Dr. Decibel V. Faustino-Eslava


Decibel V. Faustino-Eslava, PhD

Dean, Associate Professor 6


Dei Eslava is a geologist with research interests in climate change impacts, adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management, bio-geology, environmental geology, geologic hazards, geochemistry, paleomagnetism and tectonics. She coordinates and co-teaches Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics, Contemporary Issues in Environment and Development, and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Perspectives from the Natural and Social Sciences.

Academic History
BSc in Geology, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1997
MSc in Geology, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2000
MSc in Earth Systems, Kumamoto University, Japan, 2003
PhD in Geology, The University of Hong Kong, 2009

Contact details
Telefax: +63 49 5362251
Mobile: +63 917 8225534
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Courses: ENS 201, ENS 275, ENS 296

Selected Publications

Salapare, R.C., Dimalanta, C.B., Ramos, N.T., Manalo, P.C., Faustino-Eslava, D.V., Queaño, K.L. and Yumul, G.P.Jr., 2015. Upper crustal structure beneath the Zambales Ophiolite Complex, Luzon, Philippines inferred from integrated gravity, magnetic and geologic data. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Geophysical Journal International 201 (3), 1522-1533. DOI:10.1093/gji/ggv094.

Manalo, P.C., Dimalanta, C.B., Faustino-Eslava, D.V., Ramos, N.T., Queaño, K.L. and Yumul, G.P.Jr., 2014. Crustal thickness variation from a continental to an island arc terrane: Clues from the gravity signatures of the Central Philippines. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.08.031 (Available online 04 September 2014).

FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., Dimalanta, C.B., Yumul, G.P.Jr., Servando, N.T. and Cruz, N.A. 2013. Geohazards, tropical cyclones and disaster risk management in the Philippines: Adaptation in a changing climate regime.  Journal of Environmental Science and Management 16, 84-97.

Perez, A.d.C., FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., Yumul, G.P.Jr., Dimalanta, C.B., Tamayo, R.A.Jr., Yang, T.F. and Zhou, M.F. 2013.  Enriched and depleted character of the Amnay Ophiolite upper crustal section and the regionally heterogeneous nature of the South China Sea mantle.  Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 65, 107-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.09.023.

FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., Yumul, G.P.Jr., Servando, N.T. and Dimalanta, C.B., 2011. The January 2009 anomalous precipitation associated with the "Tail-end of the Cold Front" weather system in Northern Mindanao (Philippines): Natural hazards, impacts and risk reductions. Global and Planetary Change 76, 85-94. doi:10.1016/j.glopacha/2010.12.009.