MPA-FishMApp - A Citizen Science App That Simplifies Monitoring of Coral Reef Fish Density and Biomass in Marine Protected Areas
Monitoring changes in fish density and biomass inside marine protected areas (MPAs) through fish visual census (FVC) can determine if MPAs are achieving their goal of promoting fish population recovery. Simplified FVC methods have been developed for citizen scientists to enable them to monitor fish populations in MPAs. However, MPA monitoring programs led by local stakeholders remain rare and difficult to sustain due to technical barriers related to FVC data management. Here, we describe and evaluate a novel online app called MPA-FishMApp, which we developed to help stakeholders of MPAs that protect coral reefs in the Philippines efficiently store, analyze, and visualize FVC data.
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Examining Barriers and Opportunities of Conducting Genome-Wide Association Studies in Developing Countries
The CFI recently published "Examining Barriers and Opportunities of Conducting Genome-Wide Association Studies in Developing Countries." The CFI authors are visiting scientist Dr. Gerard Dumancas, postdoctoral research fellow and telehealth coordinator Dr. Pia Zamora, and director Dr. Romulo de Castro.
Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Stacked Regression for the Simultaneous Determination of Fresh Cattle and Poultry Manure Chemical Properties
Excessive use of animal manure as fertilizers can lead to pollution through the introduction of nitrogen, phosphorus, and other mineral compounds to the environment. Wet chemical analytical methods are traditionally used to determine the precise chemical composition of manure to manage the application of animal waste to the soil. However, such methods require significant resources to carry out the processes. Affordable, rapid, and accurate methods of analyses of various chemical components present in animal manure, therefore, are valuable in managing soil and mitigating water pollution.
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Data Leakage as a Potential Source of Feature Selection Instability: A Case Study on Lung Cancer Biomarker Discovery
Mr. Miñoza presented a 2-minute research splash and poster presentation of the study during the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in the Philippines 2022 held in Pasay City on November 05, 2022.
The Center for Informatics is proud to present the first session of CFI Talks where we invite international and local experts to discuss their work and contributions to societal progress. For this session we have invited Dr. Christian Gloria, a renowned expert in public health from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center to tell us about his experiences in promoting and improving public health.
Watch Dr. Gloria's talk here.