Philippine Science Letters
vol. 2 | no. 1 | 2009
published online August 3, 2009


Rhodora V. Azanza, Ph.D.: The Red Tide Lady (An Accomplished Filipina Scientist)
by Iris Baula


Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza, Professor of the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines-Diliman, is internationally recognized for her research on seaweeds and harmful microalgal biology, dynamics and management. She has pioneered multidisciplinary research and development projects in marine and environmental sciences, particularly in relation to seafood safety and the management of coastal environments. She has been instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing interdisciplinary programs that aim to model harmful algal blooms, e.g., red tide outbreaks, identify factors that affect their occurrence, and design proactive management strategies that can mitigate their harmful effects.