About Me

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi! I'm Lief, welcome to my personal website!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿต

Current Affiliation

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

Academic Background

  • 2016-2018: University of the Philippines Los Baรฑos (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

  • 2018 - present: 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 โ€œPrimate Planetโ€ by Born to be Wild GMA 7 streamed locally and internationally (2022).

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Wildlife & Photography

Olive-backed sunbird

One of the most common resident birds in UP Mindanao, the Olive-backed sunbird. ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅ

Red-keeled flowerpecker

A red-keeled flowerpecker feeding on a fleshy fruit of a guava plant. ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ

Wolf Snake

Happy to witness this predation attempt of a wolf snake on a house gecko ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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