Desamarie Antonette P. Fernandez

Desamarie Antonette P. Fernandez
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle · Adaptations du Vivant

MS Wildlife Studies
PhD student at ED 227 of Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Sorbonne Universités

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Introduction
I'm currently studying the ecological niche partitioning of carnivores (Mammalia: Carnivora) in Palawan Island, Philippines

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Although recent molecular studies have clarified the phylogeny of mongooses, the systematics of the Southeast Asian species was incomplete as the collared mongoose Urva semitorquata and some debatable taxa (Hose's mongoose, Palawan mongoose) were missing in the analyses. We sequenced three mitochondrial (cytochrome b, ND2, control region) and one n...
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The spatial ecology of Palawan leopard cats (Prionailurus bengalensis heaneyi) was studied using live trapping, radio telemetry, and small mammal trapping from May 2013 to July 2014 in Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines. One adult female and 3 adult male P. b. heanyi were captured. Radio-collars were attached to one adult male and one adult female indiv...
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The binturong or bearcat is a forest mesocarnivore ranging from Nepal to Indonesia and the Philippines. Several subspecies of binturongs are recognized but a revision is needed. The binturong from Palawan was described as a species and is now considered a subspecies, but its status has never been checked using molecular approaches. Owing to its res...
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In the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve (MMFR) the common palm civet (Paradoxurus philippinensis) is both perceived as a carnivore which feeds on domestic animals and a frugivore which spreads coffee within the forested areas. This study aimed to determine the distribution and diet of common palm civets within the MMFR. Night transect walks/spotlighting...
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This study presents the first checklist of the lesser known terrestrial biodiversity in forests over limestone karst of Calicoan Island in Guiuan Marine Reserve Protected Landscape and Seascape, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. Plants and terrestrial vertebrate species in nine 20x20 m plots and 18 line transects were recorded and identified. A t...
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A comprehensive list of plant and animal biodiversity is necessary as a basis for local government and concerned agencies to enact local policies on species conservation. This article provides an enumeration of the vascular flora and vertebrate fauna in the karst forests of Basey, Samar, Philippines. A review of literature concerning plants and ani...
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This study provides a floral and faunal checklist of limestone forests in Taft, Eastern Samar, Philippines, a municipality that is a part of the Samar Island Natural Park. Nine (9) 20m x 20m plots were established to assess the tree species, while 18 line transects were placed within the plots for the assessment of the under-story species. Various...
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This study provides a checklist of the vascular flora and terrestrial vertebrate fauna in forests over limestone in Paranas, Samar Island Natural Park (SINP), Philippines, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site nominee. Nine 20x20m plots and 18 line transects were established for the floral inventory. The faunal assessment was conducted in transects...
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This study is the first investigation of parasites and other pathogens present in Sunda leopard cats (Prionailurus javanensis) in Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines. With the nature of wild carnivore sampling, four (4) wild Sunda leopard cats were captured in Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines for a period of nine (9) months. Of these, three (3) were conside...
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A comprehensive review of literature was carried out to determine the status of plant and animal diversity on forests over limestone in Southeast Asia (SEA), particularly in the Philippines. Angiosperm records are available in Peninsular Malaysia (1216 spp.); West Java and Seram Indonesia (101 and 149 spp., respectively); Laos (135 spp.); Thailand...
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The binturong or bearcat is a forest mesocarnivore ranging from Nepal to Indonesia and the Philippines. Several subspecies of binturongs are recognized but a revision is needed. The binturong from Palawan was described as a species and is now considered a subspecies, but its status has never been checked using molecular approaches. Owing to its res...
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Ninety-one mangrove-associated terrestrial vertebrate species, consisting of 20 herpeto-fauna, 63 birds and 8 mammals were documented along the coast of Puerto Princesa Bay in Palawan, Philippines. Sampling stations in barangays Iwahig and Sta. Lucia showed the higher species diversity and evenness distribution patterns than the more urbanized mang...
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The Visayan leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis rabori) is a small wild felid of the Negros-Panay faunal region of the Philippines. In Negros Occidental, many individuals wander into sugarcane fields and game fowl farms due to the declining forests, causing locals to believe that leopard cats eat sugarcane or prey on chicks. This study was conduc...

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CONserve-KAIGANGAN is a research program led by the University of the Philippines Los Baños, consistent with its mandate to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems, among others, in addition to agriculture and forestry. Funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquaticand Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), this program aims to assess and conserve the biodiversity in kaigangan (local term for forests over limestone) towards its sustainable management in Samar Island, Philippines. CONserve-KAIGANGAN is mainly composed of researchers from UPLB Institute of Biological Sciences (Center of Excellence for Biology awarded by CHED and UP), UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (Center of Excellence for Forestry), UP Manila (Center of Excellence for Health Sciences) and a leading state institute in Samar, the Samar State University.