DIESMOS, Mae Lowe L.

DIESMOS, Mae Lowe L.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Biology – De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1991

Systematics, Ecology, and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Philippines

This is in collaboration with different institutions, both local and abroad. The project involves undergraduate and graduate students to conduct fieldwork in different localities. Researches range from biodiversity surveys to ecological monitoring and in situ experiments.

  • Systematics, Ecology, and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Philippines
  • Amphibian Disease

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

  • Recipient, DOST-PCIEERD BCDA grant for training on “Detection and Quantification of the Emerging Infectious Disease Chytridiomycosis in Amphibians” (2014 – Nov.)
  • Silver Award, British Petroleum Conservation Programme (2001 – Mar.)
  • Board Member – Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines/Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines, Inc. (BCSP/WCSP) (present)
  • Member – Technical Working Group on Amphibians and Reptiles of Philippine Red List Committee for Wild Fauna – BMB-DENR (2015-present)
  • Member – Association of Philippine Taxonomists, Inc/ Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (APTI/ASBP) (2005 – present)
  • Member – Society for Conservation Biology (2005 – present)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Brown, R. M., L. A. De Layola, A. Lorenzo II, M. L. L Diesmos, and A. C. Diesmos. 2015. A new species of limestone karst inhabiting forest frog, genus Platymantis (Amphibia: Anura: Ceratobatrachidae: subgenus Lupacolus) from southern Luzon Island, Philippines. Zootaxa 4048(2):191–210.
  • Siler, C.D., L.J. Welton, D.R. Davis, J.L. Watters, C.S. Davey, A.C. Diesmos, M.L. Diesmos and R.M. Brown. 2014. Taxonomic Revision of the Pseudogekko compresicorpus Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with Descriptions of Three New Species. Herpetological Monographs (28) 110-139
  • Brown, R.M., J.A. Weghorst, K. V. Olson, M.R.M. Duya, A.J. Barley, L.V. Duya, M. Shekelle, I.N. Arboleda, J.A. Esselstyn, N.J. Dominy, P.S. Ong, A. Luczon, G. L. Moritz, M.L. Diesmos, A.C. Diesmos and C.D. Siler. 2014. Conservation Genetics of the Philippine Tarsier: Cryptic Genetic Variation Restructures Conservation Priorities in an Island Archipelago Primate. PloS ONE 9(8): e104340. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104340
  • Welton, L. J., C. D. Siler, C. W. Linkem, A. C. Diesmos, M. L. Diesmos, E. Sy, and R. M. Brown. 2013. Dragons in our midst: Phyloforensics of illegally traded Southeast Asian monitor lizards. Biological Conservation 159(2013):7–15.
  • Swei, A., J.J.L. Rowley, D. Rödder, M. L. L. Diesmos, A. C. Diesmos, C. J. Briggs, R. Brown, T. T. Cao, T. L. Cheng, R. A. Chong, B. Han, J.-M. Hero, H. D. Hoang, M. D. Kusrini, D. T. T. Le, J. A. McGuire, M. Meegaskumbura, M. S. Min, D. G. Mulcahy, T. Neang, S. Phimmachak, D.Q. Rao, N. M. Reeder, S. D. Schoville, N. Sivongxay, N. Srei, M. Stöck, B. L. Stuart, L. S. Torres, D. T. A. Tran, , T. S. Tunstall, D. Vietes, V. T. Vredenburg. 2011. Is chytridiomycosis an emerging infectious disease in Asia? PLoS ONE 6:e231.
  • Siler, C. D., A. C. Diesmos, C. W. Linkem, M. Diesmos, and R. M. Brown.  2010. A new species of limestone-forest frog, genus Platymantis (Amphibia: Anura: Ceratobatrachidae) from central Luzon Island, PhilippinesZootaxa 2482:49–63.

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