Climate Change Experts and Practitioners

Areas of Specialization

Mangrove ecology and restoration


De La Salle University Integrated School


Associate Principal for Senior High School

Educational Background

University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna
PhD Environmental Science

De La Salle University – Manila
MS Biology

University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna
BS Biology

Projects and Publications Relevant to Agriculture and NRM in Southeast Asia

Project/s: Relevant to Climate Change, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Management 

Project Leader
National Assessment of Coral Reef Environments (NACRE) Project 3, Synoptic
Investigations of Human Impacts on Nearshore Environments (SHINE): Reef- Associated Habitats

Component Member
Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystems Services Project

Project Leader
Consultancy Services for the Assessment and Baselining of Biological Parameters for Implementing Climate Adaptation Strategies in the World’s Most Outstanding Natural Places – IGACOS Project

Project Leader
Participatory mangrove assessment of Lubang-Looc Marine Protected Area

Senior Researcher
Integrated Coastal Enhancement : Coastal Research, Evaluation and Adaptive Management (ICE CREAM) for Climate Change, Project 3: : Monitoring and Impact Research on Resilience of Reefs (MIRROR)



Licuanan, WRY, MS Samson, SM Mamauag, LT David, RB Del Rosario, MC Quibilan, FP Siringan, YY Sta. Maria, NB España, CL Villanoy, R Geronimo, OC Cabrera, RJ Martinez, and PM Aliño. 2015. I-C-SEA Change: a participatory, rapid assessment tool for vulnerability of tropical coastal communities to climate change impacts. AMBIO: 44 (4): DOI 10.1007/s13280-015-0652-x

Primavera, J.H., R.N. Rollon, and M.S. Samson. 2012. The pressing challenges of mangrove rehabilitation: pond reversion and coastal protection. In Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, ed. E. Wolanski and D.S. McLusky, 217–244 Waltham MA: Academic Press, pp. 217 – 244.

Primavera, JH; Samson, MS. 2011. Mangrove biodiversity and climate change.
International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Philippine
International Convention Center. CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, February
1-3, 2011.

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