Edwino S. Fernando

Edwino S. Fernando

Field of award: Plant Taxonomy

Year awarded: 1991

Division: Biological Sciences


In recognition of his outstanding research on the taxonomy of the plant family Palmae. As a taxonomist, he has made an important revision of the genus Nenga in Southeast Asia and the Malesian Region and of the genus Heterospathe in the Philippines. He has contributed significantly to our knowledge of the palms of the Philippines including the first comprehensive survey in 70 years and the discovery of at least eight species and one variety which are all new to science.

Current Position: Professor 12

Office Address: Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Education: PhD (Botany) University of New South Wales, Australia 1994; MSc (Plant Taxonomy) University of Reading, UK 1981; MSc (Forestry) University of the Philippines Los Baños 1980; BSc (Forestry) University of the Philippines Los Baños 1975