Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos is recognized for his remarkable contributions to wildlife ecology and environmental research, notably systematic biology, ecology, and conservation of Philippine biodiversity. His research and publications on diverse disciplines, including species descriptions, taxonomic revisions, evolutionary biology, biogeography, invasion biology, species status assessments, and natural history, have helped shape national efforts to manage and conserve biodiversity.
Dr. Diesmos is a Career Scientist in the Scientific Career System of the Philippines with the rank of Scientist III and an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University. He is a taxonomist and wildlife ecologist and has been studying Philippine wildlife since the early 1990s, either by participating in biological expeditions or by leading fieldwork in various locales and ecosystems throughout the country.
Among the numerous awards he has received are the Outstanding Young Scientist by the National Academy of Science and Technology in 2008, the Congressional Medal of Excellence in Research and Development by the AGHAM Party List in 2011, the Discoverers of Amazing Wildlife Award by the Department of Environment and National Resources in 2012, and the Achievement Award in Biological Sciences by the National Research Council of the Philippines in 2015.
Acd. Diesmos obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology, and his Master of Science in Wildlife Studies from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1992 and 1998, respectively, and his Doctor of Philosophy from the National University of Singapore in 2009. He was elected to the Academy as Academician in 2021.
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