DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
 
 
 
The Department of Environmental Science provides instruction in environmental science, environmental management, environmental studies, the Earth sciences, and science, technology and society.  It also engages in studies that aim to understand how nature works, discover knowledge that can be used to formulate sound environmental policies, and develop approaches and technologies that can address environmental problems.  It prepares future environmental scientists and managers for careers in research, academe, government, private sector, and civic and non-government organizations. 
 
 

Programs 

 
Graduate: 
 
 
Undergraduate:
 
 
Certificate:
  • Certificate in Basic Environmental Impact Assessment (for CLSU DOT-Uni)
 
 

Faculty

 
Name Education Research Interests Links
Castillo, Diane Shiela C.
Instructor
 
College Training Coordinator
 
MS Wildlife Studies, University of the Philippines at Los Banos; 
 
BS Animal Husbandry, CLSU
biodiversity;
 
parasitology;
 
wildlife biology;
 
environmental science 
 
 
Francisco, Criselda P.
Instructor
 
MS Environmental Management, CLSU; 
 
BS Biology, CLSU
environmental microbiology;
 
biodiversity;
 
climate change;
 
waste management
Lazaro, Sharon E.
Associate Professor
 
PhD Chemistry (on going), Walailak University, Thailand; 
 
MS Chemistry Education, CLSU; 
 
BS Chemistry, CLSU
environmental chemistry;
 
spin-crossover materials;
 
science education
Lorenzo, Benilda A.
Instructor
 
MS Environmental Management (on going), CLSU; 
 
BS Chemistry; CLSU
 
 
Ortinero, Cesar V.
Associate Professor
 
Department Chair
 
OVPAA Secretary
 
PhD Urban and Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan; 
 
MS Environmental Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; 
 
Diploma in Environmental Science, University of the Philippines Diliman; 
 
BS Chemistry, CLSU
environmental toxicology and biotechnology;
 
urban and industrial ecology;
 
ethnopharmacology;
 
waste management and valorization
 
 
Quitos, Luzviminda S.
Associate Professor
 
College Graduate Program Coordinator
 
PhD Science Education, Araullo University-PEN; 
 
MS Chemistry Education, CLSU; 
 
BS Chemistry, CLSU
basic and applied science;
 
nanotechnology;
 
science education;
 
biopesticides & biofertilizers
 
 
Rivera, Nina Arra DJ.
Instructor
 
MS Environmental Management (on going), CLSU; 
 
BS Biology, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
biodiversity;
 
waste management
 
 

Research 

 
Current Projects:
 
  • Diane Shiela S. Castillo (Project Leader) - Biodiversity Assessment towards Potential Sustainable Eco-Tourism Development in Central Luzon State University (Funding: CLSU through ARC)
  • Diane Shiela S. Castillo (Project Staff) - Coastal Resource Management Integrating Coastal Resource Assessment and Valuation, Carrying Capacity, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Province of Zambales: A Systems Approach (Funding: CHED-DARE TO)
  • Cesar V. Ortinero (Project Leader); Luzviminda S. Quitos and Nina Arra DJ. Rivera (Project Staff) - CLSU Solid Waste Management Project (CLSU-SWAMP): A Comprehensive and Multidisciplinary Approach to the Sustainable Management of Solid Waste in a University Setting (Funding: CLSU through ARC)
  • Cesar V. Ortinero (Project Staff) - Benchmarking the Biochemical and Heavy Metal Content of Nile Tilapia Strains Cultured in Ponds and Cages in the Philippines and its Implications to the Human Health, Culture and Feeding Management (Funding: CLSU through ARC)
 
Completed Projects:
 
  • Cesar V. Ortinero (Project Staff) - Phenolic antioxidants and colorants from agricultural by-products for functional food and cosmetic applications (Funding: CHED; Nov 2015 to Oct 2016)
  • Cesar V. Ortinero (Project Staff) - Myko—mining of wild edible mushrooms and other allied species in Central Luzon for their medicinal properties (Funding: DOST-PCHRD; Jul 2014 to May 2018)
  • Cesar V. Ortinero (Project Staff) -  Development of diagnostic and management protocols for intra--- mammary infections (IMI) in dairy goats (part of the National Dairy Goat S&T Program) (Funding: DOST-PCAARD; Jul 2014 to Jun 2017)
 
Recent Publications: 
 
 
 

Community Involvement and Training Activities 

 
  • Workshop on Green Chemical Education, 2014 (with Alexandar Weissfloch, Professor, Vancouver Island University, Canada)
 
 
  • Training Workshop on Environmental Parasitology, 2016 (with Dr. Vachel Gay Faller and her research staff, UPLB Institute of Biological Science
 
 
 

Achievements

 
Best Paper Awards from International and National Conferenced Received by Faculty Members: 
 
  • Sharon E. Lazaro - Best Oral Presentation in Inogranic Chemistry Category of the Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference, Thailand, 2018
 
  • Diane Shiela C. Castillo, 2nd Best Paper, International Conference on Recent Advances in Conservation Biology and the Environment, Philippines, 2018
 
  • Sharon E. Lazaro - Best Presentation, Materials Research Society  of Thailand International Conference, Thailand, 2017
 
Awards Received by Students: 
 
  • Hannah N. Meim - BSI-DOST Science Awardee, 2018
 
 
 

Contact Us

 
Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences Annex
Central Luzon State University 3120
Science City of Muñoz
Nueva Ecija, Philippines
 
email address: envisci@clsu.edu.ph
 
telephone no.: +63 44 940 9400