Research Title Proponent/s Date Started Date of Completion Remarks Project Description
WATERSHED AND WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXTENSION CENTER (WWRRDEC)
Program for Addressing Hazards in the Watersheds for Water Supply Sufficiency and Resources Availability
Project 2. Management and Protection of Water Bodies
Study 2. Phytoremediation of Polluted Rivers within Priority Watersheds in Northern and Central Luzon

Darwin A. Ablang Jan. 2016 Dec. 2018 For transfer

Extension still for approval

Generally, the study aims to determine/screen plants that could be used to clean up contaminated rivers and other water bodies. To identify reeds/water plants that thrive along or floats in river systems; To assess the performance (growth, survival and amount of pollutants absorbed) of different water plant species in contaminated (organic, inorganic, etc.) river systems.
Study 3. Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Industrial Zone
in San Fernando City, Pampanga

Alma B, Domingo Jun. 2018 Dec. 2019 Retained with WWRDEC

The study intends to assess/determine the status of groundwater extraction in industrial zones in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga. The result of the study will be useful in the sustainable management of groundwater resources not only in the city but to the whole province of Pampanga.

Study 4. Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge Practices in Weather and Climate Forecasting of Selected Tribes in Cordillera Helen A. Maddumba Oct. 2018 Jun. 2018 Retained with WWRDEC This study aims to determine indigenous practices of men and women of selected tribes in Cordillera on weather and climate forecasting.
Project 3. Watershed Rehabilitation, Protection, and Conservation
Study 1. Integrated Pest Management Development of Bark Beetle in Benguet and Nueva Vizcaya Provinces Estrella E. Patrimonio Jan. 2016 Dec. 2018 Retain to WWRDEC Extension still for approval he project generally aims to enhance management of pests of Pine forest plantation/nursery Specifically aims to enhance capability of project staff in the implementation of the study; Identify/ assess Benguet Pine plantations with suspected pest/diseases infestation; Identify destructive and economically important pests and diseases/ pathogens and environmental factors affecting its occurrence in Benguet and Nueva Vizcaya Provinces; Formulate and apply mitigating measures/Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies against Ips calligraphus on Benguet Pine and other major pests of forest plantations.
Project 6. Livelihood Development within Watersheds
Study 1. Comparative Analysis on the Productivity/Yield of Oleoresin Tapping Technology in Benguet Pine (Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon) Rhandy S. Tubal Apr. 2017 Apr. 2019 Retained with WWRDEC The study aims to determine the appropriate oleoresin tapping technologies of Benguet pine trees. Specifically, it aims to determine the effects of Benguet pine tapping technologies like conventional (FORI) and modern (Chinese); compare the production and yield of two technologies in Benguet pine as well as financial analysis; determine costs and benefits involved in tapping Benguet pine trees; identify activities of women in the conduct of tapping oleoresin; and prepare a guide on the best practices of oleoresin tapping technology in Benguet pine.
Special Project (FASPO-funded): Green Livelihood Technologies for Watershed Rehabilitation and Poverty Poverty Alleviation Minda S. Odsey Apr. 2018 Dec. 2019 Retained with WWRRDEC The study generally aims to explore the potential of green livelihood technologies in the rehabilitation of denuded and degraded watersheds and increasing the income of watershed communities through green
URBAN AND BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXTENSION CENTER (UBRDEC)
R and D Program on Forest Ecosystems Resiliency and Sustainability
Project 2. Development of Technologies on Sustainable Resource Management of Forest Ecosystem
Study 4. Arthropod communities as a tool to assess soil quality and biodiversity in mining and restoration sites Cynthia C. Marquez Heza Leigh Padua Jan. 2017 Mar. 2019 Transferred from FERD The study seeks to evaluate soil quality of degraded and restoration sites using arthropod communities and to discover the potential of these soil fauna as indicators of ecosystem change in response to contamination and subsequent restoration of mined sites. Specifically, this aims to determine and compare species composition, abundance and diversity of soil arthropods in mine-site and rehabilitation sites; determine level of soil toxicity/pollution of selected mining sites based on heavy metal analysis; determine the soil physico-chemical properties of sites selected in the study; and conduct Landscape Function Analysis (LFA) and relate biological indicators to ecological condition of the area.
Action R&D Program on Ecosystems Dynamics and Sustainable Management of Coastal Coastal and Freshwater Ecosystems
Project 2. Bioecological Profiling of Mangroves in Relation to Climate Change
Study 6. Development of the Pagbilao Mangrove Experimental Forest (PMEF) Alvin S. Gestiada Marlene Melarpis Oct. 2016 Dec. 2021 Transferred from CZFERD This study aims to re-establish the Pagbilao Mangrove Experimental Forest (PMEF) as genetic resources area through creating nurseries that will be source of good quality planting stocks. The re-establishment shall also ensure the effective and efficient management of PMEF as National Training Center. The said nurseries shall be used as demonstration area and seedlings raised came from superior mother trees of Individual Plus Trees (ITPs).

COASTAL RESOURCES AND ECOTOURISM RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXTENSION CENTER (CRERDEC)
Action R&D Program on Ecosystems Dynamics and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Freshwater Ecosystems
Project 3. Development of Mangrovetum for Biodiversity Conservation Towards Ecotourism Carlito R. Buante Jan. 2017 Dec. 2020 Retain to CRERDEC The study aims to develop mangrovetum areas for biodiversity conservation and nature-based tourism destinations in partnership with coastal communities. Specifically, it aims to determine the growth performance of mangrove species and their provenances suitable in certain site conditions; develop allometric equations for calculating biomass yield of individual mangrove species and provenances; addresses gender roles and sensitivity in the conservation and management of mangrovetum projects.
Project 4. Result-Based Assessment of Rehabilitated Disaster- Affected Mangrove and Beach Forest Areas Jon Alfonso P. Horvidalla Jan. 2015 Dec. 2019 Retain to CRERDEC STATUS - extension This project aims to establish a biological physical, spatial and social benchmarking of mangrove and beach forest ecosystems in disaster affected areas in Visayas regions; to assess and determine the extent of impacts from disaster on affected mangrove and beach forest ecosystems; and to establish database on the information of identified sites
Project 5. Microplastic contamination determination of selected major water bodies of the Philippines Jon Alfonso P. Horvidalla Sep. 2018 Sep. 2021 Retain to CRERDEC The study seeks to determine the extent of microplastic waste and contamination in the selected major water bodies of the Philippines.
FOREST AND WETLAND RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXTENSION CENTER (FWRDEC)
R and D Program on Forest Ecosystems Resiliency and Sustainability
Project 1. Generation of Conservation Standards and Protocols of Forest Biological Systems Proposal for studies 1,2, & 3
Action R&D Program on Ecosystems Dynamics and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Freshwater Ecosystems
Project 3. Improving Sustainability of Freshwater Ecosystems
Study 5. Greenhouse gas (GHG) flux measurements and microbial dive assessment in disturbed and managed peatlands Diana Riza A. Africa Joel Orella Jan. 2018 Dec. 2019 Transferred from CZFERD This research study aims to increase our knowledge on the estimated carbon storage and the extent of GHG emissions of peatlands and determine how agriculture, anthropogenic activities and other peatland disturbances result in the imbalance of these greenhouse gases contributing great to climate change.
Study 6. Development of predictive tool for freshwater fish kill using pla community structure and dynamics Cynthia C. Marquez Wilma Bayaron Jan. 2018 Dec. 2019 Transferred from CZFERD
Program on Emerging Issues
National Survey and Integrated Pest Management of Important Forest Pests Romana A. Mauricio Nov. 2016 Dec. 2019 Retain (FERD, FWRDEC & WWRDEC) The study is part of the emerging issues project on National Survey and Integrated Pest Management of Important Forest Pest. As is contribution to the project, it aims to determine the regional distribution of pests and diseases through the conduct of survey on forest tree nurseries and plantatins with problems on pests and diseases. Likewise, it seeks to identify the key pests and diseases' host including life history, distribution, abundance, behavior and natural enemies on the key hosts. Other objectives include determining the potential economic importance and threshold levels of pests and diseaseas and identify the preventive control measures of pests and diseases.
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural and Plantation Forests in Mindanao
Project 2. Tree Improvement and Development of High Quality Planting Materials of Indigenous Tree Species and Industrial Tree Plantations Species
Study 1. Second generation of progeny field trial development of Bagras (Eucalyptus deglupta Blume) in Northern Mindanao Lourdes D. Agne Jan. 2015 Dec. 2019 Retain to FWRDEC Copy of approved request for change species (submit) The study aims to identify and verify new potential/candidate trees of bagras (Eucalyptus deglupta Blume) as source of quality seeds for progeny trail and disposition for reforestation and tree plantation efforts.
Study 2. Genetic Variation of ITP species
Study 2.1. Growth and genetic variation of first generation progenies of some industrial tree plantation species in Northern Mindanao Lourdes D. Agne Jan. 2015 Dec. 2019 Retain to FWRDEC The study's purpose is to maintain existing seed sources and Seed production Areas (SPAs) of Industrial Tree Species for continuous supply of quality seeds for progeny trail and disposition for reforestation and tree plantation efforts.
Study 2.2. Growth and genetic variation of first generation progenies of industrial tree plantation (ITP) species in Eastern Mindanao Renato G. Bacsal, Jr. Jan. 2015 Dec. 2019 Retain to FWRDEC The study aims to identify and verify new potential/candidate trees of Industrial Tree Plantation species in Eastern Mindanao. Furthermore, the study shall establish half-sib progeny tests of selected mother trees of the identified priority forest tree sp
Study 2.3. Genetic variation of falcata (Falcataria mollucana (L.) Nielse resistant to gall rust and pink canker

Orlando C. Tan Jan. 2015 Dec. 2019 Retain to FWRDEC The study shall determine the genetic variation of Falcata species resistant to Gall rust and Pink canker disease. Furthermore, the study shall establish next generation progeny Field Trial of ITP species free of gall rust and pink canker disease.
Establishment of demonstration areas on ENR technologies in Northern Mindanao Joan S.Gilbero, et.al Jul. 2018 Jun. 2021 Retain to FWRDEC This project seeks to identify the effective restoration approach of selected dipterocarps species in grassland areas and determine the potential productivity of grassland areas through timber as well as the suitable combining approach for dipterocarps. It also aims to improve the flow and utilization of best seeds in industrial tree plantations.
Action RDE Program to Stabilize Mined-out and Degraded Areas through Rehabilitation Technologies
Project 2. Generation and Transfer of Technologies for Rehabilitation of Mine Waste Areas
Study 2. Performance of different cloned climax species interpla- nted in existing tree plantation within mined-out areas of CCC Joel Orella May. 2017 Dec. 2021 For transfer The study aims to rehabilitate degraded mined-out areas using cloned climax species for sustainable production and development of degraded mined-out areas. The result of the study will cater to the technology needs of every open-pit mining companies operating in the country, as well as government agency with mandates of promoting a clean and healthy environmental for the well-being of the people in the mining communities.
AGROFORESTRY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXTENSION CENTER (ARDEC)
RDE Action Program on Land Management and Sustainability of Agroforestry Systems and Upland Farming Systems
Project 4. Adaptation Strategies Towards Resiliency of Community Based Forest Management Systesms to Climate Change
Study 1. Enhanced design and planning for climate-smart agroforestry development in CBFM areas Arlene B. Ranara
Alvin Salting
Jan. 2018 Jan. 2020 Transferred from UBRDEC The general objective of the study is to upscale existing AF practices into climate-smart agroforestry development. Specifically it aims to characterize the area profile of communities and the existing farming

systems; determine and delineate land capability classes in the CBFM area for agroforestry development; enhance farmers’ capacity to plan and design sustainable AF farms; develop guidelines in the development of climate-smart agroforestry techno farms; and develop a GIS-based Agroforestry Land Capability Mapping Scheme (ALCAMS).

Action RDE Program to Stabilize Mined-out and Degraded and Degraded Areas through Rehabilitation Technologies
Project 1. Generation and Transfer of Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Ancestral Domain Areas, Community- Based Management Areas and Multiple-Use Zone Protected Areas
Study 2. Generation and transfer of technologies to Rehabilitate Degraded Community-Based Forest Management Areas Management Areas Lyrae Casidsid 2018 This study aims to determine the field performance of mycorrhizal treated indigenous trees species and cover crops in the rehabilitation of cogon lands and degraded areas in the uplands. Specifically, this aims to determine the survival and growth of planted trees treated with and without mycorrhiza; the length, crown cover and biomass of selected cover crops; soil erosion in every treatment plot; the cost-benefit of the technologies; and other factors that affect the field performance of the indigenous trees and cover crops for the rehabilitation of cogonal lands.
Study 3. Phytological control of cogon (Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beau) using tree seedlings applied with biofertilizer and combination of NPK and vermicast in degraded ancestral domain area, Talaingod,Davao del Norte Rizalita Maningas 2020 The study aims to generate technologies for the stabilization of degraded areas under Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) in Davao del Norte. Tree seedlings of Molave and Almon are used as phytological species test plants to eradicate cogon. Durian seedlings are used as inter-copped species between test plants as added commercial value since fruits can be further processed into other food products.
Study 4. Control and Management of Invasive Alien species (IAS) (Piper aduncum L.) to Improve Productivity and Biodiversity of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato Norlyn S. Yap Mar 2018 Mar 2020 Retain to ARDEC The study focused on validating existing technologies on the control and management of invasive alien species (IAS) to improve biodiversity in degraded protected areas. Specifically, the study shall provide strategies to control and manage the spread of Piper aduncum through ENR technologies demonstration.
Project 2. Generation and Transfer of Technologies for Rehabilitation of Mine Waste Areas
Study 3. Growth and Survival of Selected Dipterocarps Species Planted Under Established Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium Plantations in Sibutad Project Area of Philex Gold Philippines, Inc. Eva C. Bautista Feb. 2019 Feb. 2020 75% of the budget from PGPI This study intends to determine the viability of planting Dipterocarps species with cacao under Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium plantations in the mined-out area of Philex Gold Philippines, Inc.
TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS WASTES RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXTENSION CENTER (THWRDEC)
Promoting Ecosystems Health and Sustainability of Urban Areas through Research and Development
Project 1. R&D for the Management and Improvement of Commercial and Industrial Zones at Highly Urbanized Areas in the Philippines
Study 1. Development of guidelines on LGU-managed urban parks in highly urbanized areas Dr. Lynlie P. Pintor
Christian Noel M. Dotimas
Jul. 2018 Jun. 2019 For transfer to THWRDEC UERD to prepare WFP The study aims to develop guidelines for urban parks managed by the LGUs. This study will focus on characterizing LGU managed urban parks located in Batangas City, Naga City, Iloilo City, and Cebu City. Further, the research methods to be used will be lim during site visits, inventory of the vegetation, opportunistic sampling, time series count method, review of documents, interview with park visitors, and key information interview.
Urban Ecosystem and Best Practices for the Abatement of Pollution through Networking and Management of Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes
Project 3. R&D on Remediation Technologies for Reduction of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes
Study 2. Development of low-cost adsorbents from rice, coconuts, sugarcane and maize residues for the removal of hexavalent chromium in Tannery Wastewater Marleanne Rovi R. Ferrer Oct. 2018 Aug. 2020 Retain to THWRDEC The study will focus on the adsorption capacity of agricultural waste such as rice husks, coconut husks, sugarcane bagasse, and maize cobs in the removal of heavy metals from contaminated water or wastewater.

Wastewater samples from tannery industry in Meycauayan, Bulacan will be subjected in this study.

Study 3. Screening of some bamboo species capable to uptake heavy metal pollutants from the soil Rey B. Abadiano Oct. 2018 Oct. 2019 Retain to THWRDEC The study will use and test selected species of bamboo to determine its heavy metal absorption capacity from the soil. Controlled set-up will be established in the nursery and measure the different variables that will be considered and might affect the growth performance of bamboo species planted. The study will also make use of species which are common in various areas in the Philippines, particularly on National Capital Region and nearby areas.
FOREST ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION (FERD)
R and D Program on Forest Ecosystems Resiliency and Sustainability
Development of Micropropagation Protocol for Four Economically Important Bamboo Species in the Philippines Romana A. Mauricio Nov. 2016 Dec. 2019 Retained with FERD The purpose of the project is to develop an efficient, reliable and cost effective in vitro micropropagation protocol for mass propagation of four economically important bamboo species in the country including Kawayan Tinik (Bambusa blumeana J.A and J.H. Schultes), Bayog (Bambusa merrilliana (Elmer) Rojo & Roxas comb. nov.), Laak (Bambusa philippinensis (Gamble) McClure) and Giant Bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes et.) Backer ex Heyne).
Program on Emerging Issues
National Survey and Integrated Pest Management of Important Forest Pests Romana A. Mauricio Nov. 2016 Dec. 2019 Retained with FERD, WWRDEC and FWRDEC The project aims to provide update on the survey of pests in natural and plantation forests in the Philippines and to develop an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for each pest. Specifically, it aims to determine the pests/diseases of priority/important forest tree species abd environmental factors that lead to the occurrences and severity; develop IPM/mitigating measures in the light of climate change per important pest of the above priority and other species; and come up with policy recommendation on IPM.