Ireneo L. Lit, Jr.
Field of award: Entomology
Year awarded: 2000
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his outstanding contributions in Entomology, particularly on the systematics of scale insects and mealybugs (Coccoidea, Hemiptera) of which he is the leading authority in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. The information generated from his researches is basic and vital to the control of management of these pests of agronomic, horticultural and forestry species. His works on the systematic of this group are also of paramount importance in knowing the biodiversity in various islands of the Philippines, the host plants each pest feeds on, and how to recognize them in the field.
Current Position: Professor
Office Address: Environmental Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Current Position: Director
Office Address: Museum of Natural History, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Education: PhD (Entomology) University of the Philippines Los Baños 2002; MS (Entomology) University of the Philippines Los Baños 1989; BSA (Entomology) University of the Philippines Los Baños 1983