Carmelita A. Belda-Baille
Field of award: Zoology
Year awarded: 1996
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of her significant contributions in the field of mariculture, specifically on basic research on the breeding, growth, development and nutrition of marine bivalves, particularly scallops and giant clams. Her studies have been aimed at enhancing the yield of renewable natural marine resources to meet the needs of the increasing population in the Third World. Her successful and sustained mariculture of the giant clam has included the management of the nutritional requirements of its algal symbionts. Practical application and ecological impact are linked in her research activities.
Education: MS (Marine Science) University of the Philippines; BS (Biology) University of the Philippines 1985