Wilfred John E. Santiañez
, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 



Education:
PhD in Natural History Sciences (Biodiversity)
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Research Interests: 
Seaweed biology (biodiversity, systematics, molecular phylogeny), biogeography, ecology, and mariculture 

Selected Publications:
  • Santiañez, W.J.E., E. Macaya, K.M. Lee, G.Y. Cho, S.M. Boo and K. Kogame. 2018. Taxonomic reassessment of the Indo-Pacific Scytosiphonaceae (Phaeophyceae): Hydroclathrus rapanuii sp. nov. and Chnoospora minima from Easter Island, with proposal of Dactylosiphon gen. nov. and Pseudochnoospora gen. nov. Botanica Marina 61: 47–64.
  • Santianez, W.J.E., K.M. Lee, S. Uwai, A. Kurihara, P.J.L. Geraldino, E.T. Ganzon-Fortes, S.M. Boo and K. Kogame. 2018. Untangling nets: Elucidating the diversity and phylogeny of the clathrate brown algal genus Hydroclathrus, with the description of a new genus Tronoella (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 57: 61–78. 
  • Santiañez, W.J.E. and K. Kogame. 2017. Transfer of Petalonia filiformis (Batters) Kuntze to the genus Planosiphon McDevit & G.W.Saunders (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae). Notulae Algarum 40: 1–3.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E., H.J. Suan-Flandez and G.C. Trono, Jr. 2016. White rot disease and epiphytism on Halymenia durvillei Bory de Saint-Vincent (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in culture. Science Diliman 28: 54–60.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E., R.S. Sariego and G.C. Trono, Jr. 2015. The seaweed flora of the Balabac Marine Biodiversity Conservation Corridor (BMBCC), Southern Palawan, Western Philippines. Plant Ecology and Evolution 148: 267–282.
  • Yaegashi, K., Y. Yamagishi, S. Uwai, T. Abe, W.J.E. Santiañez and K. Kogame. 2015. Two species of the genus Acinetospora (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) from Japan: A. filamentosa comb. nov. and A. asiatica sp. nov. Botanica Marina 58: 331–343.
  • Marquez, G.P.B., W.J.E. Santiañez, G. C. Trono, Jr., M.N.E. Montaño, H. Araki, H. Takeuchi and T. Hasegawa. 2014. Seaweed biomass of the Philippines: Sustainable feedstock for biogas production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 38: 1056–1068.
  • Santiañez, W.J.E. and G. C. Trono, Jr. 2013. Taxonomy of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Alabat Island, Quezon, Northeastern Philippines. Science Diliman 25: 29–50.


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