Juan Carlos T. Gonzales
Field of award: Zoology
Year awarded: 2011
Division: Biological Sciences
In acknowledgement of his superior contributions in biodiversity research and conservation which led to the discovery of new species of vertebrates including Gallirallus calayensis and Platymantis diesmosi; for his implemented researches that led to the establishment of localized conservation programs for key areas in the Philippines (i.e., thumb South Luzon, Polillo, Cebu and Mindoro) regarded to be global hotspots for biological diversity in collaboration with other conservation organizations across the world; and for his involvement in the advancement of conservation initiatives and expansion of applications of biological conservation focused on preserving the exceptionally rich biological diversity of the country.
Current Position: Associate Professor
Office Address: Animal Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, and Zoological & Wildlife Collection, UPLB Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031
Education: DPhil (Zoology) University of Oxford, 2012; MS (Zoology), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1997; BS (Zoology), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1992