The UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR)

Forest Biological Sciences

Established in 1965, the Department of Forest Biological Sciences is one of the academic units of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources. The department envisions itself as the country’s leading institution for learning and research in the field of forest biological sciences, encompassing but not limited to forest biodiversity, forest biotechnology, and other allied fields for the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources for the improvement of the quality of life and the environment. With top-caliber experts and state-of-the art laboratory facilities for Forest Biotechnology, Metallophytes Research, Taxonomy and Biodiversity  as well as Plant Pathology, the department maintains its main thrust of strengthening the existing forest biology programs in teaching, research, and extension activities. Part of its goal is to develop integrated research and extension programs that will  contribute to the forestry development in the country and the region as well..

The department offers both undergraduate and graduate courses in support of the offerings of the Certificate in Forestry, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Master of Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry, Master of Science in Natural Resources Conservation, and Doctor of Philosophy. Within the BS Forestry curriculum, the department offers specialized courses in the area of Environmental Forestry and Production and Industrial Forestry.

Forest Biological Sciences Staff

  • Department Chair
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Lerma SJ. Maldia

Department Chair

Dianne Joy D. Aguilon

Assistant Professor 6

Jessa P. Ata

Assistant Professor 7

Juancho B. Balatibat

Associate Professor 6

Manuel L. Castillo

Professor 4

Marilyn S. Combalicer

Associate Professor 4

Andres Tomas L. Dans

Assistant Professor 3

Maria Ellenita G. De Castro

Assistant Professor 3

Edwino S. Fernando

Professor Emeritus

Jonathan O. Hernandez

Instructor 7

Pastor Jr. L. Malabrigo

Associate Professor 7

Lerma SJ. Maldia

Associate Professor 3

Mutya Ma. Q. Manalo

Associate Professor 7

Nelson M. Pampolina

Professor 12

Marilyn O Quimado

University Researcher 2

Crusty E. Tinio

Assistant Professor 7

Arthur Glenn A. Umali

Assistant Professor 7

John Marlon P. Magbuo

Teaching Associate

Anna Clarisse DV. Maravilla

Teaching Associate

Philip Jones G. Reyes

Teaching Associate

Jolimar P. Rodriguez

Teaching Associate

Adriane B. Tobias

Teaching Associate

Janine Kaysee R. Soriano

Teaching Fellow

Emmanuel Bonifacio S. Timog

Teaching Fellow

Alfredo V. Alvarez

Laboratory Technician I

Tomas R. Bautista

Laboratory Technician II

Jefferson C. Boncodin

Laboratory Technician II

Isagani U. Casal

Lab. Technician II

Rowena L. Alvarez

Senior Utility Worker

Susan C. Magsipoc

Laboratory Technician II

Erwin T. Flores

Junior Utility Worker