Frances Mae B. Tenorio, MS

Frances Mae B. Tenorio, MS
Research and Extension Personnel

Frances recently completed her Masters degree in Wildlife Studies minor in Environmental Science at the University of the Philippines Los Banos in 2021 as a DOST-ASTHRDP-NSC scholar. She took her BS in Biology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa.

Her research interests includes mammalian carnivores, behavioral ecology, and anthrozoology. Her Master’s thesis focused on the domestic cats found in Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve.

Prior to joining the museum as a Career Incentive Program MS Graduate Fellow, she has experience working in various sectors ranging from zoological to educational institutions serving as a research assistant, teaching associate, and a biologist.

She is also an artist spending her spare time painting various themes ranging from whimsical art to wildlife illustrations using watercolor, gouache, and oil pastels as her medium.

She is a member of the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines, Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Recent Publications

Layusa, C., Encomienda, M., Belardo, G., Tenorio, F.M., Premne, P., De Alban, R., Fidelino, J., Panopio, C., Madrid, A., Magsaysay, L., & Co, R. (2022). New toolkit to support teachers to teach about Philippine biodiversity. Oryx, 56(1), 13-14. doi:10.1017/S0030605321001587

Tenorio, F.M. & J. Baril (2019). A case study on the public knowledge and awareness of the Philippine Pangolin Manis culionensis (Mammalia: Pholidota: Manidae). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(12): 14484–14489.

Tenorio F.M. & Aurellado M.A. (2018). The influence of time of day and rice plant growth phases on bird assemblages in rice fields. Journal of Wetlands Biodiversity (JWB)

Gamalo, L.E., Cabanas, A.J., Tauli, J.I., Tenorio, F.M., Vegafria, J.N., Galapon, M., & Balatibat, J. (2018). Awareness and perception on Wildlife and Conservation of teachers and college students in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

Recent Conference Papers

The influence of time of day and rice plant growth phases on bird assemblages in rice fields. 27th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium, Magalang, Pampanga. “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation: local, national, international perspectives.” October 16-20, 2018.
In vitro culture of Strongylodon macrobotrys A. Gray (Fabaceae) using low-cost gelling agents and organic additives. 23rd Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium . Cebu City, Cebu. “Forging Partnerships for Understanding and Conserving Philippine Biodiversity.” April 1-4, 2014.