Andres Tungpalan - Researcher Profile


College of Aquatic Sciences & Applied Technology

Associate Professor V


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Prof. Andres Y. Tungpalan has been in the academe since 1982. He started in the government service as a Senior Science Research Specialist. As an educator, he has handled courses such as advanced phycology, systematics, advanced ecology, developmental biology in both graduate and undergraduate levels in the Mariano Marcos State University, University of Sto. Tomas and De La Salle University. His research interests include ethnobotany of marine flora as well as marine resource diversity assessment. He has served as consultant in various research projects and grants such as the Integrated Agro-Fishery Productions sponsored by the Save the Children Federation, Strengthening Applied Research and Training for the Dryland Agriculture sponsored by the UNDP/FAO, the Inventory/Assessment and Processing of Agarophytes in Ilocos Norte sponsored by PCAMRRD and the World Bank. Recently, he served as a consultant in the Integrated Coastal Management Program (ICMP) for Candon, Ilocos Sur and Burgos, Ilocos Norte. He was also the Project Leader in the Sustainable Coral Reefs Ecosystems Management Program (SCREMP) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This year he has granted several research projects as Project Leader for  Establishment of Marine Protected Area Networking in Lingayen Gulf Marine Key Biodiversity Areas under the USAID.  He is also the Projcet Leader of Research Assessment, Biological Evaluation and Phytochemical Screening of Economically Important Seaweeds in Ilocos Region under the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR).   He is also the Program Leader for the research project Aqua-based Food Products Development for Livelihood and Resource Sustainability in Ilocos under the CHED-NAFES.  He has also conducted various researches on seaweeds, seagrasses, mangroves regarding assessment, density and diversity distribution, growth and survival, recruitment pattern and regeneration capacity, to name a few. Currently, he is an Associate Professor V at the Mariano Marcos State University and is the Dean in the College of Aquatic Sciences and Applied Technology. Prof. Tungpalan is a licensed Open Water and Advanced SCUBA Diver. Last November 16, 2015, he obtained his 1 STAR SCUBA Diving Course Specializing in Coral Transplantation Technology under Philippine Association of Underwater Activities (PAUA).

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