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Why are trees and tree species abundant in tropical forests?

Why are trees and tree species abundant in tropical forests?

Tropical forests have always been characterized by more tree species than temperate forests. But why is it so?  The answer came from a team of 50 researchers from 41 institutions in 12 countries who were working in 24 permanent forest dynamics plots (PFDPs) spread across the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Pacific. These PFDPs formed part of the network of permanent plots under the Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. They found that the diversity of species across tropical and temperate forests increased with conspecific negative density dependence (CNDD) or “the […]

Call for applications: 2019 UP SPS

UP Scientific Productivity System | UP Arts Productivity System Call for applications to the UP Scientific Productivity System for CY 2019 A. New applications For new applicants, the period of evaluation of accomplishments is for the last five (5) years from January 2014 – December 2018. B. Applications for renewal by UP Scientists awarded for the term CY 2016-2018 The period of evaluation of accomplishments is from January 2016 – December 2018 using the points specified in Table 3. Retention/Promotion. Deserving scientists will be conferred the title “UP Scientist” and will receive a monetary award, the  UP Scientific Productivity Award: UP Scientist I  […]

2017 ECWRG Recipients, Cycle 2

The proposals of the following applicants for the second cycle of the 2017 Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant have been approved for funding: Alberto L. Dimarucut Assistant Professor, UP Diliman A Practical Guide to International Ballroom Styles and Filipino Social Dances Amount: 500,000 Diane Christine P. Pelejo Assistant Professor, UP Diliman Multipartite Quantum States with Prescribed Properties Amount: 500,000 Jean S. Encinas-Franco Assistant Professor, UP Diliman The Case of Filipino-Korean Spouses Association Amount: 500,000 Richell O. Celeste Assistant Professor, UP Diliman On Near-Perfect and Deficient Perfect Numbers Amount: 500,000 Sir Anril P. Tiatco Associate Professor, UP Diliman Repetitions and […]

Promoting rice and white corn combination as a staple for Filipinos

Promoting rice and white corn combination as a staple for Filipinos

Rice is a major staple food in the Philippines. But while the Philippines is one of the biggest rice producers in the world, it continues to import rice as the million metric tons of palay produced by the country cannot keep up with actual demand and consumption. To ease dependence on imported rice, the government is implementing measures to increase domestic rice production. But researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños believe that these supply strategies should be complemented by remedies from the demand side to achieve rice self-sufficiency. One solution is promoting the consumption of alternative staples […]

Fulbright Graduate Student Program for AY 2019-2020 now accepting applications

Fulbright Graduate Student Program for AY 2019-2020 now accepting applications

The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF), also known as the Fulbright Commission in the Philippines, is pleased to announce the start of the competition for the Fulbright Graduate Student Program (US Academic Year 2019-2020).  The program supports graduate degree studies (master’s and PhD) and non-degree studies (dissertation research) in some of the world’s leading universities in the United States.  Applications will be received by PAEF until 19 March 2018. Fulbright grants have been awarded since 1948 to nearly 3,000 Filipinos.  The goals of the program are to develop future leaders in their respective fields of study and to contribute to mutual understanding […]

Scholarships in security, childhood education, commerce at Macquarie University

The CHED-Macquarie University Scholarship Program for July 2018 intake is now open for applications. Program offerings Masters and PhD programs in counter terrorism, cyber security, intelligence, security and strategic studies, early childhood education, and commerce (specializations include financial crime and governance) Eligibility criteria and requirements – Filipino citizen – Not be more than 42 years old for applicants to master’s degree programs, not more than 40 years old for applicants to PhD degree programs – At least a bachelor’s degree for applicants to master’s degree programs and a master’s degree for applicants to PhD degree programs relevant to the graduate […]

CHED-PhilFrance Programme for September 2018 intake

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is pleased to announce the opening  of the CHED-PhilFrance Programme for the September 2018 intake. The joint scholarship program is aimed at fostering the mobility to the French Republic of at least 10 qualified teaching and non-teaching personnel of Philippine higher education institutions selected jointly on the basis of academic excellence, with a view to them obtaining a master’s degree or doctorate issued by public higher education establishments under the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research of the French Republic. More information may be obtained from the website: Please note that the […]

Search for nominees to the UP Alumni Association awards for 2018

The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) has begun the search for nominees to the following UPAA awards for 2018: – Most Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award(s) – Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Awards – Distinguished Alumni Awards – Distinguished Service Awards – Multi-Generation U.P. Alumni Family Awards The awarding ceremonies will be held on 18 August 2018, Saturday, during the 2018 UP General Alumni Homecoming. The deadline for the submission of nominations is 2 April 2018, Monday, for which there will be no extension, inasmuch as the awardees will be featured in the 2018 UPAA Yearbook being prepared for distribution during the homecoming. The UPAA […]

IPA Recipients 2018 Archives

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Opportunities for graduate studies at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris

The Commission on Higher Education-Sciences Po Scholarship Program is an international scholarship opportunity for higher education teaching and non-teaching personnel to pursue a graduate degree at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), one of the leading international university research university for social sciences and humanities based in France. Further details regarding the available graduate programs, eligibility criteria and application process are available here. For more information, contact Mr. Alexandre Mariani, International Affairs Manager for China and South East Asia of Sciences Po, at [email protected] The deadline for application is 15 March.