Prof. Jude is MNH's Curator for tree shrews other small mammals and currently an Assistant Professor 7 at the Animal Biology Division of the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB. She obtained her BS Biology from Mindanao State University-Marawi in 1979 and her MS Zoology from UPLB in 1992. She is currently pursuing PhD in Environmental Science at UPLB and has almost 10 years experience teaching courses in biology, zoology and wildlife studies.

Jude has extensive work experience in biology conservation and natural resources management and has conducted wildlife (fauna) surveys/assessments, researches and lectures/seminars on biodiversity conservation in different regions/provinces in the Philippines.

Among the things she has accomplished is the formulation of policies for the implementation of laws on wildlife conservation (with the then Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Development Academy of the Philippines and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development).

Selected Publications

  • LE Gamalo, JC Dimalibot, KA Kadir, B Singh, VG Paller (2019) Plasmodium knowlesi and other malaria parasites in long-tailed macaques from the Philippines. Malaria Journal, 18(1):147.
  • LE Gamalo, J Baril, JC Dimalibot, A Asis, B Anas, N Puna, VG Paller (2019) Nuisance behaviors of macaques in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(3):13287-13294.
  • DAP Fernandez, APO de Guia, JC Dimalibot, NC Bantayan (2018) Spatial ecology of a male and a female leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis heaneyi Groves 1997) in Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines.
  • MG Dacuma, JC Dimalibot, F Yadao, A Yasaña, E Bona, W Notario, R Hallett (2012). Estimating malaria transmission in Sarangani Province, the Philippines using serological markers of infection. Malaria Journal 11(1):20.
  • JC Dimalibot (2010) Size of the Home Range of the Palawan Tree Shrew, Tupaia palawanensis Thomas 1894 at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences Supplement 4:147-159.
  • AC Diesmos, GVA Gee, ML Diesmos, RM Brown, PJ Widmann, JC Dimalibot (2004) Rediscovery of the Philippine forest turtle Heosemys leytensis (Chelonia: Bataguridae), from Palawan Island Philippines. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10:22-27.

Recent Researches

  • Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and zoonotic P. knowlesi in Southern Mindanao, Philippines: Geographical Distribution, Mutations in Genes that Confer Drug Resistance
  • Determining the Home Range, Movement and Habitat Preference of Siebenrockiella leytensis through Thread-tailing in Cabayugan River, Puerto Princesa City
  • Defining the biomedical, environmental and social risk factors for human infection with Plasmodium knowlesi; opportunities for prevention and control of an emerging zoonotic infection.