Dr. Miguel D. Fortes (1947-2023)

We would like to commemorate our colleague, teacher, and friend, Dr. Miguel Fortes whose passing yesterday, April 30, 2023, has deeply saddened our community.

A distinguished Filipino marine scientist and retired professor at the UP Marine Science Institute, Dr. Fortes led a beautifully meaningful life as a coastal and wetland ecologist. His research focused on seagrasses and mangroves, including their management and restoration.

He also served as a technical consultant in advisory bodies on assessment, advocacy, and policy formulation for marine and coastal protected areas.

As we look back on his achievements and contributions to marine science and the country, we remember his living legacy with utmost pride and gratitude.

Source: UP Marine Science Institute Facebook