LAWRENCE MANZANO LIAO

Last Updated :2019/12/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Associate Professor
E-mail
lliaohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-4-4 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8528, Japan
TEL : (+81) FAX : (+81)
Self-introduction
My research interests include the taxonomy and systematics of algae, in particular seaweed taxonomy of tropical regions such as Southeast Asia.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2008/10/01, 2016/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Science , Associate Professor (Special Appointment)
  • 2016/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Science , Associate Professor
  • 2019/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Associate Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Biology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MSc Marine Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman

Research Keywords

  • algae, freshwater Rhodophyta, museum studies, phycology, phytogeography, seaweeds

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines
  • International Phycological Society
  • Japanese Society of Phycology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Aquatic Botany Practicals
  2. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Academic Year, Graduation Thesis
  3. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Conservation sciences of marine algal resources
  4. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Overseas Exercise of Applied Biological Science II
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Global Environmental Issues and Managements
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Global Environmental Issues and Managements
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Science Basic English
  8. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation
  9. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practice in Aquatic Biology
  10. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Interdisciplinary Seminars(A)
  11. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Interdisciplinary Seminars(B)
  12. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Interdisciplinary Seminar B
  13. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  14. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  15. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  16. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  17. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  18. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  19. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Aquatic Ecology I
  20. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Aquatic Ecology II
  21. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Interdisciplinary Seminar A
  22. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Interdisciplinary Seminar B

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Marine algae of the Sulu Sea Islands, Philippines II: annotated list of the brown seaweeds (Phaeophyceae) from the Cuyo Islands, PHYTOTAXA, 152(1), 1-17, DEC 11 2013
  2. An early 18th century account of marine algae from the Philippines., Philippine Journal of Science, 113-117, 2013
  3. Redefining the role of natural history collections and museums in an era of global climate change., Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology, 53-62, 2013
  4. Moderate thermal stress causes active and immediate expulsion of photosynthetically damaged zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium) from corals, PLOS ONE, 9(12), DEC 10 2014
  5. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE GENUS HYPNEA (GIGARTINALES, RHODOPHYTA), WITH A DESCRIPTION OF H-CAESPITOSA SP NOV., JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY, 46(2), 336-345, 2010
  6. Conspecificity of two morphologically distinct calcified red algae from the northwest Pacific Ocean: Galaxaura pacifica and G. filamentosa (Galaxauraceae, Rhodophyta), BOTANICAL STUDIES, 54, 2013
  7. Phylogeny of Betaphycus (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) as inferred from COI sequences and morphological observations on B-philippinensis, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 26(1), 587-595, 42780
  8. Chlorophycean parasite on a marine fish, Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago), PARASITOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 62(6), 586-589, 43082
  9. Foliose Halymenia species (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Southeast Asia, including a new species, Halymenia malaysiana sp nov., BOTANICA MARINA, 58(3), 203-217, 42901
  10. Macrobenthic algae of the southern coasts of Catanduanes Island, Philippines: Historical account and critical review of records., Thailand Natural History Museum Journal, 9(1), 95-108, 2015
  11. Enhancement of Marine Phytoplankton Growth by Steel-making Slag as a Promising Component for the Development of Algal Biofuels, ISIJ INTERNATIONAL, 56(4), 708-713, 2016
  12. Succession of seawall algal communities on artificial substrates, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 32(32), 1-10, 20160506
  13. A simple and rapid determination method for zooxanthellal genetic diversity in giant clams using multiplex PCR, FISHERIES SCIENCE, 82(5), 747-753, 42614
  14. Marine algae of the Sulu Sea islands, Philippines III. Taxonomic account of the Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta) from the Cuyo Islands, PALAWAN SCIENTIST, 10, 1-16, JUL 2018
  15. A genetic diversity assessment of Halymenia malaysiana (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Malaysia and the Philippines based on COI-5P and rbcL sequences, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 30(6), 3445-3454, 201812
  16. New record of the red alga, Endosiphonia horrida, in Singapore., Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2019(51), 89-90, 2019 July 31
  17. First Report of the Red Algal Genus Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) for the Marine Flora of Bangladesh, DIVERSITY-BASEL, 11(6), 201906
  18. Caulerpa falcifolia Harvey and Bailey (Chlorophyta) from Sibutu Island, Tawi-Tawi, a new record for the marine algal flora of the Philippines., Tropical Natural History, 19, 1-7, 20190201
  19. New record of Grateloupia taiwanensis SM Lin et HY Liang in Vietnam: Evidence of morphological observation and rbcL sequence analysis., Biodiversitas, 20, 688-695, 20190630
  20. New record of the red alga, Endosiphonia horrida, in Singapore., Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2019(51), 89-90, 20190831
  21. Participation of female farmers groups in kai algal processing and production in northern Thailand., Human and Environmental Security in the Era of Global Risks: Perspectives from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands., 265-274, 20190201

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Dead men tell no tales but dead plants do: Herbarium specimens provide clues about recent environmental changes, 2018/04/27, With Invitation, National University of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Herbarium specimens deposited in museums around the world have traditionally been used to support taxonomic studies. Lately, new uses have been identified on top of their traditional roles. Some histological and chemical features therein have been used to describe and relate with changing environmental conditions, providing proxy data potentially useful for studies in climate and environmental change. In this presentation, examples from flowering plants and marine algae showing variability in phenology and morphological characteristics including their presence or absence have been used for mapping general community changes through time and space, biogeographical shifts, invasion history, urbanization and other anthropogenic impacts, affording a record of the recent past even if sketchy and perhaps, a peek into the future.

Awards

  1. 2016年11月05日, Excellent Educator Award, Hiroshima University
  2. 2005年08月15日, Most Outstanding Alumnus in Marine Science, University of San Carlos Alumni Association

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Public Relations Committee, 2019/04, 2021/03
  2. International Exchange Committee, 2019/04, 2021/03

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. Phycological Research
  2. Phytotaxa
  3. The Philippine Scientist
  4. Philippine Journal of Science, Reviewer, 3
  5. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology
  6. Journal of Applied Phycology, reviewer, 2
  7. 2019, Botanica Marina, reviewer, 2