Leslie T. Ubaub

Field of Study / Research: Advanced Research: Morphological and Molecular Identification of Indigenous Entomopathogenic Nematodes (EPNs) Collected from Pummelo Orchards in Region XI

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Advanced Research (Philippine Program)


Philippine Affiliation: University of Southeastern Philippines Davao City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology – University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), April 2011

Master of Science in Agriculture, Major in Crop Protection – University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), 2007

Bachelor of Agricultural Technology, Major in Plant Protection – USeP, 2002

International Course on Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety
Centre for Development and Innovation, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands 03-21 June 2013

Awards & Scholarships
  • Cum laude (GPA 1.54/1.0) – USeP
  • Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GPA 1.12/1.0) – UPLB
  • Accelerated Human Resource Development Scholarship Program-DOST
  • Netherlands Fellowship Program - The Netherlands Government (NUFFIC)
  • Erasmus Mundus-Expert 3 Program (Postdoctoral Mobility) – European Union
  • Third Place, Best Poster - Philippine Fruit Association Scientific Conference 2012
Research Involvement
  • Study Leader - Assessment of damage, Population Density and Identification of Thrips Species on Pummelo in USeP Pummelo Orchard funded by USeP (October 2015-October 2016)
  • Component Leader – Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Epn) For The Biological Control of Sweetpotato Weevil (Cyclas Formicarius Fabr.) funded by DA-BAR (June 2014-May 2015)
  • Study Leader – NCT Insect and Disease Screening Test funded by Philippine Rice Research Institute (June 2012-June 2015)
  • Research Fellow – Role of parasitic nematodes as biocontrol agent: The case of Sirex noctilio and Deladenus siricicola. (15 November 2013 – 15 May 2014) in University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain
Peer-reviewed Scientific Journals:

Ubaub, LT and Cadalin, AE. In-press. Duration of Different Developmental Stages, Mortality Rate and Adult Longevity of Rice Grain Bug Paraeucosmetus pallicornis (Dallas) on Rice Oryza sativa (L.) and String Beans Vigna sesquipedalis (L.) Under Controlled Condition. International Journal of Development Research

Avelino, E.V. and Ubaub, LT. In-press. Identification of Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Taro (Colocasia Spp.) And Abaca (Musa Textilis Nee) in the Experimental Area of National Abaca Research Center, Visayas State University.

Gapasin, R.M, J.L. Lim, E.L. Oclarit, M.C. Alde and Ubaub, LT. 2015. Occurrence and Distribution of Entomopathogenic Nematodes (EPN) In Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Poir.) Growing Areas in the Philippines and Its Implication on the Biological Control of Sweetpotato Weevil (Cyclas formicarius Fabr.)", ISSN 2311-7524 Horticulturae (2015) 358-363

Ubaub, LT and Rosales, GB. Do you want to bet on baits? An evaluation of Various Baits for Jackfruit Fruit Fly. Bactrocera umbrosa Fabr. (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Phytopathology and Pest Management. eISSN: 2356-6507.2014, March 1 (1): 22-33

Ubaub, LT and Ocampo, VR. 2012. Onset and Characteristics of Damage of the Citrus Rind Borer Prays endolemma Diakonoff (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) on Pummelo Citrus maxima (Burm) Merr. (Rutaceae) in Region XI, Philippines. The Philippines Entomologist 26(2) 48-63

Ubaub, LT and Ocampo, VR. 2012. Biology, Setal Map and Adult Genitalia of the Citrus Rind Borer Prays endolemma Diakonoff (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) on Pummelo Citrus maxima (Burm) Merr. (Rutaceae) in Region XI, Philippines. The Philippines Entomologist 26(1) 65-92