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Dymphna Nolasco Javier

Geologist

Expertise: Geoscience education, Environmental geochemistry, Climate change, Rainfall-induced landslides

Research

    • Establishing a Knowledge and Training Resource Center (KTRC) on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction [Completed], Study leader
    • Soil Stabilization Through Revegetation of Natural Landslides in Atok, Benguet Province to Increase Resilience of Local Communities [Completed], Consultant; March-July 2013
    • Enhancing stakeholders’ capability in utilizing the rainfall threshold in the landslide early warning system of Tublay, Benguet [Completed], Project leader; Sept 2012- Oct 2013
    • Spatial Variation of Heavy Metal Content in Stream Sediments and Related Natural and Anthropogenic Influences in the Baloy Catchment, Agno Rivera [On-going]

Papers Presented

    • Suggested Styles of Adapting the Earth System Science Framework in Teaching, First regional conference of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature-Cordillera Administrative Region chapter, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Rain-induced landslides triggered in Baguio City, Philippines by Typhoon Pepeng on October 3-9, 2009, 8th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim, Tohoku University , Sendai, Japan
    • Rain-induced Landslides in Baguio City: Causes and Effects triggered by Typhoon Pepeng in October 3-9, 2009, UP Baguio Golden Jubilee lectures, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Numerous slope failures and flooding triggered by Typhoon Pepeng in Baguio City and vicinity as consequences of prolonged heavy rainfall, 10th National Institute of Geological Sciences Research Symposium, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Climate Change-related extreme geological events: Causes and examples from Baguio & vicinity, Regional consultations on “Enhancing Communities’ Capacity to confront extreme geo-meteorological events at the core of climate change”, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Assessment of Heavy Metal Content in Bed Sediments of a Mineralized Catchment of the Agno River, Benguet, Philippines, 7th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, Beijing, China
    • A historical approach to the demography and geo-biology of selected sites in the Agno river basin, Forum on Current issues in Governance and Public policy in the Cordillera, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Preliminary results of heavy metal analysis in the Baloy catchment of the Agno River, Itogon, Benguet, Kanazawa University, Japan
    • International collaboration in geoscience education: A case study between the Philippines and the United States, GeosciedIV, the Fourth International Conference in Geoscience Education, Calgary, Canada
    • Proposed General Education Courses in Geology at the University of the Philippines Baguio, GeosciedIV, the Fourth International Conference in Geoscience Education, Calgary, Canada
    • Biodiversity of the Busol Watershed: Fauna Composition and Structure, First National Conference on Cordillera Studies, UP Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Preliminary analysis of heavy metal content of sediments in the Agno river, southern Benguet and northeastern Pangasinan, First National Conference on Cordillera Studies, UP Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Educating Geoscience Educators: The UPCB Experience, GeosciedIII, the 3rd International Conference on Geoscience Education, Sydney, Australia
    • Preliminary investigation of the general physiography and geology of the Busol watershed reservation and recommendations for further research, Cordillera Studies Program roundtable discussion on Environment and Resources: Natural Sciences Component, UP Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Initiatives in Outreach Geoscience Education, GEOCON '99, the 12th Annual Geological Convention, Quezon City, Philippines
    • An ocular inspection and some proposed assessments of slope failure in Ankileng, Sagada, Mountain Province, Conference on "Ancestral domain and natural resource management in Sagada, Mountain Province, northern Luzon', UP Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Inventory of heavy metals in sediments of the Agno river, southern Benguet and northeastern Pangasinan, Baguio Symposium '99, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Textures, mineralogy, and changing proportions of two pumice types from the June 15, 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, GEOCON '93, the Sixth Annual Geological Convention, 1993, Quezon City, Philippines
    • The nickel trade: Domestic and international market performance, Presentation meeting with the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research Development (PCIERD) and Mining and Minerals Research Foundation, Inc. (MMRFI), Quezon City, Philippines
    • The platinum trade: Domestic and international market performance, Presentation meeting with the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research Development (PCIERD) and Mining and Minerals Research Foundation, Inc. (MMRFI), Quezon City, Philippines
    • The chromite trade: international and domestic trends (1978-1992), GEOCON '93, the Sixth Annual Geological Convention, 1993, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Nickel: facts and trends, GEOCON '92, the Fifth Annual Geological Convention, Quezon City, Philippines
    • (Poster) Chromite: facts and trends, GEOCON '92, the Fifth Annual Geological Convention, Manila, Philippines
    • (Poster) An application of geostatistics in grade estimation of epithermal gold veins, GEOCON '91, the Fourth Annual Geological Convention, National Institute of Geological Sciences, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Geostatistics as applied to narrow gold veins in Acupan, Itogon, Benguet, Second UP Geology Alumni Association Lecture Series, Baguio City, Philippines

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Master of Science in Geology, 1996
    • University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Geology, 1979

Publication

    • Nolasco-Javier, D.D., Pascua, C.S., David, C.P., & Sato, T., (2006) Assessment of heavy metal contents in bed sediments of a mineralized catchment of the Agno River, Benguet, Philippines
    • Chinese Journal of Geochemistry Volume 25, No. S1
    • Tamayo, R.A., Jr., Javier, D.D.N., & Yumul, G.P., Jr., (1993) The chromite trade: a study of international and domestic trends
    • Proceedings of GEOCON ’92, the fifth annual geological convention, Geological Society of the Philippines
    • Nolasco-Javier, D.D., (1993) Nickel: more facts and trends
    • Proceedings of GEOCON ’92, Fifth Annual Geological Convention, Geological Society of the Philippines
    • Nolasco-Javier, D.D., Tamayo, R.A., Jr., Dimalanta, C.B., & Yumul, G.P., Jr., (1994) The platinum market performance
    • Journal of the Geological Society of the Philippines Volume 49
    • David, C.P.C., Dulce, R.G., Nolasco-Javier, D.D., Zamoras, L.R., Jumawan, F.T., & Newhall, C.G., (1996) Changing proportions of two pumice types from the June 15, 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo
    • In: Newhall, C.G., & Punongbayan, R.S. (Eds.) Fire and Mud: Eruptions and lahars of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines: Quezon City, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, and Seattle, University of Washington Press
    • Nolasco-Javier, D.D., Aguda, N.R.R., & Foronda J.V.M., (2001) Preliminary analysis of heavy metal content of sediments in the Agno river, southern Benguet and northeastern Pangasinan
    • Proceedings volume: "Towards understanding peoples of the Cordillera: A review of research on history, governance, resources, institutions and living traditions", Cordillera Studies Center
    • Javier, D.D.N., (2012) When the Earth heats up: Frequently Asked Questions on Climate Change
    • Communication Foundation for Asia
    • Javier, D.D.N., (2013) Climate Change and Disasters
    • The UP Baguio Knowledge and Training Resource Center (KTRC) Modules on Climate Change and Disaster risk reduction
    • Nolasco-Javier, D., Kumar, L., & Tengonciang, A.M.P. , (2015) Rapid appraisal of rainfall threshold and selected landslides in Baguio, Philippines
    • Natural Hazards Volume 78, No. 3
    • Nolasco-Javier, D., & Kumar, L., (2018) Deriving the rainfall threshold for shallow landslide early warning during tropical cyclones: a case study in northern Philippines
    • Natural Hazards Volume 90, No. 2
    • Tehrany, M.S., Shabani, F., Javier, D.N., & Kumar, L., (2017) Soil erosion susceptibility mapping for current and 2100 climate conditions using evidential belief function and frequency ratio
    • Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk Volume 8, No. 2