Experts find 12 new species of Philippine lichens Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 Local experts recently found 12 new species of lichens living in Philippine mountains. This finding was documented in the study "Philippine Species of Parmotrema (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae)" published in the June 2017 issue of the Philippine Journal of Science.
The research team led by Paulina Bawingan reported 30 identified Parmotrema species, in which 12 are new records in the Philippines. While this does not indicate that the species are endemic in the country, it shows that the Philippines has a rich lichen diversity waiting to be explored.
Given the Gratuity Permit by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Bawingan and her colleagues explored the forests of Benguet, Ifugao, and Mountain Province. They also studied some collected species from Mt. ...read full story
DOST-SEI marks 30th year with tribute to scholarship champions, partners Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
A STORY TO REMEMBER. Dr. Nestor Acala, former DOST-SEI Scholar, left the much of the audience teary-eyed as he shared his struggles as a student from a poor family in Marawi City and the transformation his life had with the scholarship program. He now teaches at the Mindanao State University Marawi to serve young students who share the same struggles he had before.
The country's science and technology human resources development arm showcased its milestones and recognized its key partners as it celebrated its pearl anniversary.
Bannering the theme "Service. Excellence. Innovation.", the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) highlighted its contributions in creating a critical mass of science professionals since its foundation in 1987 throu...read full story