Project title: Phytogeography of Ultramafic Peaks in Central Palawan
Project leader(s): Raab Bustamante, Lea Magarce-Camangeg, Maverick N. Tamayo
Organisations involved: Philippine Taxonomic Initiative Inc.
Project summary: The mountains of Palawan harbour a rich and often undescribed suite of locally endemic species. These mountains also are important for the range of ecosystem services they provide to surrounding communities. This inaugural, long-term project of PTI aims to characterise vegetation communities among the main peaks of central Palawan, to better understand ecosystem dynamics and ultimately help manage these primary rainforests so they remain functionally resilient into the future.
Date started and progress to date: Project started in September 2018; this project is currently in the planning and development stage.