Lief Erikson Diocampo Gamalo

Lief Erikson Diocampo Gamalo
University of the Philippines Mindanao · Department of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Master of Science in Zoology
Teaching, conducting research and doing extension activities related to wildlife and conservation.

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Introduction
Lief Erikson Diocampo Gamalo, MSc is a faculty of the University of the Philippines Mindanao. He is interested in studies concerning wildlife biology and conservation, primate biology, wildlife parasitology and human-wildlife interaction studies.
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
University of the Philippines Mindanao
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Description
  • A project on Non-invasive Molecular Characterization of Bats in Malagos, Davao City, Philippines
August 2018 - present
University of the Philippines Mindanao
Position
  • Instructor
August 2017 - June 2018
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Description
  • A collaborative project between UPLB and MRC-UNIMAS on Simian malaria parasites of long-tailed macaques in Palawan, Philippines.
Education
January 2018 - April 2018
University Malaysia Sarawak
Field of study
  • Molecular detection of malaria
January 2016 - June 2018
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Field of study
  • Wildlife and Zoology
August 2011 - March 2015
Leyte Normal University
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (23)
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Different nuisance behaviors of macaques have been reported in different parts of the world where humans and macaques have been living in the same habitats and sharing the same resources. In this study, nuisance behaviors of Long-tailed Macaques were documented in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park using direct observation, survey que...
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Background Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque) is the most widespread species of macaque in Southeast Asia and the only species of monkey found naturally in the Philippines. The species is the natural host for the zoonotic malaria species, Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium cynomolgi and for the potentially zoonotic species, Plasmodium inui....
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The Philippines is considered a megadiverse country. However, there are few published studies on its nonhuman primate (NHP) species (Carlito syrichta, Macaca fascicularis, and Nycticebus menagensis). Understanding the nature and extent of existing NHP research in the Philippines would help us to determine research gaps and opportunities. Thus, stud...
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Long-tailed macaques are omnivores feeding on plants and animal matter. They are known to feed on meat occasionally, and it represents a very small portion of their diet. This paper reports a predation event by long-tailed macaques on a parachute gecko in Mt. Apo Natural Park, Philippines. Two macaques were involved in the predation: a juvenile mac...
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Long-tailed macaques in the Philippines are understudied in terms of ecology and behavior, which includes their sexual behaviors, in their natural habitats. Masturbation is a natural, auto-erotic behavior rarely observed in the wild in most non human primates. In this paper, we report an act of masturbation by a free-ranging male long-tailed macaqu...
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The technical limitations of capillary sequencing in providing insights on phylogeny have been greatly aided in recent years by the implementation of next generation sequencing platforms which can generate whole mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequences. In this study, enriched mitochondrial DNA of Cynopterus brachyotis from Mindanao, Philippines...
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African Swine Fever (ASF) is an economically important reemerging infectious disease (EID) that has spread phenomenally throughout the world. Although it does not pose direct health risks to humans, the disease can cause devastating losses in livestock production due to its almost 100% mortality rate in domestic pig populations. Trade and commerce...
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The technical limitations of capillary sequencing in providing insights on phylogeny have been greatly aided in recent years by the implementation of next generation sequencing platforms which can generate whole mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequences. In this study, enriched mitochondrial DNA of Cynopterus brachyotis from Mindanao, Philippines...
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Spiders are among the most ubiquitous arthropods that can dwell on diverse habitats, which include small-scale urban green spaces (UGS). To promote urban biodiversity, we assessed the awareness of a local community situated within UGS in Davao, Philippines about the ecological roles of spiders. Data were obtained by administering survey ques- tionn...
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The “Species from Feces” DNA barcoding offers new opportunities to study the challenging taxonomy and systematics of Philippine bats using a minimally-invasive strategy that employs a short 200-bp mitochondrial encoded cytochrome c oxidase I (mt COI) sequence. A pilot application of the technique to five species of fruit bats collected from Davao C...
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The community structure of avifauna along the urbanization gradient in Mintal, Davao City was surveyed and analyzed. A total of 4,210 individuals from 34 species belonging to 23 families were recorded, where seven species are Philippine endemics and five are introduced species. Correlation and regression analysis showed a positive relationship betw...
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The community structure of avifauna along the urbanization gradient in Mintal, Davao Citywas surveyed and analyzed. A total of 4,210 individuals from 34 species belonging to 23 fam-ilies were recorded. Seven species are Philippine endemics and five are introduced species.Correlation and regression analysis showed a positive relationship between inc...
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This article presents the anuran species in urbanized areas, diet overlaps between native and invasive alien anuran species, and its implications on conservation and ecological health in urban environment. Visual encounter technique following the road as a transect was done to determine the diversity of anurans, and stomach content extraction was e...
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Jabon KJD, Gamalo LED, Responte MA, Abad RG, Gementiza GDC, Achondo MJMM. 2019. Density and diet of invasive alien anuran species in a disturbed landscape: A case in the University of the Philippines Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines. Biodiversitas 20: 2554-2560. The population density and diet composition of three invasive alien anuran species (IA...
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Methomyl is an oxime carbamate pesticide that is widely used in the Philippines. This insecticide is known to be an endocrine disrupting chemical and a potent genotoxic in mammalian cells. However, limited studies were conducted specifically on its direct effects on estrous cycle and its teratogenic effect. This study aimed to (a) assess the effect...
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With the destruction of our natural wetlands, rice fields are man-made ecosystems which serve as an important alternative wetland habitat for birds. In this study, two selected ricefields along Laguna National Highway were sampled to determine the species of both landbirds and waterbirds in ricefield ecosystems during the summer season using transe...
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The Philippines is considered as a biodiversity hotspot, however, different threats could cause the demise of its biological treasures. One of these threats could be the lack of awareness and the negative perception of the people towards wildlife and conservation. In this study, 303 students and 52 teachers from Laguna State Polytechnic University-...
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Water-borne protozoan parasites, (i.e. Cryptosporidium and Giardia), have received considerable attention over the past few years because of their role as ubiquitous etiological agents of diarrhea and other related diseases of humans and animals. Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts have been found in water samples collected from selected pool...
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In this paper, Nepenthes samar is newly reported from two different sites at both of which it is threatened. The first photographs of live plants are published. For the first time, information is presented on the current status of the species in the wild and on the threats it faces there, and on features of the plant, such as lower pitchers and inf...

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Good day. A simple two-day field activity will be done in an island. Currently, I am thinking to use a single family of gastropods in mangrove, compare color and measurements of of the shells between habitats (such as ground gastropods vs. gastropods on mangrove leaf and trunk and branches). Please advise. Thanks.

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Projects (8)
Project
To understand and promote human-primate coexistence
Project
1. Determine the behavior and diet preferences of long-tailed macaques in selected human modified landscapes of Leyte and Mindanao islands. 2. Assess long-tailed macaque gastro-intestinal parasite fauna in the area. 3. Understand the societal knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of locals and tourists in the areas. 4. Create a Conflict-Zoonosis Index for Tourist Areas 5. Conduct awareness campaigns in the local areas about wildlife biology, zoonosis, human-wildlife interaction, and conservation.
Archived project
The study aims to understand the effects of certain pesticides on the reproductive physiology of laboratory animals.