Wilfred John E. Santiañez, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, ollections Manager, G.T. Velasquez Phycological Herbarium (MSI)


PhD in Natural History Sciences (Biodiversity), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Research Interests:
Seaweed biology (biodiversity, systematics, molecular phylogeny), biogeography, ecology, and mariculture

Selected Publications:

  • Santiañez, W.J.E., D. Al-Bader, J. Bolton, J.A. West, & K. Kogame. (2020). Status, morphology, and phylogenetic relationships of Iyengaria (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae), a brown algal genus with a disjunct distribution in the Indian Ocean. Phycological Research (Early View). DOI: 10.1111/pre.12438
  • Poza, A.M., W.J.E. Santiañez, M.E. Croce, M.C. Gauna, K. Kogame & E.R. Parodi. 2020. Cryptic haploid stages in the life cycle of Leathesia marina (Chordariaceae, Phaeophyceae) under in vitro culture. Journal of Phycology (Early View). DOI: 10.1111/jpy.13034.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E. & M.J. Wynne. 2020. Proposal of Phycocalidia Santiañez & M.J.Wynne nom. nov. to replace Calidia L.-E.Yang & J.Brodie nom. illeg. (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Notulae Algarum 140: 1–3.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E. & M.J. Wynne. 2020. Establishment of Mimica gen. nov. to accommodate the anaxiferous species of the economically important red seaweed Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta). Phytotaxa 439 (2): 167–170.
  • Santiañez WJE, Kogame K. 2019. Proposals to recognize Petalonia tenella comb. nov. and to resurrect Hapterophycus canaliculatus (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina, 62(2):149-153
  • Santiañez WJE, West JA. 2019. New records of Rosenvingea (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae) from the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology, 13(1):1-9.
  • Santiañez WJE, Wynne MJ. 2019. Evidence for the treatment of Talarodictyon tilesii as an older taxonomic synonym of Hydroclathrus stephanosorus (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Phycological Res., 67(1):82-85.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E., E. Macaya, K.M. Lee, G.Y. Cho, S.M. Boo and K. Kogame. 2018. Taxonomic reassessment of the Indo-Pacific Scytosiphonaceae (Phaeophyceae): Hydroclathrus rapanuii sp. nov. and Chnoospora minima from Easter Island, with proposal of Dactylosiphon gen. nov. and Pseudochnoospora gen. nov. Botanica Marina 61: 47–64.
  • Santianez, W.J.E., K.M. Lee, S. Uwai, A. Kurihara, P.J.L. Geraldino, E.T. Ganzon-Fortes, S.M. Boo and K. Kogame. 2018. Untangling nets: Elucidating the diversity and phylogeny of the clathrate brown algal genus Hydroclathrus, with the description of a new genus Tronoella (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 57: 61–78.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E. and K. Kogame. 2017. Transfer of Petalonia filiformis (Batters) Kuntze to the genus Planosiphon McDevit & G.W.Saunders (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Notulae Algarum 40: 1–3.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E., H.J. Suan-Flandez and G.C. Trono, Jr. 2016. White rot disease and epiphytism on Halymenia durvillei Bory de Saint-Vincent (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in culture. Science Diliman 28: 54–60.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E., R.S. Sariego and G.C. Trono, Jr. 2015. The seaweed flora of the Balabac Marine Biodiversity Conservation Corridor (BMBCC), Southern Palawan, Western Philippines. Plant Ecology and Evolution 148: 267–282.
  • Yaegashi, K., Y. Yamagishi, S. Uwai, T. Abe, W.J.E. Santiañez and K. Kogame. 2015. Two species of the genus Acinetospora (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) from Japan: A. filamentosa comb. nov. and A. asiatica sp. nov. Botanica Marina 58: 331–343.
  • Marquez, G.P.B., W.J.E. Santiañez, G. C. Trono, Jr., M.N.E. Montaño, H. Araki, H. Takeuchi and T. Hasegawa. 2014. Seaweed biomass of the Philippines: Sustainable feedstock for biogas production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 38: 1056–1068.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E. and G. C. Trono, Jr. 2013. Taxonomy of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Alabat Island, Quezon, Northeastern Philippines. Science Diliman 25: 29–50.
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