Gavino Trono Jr Biography, Contributions

Gavino Trono Jr. is a Filipino scientist who made notable research on tropical marine phycology with a particular focus on seaweed biodiversity.

Personal Information
Full Name : Gavino Trono Jr.
Birth Date : November 9, 1931
Birthplace : Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines Diliman
Course : Botany
Master : Agricultural Botany from Araneta University
Doctorate : Botany from the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Career Highlights
* Established the G.T. Velasquez Herbarium in the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Marine Science Institute – largest phycological herbarium in the country

Contribution to Science
* Conducted studies on the culture of seaweeds such as Eucheuma denticulatum, Kappaphycus alvarezii, Gracilaria spp., Caulerpa lentillifera, and Halymenia durvillei for coastal communities

Book Published
Field Guide and Atlas of the Seaweed Resources of the Philippines (2 Volumes)

Awards
2014 – National Scientist of the Philippines
2008 – Member, National Academy of Science and Technology
2006 – Plaque of Recognition, Asia Pacific Society of Applied Phycology

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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