Luis Maria B. Garcia, D.F.Sc.

Professor 5
Physiology Academic Group (PAG) Head
Doctorate in Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University, Japan, 1998
Research Lab:


Biology 1 (Contemporary Topics in Biology)
Biology 119 (Fish Biology),
Biology 122 (Animal Physiology)
Biology 161 (Field Biology)
Biology 196 (Undergraduate Seminar)
Biology 200 (Undergraduate Thesis Research)
Biology 220 (Chemical Physiology)
Biology 227 (Vertebrate Physiology)
Biology 228 (Physiology of Animal Reproduction)
Biology 299 (Graduate Seminar)
Biology 300 (MSc Thesis Research)
Biology 400 (PhD Dissertation Research)


My research interests include fish reproduction, aquaculture, and aquatic biology.




(10) Denusta PJT, De Jesus-Ayson EG, Laron MA, Aya FA, Garcia LMB. 2019. Gonad development and size‐at‐maturity of silver therapon Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner 1864; Teleostei:Terapontidae) in tropical volcanic lakes in south Luzon, Philippines. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 35: 933-943.

(9) Aya FA, Garcia LMB. 2016. Growth response of cultured larvae of silver therapon Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864) in outdoor tanks in relation to fertilizer type and fish density. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32(6): 1186-1193.

(8) Bernal RAD, Aya FA, De Jesus-Ayson EGT, Garcia LMB. 2015. Seasonal gonad cycle of the climbing perch Anabas testudineus (Teleostei:Anabantidae) in a tropical wetland. Ichthyological Research 62: 389-395. doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0454-3.

(7) Aya FA, Nillasca VSN, Garcia LMB, Takagi Y. 2015. Embryonic and larval development of hatchery-reared silver therapon Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Perciformes: Terapontidae). Ichthyological Research 63(1): 121-131. doi: 10.1007/s10228-015-0481-8.

(6) Aya FA, Corpuz MNC, Garcia LMB. 2014. Diet composition, feed preferences and mouth morphology of early stage silver therapon (Leiopotherapon plumbeus, Kner 1864) larvae reared in outdoor tanks. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 31: 77-82. doi: 10.1111/jai.12486.

(5) Denusta PJT, de Jesus-Ayson EGT, Laron M, and Garcia LMB. 2014. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and handling stress on spermiation of silver perch Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30: 448-453.

(4) Muallil RN, Basiao ZU, Abella TA, and Garcia LMB. 2014. Fluctuating asymmetry in genetically improved Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus), strains in the Philippines. Philippine Science Letters 7: 420-427.

(3) Garcia LMB, Hilomen-Garcia GV, Celino FT, Gonzales TT, Maliao RJ. 2012. Diet composition and feeding periodicity of the seahorse Hippocampus barbouri reared in illuminated sea cages. Aquaculture 358-359: 1-5.

(2) Garcia LMB. 2010. Species composition and length-weight relationship of fishes in the Candaba wetland in Luzon island, Philippines. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 26: 946-948.

(1) Garcia LMB, Hilomen-Garcia GV, and Calibara RLM. 2010. span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Culturing seahorse (Hippocampus barbouri) in illuminated cages with supplementary Acetes feeding. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh 62: 122-129.