Peat Resource Person Details
Category: Individual
Salutation: Dr
Name: Van Leeah B. Alibo
Nationality: Philippines
Age: 33
Title/Designation: Instructor/Technical Assistant of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Organization/Company Name: Caraga State University
Organization/Company Address: Ampayon, Butuan City 8600
Caraga Region
Northeast Mindanao
Current Working Location: Philippines
Email: van_leeah_alibo@yahoo.com
Telephone: Office: (085) 342 64 90
Mobile: +639186766562
Languages: English
Filipino
Qualifications: •Straight PhD in Environmental Science (Graduated June 2011)
Area of Specialization: Environmental Planning and Management
Cognate : Soil Science
Scholarships:
•CHED-HEDP-Faculty Development Program Scholarship
(2008-2010)
•Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and
Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) PhD Research Grant
(2010-2011)
•faculty of the Division of Natural Sciences, Caraga State University
Focal Area of Interest: Research
Years of Peat Related Working Experience: 10
Field of Peat Related Expertise/Specializations:
Please tick where applicable
Soil Science
Carbon Assessment
Social Economic & Community Livelihoods
Resource Planning & Management
Climate Change & Adaptation
Country(ies) that you have Worked in the SEA Region: Philippines
Peat Related Professional Experience/History: I had to go to the University of the Philippines Los Baños for my PhD to come across the existence of Caimpugan peatland and eventually realize its ecological importance. The serendipitous instance that lead me to studying Caimpugan Peatland was in the year 2008 while I was doing an Indicative Conservation Plan for the Agusan Marsh, which concluded Caimpugan peatland as top priority conservation site in the marshland. Inspired by the support of Dr. Susan Page who has been working with Indonesian peatlands, I wrote a proposal for my dissertation entitled Carbon Storage of the Caimpugan Peatland in Agusan Marsh, Philippines and its Role in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation. My advisory committee from UPLB was supportive to the proposal since it was a pioneer study on C storage of a peatland in the Philippines. As I went on with my field and laboratory sampling, I have met officials from both government and non-government offices that are also involved in the conservation of Caimpugan peatland. The training workshop on peatland assessment and management with resource persons Dr. Jonathan Davies and David Lee together with PAWB officials has allowed me to be a part of the peatland conservation initiatives in the country.
Publication(s): (If any) 1. Analysis of the Potentials of Sampaloc Lake as a Tourism Resource
(co-author)
Journal of Nature Studies 8 : (1) 79-89
ISSN: 1655-3179
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines

2.Carbon Storage of Caimpugan Peatland in Agusan Marsh Philippines and Its Role in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
Journal of Environmental Science and Management
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines

3.Ecosystem Threats to the Carbon Storage Potential of Caimpugan Peatland in Agusan Marsh, Philippines
Journal of Environmental Science and Management
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines

Website(s): none
Social Networking ID: facebook : Van Leeah Alibo
skype : van leeah alibo