The UPLB Journal of Natural History
The name “laksambuhay” coined from the Tagalog words laksa meaning abundant, numerous or multitude (although originally literally referring to ten thousand) and buhay meaning life, refers to the megadiverse nature of our country, the Philippines, which is home to a huge number of plant, animal and microbial species known nowhere else but in this part of the world.
Laksambuhay, is believed to have been coined by environmental advocates in the 90s and at least to our knowledge, one of our former colleagues, Mr. Danilo S. Balete. Through this, we also pay homage to them and to UPLB’s heroes of biodiversity, and pledge that we will keep the torch of the science of systematics burning.
Ophiophagy in the Philippine Endemic Luzon False Coral Snake Hemibungarus calligaster (Wiegmann, 1834) on Gervais' Reed Snake Calamaria gervaisii Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril, 1854 and the Importance of the Rabor Collection in Philippine Natural History
Preliminary Survey of the Diversity and Community Assembly of Macroinvertebrates in the Watershed Streams of Mount Makiling, Laguna, Philippines
First Report of Mormolyce Hagenback 1825 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the Philippines
Survey of Ectoparasitic Arthropods Associated with Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Cacupangan Cave, Mabini, Pangasinan
Spatial Structuring of the Macrofaunal Community of a Relatively Undisturbed Seagrass Meadow in Western Philippines