Edgardo Gomez Biography, Contribution

Edgardo Gomez is a Filipino scientist and biologist who received the national scientist award in 2014.

Personal Information
Full Name – Edgardo D. Gomez
Birth Date : 7 November 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace : Philippines

Education
College : De La Salle University (summa cum laude)
Course : Education major in English and Social Science
Master : Biology from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota, USA
Doctorate : Marine Biology from University of California, San Diego

Career Highlights
* Founding director, Marine Science Institute at the University of the Philippines
* Helped establish the giant clam (Tridacna gigas) breeding stationed in Bolinao, Pangasinan and other coastal areas in the Philippines

Contribution to Science
* Conducted world’s first national-scale assessment of damage to coral reefs
* Research on invertebrate biology and ecology
* Pioneering study on ocean acidification and its causes

Book (s) Published
Awards
2014 – National Scientist of the Philippines
2000 – Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award
1992 – The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award for Science (Marine Biology)

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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