A Tagtag, PA Alviola, DS Balete, AE Jensen, M Enghoff, MK Poulsen. (2007) Increasing conservation management action by involving local people in natural resource monitoring. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 36(7):566-570.
  • F Danielsen, AE Jensen, PA Alviola,DS Balete, MM Mendoza, A Tagtag, C Custodio, M Enghoff. (2005) Does monitoring matter? A quantitative assessment of management decisions from locally-based monitoring of protected areas. Biodiversity & Conservation 14(11):2633-2652.
  • F Danielsen, MM Mendoza, A Tagtag, PA Alviola, DS Balete, M Enghoff, MK Poulsen, AE Jensen. (2003) On participatory biodiversity monitoring and its applicability: a response to Yoccoz et al. and Rodrıguez. Oryx 37(4)
  • F Danielsen, MM Mendoza, PA Alviola, DS Balete, M Enghoff, MK Poulsen, AE Jensen. (2003) Biodiversity monitoring in developing countries: what are we trying to achieve?. Oryx 37(4):407-409.
  • D Bennett, T Clements, K Hampson, S Walker. (2001) Further studies on the Chiropteran fauna of the Polillo Islands." Wildlife of Polillo Island, Philippines. Viper Press. Glossop, UK (updated online version at www. mampam. com)
  • PA Alviola (1999) The Distribution and Ecology of Bats in the Polillo Islands, Philippines.