Dr. Decibel F. Eslava, a geologist, is the museum's curator for special collections. Dr. Decibel Faustino-Eslava, Professor 6, is also the current Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Management.

Dr. Eslava obtained her PhD in Geology from the University of Hong Kong in 2009. She had her Master of Science in Earth Systems from Kumamoto University in Japan (2003), and also another Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of the Philippines Diliman (2000). She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1997 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Geology.

She has research interests in climate change impacts, adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management, bio-geology, environmental geology, geologic hazards, geochemistry, paleomagnetism and tectonics.

Selected Publications

  • CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, JAS Gabo-Ratio, EJ Marquez, JT Padrones, BD Payot, KL Queaño, NT Ramos, GP Yumul, Jr. (2020) Geoscience Frontiers 11(1):3-21
  • GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, RC Salapare, KL Queaño, DV Faustino-Eslava, EJ Marquez, NT Ramos, BD Payot, JMR Guotana, JAS Gabo-Ratio, LT Armada, JT Padrones, K Ishida, S Suzuki (2020) Geoscience Frontiers 11(1): 23-36
  • AE Buena, BRB Villaplaza, BD Payot, JAS Gabo-Ratio, NT Ramos, DV Faustino-Eslava,KL Queaño,CB Dimalanta, JT Padrones, K Tani, WW Brown, GP Yumul, Jr. (2019) An evolving subduction-related magmatic system in the Masara Gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X 1:100007
  • I Rusydy, DV Faustino-Eslava, U Muksin, R Gallardo-Zafra, JJ Aguirre, NC Bantayan, L Alam, S Dakey (2018) GIS-based earthquake damage prediction in different earthquake models: A case study at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science 147(2):301-316
  • JMR Guotana, BD Payot, CB Dimalanta, NT Ramos, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL. Queaño, GP Yumul, Jr. (2018) Petrological and geochemical characteristics of the Samar Ophiolite ultramafic section: implications on the origins of the ophiolites in Samar and Leyte islands, Philippines, International Geology Review, 60(4):401-417
  • CGK Boongaling, DV Faustino-Eslava, FP Lansigan (2018) Modeling land use change impacts on hydrology and the use of landscape metrics as tools for watershed management: The case of an ungauged catchment in the Philippines. Land Use Policy 72:116-128
  • CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, JT Padrones, KL Queaño, RAB Concepcion, S Suzuki, GP Yumul, Jr. (2018) Cathaysian slivers in the Philippine island arc: geochronologic and geochemical evidence from sedimentary formations of the west Central Philippines, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 65(1):93-108
  • BRB Villaplaza, AE Buena, NAD Pacle, BD Payot, JAS Gabo-Ratio, NT Ramos, CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, K Yonezu (2017) Alteration and lithogeochemistry in the Masara gold District, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, as tools for exploration targeting. Ore Geology Reviews 91:530-540
  • CB Dimalanta, SK Hsu, J Shyu, H Bruce H, DV Faustino-Eslava (2017) Crust-mantle evolution in active arcs. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 142, p. 1-2.
  • NAD Pacle, CB Dimalanta, NT Ramos, BD Payot, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, Jr. (2017) Petrography and geochemistry of Cenozoic sedimentary sequences of the southern Samar Island, Philippines: Clues to the unroofing history of an ancient subduction zone. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 142:3-19
  • JMR Guotana, BD Payot, CB Dimalanta, NT Ramos, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, Jr. (2017) Arc and backarc geochemical signatures of the proto-Philippine Sea Plate: Insights from the petrography and geochemistry of the Samar Ophiolite volcanic section. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 142:77-92
  • KL Queaño, CB Dimalanta, GP Yumu,l Jr., EJ Marquez, DV Faustino-Eslava, S Suzuki, Keisuk (2017) Stratigraphic units overlying the Zambales Ophiolite Complex (ZOC) in Luzon,(Philippines): Tectonostratigraphic significance and regional implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 142:20-31
  • GP Yumul, Jr., WW Brown, CB Dimalanta, CA Ausa, DV Faustino-Eslava, BD Payot, NT Ramos, ANL Lizada, AEBuena, BRB Villaplaza, PC Manalo, KL Queaño, JMR Guotana, NAD Pacle (2017) Adakitic rocks in the Masara gold-silver mine, Compostela Valley, Mindanao, Philippines: Different places, varying mechanisms?. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 142:45-55
  • I Rusydy, DV Faustino-Eslava, U Muksin, R Gallardo-Zafra, JJC Aguirre, NC Bantayan, L Alam, S Dakey (2017) Building vulnerability and human loss assessment in different earthquake intensity and time: a case study of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños (UPLB) Campus. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 56(1): 012006
  • J Macuroy, CA Siababa, DV Faustino-Eslava, NC Bantayan, J Avellano, LE Cui, MVO Espaldon (2017) Spatio-temporal water quality changes as reflections of land cover change in Laguna de Bay, Philippines. National Research Council of the Philippines Research Journal 16(3):30-40
  • HH Anh, CM Rebancos, RC Ancog, DV Faustino-Eslava (2017) Vulnerability Assessment of Rice Farming Provinces to Climate Change in the Red River Delta in Vietnam. IN: HH Anh, CM Rebancos, RC Ancog, et. al (authors) Discovering New Roads to Development Volume 4: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Resilience. Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
  • JT Padrones, NT Ramos, CB Dimalanta, KL Queaño, DV Faustino-Eslava, GP Yumul, Jr., K Watanabe (2017). Landslide susceptibility mapping in a geologically complex terrane: a case study from northwest Mindoro, Philippines. Manila Journal of Science 10:25-44.
  • PC Manalo, CB Dimalanta, NT Ramos, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, Jr. (2016) Magnetic Signatures and Curie Surface Trend Across an Arc–Continent Collision Zone: An Example from Central Philippines. Surveys in Geophysics 37(3):557-578
  • PC Manalo, CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, BD Payot, NT Ramos, KL Queaño, ADC Perez, GP Yumul, Jr. (2015) Terrestrial, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences 26(6)
  • JAS Gabo, CB Dimalanta, GP Yumul Jr, DV Faustino-Eslava, A Imai (2015) Terrane Boundary Geophysical Signatures in Northwest Panay, Philippines: Results from Gravity, Seismic Refraction and Electrical Resistivity Investigations. Terrestrial, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences 26(6)
  • HG Balmater, PC Manalo, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, CB Dimalanta, JMR Guotana, NT Ramos, BD Payot, GP Yumul, Jr (2015) Paleomagnetism of the Samar Ophiolite: Implications for the Cretaceous sub-equatorial position of the Philippine island arc. Tectonophysics 664:214-224
  • RC Salapare, CB Dimalanta, NT Ramos, PC Manalo, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, K.L., GP Yumul, Jr. (2015) Upper crustal structure beneath the Zambales Ophiolite Complex, Luzon, Philippines inferred from integrated gravity, magnetic and geological data. Geophysical Journal International Volume 201, No. 3
  • PC Manalo, CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, NT Ramos, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, Jr. (2015) 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 Volume 104
  • CB Dimalanta, RC Salapare, DV Faustino-Eslava, NTRamos, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, TF Yang (2015) Post-emplacement history of the Zambales Ophiolite Complex: Insights from petrography, geochronology and geochemistry of Neogene clastic rocks. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Volume 104
  • D Tangunan, AM Peleo-Alampay, JB Abuda, LAT Mambuay, CRA Ramos, AGSFernando, CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, CS Pascua, EP Vargas (2014) Post-Collision Deposition of Balanga Formation in northwest Mindoro, Philippines: Calcareous Nannofossil Evidence. Stratigraphy Volume 11, No. 3-4
  • GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, RA Tamayo, Jr. DV Faustino-Eslava (2013) Geological features of a collision zone marker: The Antique Ophiolite Complex (Western Panay, Philippines). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Volume 65
  • ADC Perez, DV Faustino-Eslava, GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, RA Tamayo, TF Yang, MF Zhou (2013) Enriched and depleted characters of the Amnay Ophiolite upper crustal section and the regionally heterogeneous nature of the South China Sea mantle. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Volume 65
  • APB Canto, JT Padrones, RAB Concepcion, ADC Perez, RA Tamayo, CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, GP Yumul, Jr. (2012) Geology of northwestern Mindoro and its offshore islands: Implications for terrane accretion in west Central Philippines. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Volume 61
  • RAB Concepcion, CB Dimalanta, GP Yumul, Jr., DV Faustino-Eslava, KL Queaño, RA Tamayo, A Imai (2012) Petrography, geochemistry, and tectonics of a rifted fragment of Mainland Asia: Evidence from the Lasala Formation, Mindoro Island, Philippines. International Journal of Earth Sciences Volume 101, No. 1
  • DV Faustino-Eslava, GP Yumul, Jr., NT Servando, CB Dimalanta (2011) The January 2009 anomalous precipitation associated with the "Tail-end of the Cold Front" weather system in Northern and Eastern Mindanao (Philippines): Natural hazards, impacts and risk reductions. Global and Planetary Change Volume 76, No. 1-2
  • DV Faustino-Eslava, JC Aitchison, RA Tamayo, Jr., GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta (2009) Late Mesozoic crustal extension along the southern Eurasian margin: evidence from volcanic rocks of the Bangong-Nujiang Suture zone, Tibet. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium of IGCP-516: Geological Anatomy of East and South Asia: Paleogeography and Paleoenvironment in Eastern Tethys
  • GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, H Bellon, DV Faustino, JV De Jesus, RA Tamayo, Jr., FT Jumawan (2008) Adakitic lavas in the Central Luzon back-arc region, Philippines: Lower Crust partial melting products? Island Arc Volume 9, No. 4
  • DV Faustino, GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, JV De Jesus, MF Zhou, JC Aitchison, RA Tamayo, Jr. (2006) Volcanic-hypabyssal rock geochemistry of a subduction-related marginal basin ophiolite: Southeast Bohol Ophiolite-Cansiwang Mélange Complex, Central Philippines. Geosciences Journal Volume 10, No. 3
  • JC Aitchison, J.C., JR Ali, Badengzhu, AM Davis, DV Faustino, L Hui, S Safaya, I Ross, QG Zeng (2005) The Bangong-Nujiang suture between Gertse and Dong Tso (84°- 85°E), central Tibet. Proceedings of the 20th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop HKT 20
  • DV Faustino, JR Ali, JC Aitchison (2004) Paleomagnetic investigations along the Bangong-Nujiang suture zone, central Tibet. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Tibetan Plateau
  • DV Faustino, GP Yumul, Jr., JV De Jesus, CB Dimalanta, JC Aitchison, MF Zhou, RA Tamayo, Jr., MM De Leon (2003) Geology of Southeast Bohol, Central Philippines: Accretion and sedimentation in a marginal basin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Volume 50, No. 4
  • GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, AJ Baretto, DV Faustino, JV De Jesus (2002) Mineralization potential of the Southeast Bohol Ophiolite Complex, Central Philippines. Journal of Geological Society Philippines Volume 57
  • GP Yumul, Jr., MF Zhou, RA Tamayo, RC Maury, DV Faustino, FO Olaguera, J Cotten (2001) Onramping of Cold Oceanic Lithosphere in a Forearc Setting: The Southeast Bohol Ophiolite Complex, Central Philippines. International Geology Review Volume 43, No. 9
  • JV De Jesus, GP Yumul, Jr., DV Faustino (2000) The Cansiwang Melange of Southeast Bohol (Central Philippines): Origin and tectonic implications. Island Arc Volume 9, No. 4
  • GP Yumul, Jr., CB Dimalanta, DV Faustino, JV De Jesus (1998) Upper mantle-lower crust dikes of the Zambales Ophiolite Complex (Philippines): Distinct short-lived, subduction-related magmatism. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Volume 84, No. 3
  • DV Faustino (2009) Late mesozoic magmatism along the Bangong-Nujiang suture zone, Tibet. The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)