Porfirio Alexander M. Aliño

Porfirio Alexander M. Aliño

Field of award: Marine Biology

Year awarded: 1993

Division: Biological Sciences


In recognition of his outstanding research on the important and diverse coastal ecosystems in the Philippines: the coral reefs. His study on the coral reef community in Bolinao was the basis for the development of a holistic model of the reef structure and its interrelationships. His significant work on the reefs and reef environment as habitats for fish assemblages has important implications for reef fisheries which constitute over 50% of small-scale fishing in the Philippines.

Education: PhD James Cook University of North Queensland 1989; MS (Marine Biology) University of the Philippines 1983; BS (Marine Biology) University of the Philippines 1978

Curriculum Vitae: alino-pm-cv_1jun2013_rev