nextgen one health, ask theory, environmental science, jabez joshua flores

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 128: Bakit Mahalaga Ang Malusog Na Lupa?

Dr. Jabez Joshua Flores is an Environmental and GIS Specialist with a doctorate degree in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He has also taken intensive landscape ecology courses at the International Association for Landscape Ecology in Italy.

We talked about permaculture and health, unconventional paths to science careers, how to effectively communicate numeric data, the Next Generation One Health fellowship, preparing for “Disease X,” and more.

How to contact Dr. Jabez:

  • Email:;
  • Website:
  • Facebook:
  • Instagram: @permacultureresearchph
  • YouTube: @PermacultureResearchPH

This episode of Ask Theory was made in partnership with Next Generation One Health Philippines. For more information, visit:

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 128 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)

The Ask Theory Podcast is available via these platforms — make sure to subscribe, as we’ll be releasing a new episode every week:

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts:
Pocket Casts:

Music: Hopeful Cinematic Ambient by bdProductions; My Mysterious Planet by Free Music

Flipscience bookorder Flipscience book on Amazonpreorder