Francis S. Magbanua, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 7
Ecology and Taxonomy Academic Group Member
Ph.D. Zoology, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2012
fsmagbanua@up.edu.ph
Research Lab: AQUATIC BIOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY

TEACHING

Undergraduate
Bio 1 (Contemporary Topics in Biology)
Bio 116 (Invertebrate Biology)
Bio 160 (Fundamentals of Ecology)
Bio 161 (Field Biology)
Bio 162 (Limnology)
Bio 164 (Biodiversity & Conservation Biology)
Bio 165 (Biogeography)
Bio 196 (Undergraduate Seminar)

Graduate
Bio 260 (Advanced Ecology)
Bio 262 (Freshwater Ecology)
Bio 265 (Advanced Biogeography)
Bio 296 (Seminar)
Bio 397 (Current Topics in Biology; e.g., Biodiversity Science, Restoration Ecology)

RESEARCH

Freshwater ecology, influence of land use on community and ecosystem processes, ecosystem impact of multiple stressors, urban stream biodiversity

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

Danielle Dominique D. Deborde, BS Biology student
Thesis: Responses of stream macroinvertebrate communities to land use in Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Clara Francesca R. Venturina, BS Biology student
Thesis: Freshwater ichthyofauna of Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines – a preliminary

Ma. Lourdes C. Hilario, BS Biology student
Thesis: Preliminary assessment of freshwater ichthyofauna of Palanan, Isabela, Philippines

Regine Y. Oliveros, BS Biology student
Thesis: Use of benthic macroinvertebrate communities as indicator of water quality of Palanan River, Isabela, Philippines

Kara Ysabel G. Mirafuentes, BS Biology student
Thesis: Importance of sampling design in the stream bioassessment: a 3-year study of streams on Mount Maluyon and Mount Balukbok

PUBLICATIONS