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

Program Leader of Program HUMAIN (Human-Macaque Interface)

HUMAIN (Human-macaque interface) Program is a collaborative research and conservation project of the University of the Philippines Mindanao, UP Visayas Tacloban College, University of Southern Mindanao, and Visayas State University. It aims to study the behavior, diet preferences, human interactions, and parasites of long-tailed macaques in selected human modified landscapes of Leyte and Mindanao islands.

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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