Biodiversity Research Laboratory
The Biodiversity Research Laboratory was set up by the late Dr. Perry S. Ong to answer a very simple question:
Are we succeeding in conserving Philippine biodiversity?
To achieve this objective, we conduct long-term ecological research that seeks to understand biodiversity at various scales, from genes to ecosystems.
Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring
We conduct comprehensive assessment and monitoring of terrestrial fauna and flora using standardized methodologies.
Tropical Forest Dynamics and the Response of Wildlife
We study how Philippine forests change through disturbance and succession over time, and how different groups of wildlife respond to these changes.
Biology, Ecology, and Taxonomy of Philippine Biodiversity
We study the biology, ecology, and taxonomy of native biodiversity, such as Rafflesia consueloae, Philippine Tarsiers, the Philippine Eagle, cloud rats, and bats.
Conservation and Management of Philippine Wildlife
We develop conservation and management plans for different species of wildlife and their habitats based on the results of our biodiversity studies.