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Plenary Speakers

Indira Dayang Lacerna-Widmann

Indira Dayang Lacerna-Widmann

2017 Whitley Awardee (‘Green Oscar’)
Program Director, Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program
CEO, Katala Foundation Inc.
Palawan (Philippines)


Dr. Dai Yeun Jeong

Dr. Dai Yeun Jeong

Director, Asia Climate Change Education Center
Director, Jeju Secretariat-World Network of Island & Coastal Biosphere Reserves Network
Emeritus Professor, Jeju National University
(South Korea)


Dr. Antonio Domingos Abreu

Dr. Antonio Domingos Abreu

Biologist / Environmental Expert
UNESCO Chair in Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development
University of Coimbra (Portugal)


Roster of Panelist

(Partial)

Dr. Miguel Clüsener-Godt

Dr. Miguel Clüsener-Godt

Former Director and Secretary
Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences and
UNESCO-Man and the Biosphere Programme
UNESCO Headquarters-Paris (France)


Irene Estaun/ Eva Cardona

Irene Estaun/ Eva Cardona

Insular Director of Biosphere Reserve and current Manager of the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency
(SPAIN)


Dr. Hans Dencker Thulstrup

Dr. Hans Dencker Thulstrup

Senior Programme Specialist for Water and Environmental Sciences
Asia and Pacific Office for Science
UNESCO Office-Jakarta (Indonesia)


Angelique Songco

Angelique Songco

2019 KfW Bernhard Grzimek Prize (Biodiversity Prize)
Protected Area Superintendent,
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ramsar Site/Wetland of International Importance
(Philippines)


Dr. Anthony Shun Fung Chiu

Dr. Anthony Shun Fung Chiu

2018 NRCP Awardee
University Fellow
De La Salle University (Philippines)
Chair, Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP)
Member, UN International Resource Panel
UNIDO


Elizabeth Maclang

Elizabeth Maclang

Protected Area Superintendent
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ramsar Site/Wetland of International Importance
New 7 Wonders of Nature
(Philippines)


Dr. Deo Florence Onda

Dr. Deo Florence Onda

Associate Professor and
Deputy Director
Marine Science Institute
University of the Philippines
(Philippines)


Dr. Richard Alorro

Dr. Richard Alorro

Senior Lecturer
Western Australian School of Mines
Curtin University –Kalgoorie
(Australia)


Dr. Hernando P. Bacosa

Dr. Hernando P. Bacosa

Professor
Department of Biological Science
Mindanao State University –
Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)
(Philippines)


Dr. Dai Yeun Jeong

Dr. Dai Yeun Jeong

Director, Asia Climate Change Education Center
Director, Jeju Secretariat-World Network of Island & Coastal Biosphere Reserves Network
Emeritus Professor, Jeju National University
(South Korea)


Dr. Antonio Domingos Abreu

Dr. Antonio Domingos Abreu

Biologist / Environmental Expert
UNESCO Chair in Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development
University of Coimbra (Portugal)


Panel Discussion Moderators

Dr. Neil Aldrin D. Mallari

Dr. Neil Aldrin D. Mallari

National Geographic Explorer
President/Founder, Centre for Conservation Innovations PH Inc.
Founder/Co-founder, Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines


Dr. Jun G. Cayron

Dr. Jun G. Cayron

Vice-President for Research and Extension
Palawan State University


Dr. Allaine T. Baaco

Dr. Allaine T. Baaco

Research Director
Western Philippines University


Keynote Speakers

Check this page regularly for updates on keynote speakers

Call for Presentation

The call for presentation is open to ALL researchers, professionals and students with studies relevant to the conference theme.

Submit abstract of not more than 300 words, single spaced, Times New Romans 12 pt. font, with 5 keywords to pcsdresearch@gmail.com on or before 30 September 2021. Upon acceptance, the extended abstract of not more than 5 pages, excluding references and attachments in lieu of the full paper, should be submitted by 30 October 2021.

To ensure compliance to health and safety protocols due to COVID-19, the 2021 ICBS shall fully utilize technologies to allow more engagement and participation of virtual and on-site participants. Local researchers may attend and present their paper on-site, while researchers from outside Palawan shall be requested to join the conference virtually. .

Important Dates

Date
Deadline for Submission of Abstract 30 September 2021
Acceptance Notification 10 October 2021
Deadline for Submission of Posters and Extended Abstracts 30 October 2021
Deadline for Submission of Pre-recorded Presentations (Oral and Poster) 30 October 2021
Conference 11-12 November 2021

Themes

To provide technical information towards a science-based policy formulation and decision making on different issues confronting sustainable development in biosphere reserves, topics for submission must include, but not limited to the following major main topics:

Themes Main Topics
Environmental Sustainability
  • Clean water and sanitation (UN SDG 6)
  • Climate change (UN SDG 13)
  • Life below water (UN SDG 14)
  • Life on land (UN SDG 15)
  • Land Use
Economic Sustainability
  • Sustainable business and corporate social responsibility
  • Energy (UNSDG 7)
  • Economic growth and employment (UNSDG 8)
  • Sustainable financing and partnerships
  • Economic growth and sustainable tourism
  • Innovations and Technology (UNSDG 9)
  • Sustainable consumption and production (UNSDG 12)
Cultural and Social Sustainability
  • Indigenous people
  • Health and well-being (UNSDG 3)
  • Quality education for all (UNSDG 4)
  • Equality and prosperity for all (UNSDG 5, UNSDG 10)
  • Sustainable Urban and Rural communities (UNSDG 11)
  • Peace, justice and good governance (UNSDG 16)
  • Partnerships (UNSDG 17)

Guidelines on Submission of Abstracts

  1. Submit abstract of not more than 300 words, single spaced, Times New Romans 12 pt. font, with 5 keywords. Abstract must be submitted in .doc format. Choose from the following presentation formats: oral and poster. The deadline will be on 30 September 2021. No late submissions will be accepted.
  2. Include the author (s) name, affiliation, e-mail and contact details. Ensure that the information is correct since these will be used for the official Letters of Acceptance and Conference Programs. Send your abstract to pcsdresearch@gmail.com.
  3. All abstracts will undergo double-blind peer review by the Scientific Committee. Should the abstracts exceed the number of slots for oral presentation, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign some abstracts to poster presentation. Abstracts that are qualified for presentation (competing category or non-competing) will be notified through the Letter of Acceptance. Those who desire to submit poster presentations should immediately indicate the same in the submission, otherwise they shall be evaluated for eligibility for oral presentation.
  4. Upon acceptance, the extended abstracts of not more than 5 pages, excluding references and attachments in lieu of the full paper, should be submitted by 30 October 2021. The extended abstract must clearly present the policy implications of the paper.

 

For Abstract Template Click Here to Download.

 

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation (20 minutes)

The oral presentations are organized by themes into parallel or breakout sessions. Oral presenters will be given 15 minutes to deliver their research to the audience. After three consecutive presentations, the floor will be opened for questions and answers.

Chosen presenters will be required to prepare a pre-recorded presentation of their study. The author may utilize any presentation strategy he/she prefers as long as the audio and video are clear and audible. The specifications of the file to be submitted are as follows:

Length of Video: 10-15 minutes
Video format: .mp4
Resolution: 760p- 1080p
Orientation: Landscape

Presenters should remain online for questions and answers. Presentation materials should be uploaded through a submission bin (to be provided) on or before Ocrober 30, 2021.

Poster Presentation (30 minutes, 2-minute poster pitch)

Poster presenters should submit their scientific posters containing Abstract, Brief Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusions and Policy Implications. The posters will be made available for viewing through a poster gallery through the ICBS webpage. Each presenter will also be given 2 minutes to pitch their researches. This will be done through submission of a pre-recorded presentation. The specifications of the files to be submitted are as follows:

Poster Pitch
Length of Video: 1-2 minutes
Video format: .mp4
Resolution: 760p- 1080p
Orientation: Landscape

Scientific Poster
Dimensions: A0 size
Format: JPG, PNG

Presentation materials should be uploaded through a submission bin (to be provided) on or before Ocrober 30, 2021.

Registration

Payments may be sent thru the official GCASH Account of the PCSDS:

Account Name: Susan Maghanoy
Account Number: 09951521819

Presenters should secure a backup copy of their e-receipts or other proof of payment for the facilitation and issuance of the official receipt.

Categories Local, Php International, USD
Presenters Professional and Graduate Students 1,000 50
Undergraduate and High School Students 500 30

Presenters who will participate the event as part of their SEP Clearance will be waived of registration fee upon presentation of their supporting documents to the organizing team.

Meanwhile, non-presenters may join the event for free but will be required to fill out the evaluation forms to be provided during the event to secure a Certificate of Attendance.

Conference Program

Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, the conference organizers shall award the Best Paper for Oral and Poster Categories. Awards shall be given to both groups of presenters, namely: professionals and graduate students and undergraduate and high school students

Author/s must submit the extended abstract on or before the prescribed deadline to qualify for the competition.

Criteria for Judging:
a. Oral Presentation
Author(s) who are qualified for oral competing category will be notified through the Letter of Acceptance. The criteria for judging are as follows:

Criteria Percentage
Contents of Extended Abstract 30%
Delivery/ Mastery of the Presentation 25%
Interest to the Audience/Readers 20%
Relevance of the Study to UN-SDG and Implications to Policy 25%
Total 100%

b. Poster Presentation
Author(s) who are qualified for poster competing category will be notified through the Letter of Acceptance. The criteria for judging are as follows:

Criteria Percentage
Content of Extended Abstract 30%
Relevance of the Study to UN-SDG and Implications to Policy 20%
Interest to the Audience/Readers 20%
Layout and Overall Presentation 30%
Total 100%