Engr. Alberto B. Gonzales is an Associate Professor of the Bicol University-College of Agriculture and Forestry in Guinobatan, Albay. He is currently undertaking his PhD in Forestry major in Watershed Management at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He is trained in watershed management; biodiversity monitoring system; forest nursery and plantation establishment and management; soil and water conservation; social forestry; carbon stock assessment; agroforestry farming systems development and management; payment for environmental services; participatory rapid appraisals and forestry researches and; disaster risk reduction. Engr. Gonzales is currently taking his PhD Forestry major in Watershed Management at UPLB.