Alcala named nat'l scientist
The National Academy of Science and Technology has named Dr. Angel Alcala as national scientist, the highest award conferred by the Philippine government on a Filipino scientist, a press release from Silliman University said.
Alcala is a professor emeritus, former president and now trustee of SU. He is among the country's experts in marine ecosystem conservation, and pioneered the concept of community-based coastal resource management and the use of artificial reefs as models for fisheries development in the Philippines.
He has written over 200 books and publications, and often serves as reference for topics on community ecology, biogeography and systematics of Philippine amphibians and reptiles. His extensive research work has received numerous awards and distinctions in the country and abroad, like the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1992 and the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, the press release also said.
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