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University of Mindanao

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Davao, Philippines

The University of Mindanao is the largest private, non-sectarian university in Mindanao located in Davao City on the Southern Philippine island. Established in 1946, the University of Mindanao has ten branches spread over thirteen campuses in Southern Mindanao. It is currently an Autonomous Status per CEB Resolution No. 076-2009 with Category A per CMO No. s. 2009 standing accredited by Commission on Higher Education . Its Business Administration and Information Technology programs were Centers of Development and its Teacher Education program was considered as a Center of Excellence by CHED. It is the largest private university in Mindanao and one of the first top five schools with a highest number of programs accredited by PACUCOA in the country today. Wikipedia.

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Cabras A.A.,University of Mindanao | Medina M.N.D.,University of Mindanao | Wiesner J.,Dresdener Ring 11
Biotropia | Year: 2016

The first faunistic record of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) in Compostela Valley Province, Mindanao with notes on their habitat is presented. Opportunistic sampling, standard light trapping and photo documentation were conducted in selected areas from January to April 2013 and in September 2015. One hundred four tiger beetles belonging to twelve species and seven genera were recorded. An astonishing (100%) endemicity was observed identified to subspecies level. Thopeutica and Calomera species, specifically Thopeutica anichtchenkoi Wiesner, 2015 and Calomera mindaoensis Cassola, 2000 were observed to be abundant in the samples mostly found in the mountainous and forested open riparian ecosystem of Cagan, New Bataan. Cylindera (Ifasina) discreta elaphroides (Dokhtouroff 1882) was the most common species and was found in different habitat types, but the majority of the species showed a narrow and specialized habitat preference. Protection and conservation of remaining forest areas in Cagan is especially important in preserving endemic species.


Cabras A.A.,University of Mindanao | Barsevskis A.,Daugavpils University
Baltic Journal of Coleopterology | Year: 2016

A new species, D. coritioi sp. n. is described and illustrated from Mt. Kiamo, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Mindanao Island, the Philippines, which is the twelve Doliops species described from Bukidnon. New species is distinguished from its allied species by its unique elytral markings. The genus Doliops is now represented by 55 described species. The article contains a bibliography and photos of all species of this genus, distributed in Mindanao Island. © 2016, Baltic Institute of Coleopterology. All rights reserved.


Barsevskis A.,Daugavpils University | Cabras A.A.,University of Mindanao
Baltic Journal of Coleopterology | Year: 2016

This article presents new faunistic and phenological data for five species Acronia ‘gloriosa’ species complex: A. gloriosa (Schultze, 1922), A. pulchella (Schultze, 1922), A. principalis (Heller, 1924), A. superba (Breuning, 1947) and A. teterevi Barševskis, 2016. The habitus (including some type specimens) photographs, are provided. © 2016, Baltic Institute of Coleopterology. All rights reserved.


Pana B.H.C.,University of Mindanao | Lasutan L.G.C.,University of Mindanao | Sabid J.M.,University of Mindanao | Torres M.A.J.,Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology | Requieron E.A.,University of Mindanao
AACL Bioflux | Year: 2015

Fluctuating asymmetry refers to the particular form of organism biological asymmetry, characterized by small random deviations from perfect symmetry; thought to reflect an organisms ability to cope with genetic and environmental stress. It has been used as a measurement of developmental stability of individuals to withstand environmental and genetic perturbations to produce the phenotype. This study was conducted to determine the levels of fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in the bodies of the fish Leiopotherapon plumbeus collected from Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, Philippines. The method of Geometric Morphometrics (GM) was used in the study and analyses using Procrustes ANOVA was utilized in the test for FA. A total of 16 landmarks were used to extract biological shape information from 120 fish samples. Results showed immense intra-population diversity in the shapes of the fish bodies. More importantly, GM and the Procrustes ANOVA revealed significant FA in both sexes of the fishes especially in female L. plumbeus. The meaning of these asymmetry and how it pertains to the life history is discussed in this paper. © 2015, BIOFLUX SRL. All rights reserved.


Tanalgo K.C.,University of Southern Mindanao | Teves R.D.,University of Southern Mindanao | Salvana F.R.P.,University of Southern Mindanao | Baleva R.E.,University of Mindanao | Tabora J.A.G.,University of Southern Mindanao
Wildlife Biology in Practice | Year: 2016

In the tropics, bats are essential component of many natural ecosystems, through providing various ecological services including pollination and insect pest control, in addition to seed dispersal. Many Philippine bat species roost in caves and underground habitats. However, many caves are disturbed by people exploiting resources for food, recreation, and mineral and guano extraction. Misunderstanding on the importance of bats to the ecosystem is also considered a threat to many cave roosting species. Understanding the conflicts between humans and ecosystems, which provide essential services, is important to maintain ecosystem service provision. A total of 100 local respondents from the village of Pisan, Kabacan North Cotabato in South central Mindanao were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire and focus group discussions. Respondents were asked about their views, levels of knowledge, use, interaction, and awareness towards both the caves and bats in their locality. The survey found that most of the respondents are aware of the presence of bats from the caves in their locality. Unfortunately, a large proportion of the respondents noted that bats are hunted in caves for bush meat and trade, and most people perceived bats as a pest to fruit crops such as durian. These are some factors of the extirpation of many bat colonies in caves of south central Mindanao. In general, cave bats are underappreciated species in caves. The unregulated tourism, hunting for bushmeat and trade, and guano extraction is among the threats occurring for both caves and bats in the locality and possibly in other cave sites in the country. Furthermore, the establishment of strong and effective model conservation education programs and the strengthening the participation of local government, academy, and community are essential steps to preserve the current state of cave bats in the area. © 2016 K.C. Tanalgo, R.D. Teves, F.R.P. Salvaña, R.E. Baleva & J.A.G. Tabora.


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The University ofMindanaowasestablishedin 1946 and is one of the oldest universities in Southern Philippines. It is a non-sectarian school offering the most number ofacademic programsin this part of the country ...


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