College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS)

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES VISAYAS
COLLEGE OF FISHERIES AND OCEAN SCIENCES

UPV MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES

The UPV Museum of Natural Sciences, formerly the College of Fisheries (CF) Museum was established in 1988 through the initiative of Prof. Prudencia V. Conlu. It originally was intended to be a showcase of fish and other aquatic plants and animals. Many of the specimens were those used for the laboratory classes of fisheries students in UP Diliman and were brought to Iloilo during the transfer. It became the UPV Museum of Natural Sciences with the establishment of the one of UPV’s flagship project which is the Science and Technology (S&T) Park in June, 1994.

At present, the museum serves as a repository of the different fish and aquatic species, medicinal plants, and birds of the Philippines with emphasis on the natural flora and fauna of Western Visayas. It also serves as a showcase of the Philippine’s rich flora and fauna to visiting scientists, students, teachers and researchers.

The museum can be an excellent complement to classroom instruction.The UPV Museum of Natural Sciences displays more than 700 species of identified species of fish, 200 species of shells, 41 species of seaweeds, 25 species of corals, some birds, fishing nets, fishing corals, echinoderms, crustaceans and medicinal plants.This also serves as a venue for other student’s research and source of information. The museum serves as a unit to education research and extension activities.

VISION AND MISSION

VISION

A leading Natural Science Museum and a reference center for aquatic flora and fauna including terrestrial plants and animals that affect them.

MISSION

  • Acts as a repository unit for collections of aquatic and terrestrial organisms especially the endemic species.
  • Serves as an active center for scientific and taxonomic researches of flora and fauna of the country.
  • Acts as support unit to various courses in the university especially in the field of taxonomy.

WHO WE ARE

Coordinators

Ms. Soledad S. Garibay

University Researcher 3, Coordinator, UPV Museum of Natural Sciences (Diwata Aquascape)

Field of Expertise: Aquaculture, Microalgae Production, Curatorial and Museum Collection Management

Educational attainment: Master of Aquaculture

Contact Information: ssgaribay@up.edu.ph
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Asst. Prof. Jonalyn P. Mateo

Coordinator, UPV Museum of Natural Sciences (Aquatic Flora)

Field of Expertise:  Marine Fisheries, Marine Plants/ Aquatic Flora and Fauna, Marine Benthic Ecology

Educational attainment: M.Sc. Fisheries Biology, UP Visayas, 2019, B.Sc. Fisheries, UPV Visayas, 2010

Contact Information: jpmateo@up.edu.ph
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Ms. Rowena E. Cadiz

Coordinator, UPV Museum of Natural Sciences (Aquatic Fauna)

Field of Expertise:  Inland aquatic biodiversity, molecular biology

Educational attainment: Master of Science in Fisheries (Aquaculture)

Contact Information: recadiz@up.edu.ph
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Administrative Staff

Garinggan, Christine Joy

Museum Technician II

BS Information Technology, Iloilo Science and Technology, Miagao Campus, Iloilo Philippines

Responsible of administrative functions of the office

Lacsamana, Julius

Quartermaster

BS Electronics, Iloilo Science and Technology, Miagao Campus, Iloilo Philippines

In-charge in the maintenance of the Diwata Aquascape Building

Mooc, Leonardo

Administrative Aide I

High School Graduate, St. Louise de Marillac School of Miagao

In-charge in preservation and maintenance of the specimen collection and other laboratory works

EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES