Rex Victor Cruz
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Rex Victor Cruz


Rex Victor O. Cruz, PhD is a full professor and UP Scientist III at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). He obtained his bachelor and masteral degrees in forestry at UPLB and his doctoral degree at the University of Arizona.

His specialization include forestry, watershed management, environmental management, ecosystem and landscape management, upland development and climate change.

He is a former dean of the CFNR (2007-2011) and Chancellor of UPLB (2011-2014). He was also a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1992-1995; 1997-2000; and 2004-2007. Currently he is a member of the Asia Pacific Forestry Network Board of Directors and on the Editorial Board of several journals. He is also the Program and Project Leader of MODECERA (Monitoring and Detection of Ecosystem Changes for Resiliency and Adaptation), INWARD (Integrated Watershed Research and Development Project), and National Conservation Farming Village (CFV) Program.

Agricultural Science Biodiversity Biosphere Interactions Coupled Natural & Human Systems

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University of the Philippines Los Banos
November 1977
Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources
Teaches courses in Forestry and Watershed Management, conducts research projects on Forestry, Watershed Management, Upland Development, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, and performs extension services to local government units, local communities and private sector.


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