Earth Systems Research Team (EaRT)

The Earth Systems Research Team (EARTLAB) is a multidisciplinary research group at the UPLB School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) that spearheads interdisciplinary researches concerning geosciences including geochemistry, paleomagnetism, and geohazard studies, environmental pollution, environmental education and information network integration, land use and land cover change, climate-smart agriculture, climate and environmental change adaptation, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and management. The outputs of these researches are integrated in our knowledge and capacity building initiatives.

  • Hydrogeologic Characterization of Batangas City with Emphasis on the Watershed of Calumpang River and Tingga Falls
  • Landslide Investigations on Geohazards for Timely Advisories in the Philippines (LIGTAS)
  • Philippine mining at the national to catchment scale: from legacy impacts to sustainable futures (PAMANA)

Elvira, M.V., FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., de Chavez, E.R.C., Fukuyama, M., Losloso, J.A., 2021. Human health risk associated with heavy metals from consumption of Asiatic Clam, Corbicula fluminea, from Laguna de Bay, Philippines. Environmental Science Pollution Research.

FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., Shibuya, H., Dimalanta, C.B., Yumul, G.P.Jr. and MACUROY, J.T. 2021. Persistent shallow magnetic inclination in the past 5 million years and implications for regional tectonics in the Philippines. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X. (Open Access).

GUOTANA, J.M., Morishita, T., Nishio, I., Tamura, A., Mizukami, T., Tani, K., Harigane, Y., Szilas, K., and Pearson, G. 2021. Deserpentinization and high-pressure (eclogite-facies) metamorphic features in the Eoarchean ultramafic body from Isua, Greenland. Geoscience Frontiers 13(1), 101298.


Itano, K., Morishita, T., Nishio, I., GUOTANA, J.M. Ogusu, Y., Ishizuka, O., & Tamura, A. (2021). Petrogenesis of amphibole-rich ultramafic rocks in the Hida metamorphic complex, Japan: Its role in arc crust differentiation. Lithos, 404–405, 106440.

Kakar, A., Morishita, T., Khan, M., Mahmood, K., Tamura, A., GUOTANA, J.M. & Bussolesi, M. (2021). Origin of the basal lherzolite of the Muslim Bagh Ophiolite, Pakistan, deduced from the trace element characteristics of clinopyroxene. Geological Journal, 56(11), 5725–5737.

MACUROY, J. T., Chang, W.-Y., FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., Sanchez, P. A., Jr., C. L., & Jou, B. J.-D. (2021). Evaluations on radar QPE using raindrop size distribution in southern Luzon, Philippines. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 32(5.1).

Padrones, J.T., Tiburan, C.L.Jr., Oblena, M.J.A., Manibo, W.Z., Torres, J.B., CUI, L.E., Bantayan, N.C., Kimhoko, K.V.C., UGAT, B.Z.H., FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., and Dimalanta, C.B. (2021). Influence of soil physico-chemical properties on the landslide occurrences in the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna, Philippines. Sylvatrop 30, 107-124. (Open Access).

Tilhac, R., Morishita, T., Hanaue, N., Tamura, A., & GUOTANA, J.M. (2021). Systematic LREE enrichment of mantle harzburgites: The petrogenesis of San Carlos xenoliths revisited. Lithos, 396–397, 106195.

Yumul, G.P.Jr., Dimalanta, C.B., FAUSTINO-ESLAVA, D.V., and Jumawan, F.T. (2021). Geological exploration, responsible mining and ecological restoration in the Philippines: Expectations and possibilities. Journal of Environmental Science and Management 24, 75-88.

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