Executive Director
The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (Oscar M. Lopez Center)

Dr. Rodel D. Lasco has nearly 30 years of experience in natural resources and environmental research, conservation, education and development at the national and international level. His work has focused on issues related to natural resources conservation, climate change and land degradation. He is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the 2007 co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in the Phili...

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Editorial Board Members


Senior Researcher
German Development Institute

Dr. Lilibeth Acosta-Michlik is a Senior Researcher/Scientist at the German DevelopmenFt Institute, Department of Sustainable Economic and Social Development and at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Department of Earth System Analysis. She is an Agricultural and Environmental Economist by training. Her work involves integrated sustainability analysis and modelling, climate change impacts and adaptation, biodiversity and ecosystem services, land use change scenarios, bioenergy and...

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Executive Director
Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific (CCROM-SEAP)

Dr. Rizaldi Boer is the Director of the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific (CCROM-SEAP), Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. He also works as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Bogor Agricultural University. He has been involved in many national and international climate research programs related to adaptation and mitigation. He is one of the lead authors of the 4th Inter...

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Director of Arboriculture
Coastal Carolina University

Dr. Dominique Cagalanan is the Director of Arboriculture at Coastal Carolina University, a Senior Associate Scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)-Philippines, a co-founder and the Executive Board Vice President of the Restoration Initiative for Sustainable Ecosystems, Inc. (RISE), the President of Reforest Our Future, and an Advisory Committee member of EcoLogic Development Fund. She is a geographer whose work focuses on the challenges that arise at the intersection of forest cons...

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Senior Scientist
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Josefino Comiso is a Senior Scientist at the Earth Sciences Division of the Goddard Space Flight Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of the Philippines, Masters Degree in Physics from Florida State University and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California in Los Angeles. He held a post-doctoral position at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and worked as a senior consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation before joining NASA ...

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Professor and Director
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Dr. Rex Cruz is a Professor and the Director of Environmental Forestry Programme of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR ) in the University of the Philippines Los Baños He is also a former Dean of CFNR, UPLB and former Chancellor of UPLB. Dr. Cruz earned his Ph.D. in Watershed Management from University of Arizona. In addition, he is the Coordinating Lead Author of Working Group (WG) II Asia Chapter Fourth Assessment Report and Principal Lead Author of the WG II Forestry Chap...

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University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman

Dr. CP David is a licensed geologist and professor of geology in UP Diliman. He is currently the Executive Director of Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology R&D (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and a graduate of Stanford University where he earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Geology. Dr. David pioneers short term rainfall forecasting in the country (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards or Project NOAH) and climate change-re...

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University of the Philippines (UP)

Dr. Laura T. David is a Physical Oceanographer and Professor at the UP Marine Science Institute. Her approach to her science is multi-disciplinary incorporating the study of ocean physical characteristics with its effects to productivity and diversity. She is currently the Chair of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee on Marine Science, and a member of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel on Science and Math. Combining her oceanography with her backg...

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Professor & UP Scientist 1
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Dr. Espaldon is a Professor and UP Scientist 1 at the School of Environmental Science and Management in the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). She is also a co-chair of the UPLB Climate Risks Studies Center. Her research interests include Climate Change and Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management specializing on Human and Cultural Geography, Social Impact Assessment, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation....


International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD)

Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD) since 2009 and intends to support growing capacity of Bangladesh stakeholders, while enabling people and organizations from outside to benefit from training in Bangladesh. ICCCAD runs regular short courses as well as a MSc. program in Climate Change and Development. Dr. Huq is also a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom (UK), whe...

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Professor and Dean
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Dr. Felino Lansigan is a Professor of Statistics and of Environmental Science at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). His research interests include statistical hydrology and water resources, climate change and variability analyses, vulnerability assessment, risk management, systems analysis and simulation modeling. He was part of the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Prof. Lansigan was a lead author of on...

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Independent Consultant & Senior Research Fellow
Manila Observatory

Dr. Rosa Perez is an independent consultant and is affiliated with the Manila Observatory as a Senior Research Fellow. She has retired from the Philippine National Hydro-Meteorological Services (PAGASA) as the Division Head on Flood Forecasting. Her areas of specialization include hydro-meteorology, disaster risk reduction and adaptation policies on climate change. She is also a Member of the National Panel of Technical Experts of the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC), National Resea...

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University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Dr. Juan M. Pulhin is a Professor and former Dean of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources ((CFNR), UPLB. He holds the title of Scientist III, under the University of the Philippines Scientific Productivity System in recognition of his scholarly outputs and international scientific standing. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo for two times in 2007 and 2010. He has more than 30 years of experience in natural resources education, research and development at the ...

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Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Prof. Ravindranath has focused his research, advocacy and publications on various dimensions of Climate Change - Mitigation Assessment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in Land Use Sectors, Impact of Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment in Forest and Agro-ecosystems, Adaptation and Climate Resilience, Forest Ecology, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Projects. He has also worked on Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biomass P...

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Senior Lecturer, Development Studies
The University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Krishna K. Shrestha is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a human geographer with research interest encompassing political ecology, climate change adaptation, development studies and urban planning, in particular the intersection of the four with his work on environmental and climate justice. His research gives particular attention to the ways in which problems of equity and justice are linked to systems of ...

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Executive Director
International Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) Secretariat

Dr. Hassan Virji is the Executive Director for Global Change START. He has worked as the Program Director for the Climate Dynamics Program of the United States (US) National Science Foundation, Deputy Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and Executive Secretary of the US Inter-agency Subcommittee on Global Change Research where he was involved in setting up the US Global Change Research Program. He is a member of the Governing Boards of international centers of ...

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