Maria Helena T. Yap
Field of award: Marine Biology
Year awarded: 1992
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of her pioneering studies on the marine environment, especially coral reefs, that have led to fuller understanding of the ecology of these ecosystems. Her exceptional ability in marine research has helped build international recognition for the marine scientists of our country.
Education: PhD (Marine Biology) Wilhelm-Pieck-University 1987; MS (Marine Biology) University of the Philippines 1981; BS (Marine Biology) University of the Philippines 1979