Cecille Marie O. Quiñones
Instructor, Department of Soil Science
Visayas State University
|The Ophiolite complex in northeastern Leyte (Dimalanta et al., 2006)|
|The Basper watershed in Tacloban, Leyte|
|The soil in the summit position of the watershed showing the greenish ultramafic rock in the lower soil profile.|
The article is based on my MSc thesis. I am grateful to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the ASTHRDP-NSC graduate scholarship, my Graduate Advisory Committee, and Prof. Bruijnzeel.
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