Porfirio M. Aliño, Ph.D. – Research Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)


Ph.D. Marine Chemical Ecology, James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia

Research Interests:
Coral Reef Ecology, Community Ecology and Management, Chemical Ecology, Ecological Modeling

Selected Publications:

  • R.N. Muallil, M.R. Deocadez, R.J.S. Martinez, W.L. Campos, S.S. Mamauag, C.L. Nañola Jr., P.M. Aliño, Effectiveness of small locally managed marine protected areas for coral reef fisheries management in the Philippines, Ocean Coast Manag. 179 (2019), 104831
  • Santiago, Viviene S., Manzano, Geminne G., Yu, Clairecynth C., Aliño, Porfirio M., Salvador-Reyes, Lilibeth A. . (2019) Mariculture potential of renieramycinproducing Philippine blue sponge Xestospongia sp. (Porifera: Haplosclerida), Vol. 502, 356 – 364
  • Nacorda, Hildie Maria E., Dizon, Romeo M., Meñez, Lambert Anthony B., Nañola Jr., Cleto L., Roa-Chio, Patrice Bianca L., De Jesus, Diovanie O., Hernandez, Homer B., Quimpo, Fra-and Timothy R., Licuanan, Wilfredo Roehl Y., Aliño, Porfirio M., Villanoy, Cesar L. . (2017) Beneath 50 m of NW Pacific Water: Coral Reefs on the Benham Bank Seamount off the Philippine Sea. Journal of Environmental Science and Management, Vol. 2 No. 2, 110-121
  • Atrigenio, M., P. Aliño, and C. Conaco. (2017). Influence of the Blue Coral Heliopora coerulea on Scleractinian Coral Larval Recruitment. Journal of Marine Biology, Article ID 6015143, 5 pages
  • Sanchez-Escalona, K., P. Aliño, and MA. Juinio-Meñez. (2017). Evidence of Shape Sexual Dimorphism in Strombus luhuanus Linnaeus 1758 (Gastropoda: Strombidae). Journal of ConChology, 42:6, 395-400.
  • Cabral, R. B., S. D. Gaines, M. T. Lim, M. P. Atrigenio, S. S. Mamauag, G. C. Pedemonte, and P. M. Aliño. (2016). Siting marine protected areas based on habitat quality and extent provides the greatest benefit to spatially structured metapopulations. Ecosphere 7(11):e01533. 10.1002/ecs2.1533
  • Horigue, V., Fabinyi, M., Pressey, R.L., Foale, S. and Aliño, P.M. (2016) Influence of Governance Context on the Management Performance of Marine Protected Area Networks, Coastal Management, 44:1, 71-91.
  • Licuanan, W.Y., Samson, M.S., Mamauag, S.S., David, L.T., Borja-del Rosario, R., Quibilan, MC. C., Siringan, F.P., Sta Maria, Ma Y.Y., España, N.B., Villanoy, C.L., Geronimo, R.C., Cabrera, O.C., Martinez, RJ. S., Aliño, P.M. (2015) Ambio, 44:8:716-736.
  • Cabral, R.B., Mamauag, S.S. Aliño, P.M. (2015). Designing a marine protected areas network in a data-limited situation. Marine Policy, 59:64-76.
  • España, N.B., Licuanan, W.Y., Aliño, P.M. (2015). Resilience to thermal stress of coral communities in Talim Bay, Lian, Batangas International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology. 8:2:37-40.
  • Heenan, A., Pomeroy, R., Bell, J., Munday, P.L., Cheung, W., Logan, C., Brainard, R., Amri, A.Y., Aliño, P., Armada, N., David, L., Rivera-Guieb, R., Green, S., Jompa, J., Leonardo, T., Mamauag, S. Parker, B., Shackeroff, J., Yasin, Z (2015). A climate-informed, ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Marine Policy, 57:182-192.
  • Chavanich, S., Soong, K., Zvuloni, A., Rinkevich, B., and Alino, P. (2015). Conservation, management, and restoration of coral reefs. Zoology, 118:2:132-134.
  • Muallil, R.N., Deocadez, M.R., Martinez, R.J.S., Mamauag, S.S., Nanola Jr., C.L., Alino, P.M. (2015). Community assemblages of commercially important coral reef fishes inside and outside marine protected areas in the Philippines. Regional Studies in Marine Science, Vol 1, pp 47-54.
  • Licuanan, W.Y. and P. M. Aliño. (2014). A proposed framework for a national coral reef assessment program. Philippine Science Letters, Vol. 7, No. 2 pp 201-206.
  • Cabral, R.B., Aliño, P.M., Balingit, A.C.M., Alis, C.M., Arceo, H.O., Nanola, Jr., C.L., Geronimo, R.C. and MSN Partners. (2014). The Philippine Marine Protected Area (MPA) Database. Philippine Science Letters Vol. 7 (2), pp. 300-308.
  • Muallil, R.N., Mamauag, S.S., Cabral, R.B., Celeste-Dizon,E.O. and Aliño, P.M. (2014). Status, trends and challenges in the sustainability of small-scale fisheries in the Philippines: Insights from FISHDA (Fishing Industries’ Support in Handling Decisions Application) model. Marine Policy Vol. 44, pp. 212-221.
  • Cabral, R.B., Aliño, P.M. and Lim, M.T. (2014). Modelling the impacts of fish aggregating devices (FADs) and fish enhancing devices (FEDs) and their implications for managing small-scale fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil.
  • Horigue, V., Aliño, P.M. and Pressey, R.L. (2014). Evaluating management performance of marine protected area networks in the Philippines. Ocean & Coastal Management Vol. 95, pp. 11-25.
  • Muallil, R.N., Mamauag, S.S., Cababaro, J.T., Arceo, H.O. and Aliño, P.M. (2014). Catch trends in Philippine small-scale fisheries over the last five decades: The fishers’ perspectives. Marine Policy Vol. 47, pp. 110-117.
  • White, A.T., Aliño, P.M., Cros, A., Fatan,N.A., Teoh, S.J., Laroya, L., Peterson, N., Tan, S., Tighe, S., Venegas-Li, R., Walton, A. and Wen W. (2014). Marine protected areas in the Coral Triangle: Progress, issues, and options. Coastal Management Vol. 42 (2), pp. 87-106
  • Weeks, R., P.M. Aliño, S. Atkinson , P. Beldia II , A. Binson , W.L. Campos, R. Djohani, A.L. Green, R. Hamilton, V. Horigue, R. Jumin, K. Kalim, A. Kasasiah, J. Kereseka, C. Klein, L. Laroya, S. Magupin, B. Masike, C. Mohan, R.M. Da Silva Pinto, A. Vave-Karamui, C. Villanoy, M. Welly & A.T. White (2014) Developing Marine Protected Area Networks in the Coral Triangle: Good Practices for Expanding the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System, Coastal Management, 42:2, 183-205,
  • Cruz-Trinidad, A., Aliño, P. M., Geronimo, R. C., & Cabral, R. B. (2014). Linking food security with coral reefs and fisheries in the Coral Triangle. Coastal Management, 42(2), 160-182.
  • Walton, A., White, A.T., Tighe, S., Aliño, P.M., Laroya, L., Dermawan,A., Kasasiah,A., Hamid, S.A., Vave-Karamui,A., Genia, V., Martins, L.D. and Green, A.L. (2014). Establishing a functional region-wide Coral Triangle marine protected area system. Coastal Management Vol. 42 (2), pp. 107-127
  • Green, A.T., Fernandes, L., Almany, G., Abesamis, R., McLeod, E., Aliño, P.M., White, A.T., Salm, R., Tanzer, J. and Pressey, R.L. (2014). Designing Marine Reserves for Fisheries Management, Biodiversity Conservation, and Climate Change Adaptation. Coastal Management Vol. 42 (2), pp. 143-159.
  • Seronay, R.A., Muallil, R.N., Aliño, P.M. (2014). Turrid fishery in Central Visayas Philippines. Asian Fisheries Science Journal 27: 30-44.
  • Cabral,R.C., Cruz-Trinidad, A., Geronimo, R., Napitupulu, L., Lokani, P., Boso, D., Casal, C.M., Fatan, N.A. and Aliño, P.M. (2013). Crisis sentinel indicators: Averting a potential meltdown in the Coral Triangle. Marine Policy Vol. 39, pp. 241-247.
  • Gurney, G.G., Melbourne-Thomas, J., Geronimo, R.C., Aliño, P.M. and Johnson, C.R. (2013). Modelling Coral Reef Futures to Inform Management: Can Reducing Local-Scale Stressors Conserve Reefs under Climate Change? Plos One Vol. 8(11), e80137.
  • Arceo, H.O., Cazalet, B., Aliño, P.M., Mangialajo, L. and Francour,P. (2013). Moving beyond a top-down fisheries management approach in the northwestern Mediterranean: Some lessons from the Philippines. Marine Policy Vol. 39, pp. 29-42.
  • Mamauag, S.S., Aliño, P.M., Martinez, R.J.S., Muallil, R.N., Doctor, M.V.A., Dizon, E.C., Geronimo, R.C., Panga, F.M. and Cabral, R.B. (2013). A framework for vulnerability assessment of coastal fisheries ecosystems to climate change- Tool for Understanding Resilience of Fisheries (VA-TURF). Fisheries Research Vol. 147, pp. 381-393.
  • Foale, S., Adhuri, D., Aliño, P., Allison, E.H., Andrew, N., Cohen, P., Gregory, C., Stacey,N., Tanzer, J. and Weerantunge, N. (2013). Food Security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy Vol. 38, pp. 174-183
  • Muallil, R.N., Cleland, D. and Aliño, P.M. (2013). Socioeconomic factors associated with fishing pressure in small-scale fisheries along the West Philippine Sea biogeographic region. Ocean & Coastal Management Vol. 82, pp. 27-33.
  • Cabral, R.C., Aliño, P.M. and Lim, M.T. (2013). A coupled stock-recruitment-age-structured model of the North Sea cod under the influence of depensation. Ecological Modelling Vol. 253, pp.1-8.
  • Maypa, A.P., White, A.T., Caňares, E., Martinez, R., Eisma-Osorio, R.L., Aliňo, P and Apistar, D. (2012). Marine Protected Area Management Effectiveness: Progress and Lessons in the Philippines. Coastal Management, 40:5, 510-524.
  • Cabral, R., Cruz-Trinidad, A., Geronimo, R. and Aliño, P. (2012). Opportunities and challenges in the Coral Triangle. Environmental Science & Technology Vol. 46 (15), pp. 7930-7931.
  • Horigue, V., Aliño, P.M., White, A.T. and Pressey, R.L. (2012). Marine protected area networks in the Philippines: trends and challenges for establishment and governance. Ocean & Coastal Management Vol. 64, pp. 15-26.
  • Villanoy,C., David, L., Cabrera, O., Atrigenio, M., Siringan, F., Aliño, P. and Villaluz, M. (2012). Coral reef ecosystems protect shore from high-energy waves under climate change scenarios. Climate Change Vol. 112 (2), pp. 493-505.
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