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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Miguel Fortes

University of the Philippines

Miguel Fortes is a Professor of Marine Science (retired) with academic grounding in the Philippines, USA and Germany; 30 years’ experience in tropical coastal research and management; member of the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group (CI/IUCN/UNESCO), Species Survival Commission (Seagrass Specialist Group IUCN), Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (IUCN) and CTI Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group;  Coordinator of APN ARCP2013-02CMY-Fortes, JSPS Asian CORE Project and Head, UNESCO IOC-WESTPAC Regional Secretariat; 147 scientific journal articles and books; with 18 awards including the UNESCO Chair and the International Biwako Prize for Ecology and Research Professorship in the University of Tokyo.