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Last updated on Mar 4, 2019

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Elizaldy MABOLOC


I am a PhD student in Marine Environmental Science. Generally interested in marine invertebrate ecophysiology, developmental and reproductive biology, aquaculture and conservation.


Currently investigating the potential adaptive capacity of Crepidula onyx by transgenerational exposure to ocean acidification (OA) under the supervision of Dr. Karen Chan.

I graduated my MS in Marine Science from the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines. I previously worked on the aquaculture and mass production of giant clams for restocking, giant clam bleaching and the effects of hyposalinity in juvenile Tridacna gigas. I also worked on the reproductive biology of brooding and broadcast spawning corals across the Philippine archipelago and involved in coral restoration efforts.

Publication List


Jamodiong EA, Maboloc EA, JC Leriorato, MCS Tañedo, LA Diaz, TC Tabalanza,

PC Cabaitan, RD Villanueva. 2017. Coral spawning and spawn-slick observation in the Philippines. Marine Biodiversity. doi:10.1007/s12526-017-0680-9

Maboloc EA, Jamodiong EA, Villanueva RD. 2016. Reproductive biology and

larval development of the scleractinian corals Favites colemani and F. abdita (Faviidae) in northwestern Philippines. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development. 60:1-11

Maboloc, EA, Puzon, JJM, Villanueva RD. 2015. Stress responses of zooxanthellae

in juvenile Tridacna gigas (Bivalvia, Cardiidae) exposed to reduced salinity. Hydrobiologia, 162:103-112.

Maboloc, EA, Mingoa-Licuanan, SS, Villanueva RD. 2014. Effects of reduced

salinity on the heterotrophic feeding of the juvenile giant clam Tridacna gigas. Journal of Shellfish Research. 33:373-379.

Maboloc, EA, Mingoa-Licuanan, SS. 2013. Spawning in Trochus maculatus:

field observations from Bolinao, Pangasinan (Philippines). Coral Reefs, 32:1141.

Maboloc, EA, Mingoa-Licuanan, SS. 2011. Feeding aggregation

of Spratelloides delicatulus on giant clam’s gametes. Coral Reefs, 30:167.