Dr. Victor S. Ticzon is a marine biologist and an expert in coral reef ecology and remote sensing. He serves as the museum's curator for corals and fish while also heading the Animal Biology Division of the Institute of Biological Sciences where he is appointed as Associate Professor 7. He obtained his BS Biology (1994) and MS Environmental Science (2006) from UPLB while his PhD in Marine Science was granted by UP Diliman in 2014.

Sir Vic has been involved in the following national projects: Philippine National Coral Reef Database (NaCoRDa), Coral Reef Visualization and Assessment (CoRVA) Program, Capability Assessment for Rehabilitation Enhancement Capability Development and Resiliency of Ecosystems (CARE-CaDRES), Nationwide Detailed Resources Assessment Using LiDAR, and most recently, the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan, and the DENR BMB-Marine Key Biodiversity Area (MKBA) Project.

Dr. Ticzon is a member of the International Society for Reef Studies, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Philippine Association of Marine Science Inc., and Philippine Society for Developmental Biology.

Selected Publications

  • JEML Reyes, VS Ticzon (2018) Spatial Structuring of the Macrofaunal Community of a Relatively Undisturbed Seagrass Meadow in Western Philippines. Laksambuhay 5:8-19
  • VS Ticzon, G Foster, LT David, et al. (2015) Delineating optimal settlement areas of juvenile reef fish in Ngederrak Reef, Koror state, Republic of Palau. Environ Monit Assess 187:4089 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-4089-7
  • JD Hedley JD, CM Roelfsema, I Chollett, AR Harborne, SF Heron, S Weeks, WJ Skirving, AE Strong, CM Eakin, TRL Christensen, VS Ticzon, S Bejarano, PJ Mumby (2016) Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs for Monitoring and Management: A Review. Remote Sensing 8(2):118.
  • V Madrid, V Mariano, R Abrea, VS Ticzon (2013) Identifying coral genera using median binary partition texture patterns. Philippine Information Technology Journal 6(2):31-35.
  • VS Ticzon, PJ Mumby, BR Samaniego, et al. (2012) Microhabitat use of juvenile coral reef fish in Palau. Environ Biol Fish 95:355–370 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-012-0010-9
  • G Foster, VS Ticzon, BM Riegl, PJ Mumby (2011) Detecting end-member structural and biological elements of a coral reef using a single-beam acoustic ground discrimination system. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(22):7749-7776 DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010.527396
  • MSA Marcos, L David, E Peñaflor, et al. (2008) Automated benthic counting of living and non-living components in Ngedarrak Reef, Palau via subsurface underwater video. Environ Monit Assess 145:177–184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-007-0027-2