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Amalin, Divina M.


BIOLOGY
De La Salle University
Philippines

Biography

  Divina M. Amalin is a faculty of Biology under the College of Science at the De La Salle University (DLSU). Dr. Amalin received her Bachelor of Science major in Entomology and Master of Science major in Entomology from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in Los Baños, Laguna. She finished her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) major in Entomology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Amalin has a broad training and experience in research, teaching, and extension. She has a strong background in Entomological Research particularly in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with emphasis on the use of Biological Control agents as reflected in her publications and research achievements. She also has thorough training on taxonomy and biosystematics of spiders both of agricultural and medical importance. She was able to prove that spiders are important component of the natural enemy complex of citrus leafminer in South Florida for her Ph.D. research dissertation. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she was one of the project leaders of the Florida and Offshore Biological Control Initiative: A cooperative Agreement between the University of Florida and USDA-APHIS-PPQ Eastern Region. Currently, she is working on the IPM program for cacao pests in the Philippines and assumes the chairmanship for the ASEAN COCOA CLUB (ACC) Technical Working Group on Good Agricultural Practices. She is also involved in the control of coconut scale insect (Cocolisap) using biological control agents.

Research Interest

Entomological Research particularly in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with emphasis on the use of Biological Control agents

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