About Me

👋 Hi! I'm Lief, welcome to my personal website!😊🐵

Current Affiliation

  • Faculty, University of the Philippines Mindanao
  • Faculty Staff, Philippine Genome Center Mindanao

Academic Background

  • 2016-2018: University of the Philippines Los Baños (MSc Zoology)
  • 2018: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Attached Student)
  • 2011-2015: Leyte Normal University (BS Biology)

Research Interests

  • Wildlife Studies and Conservation
  • Primate Biology
  • Human-Wildlife Interactions Studies
  • Wildlife Parasitology

Teaching Experience

  • 2023 - present: Assistant Professor 6, University of the Philippines Mindanao
  • 2022 - 2023: Assistant Professor 2, University of the Philippines Mindanao
  • 2018 - 2022: Instructor 1, University of the Philippines Mindanao
  • 2015: Visiting Instructor, Southern Leyte State University Tomas Oppus
My Latest Activities

Project Leader of BiodiversityKamp Project

This project is a collaboration between UP Mindanao and the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro to document flora and fauna within thehabitats of Mt. Kampalili, Maragusan, Davao de Oro to create a biodioversity conservation plan for Mt. Kampalili.

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Publication: Predation on a Parachute Gecko Gekko sp. by Long-tailed Macaques Macaca fascicularis (Raffles, 1821) in Mt. Apo Natural Park, Philippines

Long-tailed macaques are omnivores feeding on plants and animal matter. They are known to feed on meat occasionally, and it represents a very small portion of their diet. This paper reports a predation event by long-tailed macaques on a parachute gecko in Mt. Apo Natural Park, Philippines.

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Invited at the Primate Planet TV Episode

Invited researcher for a TV episode “Primate Planet” by Born to be Wild GMA 7 streamed locally and internationally (2022).

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Wildlife & Photography