Gavino Trono Jr. is a Filipino scientist who made notable research on tropical marine phycology with a particular focus on seaweed biodiversity.
Full Name : Gavino Trono Jr.
Birth Date : November 9, 1931
Birthplace : Philippines
College : University of the Philippines Diliman
Course : Botany
Master : Agricultural Botany from Araneta University
Doctorate : Botany from the University of Hawaii at Manoa
* 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
Field Guide and Atlas of the Seaweed Resources of the Philippines (2 Volumes)
2014 – National Scientist of the Philippines
2008 – Member, National Academy of Science and Technology
2006 – Plaque of Recognition, Asia Pacific Society of Applied Phycology