Andy is MNH's curator for mammals. He is currently Assistant Professor 3 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources. Sir Andy mainly teaches courses on wildlife and zoology. Prof. Dans has also taught at the Institute of Biological Sciences. He obtained his BS Zoology and MS Zoology from UPLB in 1981 and 1988, respectively.

Prof. Dans' research interests lie in the areas of Biodiversity Conservation, Mammalogy, Morpho-Anatomy, Vertebrate Physiology, Vertebrate Systematics, Wildlife Inventory, Wildlife Ecology and Zoogeography.

Andy has a very wide gamut of experience as consultant to many biodiversity-related projects done in Palawan, Cordillera region, Mindoro, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Surigao del Sur, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Cebu, Pangasinan, Bataan and others.

Selected Publications

  • ATL Dans, JCT Gonzalez (2010) Birds and Mammals of Mount Banahaw de Tayabas, Luzon Island, Philippines with notes on their distribution along elevational gradients. Asia Life Sciences Supplement 4:161 – 201.
  • ATL Dans (2010) A tribute to the Professor’s Professor – In Memoriam: Prof. Pedro Lagapa Alviola III, 09 April 1948 – 24 May 2007. Asia Life Sciences Supplement 4:1 - 5.
  • PE Sajise, MV Ticsay, WSM Gruezo, JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans, HA Francisco, CS Torres, DK Vergara, VI Velasco (2005) Biodiversity in the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna, Luzon (Part IV, Chapter 7) In: MR Dove, PE Sajise, AA Doolitle (Eds) Conserving Nature in Culture: Case Studies from Southeast Asia. Monograph 54/Yale Southeast Asia Studies, 348 pp.
  • LMJ Paguntalan, JCT Gonzalez, MJC Gadiana, ATL Dans, MdG Pedregosa, A Carino, CM Dolino (2002) Birds of Ban-Ban, Central Negros, Philippines: Threats and Conservation Status. Silliman Journal 43(1):110-136.
  • BS Vergara, PMH Idowu, JH Sumangil, JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans (2000) Interesting Philippine Animals. Philippine Science Heritage Center (book series), National Academy of Science and Technology-Philippines, Island Publ. House, Inc., Metro Manila. 36 pp.
  • PA Alviola, JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans, LE Afuang, AB Dimapilis (1999) Herpetofauna of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines. IN: Sylvatrop, the Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 8(1&2):86-93.
  • JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans (1999) Birds and Mammals of Fragmented Forests in the Anahawin River, Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park, Mindoro Island, Philippines. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines. Sylvatrop, The Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 8(1&2):43-61.
  • JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans (1998) Status of Minasawa Island Bird Sanctuary ad Game refuge and the conservation of Polillo islands, Philippines. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines. Sylvatrop, the Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 7(1&2):79-85. 
  • JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans (1998) Terrestrial Fauna of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna, Philippines. IN: The Conditions of Biodiversity Maintenance in Asia: The Policy Linkages between Environmental Conservation & Sustainable Development. Southeast Asian Universities Agroecosystems Network, East-West Center Program in the Environment. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
  • LR Heaney, DS Balete, LS Dolar, AC Alcala, ATL Dans, PC Gonzales, N Ingle, Lepiten,  WLR Oliver, PS Ong, EA Rickart, BR Tabaranza, Jr., RCB Utzurrum (1998) A Synopsis of the Mammalian  Fauna of the Philippine Islands. Fieldiana Zoology.  New Series. (1998).
  • CH Ocampo, ATL Dans, JCT Gonzalez, PA Alviola, AB Dimapilis (1999) Mammalian Fauna of Mount Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Oriental  Mindoro, Philippines. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines. Sylvatrop, the Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 8(1&2)
  • JCT Gonzalez, ATL Dans (1997) Ecology and Distribution of Vertebrate Fauna of Mount Makiling Forest Reserve. In: Dove, M.R. and Sajise, P.E., The Conditions of Biodiversity Maintenance in Asia: The Policy Linkages between Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. East-West Center, Hawaii.
  • LR Heaney, DS Balete, ATL Dans (1997)  Terrestrial Mammals, In: Philippine Red Data Book by the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines,  Bookmark Inc., Makati City,  Philippines, 262 pp.
  • ATL Dans, JCT Gonzalez (1994) Microhabitats of Endemic Diminutive Frogs and Skinks in Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, Luzon, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences 3(2): 227-243.
  • JA Baril, ATL Dans, LE Afuang (1993) Mt. Makiling Wildlife Biodiversity Project.  Philippine Biodiversity. Jul - Dec 1993. Vol II, No. 1: 20 pp.
  • ATL Dans (1993) Population Estimate and Captive Behavior of the Palawan Tree Shrew, Tupaia palawanensis ( Scandentia, Tupaiidae ). Asia Life Sciences 2(2):201-214.