Projects

Projects

As a research center and a public service institutions, the Museum is able to undertake several activities which are either self- or externally-funded. 

Our staff are able to  receive financial and/or personnel support, in part of wholely, from institutional core budget or from revolving fund sources. The Museum is also able to implement research and extension activities funded by national and international funding agencies, as well as conduct officially sanctioned collaborative researches with other organizations. 

Curatorial activities other than routine maintenance are also here counted as research- related activities. These include, among others, inventory, cataloguing and computerization of accessions. Student researches held in the Museum and coordinated and supervised by the core and affiliate staff are also considered as part of our projects.

 

Museum Projects, 2015 to the Present

TitleFund SourceStatus
Development and Deployment of the UPLB MNH Website Gen 2.0MNH Core FundOngoing
Digital Imaging of Bird Specimens of the Dioscoro S. Rabor Wildlife CollectionMNH Core FundOngoing
Development and Maintenance of UPLB Wikipedia as Encyclopedic
Reference
MNH Core FundOngoing
Operation of the Museum Publications in Natural History JournalMNH Core FundOngoing
Operation and Maintenance of the UPLB MNH Information PortalMNH Core FundOngoing
Biodiversity Information for Asia (BIFA) – BIFA5_021: Digitization and mobilization of regional heritage
biological specimens of the University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History (Part
I: Luzon)
GBIF BIFA FundCompleted
UPLB MNH Zoological and Wildlife Image BankMNH Core FundCompleted
Biodiversity in Selected Mountain Ecosystem of Mindanao for Conservation and Sustainable Development: Project 3DOST-PCAARRDCompleted
Basic Introduction to DSLR photography for museum personnelMNH Core FundCompleted
Echolocation calls of bats in Polillo Island, QuezonUPLB Basic Research FundCompleted
Assessment, Inventory and Biological Field Surveys of Flora and Fauna of the Mangrove Forests in Del Carmen, Siargao IslandDOST-National Research Council of the PhilippinesCompleted
Conduct of Biophysical Baseline/Data gaps Research in Kalbario Patapat, Ilocos NorteFoundation for the Philippine EnvironmentCompleted
CANOPI PROGRAM (Forest Canopy Vertebrate Fauna) – Diversity and Natural History of Tropical Forest Canopy Vertebrate Fauna, Their Contributions to Ecosystem Services and Sensitivity to Microhabitat ChangesDOST-PCAARRDCompleted
Survey of Migratory Birds of Sta. Teresita, CagayanMNH Core Fund and LGU-Sta. TeresitaCompleted
How Does Academics’ Engagement with Industry Influence Doctoral Science Mentoring? The Case of Philippine Agricultural ScientistsTexas A&M International University R&D Agenda FundCompleted
Training on Introduction to Food Business Pests and their ControlUniversal Robina CorporationCompleted
Training on Outcomes-based Education Training on Biodiversity/ Habitat Assessment and Biological SystematicsIsabela State University Cabagan CampusCompleted
Training on Introduction to Biodiversity and Survey TechniquesYokohama Tires Philippines, Inc.Completed
Training on Identification, Biology and Management of Vertebrate Wildlife PestsPest Control Association of the Philippines, Inc.Completed
Documenting and Popularizing Scientific Research: The Case of On Field Bat and Infectious Disease Research in Siargao Island, PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
2018 Population Estimate of Edible Bird’s Nest Producing Swiftlet in Taytay and El Nido, Palawan, PhilippinesPalawan Council for Sustainable DevelopmentCompleted
Biodiversity, Geological and Boundary Surveys of Selected Cave and Karst Areas in Sta. Teresita, CagayanMNH Core Fund and LGU-Sta. TeresitaCompleted
2018 Summer Short Course on Biodiversity for BeginnersUPLB Foundation, Inc.Completed
2017 Summer Short Course on Biodiversity for BeginnersUPLB Foundation, Inc.Completed
2016 Summer Short Course on Biodiversity for BeginnersUPLB Foundation, Inc.Completed
2015 Summer Short Course on Biodiversity for BeginnersUPLB AdministrationCompleted
Refresher Course on the Use of Molecular Phylogeny on Systematics and BiogeographyMNH Core FundCompleted
Introduction to Biological PhotographyMNH Core FundCompleted
Building E-Portfolios for Graduate StudentsMNH Core FundCompleted
Learning Event in Cave Biodiversity Assessment for the Luzon ClusterDENR-Biodiversity Management BureauCompleted
Training and Identification of Pests of Stored ProductsDA-BIOMECHCompleted
Identification, Biology and Management of Vertebrate Pests (Birds, Bats, Rodents, Stray Cats, Reptiles and Amphibians)Pest Control Association of the Philippines, Inc.Completed
Training-Workshop on Managing Your Photo Assets Offline and OnlineMNH Core FundCompleted
Training-Workshop on Building EPortfolios for OVCRE IONMNH Core FundCompleted
Culture+Learning, Art+Design, Environment+Science: The First Philippine Natural History Museums and Collections SummitVarious fund sourcesCompleted
Biodiversity Studies of Selected Areas of Mulanay’s Protected Land and SeascapesLGU-Mulanay, Quezon/ MNH Core FundCompleted
Biodiversity Assessment of Caves in Mabini, PangasinanTEAM Energy-Sual, Pangasinan/
MNH Core Fund
Completed
Determining the Service Quality of the UPLB Museum of Natural HistoryMNH Core FundCompleted
TitleFund SourceStatus
NICER CAVES (Center for Cave Ecosystems Assessment and Research Program) – Project 2: Floristic Survey of Cave and Karst Areas of CALABARZONDOST-GIAOngoing
Species distribution and plant diversity analysis of Mt. Makiling from digitized collection of UPLB Museum of Natural HistoryUPLB Basic Research FundOngoing
Ex-situ morphometric characterization and phenological studies of selected Zingiberaceae taxa accessioned at MBGUPLB Basic Research FundOngoing
Inventory, cataloguing and computerized databasing of type speciemens at Botanical HerbariumMNH Core FundOngoing
Inventory, cataloguing and computerized database of MNH forestry and botanical holdingsMNH Core FundOngoing
Description of a possible new species of Begonia in Baras, RizalMNH Core FundOngoing
Description of a possible new species of Amorphophallus in Baras, RizalMNH Core FundOngoing
Description of a possible new species of Cayratia in Baras, RizalMNH Core FundOngoing
Diversity, distribution and conservation management of endemic plants in the PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
Documentation and assessment of local/indigenous knowledge (LINK) for climate change adaptation of agri-fisheries communitiesDA-Bureau of Agricultural ResearchCompleted
Floral pigments of Strongylogon juangonzaleziiMasungi Geo-ReserveCompleted
TitleFund SourceStatus
NICER CAVES (Center for Cave Ecosystems Assessment and Research Program) – Project 3: Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity Assessment of Cave and Karst Areas of CALABARZONDOST-GIAOngoing
Inventory, Cataloguing and Computerized Database of MNH Entomological CollectionMNH Core FundOngoing
Inventory, cataloguing and computerized database of MNH Acarology CollectionMNH Core FundOngoing
Inventory, cataloguing and computerized database of MNH Entomological Museum: VP Gapud Collection (Phase I)MNH Core FundOngoing
Taxonomy of Philippine Walking SticksMNH Core FundOngoing
Inventory of Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from the entomological collections of the two natural history museums in the Philippines. Study 1: Inventory of bees (Hymenoptera:Apidae) from the entomological
collections of UPLB MNH
UPLB Bee ProgramCompleted
Updating and maintenance of Philippine Ant Species DatabaseMNH Core FundCompleted
A transect study of the ants of Mt. Isarog Natural Park, Camarines SurUP Enhanced Creative and Research Work GrantCompleted
Morphology-based diagnostics of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) and their natural enemies on coconuts and associated cropsDOST-PCAARRDCompleted
Elevational transect study of the ants of Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao OrientalUNEP-GEPCompleted
Stomach Contents of Philippine Draco LizardsMNH Core FundCompleted
Ants of MakilingMNH Core FundCompleted
Redefinition of the crematogastrine ant genus Tetheamyrma Bolton, 1991MNH Core FundCompleted
Description of a new species of Odontomachus antsMNH Core FundCompleted
Towards an updated genus list and identification keys to the ant genera of the PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
Aretidris, a New Genus of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from the Mountains of Luzon Island, PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
Two new species of Harpegnathos from one mountain in the PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
A Second Species of the Ant Genus Romblonella from the Philippines (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)MNH Core FundCompleted
Studies on Podocinid mites (Acari: Podocinidae)MNH Core FundCompleted
Monitoring Key Non-Target Arthropods in Transgenic Maize (Zea mays L.) Lines Containing the Combined Trait Products and its Intermediate Stacks and:2013 Indonesia Field StudyPT DuPont IndonesiaCompleted
Taxonomic Study of the Bat Ectoparasitic Mites (Acari: Laelapidae, Macronyssidae and Spinturnicidae) of Karst Areas in the PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
Terrestrial Arthropod Survey in Greater Sipit Area, Mount MakilingCFNR MCMECompleted
Taxonomic Study of Cave Cheyletid Mites from Biak na Bato Cave Complex (Acari: Cheyletidae)MNH Core FundCompleted
TitleFund SourceStatus
NICER CAVES (Center for Cave Ecosystems Assessment and Research Program) – Project 4: Phenomic, Genomic and Metagenomic Analysis of Microbiome of Bat Gut and Guano from Caves in CALABARZONDOST-GIAOngoing
Bat guano from a Philippine cave as potential and sustainable source of antibiotic-producing Streptomyces spp. against pathogenic bacteriaDOST-National Research Council of the PhilippinesOngoing
Capacity building on biorisk awareness and establishment and sustainability of Institutional Biosafety Committee in the UPLB Museum of Natural History: Development of Training Modules and Manuals on the Fundamentals of Biosafety, Biosecurity and Biorisk AssessmentMNH Core FundOngoing
Diversity and systematics of filamentous fungi from guano and guano-enriched soil of Cabalyorisa Cave Complex, PangasinanUPLB Basic Research FundOngoing
Polyphasic taxonomy of possible new species of StreptomycesKorea Collection of Type Cultures and MNH Core FundOngoing
Preliminary characterization of pigments produced by filamentous fungi, Cb-BG1 and Cb-R2, isolated from bat guano of Cabalyorisa Cave, Mabini, PangasinanICBiotech and Osaka
University
Ongoing
Assessment of the Timbac mummies of Kabayan, BenguetNational Museum of the PhilippinesCompleted
Metagenomic Analysis of Bat Guano Sampled in Cabalyorisa and Tinmori Caves in Mabini, Pangasinan and Determination of the Efficacy and Safety of the Bat Guano as Organic Agricultural FertilizerDA-BAR/UPNSRICompleted
Bacterial Diversity of Caves in Mabini, PangasinanMNH Core FundCompleted
Fungal Diversity of Caves in Mabini, PangasinanMNH Core FundCompleted
Isolation and preliminary identification of thraustochytrids from mangroves of Polillo Islands, Quezon ProvinceMNH Core FundCompleted
Isolation and identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria (Putative) from Bats of Marinduque Caves, PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
TitleFund SourceStatus
A cursory study of the microbiome inhabiting wasp (Insecta:Hymenoptera) nestsMNH Core FundOngoing
Inventory of Fungal Collection at the UPLB MNH Mycological HerbariumMNH Core FundOngoing
Diversity and Distribution of Wild Edible Macrofungi in the Forests and Small Islands of LuzonMNH Core FundOngoing
Ecological Assessment and Monitoring of Biodiversity in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems in Didipio Gold Copper Project Nueva Vizcaya, PhilippinesOceanagold Philippines, Inc.Completed
TitleFund SourceStatus
Digitization, Georeferencing, and Mobilization of Philippine Chiroptera and Associated Ectoparasites and Pathogens from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural HistoryGBIF BIFA FundOngoing
NICER CAVES (Center for Cave Ecosystems Assessment and Research Program) – Project 1: Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates Assessment of Cave and Karst Areas of CALABARZONDOST-GIAOngoing
Digitizing and Imaging using the standard views of the shell in the malacological collection of the UPLB Museum of Natural HistoryMNH Core FundOngoing
Development of Digitized Maps of hills of Sta. Teresita Cagayan to support LGU-led ecosystem managementMNH Core FundOngoing
Development of Survey Instruments to Establish the Costs and Valuation of Conversion from Conventional to Organic AgricultureDA – Bureau of Agricultural Research Ongoing
Terrestrial Mollusk in the Karst Ecosystem of Sta. Teresita, Cagayan: Diversity Distribution and Conservation statusUPLB Basic Research Program FundOngoing
Image standardization of mollusk shell collection in the UPLB Museum of Natural HistoryMNH Core FundOngoing
Inventory, cataloguing and computerized databasing of MNH aquatic zoological holdingsMNH Core FundOngoing
Identification of Pandaka spp from Polillo island based on morphological structureMNH Core FundOngoing
Macro Land Snails of Mt. Banahaw, Luzon Island Philippines: Diversity and Ecological PatternsUPLB Basic Research FundOngoing
UPLB Museum of Natural History Collections inventory and cataloging: Amphibians and reptilesMNH Core FundCompleted
Photographing herpetofauna type specimens in the UPLB Museum of Natural History Zoological CollectionsMNH Core FundCompleted
Bats as Potential Sources of Zoonotic DiseasesMNH Core Fund/ Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI GrantCompleted
Biodiversity and Ecology in Tuba, Benguet: Mining Impact Assessment for Sustainable Mountain and Resilient EcosystemPhilex Mining Corp.Completed
Micro landsnails in karst ecosystem of Sta. Teresita Cagayan: Diversity and ecological patternMNH Core FundCompleted
Diversity and distribution of land snails in the vicinity of Cavinti Underground River and Cave Complex, Cavinti, LagunaMNH Core FundCompleted
Environmental factors affecting morphological shape of freshwater gastropods in Lalangawan River,
Cavinti, Laguna
MNH Core FundCompleted
Diversity and community assembly of macroinvertebrates along watershed streams of UP Laguna Land Grant, Paete, LagunaInstitute of Biology, UP DilimanCompleted
Diversity of freshwater mollusk along Dakil River in the UP Laguna Land Grant, Paete, LagunaInstitute of Biology, UP DilimanCompleted
Preliminary survey of freshwater fishes along watershed of UP Laguna Land Grant, Paete, LagunaMNH Core FundCompleted
Diversity of Ectoparasites Associated with Bats in the PhilippinesMNH Core FundCompleted
Bats in Mt. Guiting-guiting Natural Park, Sibuyan Island, PhilippinesMNH Core Fund and Rufford Small GrantsCompleted
Diversity of Macro-inverterates along Streams of Mt. MakilingMNH Core FundCompleted
MAGUITING TRAINING SERIES: Hands-on Capacity Building on Biodiversity Studies in SibuyanRufford Small Grants
Foundation, The Awesome
Foundation and the UP System Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant
Completed

Interested in knowing our past endeavors?
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