Efraim D. Roxas

Field of Study / Research: PhD Geography

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Program - Students

Profile

Philippine Affiliation: University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna

U.S. Affiliation: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Professional Experience
Department Chair of Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (May 29, 2015 – May 27, 2018)

Faculty (Current Position: Assistant Professor 1) Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (January 2008 – Present)

National Consultant for the Development of the Mainstreaming DRR and CCA Guidelines for Comprehensive Development Plan – LDIP of DILG funded by UNDP (December 2017 - August 2018)

Team Leader for Updating of Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Sampaloc, Quezon (cum Land Use Planner), March – July 2017; Asprer Urban Community-based Garden (cum Environmental Planner) ICLEI Southeast Asia - Misereor Funds, August – November 2016; Preparation of Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Cuenca, Batangas (cum Land Use Planner) UPLBFI, March – December 2016; Shell Development Framework Planning (Co-Team Leader cum Development Specialist) Humein Phil, Inc., June – December 2016

Technical Specialist as Climate Change / Disaster Risk Specialist for Developing a Manual for LGUs on Integrating Food and Nutrition Security in DPR/CCA Local Planning. World Food Programme through Orient Integrated Development Consultants, Inc and UPLB Foundation Inc. (August-December 2017)

GIS Specialist / Staff for LIDAR Data Processing and Validation in Luzon: MIMAROPA and Laguna (Region IV) Department of Science and Technology (June 2014 – April 2017); The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity: Philippine Country Study-Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies, Inc., Funded by UNEP through BMB-DENR (Jan 2016 – December 2016); Integrated GIS-Remote Sensing and Participatory Resource Mapping of Batanes Islands, Batanes Province and Siargao Islands, CEnergy Project, USAID Philippines (May 2012 – November 2013)

Environmental Planner/Social Sector Development Specialist for Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Silang, Cavite; Obando, Bulacan; Sto. Tomas, Batangas)
Educational & Professional Background
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños (March 2013), Recipient of SESAM Academic Distinction Award

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN ECOLOGY, Major in Human Settlements Planning,Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning, College of Human Ecology,
University of the Philippines Los Baños (March 2007), Graduated Cum Laude (Latin Honors), Recipient of 2007 UPLB Outstanding Student Leadership Award (DCERP and CHE AA)

Licensed Environmental Planner (R.N. 0926), 2014 PRC Environmental Planning Board Exam, First highest
Publications
• Roxas, E.D. and E.R. Abucay. (2015). A Holistic Understanding of Island Characteristics and Resources using Rapid Participatory Resource Mapping and Remote Sensing-Geographic Information System. Journal of Human Ecology, (2015):89-113

• Abagat, R.H., E.D. Roxas, J.P.P. Talubo, and E.R. Abucay. (2017). Adaptation and adaptive capacity to flooding of farming households: Insights from Mabitac, Laguna, Philippines. Climate, Disaster and Development Journal. OML. https://doi.org/10.18783/cddj.v002.i02.a06
Affiliations
• National Board Secretary, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (2017-2018)

• Auditor and Board Member, Human Ecology Institute of the Philippines (2010-present)

• Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Chapter 045)

• Director, International Society for Participatory Mapping