In recognition of his outstanding contribution to wildlife ecology and environmental science particularly on systematic biology, ecology, and conservation of Philippine biodiversity. His research and publications on diverse disciplines including species descriptions, taxonomic revisions, evolutionary biology, biogeography, invasion biology, species status assessments, and natural history, have helped shape national efforts to manage and conserve biodiversity. He has championed herpetological research in the Philippines, making significant contributions that have enriched our knowledge on this field of science. His collaborative research activities have helped bring the Philippines at the forefront of global biodiversity research and conservation.
Birthdate: 4 June 1969
- Ph.D Biology - National University of Singapore 2009
- M.S. Wildlife Studies major in Wildlife Ecology and Environmental Science - University of the Philippines Los Baños 1998
- B.S. Biology major in Animal Ecology - University of the Philippines Los Baños 1992