Gil S. Jacinto, Ph.D. – Professor


Ph.D. Marine Chemistry, University of Liverpool, U.K.

Research Interests:
Seawater and sediment geochemistry; eutrophication and hypoxia

Selected Publications:

  • Ferrera C, Jacinto GS, Chen, CTA, Lui HK. 2018. Organic Carbon Concentrations in High- and Low-Productivity Areas of the Sulu Sea. Sustainability 10(6):1867.
  • Gajigan AP, Yñiguez AT, Villanoy CL, San Diego-McGlone, ML., Jacinto, GS, Conaco C. 2018. Diversity and community structure of marine microbes around the Benham Rise underwater plateau, Northeastern Philippines (#22613 ) Structure and. Peer J 1–17.
  • Ferrera CM, Jacinto GS, Chen C-TA, San Diego-McGlone ML, Datoc MFKT, Lagumen MCT, Senal MIS. 2017. Carbonate parameters in high and low productivity areas of the Sulu Sea, Philippines. Mar Chem 195:2-14.
  • Huang TH, Chen CTA, Tseng HC, Lou JY, Wang SL, Yang L, Kandasamy S, Gao X, Wang JT, Aldrian E, Jacinto GS, Anshari GZ, Sompongchaiyakul P, Wang BJ. 2017. Riverine carbon fluxes to the South China Sea. J Geophys Res Biogeosci 122(5):1239–1259.
  • Breitburg D, Levin LA, Oschlies A, Grégoire M, Chavez FP, Conley DJ, Garçon V, Gilbert D, Gutiérrez D, Isensee K, Jacinto GS, Limburg KE, Montes I, Naqvi SWA, Pitcher GC, Rabalais NN, Roman MR, Rose KA, Seibel BA, Telszewski M, Yasuhara M, Zhang J. 2018. Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters. Science, 359(6371):7240
  • Sotto, L.P.A., Beusen, A.H.W., Villanoy, C.L., Bouwman, L.F., and Jacinto, G.S. (2015) Nutrients load estimates for Manila Bay, Philippines using population data. Ocean Science Journal. 50(2):467-474
  • Cabrera, O.C., Villanoy, C.L., Jacinto, G.S., Bernardo, L.P.C., Ferrera, C.M., Velasquez, I.B., Azanza, R.V. (2014). Salt-plug estuarine circulation in Malampaya Sound, Palawan, Philippines. Philippine Science Letters, 2: 428-437.
  • Sotto, L.P.A., Jacinto, G.S., Villanoy, C.L. (2014). Spatiotemporal variability of hypoxia and eutrophication in Manila Bay, Philippines during the northeast and southwest monsoons. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 85: 446-454.
  • Loke Ming, C., and Jacinto, G.S. (2013). The role of scientists in coastal management. In: Perspectives on Building a Regional Mechanism for Coastal and Ocean Governance in the Seas of East Asia. Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), Quezon City, Philippines. pp. 110-117.
  • Senal, M.I.S., Jacinto, G.S., San Diego-McGlone, M.L., Siringan, F.P., Zamora, P., Soria, L., Cardenas, M.B., Villanoy, C., Cabrera, O. (2011). Nutrient Inputs from Submarine Groundwater Discharge on the Santiago Reef Flat, Bolinao, Northwestern Philippines. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 63(5-12):195-200.
  • Jacinto, G.S., Sotto, L.P., Senal, M.I., San Diego-McGlone, M.L., Escobar, M., Amano, A., Miller, T.W. (2011). Hypoxia in Manila Bay, Philippines during the northeast monsoon. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 63(5-12):243- 248.
  • Cardenas, M.B., Zamora, P.B,, Siringan, F.P., Lapus, M.R., Rodolfo, R.S., Jacinto, G.S., San DiegoMcglone, M.L., Villanoy, C.L., Cabrera, O., and Senal, M.I. (2010). Linking regional sources and pathways for submarine groundwater discharge at a reef by electrical resistivity tomography, 222Rn, and salinity measurements. Geophysical Research Letters. 37.
  • San Diego-McGlone, M.L., Azanza, R.V., Villanoy, C.L., and Jacinto, G.S. (2008). Eutrophic waters, algal bloom and fish kill in fish farming areas in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 57:295-301.
  • Reichardt, W., San Diego-McGlone, M.L., and Jacinto, G.S. (2007) Organic Pollution and Its Impact on the Microbiology of Coastal Marine Environments: A Philippine Perspective. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 4(1), 1-9.
  • Jacinto,G.S., Velasquez, I.B., San Diego-McGlone, M.L., Villanoy, C.L. and Siringan, F.P. (2006). Biophysical environment of Manila Bay – then and now, Chapter 18. In The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours. Wolanski, Eric (Ed.). Springer (ISBN: 1-4020-3654-X).
  • Jacinto, G.S., Azanza, R.V., Velasquez, I.B., and Siringan, F.P. (2006). Manila Bay: environmental challenges and opportunities, Chapter 19. In The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours. Wolanski, Eric (Ed.). Springer (ISBN: 1-4020-3654-X).
  • Jacinto, G.S. (2002) Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances. In: South East Asia and South Pacific Regional Report. December 2002. UNEP Chemicals, GEF. 125 pages
  • Velasquez, I.B., Jacinto, G.S., & Valera, F.S. (2002). The speciation of dissoved copper, cadmium and zinc in Manila Bay, Philippines. Mar. Pollut. Bull., 45(1-12), 210-217.
  • Jacinto, G.S. and M.L. San Diego-McGlone, (2000). Philippine Estuarine System: Manila Bay, Luzon Island. Estuarine Systems of the South China Sea Region: Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Fluxes; LOICZ Report & Studies. No. 14.
  • San Diego-McGlone, M.L., Jacinto, G.S., Dupra, V.C., Narcise, C.I.S., Padayao, D.O., & Velasquez, I.B. (1999). A comparison of nutrient characteristics and primary productivity in the Sulu Sea and South China Sea. Acta Oceangr.Taiwanica, 37, 229.
  • Giese, G.S., Chapman, D.C., Goud-Collins, M.R., Encarnacion, R., & Jacinto, G.S. (1998). The coupling between harbor seiches at Palawan Island and Sulu Sea internal solitons. J. Phys. Oceangr., 28, 2418- 2426.
  • Jacinto, G.S., San Diego-McGlone, M.L., Narcise, C.I.S., Velasquez, I.B., & Dupra, V.C. (1997). Chemical hydrographic features of the South China Sea between Luzon, Philippines and South Vietnam. In Conference on the Philippines-Vietnam Joint Oceanographic and Marine Scientific Research Expedition in the South China Sea 1996 (pp. 51-66). Hanoi.
  • Jacinto, G.S. & van den Berg, C.M.G. (1989). Dissolved behaviour of platinum in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Nature, 338, 332-334.
  • van den Berg, C.M.G. & Jacinto, G.S. (1988). The determination of platinum in sea water using adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry. Anal.Chim.Acta, 211, 129-139.
  • Chester, R., Thomas, A., Lin, F., Bashram, A., & Jacinto, G.S. (1988). The solid state speciation of copper in surface water particulates and ocean sediments: ‘fingerprinting’ the global carbon flux. Mar. Chem., 24, 261-292.
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