Adelina A. Barrion
Field of award: Insect Genetics
Year awarded: 1990
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of her significant contribution to biocontrol of major insect pests of agricultural crops. Her most important researches include the biology and systematics of Philippine spiders, genetics of resistance to pesticides in red spider mites, cytogenetics of planthoppers and leafhoppers in the Philippines, biotypes of agricultural crop pests and biology, seasonal fluctuation and genetics of psyllids infesting ipil-ipil. Her studies revealed the significant roles of spiders as predators regulating the geometric increase of various insect pest species in different ecosystems.
Education: PhD (Genetics) University of the Philippines 1985; MS (Genetics) University of the Philippines 1978; BS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines 1974