From the start of the MNH extension program in 1996 up to present, a total of 9 in-house local publications were produced by MNH. These publications, which are semi-technical in nature, focused on popularizing the diversity and conservation of fauna and flora of the Philippines and likewise, designed to cater various audiences such as students of all levels, biology teachers, researchers, hobbyists, and the general public.
Enumerated below are the MNH publications and, in brief, their content.
PICTORIAL HANDBOOK OF HAINAN SPIDERS (2013)
by Alberto T. Barrion, Aimee Lynn A. Barrion, Josie Lynn A. Catindig, Slvia C. Villareal, Ducheng Cai, Gianhua Yuan and Kong Luen Heong
This new handbook is a collection of 176 common spiders collected and identified from Hainan Island, China. These spiders, coming from 20 families, are presented in full colour. Leg formula and distribution maps have been provided when information are available. The 176 species are part of 400 inventoried in three arthropod biodiversity explorations in selected sites in the island between August 2010 to April 2012.
COMMON MUSHROOMS OF MT. MAKILING (2001)
by Dr. Tricita H. Quimio
This book is a very useful reference which provides a comprehensive view of mushrooms found in Mt. Makiling. It provides important information on their morphology, life cycle, ecology, field collection and economic importance.
Colored photographs of the featured species and genera are also included.
CATALOGUE OF MICROBIAL CULTURES (2001)
by Dr. Priscilla C. Sanchez and Dr. Marian Pulido-De Leon
This publication is an attempt of the Microbial Culture Collection (MCC) of UPLB MNH to provide users with information on the different microorganisms deposited in MCC depository.
The MCC is the first culture collection registered under the World Federation of Culture Collection (WFCC #39).
SOME FLOWERING PLANTS ON THE SOUTHERN SLOPE OF MOUNT ISAROG, CAMARINES SUR, PHILIPPINES (2001)
by Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas, Mary Anny O. Cajano, Blas F. Hernaez, and Dr. Norma Aguilar
This is a handbook that provides a pictorial guide to some of the flowering plants present along the souther slope of Mt. Isarog National Park.
It has served researchers and enthusiasts as a travel companion for plant identification. This handbook has also been used for information dissemination and advocacy purposes by the Mt. Isarog National Park management.
A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE PHILIPPINE ENDEMIC FOREST BIRDS OF MOUNT MAKILING, LUZON ISLAND, PHILIPPINES (1997-1st printing, 2000- 2nd printing)
by Prof. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez
This book highlights some of the endemic forest birds of Mt. Makiling. The pictorial guide is complete with descriptions and good quality photographs which are important in bird identification. It also gives a list of all birds that have been recorded in Mt. Makiling.
The book is one of the best-sellers among the 14 MNH publications, and has been printed twice due to its high demand.
CHECKLIST OF PHILIPPINE SPIDERS (2000)
by Dr. Alberto T. Barrion, Dr. Adelina A. Barrion, and Prof. Aimee Lynn A. Barrion-Dupo
This book provides a checklist of Philippine spiders which has been used as a source of baseline information for biodiversity conservation efforts under the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) of the Philippine Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB).
SPORE- AND SEED BEARING PLANTS OF MOUNT PULAG, BENGUET, PHILIPPINES (2000)
by Dr. Norma O. Aguilar, Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas, and Ms. Mary Ann O. Cajano
This book covers the diversity of spore- and seed-bearing plants in the country’s second highest mountain, Mt. Pulag in Benguet Province.
The book is mainly a pictorial guide and includes information on habitat, distribution, and ecology. This book has been useful not only among students and botanists but to protected area planners as well.
PHILIPPINE WHITEFLIES: BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (2000)
by Dr. Augusto C. Sumalde and Marita D. Salinas
This book provides basic information on important, but relatively unknown, biological components of the country- the whiteflies. It is also an attempt to provide the beginner a quick look at the more commonly encountered whiteflies in the Philippines.
The species covered are mostly associated with food crops, ornamentals, and non-food plants.
NATURE PHILIPPINES (1998)
by Dr. Ireneo L. Lit, Jr. (Editor)
This publication features six articles on flora and fauna of the Philippines written by various curators and specialists of UPLB MNH.
These articles are written in popular form, to suit various audiences that include students, teachers, researchers, and hobbyists.