Gavino C. Trono Jr., Ph.D.
National Scientist  
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Marine Botany
University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

Research Interests: 
Seaweed Taxonomy, Ecology, Mariculture

Selected Publications:

  • Ganzon-Fortes, E. T., G. C. Trono, Jr., R. D. Villanueva, J. B. Romero, and M. N. E. Montaño. 2011. Endong, a Rare Variety of the Farmed Carrageenophyte Eucheuma Denticulatum (Burman) Collins & Hervey from the Philippines. J.Appl.Phycol DOI 10.1007/s10811-011-9740-x.
  • De Senerpont Domis, L.N. de, P. Fama, A.J. Bartlett, W.F. Prud'homme van Reine, C.A. Espinosa and G.C. Trono Jr., 2003. Defining taxon boundaries in members of the morphologically and genetically plastic genus Caulerpa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 39: 1019-1037.
  • Trono, G. C. Jr., 2000. Marine macrobenthic algal collections in the Gregorio T. Velasquez Phycological Herbarium. National Museum Science Monographs 18: 45-48
  • Araño, K.G., G.C. Trono Jr., N.E. Montaño, A.Q. Hurtado, and R.D. Villanueva. 2000. Growth, agar yield and quality of selected agarophyte species from the Philippines. Botanica Marina 43: (off print)
  • Kitayama, T., N.B. Gapas and G.C. Trono, Jr. 2000. The two algal herbaria in the Philippines. In: Proceedings of the First and Second Symposia on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia/edited by K. Matsuura, pp. 51-57, National Science Museum Monographs, No. 18 2000
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 2000. Macrobenthic algal collections in the GT Velasquez Phycological Herbarium. Proc. Symp. On Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia. In: Matsuura, K. National Science Museum Monograph 18: 45-48, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 1999. Diversity of the seaweed flora of the Philippines and its utilization. Hydrobiologia 398/399: 1-6.
  • Kapraun D.F., J. Lopez-Bautista, G.C. Trono Jr., K.G. Araño and. K.T. Bird 1996. J. Appl. Phycol. DNA Base Composition Heterogeneity in Some Agarophytes (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Mexico and the Philippines.
  • Ohno, M., Largo, D.B., and G.C. Trono Jr. 1995. A survey of standing crop, lengths of primary lateral branches and reproductive states of Sargassum communities on the reefs of the Philippines Island. Bull. Mar. Sci. Fish., Kochi Univ. 15:67-78
  • Kapraun, D.F., E. Ganzon-Fortes, K.T. Bird, G.C. Trono, Jr. and C. Breden. 1994. Karyology and agar analysis of the agarophyte Gelidiella acerosa (Forsskal) Feldmann et Hamel from the Philippines. J. Appl. Phycology 6:545-550.
  • Dawes, C.J., A.O. Lluisma and G.C. Trono, Jr. 1994. Laboratory and field growth studies of commercial strains of Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus alvarezii. J. of Applied Phycology. 6:21-24
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and R. Valdestamon. 1994. New aspects in the ecology and culture of Kappaphycus and Euchuema. Korean J. of Phycology 9(2):205-216.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and G.L. Tolentino. 1993. Studies on the Management of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyta) beds in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Korean J. of Phycology. Vol. 8(2): 249 257.
  • Dawes, C.J., G.C. Trono Jr. and A.O. Lluisma. 1993. Clonal propagation of Eucheuma denticulatum and clonal Kappaphycus alvarezii for Philippine seaweed farms. Hydrobiologia. 2601261: 379 383
  • Luhan, M.R.J., Hurtado-Ponce, A.Q., N.C. Guanzon, and G.C. Trono Jr. 1992. New records of marine macrobenthic of Panay and Guimaras Islands. Philipp.J.Sci. 121(4):435-452
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 1992. Eucheuma and Kappaphycus: Taxonomy and cultivation. Bull. Mar. Sci. and Fisheries. Kochi Univ. No. 12: 51 65.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. & M. Ohno. 1992. Seaweeds collected from Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines. Bull. Mar. Sci. and Fisheries. Kochi Univ. No. 12: 39 50.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and A.O. Lluisma. 1992. Differences in biomass production and carrageenan yields (semi refined and refined among four strains of farmed carrageenophyte s in Northern Bohol, Philippines. Hydrobiologia 247: 223 227.
  • Masuda, M., M. Ohno and G.C. Trono, Jr. 1991. A Taxonomic Assessment of Porphyra suborbiculata Kjellman , a food species from the Philippines. Jap. J. Phycology 39(4):379 380.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 1990. Seasonality of Standing Crop of a Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyta) bed in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines. Hydrobiologia. 204/205: 331 38.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and A. Saraya. 1987. The structure and distribution of macrobenthic algal communities on the reef of Santiago Island, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Philipp. J. Sci. Monograph 17: 63 81.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and H.L. Denila. 1987. The pond culture of Caulerpa. Philipp. J. Sci. Monograph l7: 83 98.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and M. Cadano. 1988. The genus Jania from the Philippines. Philipp. J. Sci. Monograph l7: 99 ll7.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and R.T. Bina. 1988. Notes on the vertical distribution and species succession of marcophytic algae on a highly disturbed reef. Philipp. J. Sci. Monograph l7: 55 6l.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. and T. Buchan Antalan. 1987. Biomass production in Acanthophora associated algal communities in Bacoor Bay, Philippines. Philipp. J. Sci. Monograph l7: l l0.
  • Ang, Put Jr. and G.C. Trono, Jr. 1987. The genus Sargassum (Phaeophyta, Sargassaceae) from Balibago, Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines. Botanica Marina 30:387 397.
  • Velasquez, G.T., G.C. Trono Jr., and M.S. Doty. 1972. Algal species reported from the Philippines. Philipp J. Sci. 101(3 4): 115 169.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 1971. Some new species of marine benthic algae from the Caroline Islands, Western Central Pacific. Micronesica 7(1 2): 45 77.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 1969. Marine benthic algae of the Caroline Islands. Part I. Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta. Micronesica 5(l): 25 119.
  • Trono, G.C. Jr. 1968. Marine benthic algae of the Caroline Islands. Part 1. Cyanophyta and Chlorophyta. Micronesica 4(2): 137 206.
  • Tsuda, R.T. and G.C. Trono Jr. 1968. Marine benthic algae from Howland and Baker Islands, Central Pacific. Pac. Sci. 22(2): 194 197.

Awards and Recognition:

2014- Proclaimed as National Scientist - President of the Republic of the Philippines

2008- Academician - National Academy of Science and Technology

2006- Outstanding Scientific Contribution to the Advancement of the Science of

Phycology in the Philippines

2006- Outstanding Book Award - National Academy of Science and Technology

1998- Best Published Book - Gawad Chancellor - University of the Philippines

1997- 11th Dr. Elvira O. Tan Memorial Research Award for Best Published

Paper in Marine Fisheries

1996- Most Outstanding Researcher of the University of the Philippines - Gawad Chancellor

1994- Elvira O. Tan Award for Outstanding Research in Marine Fisheries

1993- Presidents Award for Outstanding Publication - University of the Philippines

1988- Outstanding Researcher - University of the Philippines

1988- Achievement Award in the Biological Sciences - National Science Society

1987- Golden Jubilee Professional Chair - University of the Philippines

1979- University of the Philippines Alumni Award - University of the Philippines

Alumni Association

1978- Likas-Yaman Award - Ministry of Natural Resources

1978- Special Citation for Research - University of the Philippines

1964- East-West Center Scholarship - University of Hawaii



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