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Silliman Grad Program: Marine Biology

Discussion in '☋ Education ☋' started by tina_rey, Feb 25, 2010.

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    ROQUETIBOR DI Junior Member

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    Another plus factor: There's no infighting among professors at Silliman University unlike other local universities, hence, your studies there won't be affected!
     
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    Animo!
    Thanks for replying.
    I'm sure I'll have an awesome experience visiting Dumaguete. :smile:
    By the way regarding the submission of the application form, is there a deadline for it? thanks :smile:
     
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    I'm on the way to Dumaguete to start school! I am so far having trouble with finding a research concept relating to aquaculture/fisheries and conservation and sustainability. Can anyone on here help me out in sharing some key issues I should be researching?
     
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    Hi Tina, since you signed up with the enemy I'm not sure if I should suggest anything..LOL...seriously GOOD LUCK in your studies and career. For the Philippines...I would write off marine ecology....I think it is becoming beyond repair. But one issue that is very important for a rising population is protein...and where to get it. I personally think that yabbies, crayfish, crawdads, whatever you want to call them...will be an important source of protein in the Filipino future. It's just starting now. One issue is the destruction they can do to rice paddies....your mission is minimize it....
     
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    I knew that focusing on issues in relation to declining food sources, specifically seafood, was something I'd like to research. Thanks garbonzo for helping me out!

    btw...I can never be an enemy of Australia. My future husband is going to be an Australian, avid master diver and shark fisherman. LOL.
     
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    Hi Tina...keep us posted on how things are going at Silliman. I'm very curious about your impressions there. And tell your future husband to stop fishing for sharks....LOL...I love sharks. We need each and every one. I've seen hundreds diving in the Red Sea....maybe thousands....No shortage in Western Australia either - we're doing ok for now...although I hear things in the east of Australia are not so good - getting fished out for some species. VERY important members of the marine ecology - sharks. Just to put it in perspective....last time I saw one in the Philippines would have been at least a decade ago....Good luck again - you are really in the eye of storm when it comes to ecological issues...
     
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    I recently attended an aquaculture lecture of a well known and respected graduate of Silliman University, Dr. Laura Tiu (pm me if you would like her email address). She has a job in the U.S. as an aquaculture specialist for Ohio State University. She said in her lecture, while telling the attendees a little about herself, that her education at Silliman in Marine Biology, helped her very much, and she learned EVERYTHING necessary there to complete her masters and phd in marine biology degrees in the U.S!

    She was very much impressed with all the new equipment and classrooms for the marine biology department since the time she graduated, and said Silliman's marine biology department is 1st rate, even compared to the U.S. !

    In my opinion aquaculture is the way of the future. A controlled environment, such as aquaculture, that can produce fish and shellfish in an efficient manner without raping a pillaging the worlds oceans is, in my opinion, the way to go, and the demand for trained aquaculture specialists will only increase world-wide.

    When you graduate look me up! I might have a job for you!
     
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    Thanks garbonzo and Knowdafish for your input! I recently had my interview with Dr. Estacion and everything is set, all I need to do is enroll (excited na ko!). We discussed my interests and potential thesis research project and what I should be expecting during the semester. I have previous hatchery experience working at an aquaculture center, attempting to restore a threatened species, the atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhinchus oxyrhinchus) by creating a broodstock for the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. With that experience, I suggested formulating a project that will focus on creating a broodstock for grouper (not sure what species yet).

    Silliman's marine biology program is top notch! I'm very excited for school to start. =]
     
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    Nice to hear that you are happy with your project! Keep us posted...with pictures! Like to know what the competition is doing LOL. Are you doing this with the purpose of restoring grouper populations in the area's reefs (good luck) - or as an aquaculture target species? I'd be curious how they can be fed economically if you head down the aquaculture route.
     
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    Silliman University? Well, I always heard good things about this school. I wish they could get listed in the top university in Asia soon...Sadly, every year I only see UP-Dilliman, La Salle -Taft, University of Sto Tomas and Ateneo De Manila University gets in the list from the Philippines.
     
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