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With support from their mentors, undergraduate students from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) and the Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (ISPEAR) published their work in scholarly journals. 

These publications are as follows:

1) Uncovering the effects of Covid-19 mask wearing on bird flight initiation distance in urbanized areas in the southern Philippines, published in Animals.

Authors are Gerald Vince N. Febrero (4th year BS Biology), and Leanne Jay S. Manceras (CSM faculty), Angelo Rellama Agduma (CSM faculty), and Krizler Cejuela Tanalgo (CSM faculty).

2) Fruit color preference of frugivorous birds in an agroecosystem in Southcentral Mindanao, Philippines, published in Birds.

Authors are Navel Kyla B. Balasa (4th year BS Biology), Jirizza O. Roquero (4th year BS Biology), Asraf K. Lidasan (4th year BS Biology), Lothy F. Casim (CSM faculty), Angelo Rellama Agduma (CSM faculty), and Krizler Cejuela Tanalgo (CSM faculty).

3) Early twenty-first century biodiversity data pinpoint key targets for bird and mammal conservation in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, published in Biodiversity.

Authors are Kier C. Dela Cruz (4th year BS Biology), Sumaira S. Abdullah (4th year BS Biology), Angelo Rellama Agduma (CSM faculty), and Krizler C. Tanalgo (CSM faculty).

4) Overview of priorities, threats, and challenges to biodiversity conservation in southern Philippines, published in Regional Sustainability.

Authors are Kier C. Dela Cruz (4th year BS Biology), Sumaira S. Abdullah (4th year BS Biology), Francisco Gil N. Garcia (University President), Angelo Rellama Agduma (CSM faculty), Ma. Teodora N. Cabasan (CSM faculty), Jonald L. Pimentel (CSM faculty), Renee Jane Ele (CSM faculty), Meriam Rubio (CSM faculty), Sedra Murray (CSM faculty), Bona Abigail Hilario-Husain (CSM faculty), Shiela Mae Balase (EcoCon Lab research assistant) and Krizler Cejuela Tanalgo (CSM faculty).

5) Are we hunting bats to extinction? Worldwide patterns of hunting risk in bats are driven by species ecology and regional economics, published in Biological Conservation.

Authors are Kier C. Dela Cruz (4th year BS Biology), Krizler Cejuela Tanalgo (CSM faculty), Angello Rellama Agduma (CSM faculty), Tuanjit Sritongchuay and Alice C. Hughes.

6) Dropped interest: Generation Z students’ demotivating reasons on gradual dislike on sports and recreation, published in Sportis-Scientific Technical Journal of School Sport Physical Education and Psychomotricty.

Authors are Izle Jane M. Gapa (4th year BPE) and Ruben L. Tagare, Jr. (ISPEAR faculty)

These publications demonstrate the promising potential of these undergraduate students for more scholarly outputs and future groundbreaking research in their respective fields. Their achievements are a testament to the unwavering guidance and expertise provided by their mentors, whose dedication and support played an integral role in nurturing their intellectual growth.