Laura T. David

Email: ltdavid@

 Office: Room 344
 Phone: (632) 981-8500 Local 2907;
(632) 378-5422
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Ph.D. Physical Oceanography,  University of South Carolina, USA
B.Sc. Chemistry,  University of the Philippines, Diliman,

Research Interests


Selected Publications

Villanoy, C., David, L., Cabrera, O., Atrigenio, M., Siringan, F., Villaluz, M., Aliño, P. (In press).  Coastal ecosystems protect shore from high-energy waves under climate change scenarios. Climatic Change.

Cabrera, O., C.L.Villanoy, L.T. David, and A. Gordon. (2011) Barrier layer control of entrainment and upwelling in the Bohol Sea, Philippines. Oceanography 24(1):130–141, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.10.

P.W. May, J.D. Doyle, J.D. Pullen, and L.T. David. (2011) Two-Way Coupled Atmosphere- Ocean Modeling of the PhilEx Intensive Observational Periods. Oceanography 24(1):48– 57, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.03.
C.L. Villanoy, O.C. Cabrera, A. Yñiguez, M. Camoying, A. de Guzman, L.T. David, and P. Flament. (2011) Monsoon-Driven Coastal Upwelling Off Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines. Oceanography 24(1):156–165, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2011.12.

Botin, Z. T., L. T. David, R.C.H. del Rosario, L. Parrot (2010) Spatio-Temporal Complexity Analysis of the Sea Surface Temperature in the Philippines, Ocean Sci., 6, 933–947, 2010,, DOI :10.5194/os-6-933-2010

E. L. Peñaflor , W. J. Skirving, A. E. Strong, S. F. Heron, L. T. David (2009) Sea-surface temperature and thermal stress in the Coral Triangle overthe past two decades, Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-009-0522-8

Lachica-Aliño, L., L.T. David, M. Wolff, P.M. Aliño, and M.C.G. Rañola (2009). Distributional Patterns, Habitat Overlap and Trophic Interactions of Species Caught by Trawling in the Ragay Gulf, Philippines, Philippine Agricultural Scientist, Vol. 92 No. 1, 46-65, March 2009.

David, L.T., R. Maneja, B, Goh, F. Lansigan, P. Sereywath, I. Radjawane, B. Matsamuto, P.Tantichodok, A. Snidvong, H.T. Nguyen, K.A, Nguyen, Y. Saito, J. Hinkel (2008) 3-6 LOICZ INPRINT

Azanza, R.A., L.T. David, R.T. Borja, I.U. Baura, Y. Fukuyo (2008) An extensive Cochlodinium bloom along the western coast of Palawan, Philippines, Harmful Algae 7 (2008) 324-330 DOI 10.1016/j.htd.2007.12.011

Marcos, M.S.A. , L.T. David, E. Peñaflor, V. Ticzon, M. Soriano (2007) Automated benthic counting of living and non-living components in Ngedarrak Reef, Palau via subsurface underwater video. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment SSN0167-6369 (Print) 1573-2959 (Online) DOI 10.1007/s10661-007-0027-2

Peñaflor, E.L., C.L.Villanoy, C.T. Liu, L.T. David. (2007) Detection of monsoonal phytoplankton blooms in Luzon Strait with MODIS data. Remote Sensing of the Environment Volume 109, Issue 4, 30 August 2007, Pages 443-450 DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2007.01.019

Lachica-Aliño, L., Wolff, M., L.T. David. (2006) Past and future fisheries modeling approaches in the Philippines. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Volume 16, Number 2/May, 2006 pp. 201-212 DOI 10.1007/s11160-006-9008-8 (Online pokies)

Klymak. J.M., R. Pinkel, C.T. Liu, A. Liu, L.T. David. (2006) Prototypical Solitons in the Deep South China Sea. Geophysical Research Letters Volume 33, Issue 11 CITE ID L11607,Bibliographic Code 2006GL025932 DOI: 10.1029/2006GL025932

L.A.B. Meñez, C.Villanoy, and L. T. David. (2006) Movement of water across passages connecting Philippine Inland Sea Basins, Science Diliman (July-December 2006) 18:2,10-17

E. Peñaflor, C.Villanoy, and L. David (2005) Seasonal hytoplankton blooms northwest of Luzon, Proceedings of the The 16th APEC Workshop on Ocean Models and Information System for the APEC Region, OMISAR, Ho Chi Minh City, November 1-4, 2005 (

Contributor(s): Victor F. Camacho-Ibar, Laura T. David, Vilma C. Dupra, Joannie A. Kleypas, Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone, Casey McLaughlin, P. Sandhei. (2005) Chapter 3: Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene In CNP Fluxes in the Coastal Zone : Editor(s):Christopher J. Crossland, Hartwig H. Kremer, Han J. Lindeboom, Janet I. Marshall Crossland. Springer Verlag

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