Phillip is MNH's curator for small and volant mammals. 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 a member of the Philippine Mammal Project team, a multi-institutional, international collaborative effort led by Dr. Larry Heaney of The Field Museum, Chicago.

Selected Publications

Alviola, Phillip A. "The Distribution and Ecology of Bats in the Polillo Islands, Philippines." (1999).

Bennett, Daniel, T. Clements, K. Hampson, and S. Walker. "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) (2001).

Danielsen, Finn, Marlynn M. Mendoza, Phillip Alviola, Danilo S. Balete, Martin Enghoff, Michael K. Poulsen, and Arne E. Jensen. "Biodiversity monitoring in developing countries: what are we trying to achieve?." Oryx 37, no. 04 (2003): 407-409.

Danielsen, Finn, Marlynn M. Mendoza, Anson Tagtag, Phillip Alviola, Danny S. Balete, Martin Enghoff, Michael K. Poulsen, and Arne E. Jensen. "On participatory biodiversity monitoring and its applicability: a response to Yoccoz et al. and Rodrıguez." Oryx 37, no. 4 (2003).

Danielsen, Finn, Arne E. Jensen, Phillip A. Alviola, Danilo S. Balete, Marlynn Mendoza, Anson Tagtag, Carlo Custodio, and Martin Enghoff. "Does monitoring matter? A quantitative assessment of management decisions from locally-based monitoring of protected areas." Biodiversity & Conservation 14, no. 11 (2005): 2633-2652.

Danielsen, Finn, Marlynn M. Mendoza, Anson Tagtag, Phillip A. Alviola, Danilo S. Balete, Arne E. Jensen, Martin Enghoff, and Michael K. Poulsen. "Increasing conservation management action by involving local people in natural resource monitoring." AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 36, no. 7 (2007): 566-570.

Danielsen, Finn, Neil D. Burgess, Andrew Balmford, Paul F. Donald, Mikkel Funder, Julia PG Jones, Philip Alviola et al. "Local participation in natural resource monitoring: a characterization of approaches." Conservation Biology 23, no. 1 (2009): 31-42.

Taniguchi, Satoshi, Shumpei Watanabe, Joseph S. Masangkay, Tsutomu Omatsu, Tetsuro Ikegami, Phillip Alviola, Naoya Ueda et al. "Reston Ebolavirus antibodies in bats, the Philippines." Emerg Infect Dis 17, no. 8 (2011): 1559-1560.

Watanabe, Shumpei, Joseph S. Masangkay, Noriyo Nagata, Shigeru Morikawa, Tetsuya Mizutani, Shuetsu Fukushi, Phillip Alviola et al. "Bat coronaviruses and experimental infection of bats, the Philippines." Emerging infectious diseases 16, no. 8 (2010).

Heaney, Lawrence R., Danilo S. Balete, Eric A. Rickart, Phillip A. Alviola, Mariano Roy M. Duya, Melizar V. Duya, M. Josefa Veluz, Lawren VandeVrede, and Scott J. Steppan. "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.

Alviola, Phillip A., Mariano Roy M. Duya, Melizar V. Duya, Lawrence R. Heaney, and Eric A. Rickart. "Chapter 2: Mammalian Diversity Patterns on Mount Palali, Caraballo Mountains, Luzon." Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences (2011): 61-74.

Balete, Danilo S., Phillip A. Alviola, Mariano Roy M. Duya, Melizar V. Duya, Lawrence R. Heaney, and Eric A. Rickart. "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.

Duya, Mariano Roy M., Melizar V. Duya, Phillip A. Alviola, Danilo S. Balete, and Lawrence R. Heaney. "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.

Balete, Danilo S., Eric A. Rickart, Lawrence R. Heaney, Phillip A. Alviola, Melizar V. Duya, Mariano Roy M. Duya, Timothy Sosa, and Sharon A. Jansa. "Archboldomys (Muridae: Murinae) reconsidered: a new genus and three new species of shrew mice from Luzon Island, Philippines." American Museum Novitates 3754 (2012): 1-60.

Tsuda, Shumpei, Shumpei Watanabe, Joseph S. Masangkay, Tetsuya Mizutani, Phillip Alviola, Naoya Ueda, Koichiro Iha et al. "Genomic and serological detection of bat coronavirus from bats in the Philippines." Archives of virology 157, no. 12 (2012): 2349-2355.

Heaney, Lawrence R., Danilo S. Balete, Phillip Alviola, Eric A. Rickart, and Manuel Ruedi. "Nyctalus plancyi and Falsistrellus petersi (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from northern Luzon, Philippines: ecology, phylogeny, and biogeographic implications." Acta Chiropterologica 14, no. 2 (2012): 265-278.

Hosner, Peter A., Nikki C. Boggess, Phillip Alviola, Luis A. Sánchez-González, Carl H. Oliveros, Rolly Urriza, and Robert G. Moyle. "Phylogeography of the Robsonius Ground-Warblers (Passeriformes: Locustellidae) Reveals an Undescribed Species from Northeastern Luzon, Philippines." The Condor 115, no. 3 (2013): 630-639.