The ERDB participants during the livestream via Zoom on the e-launching of ERDB’s publications on Sept. 15, 2020.

ERDB has scientific, popular, and semi-technical publications which can be used as reference materials for DENR offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), public libraries, and other institutions, and aid in informed decision-making policies with timely information on environment and natural resources (ENR) concern.

ERDB has a wide array of publications. One of which is the Sylvatrop which is DENR’s official technical journal for sharing and publishing new and original scientific information and research breakthroughs on ecosystems and natural resources. On the other hand, Canopy International is a semi-technical publication on science-based stories about ecosystems issues and solutions. The Research Information Series on Ecosystems (RISE) is a compilation of relevant information on the propagation and planting techniques of important indigenous reforestation species. Lastly, the ERDB Infojournal is a regular in-house publication on the dissemination of current activities in the organization.

Dr. Henry A. Adornado, Director of ERDB, emphasized the importance of sharing ERDB’s publications especially during this pandemic.“Our continued quest for scientific knowledge has led us to the production of scientific, technical and popular publications on ENR topics. This why today we are pleased to share with the public the fruits of ERDB’s research and development efforts – the online publications.”, he said.

Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo Jr., Undersecretary for Administration and Information Systems, delivered the inspirational message in behalf of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu highlighted the need to communicate research findings. “We do not end with just finding and discovering. This overflowing pool of information has to be written, published or else knowledge are merely confined in the corners of our offices – unutilized. This is where the importance of scientific publishing lies and I am happy to note that this is something that our department has been doing since time immemorial.”

Aside from regular publications, ERDB also has DENR recommends, manuals, handbook, research compendium, and fact sheets – all of which can be downloaded from the ERDB website (erdb.denr.gov.ph).

ERDB is the research and development arm of the DENR. Its R & D and extension activities are focused on the five major ecosystems of the Philippines which include forests, upland farms, grassland and degraded areas, coastal zone and freshwater, and urban areas. Since 1987, ERDB has published knowledge products about various ENR technologies. These efforts are aimed at sustainable management of the country’s ecosystems and natural resources, including the upliftment of the Filipino people’s quality of life. Allysa Marie C. Federio, TTD