Marine botanist is 47th Charter Day Speaker

by Christine Godinez-Ortega

Marine botanist is 47th Charter Day Speaker

Dr. Hilconida P. Calumpong, former Director of the Silliman University (SU) Institute of Environment and Marine Sciences and Director of the Dr. Angel C. Alcala Environmental and Marine Sciences Laboratories (formerly the Silliman University Marine Laboratory) is this year’s 47th Charter Day Speaker during the Charter Day program on July 12, 2015 at the IDS Multi-Purpose Hall.

Calumpong is a Professor of Biology at Silliman University. She obtained a doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley in California, U.S.A. and she had training in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

She has over 20 years of extensive experience in instruction, research, management, implementation and administration of coastal and marine studies and has conducted numerous studies on the biology, assessment, conservation, ecology and management of marine resources, particularly algae, sea grasses, mangroves, giant clams, sea hares, and has published extensively on these topics (from the homepage of the Pan-Pacific Studies Institute).

Marine botanist is 47th Charter Day Speaker

Dr. Hilconida P. Calumpong (right), with Tim Tomlinson, panelist of Iligan Workshop and Dr. Angel C. Alcala, national scientist.

Photo by: Deedle Tomlinson

Topics : Charter Day