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Landscape Monitoring Training Workshop held in Surigao City
Posted: 2012-11-05 07:05:22

To further build the knowledge of DENR participants from regional and central offices on the principles of monitoring landscape functions and biodiversity, the training-workshop on "Principles and Methods for Monitoring Landscape Function and Biodiversity Trends for Co-Located Forestry and Mining Projects in the Philippines" was held on Oct. 16-20, 2012 at the Seafarer Inn, Surigao City. The training-workshop was conducted by the ERDB for DENR participants in collaboration with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Forest Management Bureau (FMB), UP Los Baños and with the support of the Australian Government (AusAID) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

Dr. Eva Ocfemia, Asst. Director of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of gave the rationale of the training.

One of the speakers was Dr. Enrique L. Tolentino, Jr., UPLB's Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs and Professor of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources - UPLB who discussed the Theory and Concept of the Landscape Function Analysis. Furthermore, Ms. Armida Andres discussed the Landscape Function Analysis Procedures and Process. The field exercise on Landscape Function Analysis was done by For. Reynaldo S. Digamo and For. Rustom Aguilos. Field exercises were also undertaken on the following: Soil Surface Assessment, Wandering Quarter (WQ) Sampling Procedure and Point Centered Quarter (PCQ) Sampling Procedure.

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