Sylvatrop lauds new Editor-in-Chief
Turn-over Ceremony | July 12, 2019 | FMB Conference Room | 10:00amERDB AD & FMB AD
[Left to right:
Incoming Assistant Director For. Mayumi Quintos-Natividad – Outgoing Assistant
Director Dr. Bighani Manipula]
[Left to right: Incoming Assistant Director For. Mayumi Quintos-Natividad – Outgoing Assistant Director Dr. Bighani Manipula]
On July 12, For. Mayumi Quintos-Natividad is named the new Editor-in Chief of Sylvatrop, the Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources. For. Natividad is recently appointed as the new Assistant Director of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau and as such will also serve as the new Chair of Sylvatrop Editorial Board (SEB). SEB is a policy-making body tasked to formulate policies for the management of Sylvatrop Journal.
For. Natividad will replace the outgoing Assistant Director
Dr. Bighani M. Manipula who was recently appointed as the new Assistant
Regional Director (ARD) for Management Services of DENR-Region IV-B. Dr.
Manipula served as the Sylvatrop Editorial Board Chair and Editor-in-Chief from
January 2017 to July 2019. During his stint, AD Manipula has led the timely
production of Sylvatrop issues in accordance to the international publishing
standards. He spearheaded six regional seminars which had increased awareness
of more than 600 DENR regional staff as well as PENROs and CENROs in the
importance of publishing scientific information about Environment and Natural
On the other hand, For. Natividad who will become the new
EIC and Chair of SEB has been official permanent representative of FMB to SEB
since 2006. As new EIC of Sylvatrop Journal, For. Natividad will take the lead
in achieving the vision of Sylvatrop Journal to become an
internationally-accredited journal by 2022.
Members of Sylvatrop Editorial Board with outgoing and incoming Chair of Sylvatrop. Photo taken July 12, 2019 at FMB Conference Room during the turn-over of ERDB Assistant Director