Patrick C. Cabaitan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 


Education:
Ph.D. Marine Science
University of the Ryukus, Japan

Research Interests: 
Community Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Giant Clam Conservation

Selected Publications:
  • Tabalanza TD, Jamodiong EA, Diaz LA, Tañedo MCS, Leriorato JC, Villanueva RD, Cabaitan PC. 2020. Successfully cultured and reared coral embryos from wild caught spawn slick in the Philippines. Aquaculture, 525: 734354
  • Quimpo TJR, Ligson CA, Manogan DP, Requilme JNC, Albelda RL, Conaco C, Cabaitan PC. 2020. Fish farm effluents alter reef benthic assemblages and reduce coral settlement. Mar. Pollut. Bull., 153:111025.
  •  Quimpo TJR, Cabaitan PC, Hoey AS. 2020. Detachment of Porites cylindrica nubbins by herbivorous fishes. Restor Ecol, 28(2):418-426
  • Ligson CA, Tabalanza TD, Villanueva RD, Cabaitan PC. 2020. Feasibility of early outplanting of sexually propagated Acropora verweyi for coral reef restoration demonstrated in the Philippines. Restoration Ecology, 28(1):244-251.
  • Conaco C, Cabaitan PC. 2020. Influence of salinity and temperature on the surivival and settlement of Helipora coerulea larvae. Mar. Pollut. Bull., 150:110703.
  • Sayco SLG, Conaco C, Neo ML, Cabaitan PC. 2019. Reduced salinities negatively impact fertilization success and early larval development of the giant clam Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 516:35-43
  • Quimpo TJR, Cabaitan PC, Olavides RDD, Dumalagan EE Jr., Munar J, Siringan FP. 2019. Spatial variability in reef-fish assemblages in shallow and upper mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Philippines. J. Fish Biol., 94(1):17-28
  • Quimpo TJR, Cabaitan PC, Hoey AS. 2019. Differential consumption of scleractinian and non-scleractinian coral larvae by planktivorous damselfishes. Coral Reefs, 38(6): 1293-1301.
  • Quimpo TJR, Cabaitan PC, Go KTB, Dumalagan EE, Villanoy C, Siringan FP. 2019. Similarity in benthic habitat and fish assemblages in the upper mesophotic and shallow water reefs in the West Philippine Sea. J Mar Biol Assoc U.K., 99(7):1507-1517. 
  • Flores PCM, Siringan FP, Albelda RL, Go KTB, Cabaitan PC. 2019. Identifying potential upper mesophotic coral ecosystems in Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines using recreational-grade side scan sonars. Phil. Sci. Lett., 12(1):95-101.
  • Enricuso OB, Conaco C, Sayco SLG, Neo ML, Cabaitan PC. 2019. Elevated seawater temperatures affect embryonic and larval development in the giant clam Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae).  J. Molluscan Stud. 85:66-72.
  • Dumalagan EE Jr., Cabaitan PC, Bridge TCL, Go KT, Quimpo TJR, Olavides RDD, Munar JC, Villanoy CL, Siringan FP. 2019. Spatial variability in benthic assemblage composition in shallow and upper mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Philippines. Marine Environmental Research, 150:104772.
  • Da-Anoy JP, Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2019. Species variability in the response to elevated temperature of select corals in north-western Philippines. J Mar Biol Assoc U.K,  99(6):1273-1279.
  • Robles LE, Cabaitan P, Aurellado M. 2018. Effects of competition on the territorial behaviour of a farmer damselfish, Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus (Perciformes: Pomacentridae). Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13841
  • Quimpo TJR, Cabaitan PC, Olavides RDD, Dumalagan EEJ, Munar J, Siringan FP. 2018. Preliminary observations of macrobenthic invertebrates and megafauna communities in the upper mesophotic coral ecosystems in apo reef natural park, Philippines. Raffles Bull. Zool. 66:1-11.
  • Jamodiong E, Maboloc E, Villanueva R, Cabaitan P. 2018. Gametogenesis and Inter-annual Variability in the Spawning Pattern of Acropora hyacinthus in Northwestern Philippines. Zool. Stud. 57: 46 2018.
  • Gomez EJ, Jamodiong EA, Maboloc EA, Ligson CA, Tabalanza TD, Villanueva RD, Cabaitan PC. 2018. Gametogenesis and reproductive pattern of the reef-building coral Acropora millepora in northwestern Philippines. Invertebr. Reprod. Dev. 1–7.
  • Ecube KMA, Villanueva EG, Dolorosa RG, Cabaitan PC. 2018. Notes on the first record of Tridacna noae (Röding, 1798) (Cardiidae: Tridacninae) in Palawan, Philippines. The Palawan Scientist, 11:112-115.
  • Cabaitan PC, Malvicini C, Sabban F, Conaco C. 2018. Versatile habitat conditioning by damselfish cultivating turf algae on giant clams. Hydrobiologia 805(1):89–96.
  • Taira D, Toh TC, Ng CSL, Loke HX, Afiq-Rosli L, Cabaitan PC, Toh KB, Poquita-Du RC, Chou LM, Song T. 2017. Relocating bleached Platygyra sinensis facilitates recovery from thermal stress during a minor bleaching event. Mar Freshw Behav Phy 50(5-6):375-385.
  • Poquita-Du RC,Toh KB, Toh TC, Ng CSL, Taira D, Loke HX, Afiq-Rosli L, Chou LM, Song T, Cabaitan P. 2017. Effects of nursery table slope orientation on coral survival and growth. Mar. Biol. Res. 13(9):975-982.
  • Jamodiong EA, Maboloc EA, Leriorato JC, Tañedo MCS, Diaz LA, Tabalanza TD, Cabaitan PC, Villanueva RD. 2017. Coral spawning and spawn-slick observation in the Philippines. Mar Biodiv 1–6.
  • Da-Anoy JP, Villanueva RD, Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2017. Effects of coral extracts on survivorship, swimming behavior, and settlement of Pocillopora damicornis larvae. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 486:93–97.
  • Cabaitan PC, Malvicini C, Sabban F, Conaco C. 2017. Versatile habitat conditioning by damselfish cultivating turf algae on giant clams. Hydrobiologia 805(1):89-96.
  • Cabaitan PC, Conaco C. 2017. Bringing back the giants: juvenile Tridacna gigas from natural spawning of restocked giant clams. Coral Reefs 36(2):519. 
  • Afiq-Rosli L, Taira D, Loke HN, Toh TC, Toh KB, NG CSL, Cabaitan PC, Chou LM, Song T. 2017. In situ nurseries enhance coral growth in sedimented waters. Mar. Biol. Res. 13(8):878-887.
  • Toh, T.C., C.S.L. Ng, H.X. Loke, D. Taira, K.B. Toh, L. Afiq-Rosli, R.C. Poquita Du, P.C. Cabaitan, et al. (2017) A cost-effective approach to enhance scleractinian diversity on artificial shorelines. Ecological Engineering 99: 349-357. 
  • Da-Anoy, J.P., R.D. Villanueva, P.C. Cabaitan, and C. Conaco. (2016). Effects of coral extracts on survivorship, swimming behavior, and settlement of Pocillopora damicornis larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 486: 93-97. 
  • Chou, L.M., T.C. Toh, K.B. Toh, C.S.L. Ng, P.C. Cabaitan, et al. (2016). Differential response of coral assemblages to thermal stress underscores complexity in predicting bleaching susceptibility. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159755. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159755.
  • Cabaitan, P.C., E.D. Gomez, and H.T. Yap. (2015). The spaghetti sponge Callyspongia samarensis (Wilson, 1925) provides temporary habitat for reef fish recruits. Marine Biodiversity doi: 10.1007/s12526-015-0410-0. 
  • Cabaitan, P.C., H.T. Yap, and E.D. Gomez. (2015). Performance of single versus mixed coral species for transplantation to restore degraded reef areas. Restoration Ecology 23: 349- 356. 
  • Chavanich, S., E. Gomez, L.M. Chou, B. Goh, L.T. Tan, K. Tun, T.C. Toh, P.C. Cabaitan, J. Guest, C.S. Ng, M. Omori, N. Thongtham, A. Chankong, V. Viyakarn, and W. Zhu. (2014). Coral restoration techniques in the Western Pacific region. Bangkok: UNESCOIOC/WESTPAC, 8 pp. 
  • Gomez, E.D., P.C. Cabaitan, and H. Yap. (2014). Can coral cover be restored in the absence of natural recruitment and reef recovery? Restoration Ecology 22: 142-150. 
  • Cabaitan, P.C., H. Yamamoto, and K. Sakai. (2012). Analyses of coral community survey data at different taxonomic resolutions: implications for reef monitoring. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies 14: 41-52. 
  • Cabaitan, P.C., H. Yamamoto, and K. Sakai. (2012). Recovery of corals a decade after a thermal stress event at Motobu, Okinawa, Japan: spatial variability in winners and losers. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies 14: 27-40. 
  • Gomez, E.D., H.T. Yap, P.C. Cabaitan, and R.M. Dizon. (2011). Successful transplantation of a fragmenting coral, Montipora digitata, for reef rehabilitation. Coastal Management 39: 556-574. Page 4 of 9.
  • Cabaitan, P.C., E.D. Gomez, and P.M. Aliño. (2008). Effects of coral transplantation and giant clam restocking on the structure of fish communities on degraded patch reefs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 357: 85-98. 
  • Vicentuan, K.C., J.R. Guest, M.V. Baria, P.C. Cabaitan, R.M. Dizon, R.D. Villanueva, P.M. Aliño, A.J. Edwards, E.D. Gomez and A.J. Heyward. (2008). Multi-species spawning of corals in north-western Philippines. Coral Reefs 27: 83. 
  • Cabaitan, P.C., W.Y. Licuanan, and E.D. Gomez. (2007). Comparison between videographic and photographic methods in assessing coral reef benthic communities. Science Diliman 19(1): 7-13. *Nominated for the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Outstanding Scientific Paper Award, Philippines 
  • Gomez, E.D., P.C. Cabaitan, and K.C. Vicentuan. (2006). Coral culture and transplantation and restocking of giant clams in the Philippines. In: Proceedings of the Regional Technical Consultation on Stock Enhancement for Threatened Species of International Concern, 13- 15 July 2005. Iloilo City, Philippines. 

Students:

MS Students

Enricuso, Odette

Ligson, Charlon 

Nuevas, Eena Marie 

Robles, Laurence

Sayco, Sherry Lyn

Tolentino, Mark Paulo


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