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The mangrove forest along the Sabang River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines is composed of 47.55 ha of century-old mangrove trees that have served as a habitat to its diverse flora and fauna. It has been a breeding site to different species of plants, fish, mammals, reptiles, birds, and other endangered wildlife. The mangroves are part of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) which has been declared as a Protected Area (PA) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is considered one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas in the Philippines. As part of the local efforts to preserve the pristine condition of this ecosystem, mangrove seedlings have been grown approximately 150 meters from the beach, which will later on be transplanted into the deeper mangrove forest.

{Photographs courtesy of the Office of Public Relations - UPLB}

Philippine Agricultural Scientist (ISSN 0031-7454)

An international journal of tropical agriculture and related sciences, is published quarterly by the College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 4031 College, Laguna, Philippines.

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Contributors are welcome to submit a technical paper for publication in any issue of this journal on a subject of their expertise and experience in research and development in the broad field of agriculture.

Articles may be papers and notes on original fundamental or applied research and, to a limited extent, critical research reviews, professorial chair lectures or book reviews on tropical agricultural science and related areas including environmental science, food science, engineering, biotechnology, economics, extension, rural sociology, development communication, agroforestry and silviculture, and marine and fishery sciences.

All papers submitted for publication undergo double-blind peer review. The section editor and, finally, the editor-in-chief then add their comments. The reviewers for a volume of the journal are published in the last issue of the volume.

Information for contributors are published in the last issue of every volume and may be accessed through this website.

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The journal follows the guidelines of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers (2006), 7th ed., Council of Science Editors and the Rockefeller University Press.

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Articles maybe papers and notes on original fundamental or applied research and, to a limited extent, critical research reviews, professional chair lectures or book reviews on the following:

Tropical Agricultural Science

Environmental Science

Food Science

Engineering

Biotechnology

Economics