Philippine Taxonomic Initiative Inc. Team
Johnny is a lecturer for both the Ateneo School of Government and the Ateneo Department of Environmental Science. While his primary research focus is on sustainable energy policy, he also aims to focus on the ecological and conservation implications involved with Philippine taxonomy.
Jamie Ann Aumentado
Jamie is an educator, mountaineer, and nature enthusiast. Her interest is in the Genus Strobilanthes. She studied pollen analysis present on honey samples produced by specific species of honeybee during her undergraduate years.
Abigail L. Garrino
Abi is a research associate at the Biodiversity Research Laboratory (BRL), UP Diliman. She embarks on expeditions in some of the country’s unexplored forests to conduct botanical assessments that help fill the gaps in the country’s floristic biodiversity knowledge. Her work as an early-career botanist aims not only to generate information on forest dynamics and restoration but also to provide insights in the management and conservation of the country’s last remaining forests.
Will is an avid mountaineer and nature enthusiast. His passion and interest in exploring the varied habitats of Palawan has led to his continuous documentation of its rich and unique biodiversity.
Yu Pin Ang
Yu Pin specializes in Begoniaceae of the Philippines. He is interested in improving local awareness, and influence other passionate individuals to contribute in this field. He is also a Botanical Illustrator.
Jayson is currently an MS Biology student at University of the Philiippies, Dilliman. His focus include the Aeschynanthus and other understudied genera. He is currently doing the Revision of the Genus Aeschynanthus of Luzon Island. He is also an advocate for native trees and Botanical illustrator.
John is a plant ecologist specialising in vegetation dynamics after disturbance and the role of species in ecosystem functioning. He completed a PhD at Deakin University, Australia, and has almost a decade of experience working in the environmental sector including teaching, research, and advocating for policy.
Raab, the Founder and Executive Director of PTI. His Interest lies in the Genus Begonia, Amorphophallus and the Family Orchideaeae, along with different habitat types, such as karst limestone & tropical moist broadleaf forests.
Mark Gregory Rule
Greg is an environmental science instructor at MSU Marawi. His interests are in the ecology and conservation of plants in limestone and ultramafic forest ecosystems, particularly in Mindanao Island. He also trained in the rehabilitation of denuded forest ecosystems using Rainforestation technology.
Maverick is currently pursuing his PhD Biology at Texas Christian University. His focus include the heath family Ericaceae and the aroids (Araceae, esp. Amorphophallus). He is currently doing phylogenomic research on the Asian Tribe Vaccinieae (tropical blueberries).
John Paul Collantes
JP is currently interested in documenting the flora of Bicol Region, Luzon Island, Philippines.
Liezel is a faculty of the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB). Her interests are in the taxonomy and ecology of bryophytes, pteridophytes, and angiosperms, particularly in the genera of Amorphophallus, Begonia, and Ardisia.