A Publication of the Western Philippines University, San Juan, 5302 Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Roger G. Dolorosa, PhD
Environmental Science
Western Philippines University

Associate Editors

Liwayway H. Acero, EdD
Educational Management
San Beda College, Philippines

Jun Akamine, PhD
Ecological Anthropology and Anthropology of Food
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan

Allaine T. Baaco, PhD
Environment & Economics
Western Philippines University

Hernando P. Bacosa, PhD
Environmental Science
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Lota A. Creencia, PhD
Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
Western Philippines University

Hendrik Freitag, PhD
Entomology
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Noel L. Gauran, PhD
Statistics
Western Philippines University

Daniel J. Gurdak, MSc
PhD Candidate: Ecology and Conservation Biology
College for Environmental Science and Forestry
State University of New York, USA

Sujan M. Henkanaththegedara, PhD
Conservation Ecology
Longwood University, Virginia, USA.

Romeo R. Lerom, PhD
Plant Genetic Resources/Botany
Western Philippines University

Joie D. Matillano, MSc
Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
Tourism Office, Taytay, Palawan, Philippines

V. Deepak Samuel, PhD
Marine Ecology
Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management
Chennai, India

Sabine Schoppe, PhD
Aquatic/Wildlife Ecology
Katala Foundation Inc., Philippines

Jonah van Beijnen, MSc
Sustainable Aquaculture/Conservation Biology
Center for Sustainability, Philippines

Editorial Staff

Rosalie S. Nostratis, PhD
Marites E. Lomocso, MLIS
Engr. Michael Angelo C. Maga-ao, MAM
Jireh J. Baltazar
Sarah Jane Torreflores

ADVISORY BOARD

Elsa P. Manarpaac, PhD
Development Communication
Western Philippines University

Benjamin J. Gonzales, PhD
Fish Biodiversity/Coastal Fisheries Mgt
Western Philippines University

Lawrence M. Liao, PhD
Marine Plants
Hiroshima University, Japan

Julie Hope Timotea P. Evina, PhD
Educational Management
Western Philippines University

Nilo V. Banlawe, MSc
Horticulture
Western Philippines University