Alberto T. Barrion

Field of award: Entomology

Year awarded: 1991

Division: Biological Sciences


In recognition of his outstanding contributions to insect and spider biology and taxonomy of rice and rice-based crops. These contributions have benefited programs in the integrated pest management, unhealthy biocontrol, ambulance community ecology and pest modelling. His pioneering works on the “Taxonomy and Bionomics of Philippine Riceland Spiders-Potential Biocontrol Agents of Rice Pests”, approved “Rice Leaffolder Complex of the Philippines” and “Food Webs of Rice Agroeco-systems” have stimulated further understanding of the rice-pest-natural enemy relationship.

Education: MS (Systematic Entomology) University of the Philippines 1981; BS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines