Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration Ecology


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©2015 Photos by the Office of Public Affairs; MS CaRE Launch

The Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration Ecology (MS CaRE) program has grown out of the research output and experience of the Department of Biology of the College of Science of UP Baguio over the years. Its roster of professors with varied yet harmonized fields of expertise enable the department to focus on biodiversity assessments and data- banking, conservation, and the ethno-botany of the ecosystems of Northern Luzon – from the mountain ridges to the reefs. This is consistent with UP Baguio's mandate to perform its unique and distinctive leadership in higher education and development, to lead in setting academic standards, and in initiating innovations in teaching, research, and community service in its identified niche in the Cordilleras and the rest of Northern Luzon.

The graduates of MS CaRE are envisioned to be:
  • Competent environmental biologists who can lead and undertake projects in conservation, assessment, monitoring, and restoration of degraded ecosystems;
  • Capable to carry out research in conservation and restoration ecology; and,
  • Ready to pursue doctoral courses in related fields.

Faculty Profile


Baculi, Ronan Q.
M.S. Microbiology (Microbial Ecology) University of the Philippines, 2013

 Balangcod, Teodora D.
Ph.D. Botany (Plant Ecology)
University of the Philippines, 2009

Bagangao, Meiji T.
M.S. Botany, (Pollination Biology) University of the Philippines, 2018

Baoanan, Zenaida G.
Ph.D. Biology (Ecology and Taxonomy) University of the Philippines, 2007
Postdoc (Culture and Propagation of Cone Snails) University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Dizon, Romeo M.
Ph.D. Marine Science (Marine Ecology) 
University of the Philippines, 2005
 Postdoc (Coral Restoration) 
University of the Philippines/University of 
Newcastle, UK/University of Hawaii
Hipol, Roland M.
Ph.D. Botany (Plant-Fungi Interactions) University of the Philippines, 2014

Indong, Rocel Amor O.
Ph.D. Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology
Graz University of Technology, Austria, 2016

Calugay, Ronie J.
Ph.D. Molecular Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology
Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan, 2006
Post Doc (Anti-Cancer Research) University of California, Berkeley, USA

Gutierrez, Rosemary M.
Ph.D. Biology (Cell Biology and Microbiology)
University of the Philippines, 2006.
Postdoc (Restoration of degraded land areas) Pennsylvania State University, USA

Magtoto, Liezel R.

P.h.D. Botany, UP Los Banos, 2022

Reginaldo, Aris A.

Ph.D. in Biology University of the Philippines, 2021

Rafanan, Jocelyn R.
M.S. Biology (Genetics),
St. Louis University, 1984



Abansi, Corazon, L.

Ph.D. Economics (Natural Resource Economics)
University of the Philippines,1997

Alangui, Wilfredo V.
Ph.D. Mathematics Education
University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2010

Austria, Celia M.
M.S. Zoology (Ecology and Parasitology) 
University of the Philippines, 1981

Boquiren, Rowena R.

Ph.D. History
University of the Philippines, 1995

Lumbres, Ian Roscinto C.
Ph.D. Forest Resources Management Kongju National University, South Korea, 2003 

Canilao, Narcisa P.
Ph.D. Philosophy
University of Santo Tomas, 1994

Claver, Francisca M.
Master of Laws
Georgetown University Law Center, 2008

Corpuz, Jennifer T.
Master of Laws
University of Arizona, 2008



MS CaRE Program Coordinator
University of the Philippines Baguio 
Governor Pack Road, Baguio City 2600
Tel. No. (+63 74) 442-7231
Fax.No. (+63 74) 444-3128