Engielle Mae PAGUICAN

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Geography
Room F8.14
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium

Personal webpage

Phone: 
+32-2-629 33 92

My research background and interest is on volcano-tectonic studies looking at the effects of tectonics on the geomorphology and stability of volcanoes, and geologic and volcanic hazards that range from saturated volcanic debris flows (lahars) to less saturated volcanic and non-volcanic debris avalanches and large landslides. In these studies, I use analogue and numerical modeling. In studying this range of large-scale events, I have employed remote sensing (RS) to have a synoptic view of the deposits before going on field missions, and 
geographical information system (GIS) to organize and analyze data.

Ongoing Project

I am currently using analogue models to study the inter-relationships between volcano morphology, the underlying tectonic structures, erosion and regrowth. Results should aid the recognition of erosional and instability features that may have been masked by new or remobilized materials. This will lead to a better understanding of the terrain's geologic history, and thus improving future hazard assessment of the area. This project particularly looks at Philippine volcanoes that are affected by both tectonic structures and erosion by rainfall.

Past Projects

  • Postdoc – University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA – 2013-2015

Tectonic geomorphology and volcano-tectonic interaction in the eastern boundary of the Southern Cascades (Hat Creek Graben), California, USA

The Grabens, Canyonlands National Park, Utah: gravity slide of the Paradox

Lahar and Pyroclastic Flow Inundation Map for Mayon Volcano, Philippines: essential during its current renewed activity

  • PhD Project – University of Blaise Pascal, France – 2009-2012

The Structure, morphology and surface texture of debris avalanche de- posits: Field and remote sensing mapping and analogue modelling

  • MSc Project – University of the Philippines, Philippines - 2006-2009

Quantifying the factors that generated the November 2006 lahars of Mayon Volcano, Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Awards and Grants

Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) Non-EU Postdoctoral Fellowship, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Nila T. Gnamm Junior Faculty Research Fund, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

Berkner Fellowship Program, San Francisco, California, USA

International Publication Award, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

IAVCEI Conference 2013 Funding Support, Kagoshima, Japan

EIFFEL Excellence Scholarship Laureate 2010-2011 for the Sciences, Ph.D. Degree, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, OPGC, Universit ́e Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II, France

Finalist, 2009 Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation in Advanced S & T, awarded by the Department of Science and Technology, Makati City, Philippines

Key Publications

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Lagmay AMF. (2012). Hummocks: how they form and how they evolve in rockslide debris avalanches. Landslides. Available Online. DOI:10.1007/s10346-012-0368-y, 14pp.

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Lagmay AMF. (2012). Volcano-tectonic controls and emplacement kinematics of the Iriga debris avalanches (Philippines). Bulletin of Volcanology. Available Online. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-012-0652-7, 15pp.

Lagmay AMF, Rodolfo R, Cabria H, Soria J, Zamora P, Abon C, Lit C, Lapus M, Paguican EMR, Bato MG, Tiu G, Obille E, Pellejera NE, Francisco PC, Cordero A, Aviso J. (2012). Geological hazards of southwestern Natib volcano, site of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, Philippines. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 361, 151–169.

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMF, Rodolfo R, Tengonciang AMP, Lapus M, Baliatan EG, Rodolfo K, Obille E. (2009). Extreme rainfall-induced lahars and breaching of dikes at Mayon volcano. Bulletin of Volcanology 71(8), 845–857.

Lagmay AMFA, Tengonciang AMP, Rodolfo RS, Soria JLA, Baliatan EG, Paguican EMR, Ong JBT, Lapus MR, Fernandez DFD, Quimba ZL, Uichangco CL. (2008). Science guides search and rescue in the aftermath of the massive February 2006 Philippine landslide. Journal of Disasters 32(3), 416–433.

Lagmay AMFA, Ong JBT, Fernandez DFD, Lapus MR, Rodolfo RS, Tengonciang AMP, Soria JLA, Baliatan EG, Quimba ZL, Uichangco CL, Paguican EMR, Remedio ARC, Lorenzo GRH, Valdivia W, Avila FB. (2006). Scientists investigate recent landslide. EOS 87(12), 123–124.

 

Conference Abstracts

Paguican EMR, Bursik M. The Grabens, Canyonlands National Park, Utah: gravity slide of the Paradox (In Proceedings: AGU Joint Assembly 2015, Montreal, Canada), 3-7 May 2015

Iriga Volcano (Philippines): 1 Mother, 2 DADs (debris avalanche deposits), Crust-Mantle Evolution in Active Arcs, Quezon City, Philippines, 12-13 February 2015

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Lagmay AMF. Hummocks: how they form and evolve in debris avalanches (In Proceedings: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, USA), 9-13 December 2013

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Grosse Pablo, Lagmay AMF. The development of structures and morphol- ogy in analog debris avalanches: Implications for natural examples (In Proceedings: IAVCEI Scientific Assembly 2013, Kagoshima, Japan), 19 - 24 July 2013

Lagmay AMF, Zebker H, Paguican EMR. Detecting slip movement of Mayon volcano from Permanent Scatterer Interferometry (In Proceedings: Remote Sensing, Natural Hazards and Environmental Change 2011, National University of Singapore, Singapore), 28 - 29 July 2011

Lagmay AMF, Paguican EMR, Loreto F, Understanding the fatal 2006 dike breaching of Mayon volcano using high-resolution imageries (In Proceedings: Remote Sensing, Natural Hazards and Environmental Change 2011, National University of Singapore, Singapore), 28 - 29 July 2011

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Lagmay AMF, Hummocks in large avalanches: how they form and what they mean (In Proceedings: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria), 3 - 8 April 2011

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMF, van Wyk de Vries B, One Mother Two DADs: the two fault-related avalanches of Iriga, Philippines (In Proceedings: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria), 3 - 8 April 2011

van Wyk de Vries B, Grosse P, Paguican EMR, Lagmay M, Bernard K, Kervyn M, Volcanic morphology shaped by mass wasting processes: especially debris avalanches (In Proceedings: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria), 3 - 8 April 2011

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMFA, van Wyk de Vries B, Quina G, Revisiting the historical debris avalanche deposit at the footslopes of Iriga volcano, Philippines (In Proceedings: International Lithosphere Program’s (ILP) 2nd Potsdam Conference, Solid Earth: Basic Science for the Human Habitat, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany), 6 - 8 October 2010

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Lagmay AMFA, Grosse P, The development of structures in analogue and natural debris avalanches (In Proceedings: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria), 2 - 7 May 2010

Calibo M, Honrado, ML, Paguican EMR, Listanco E, Monogenetic fields in the Macolod Corridor: formational implications for their clustering (In Proceedings: The 10th NIGS Research Symposium, NIGS, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines), 4 - 5 March 2010

Paguican EMR, van Wyk de Vries B, Lagmay AMFA, Grosse P, The development of structures in analogue and natural debris avalanches (In Proceedings: The 10th NIGS Research Symposium, NIGS, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines), 4 - 5 March 2010

Rodolfo RS, Lagmay AMFA, Cabria H, Soria J, Cordero A, Paguican EMR, Abon C, Abad ML, Pellejera NE, Pellejera NE, Libao JB, Espallardo A, Bato MG, Rosario D, Tiu G, Gupana R, Francisco DP, Aviso J, Balangue- Tarriela R, Bringas M, Evaluation of the Volcanic Hazards at the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Based on the 2009 draft IAEA Guidelines (In Proceedings: ILP Meeting Programme, Clermont-Ferrand, France), October 2009

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMFA Geological Perspective to the June 2008 Iloilo Disaster (In Proceedings: AOGS 2009, Singapore), August 2009

Norini G, Acocella V, Gudmundsson A, Lagmay AMF, Paguican EMR, Couplings between magmatic, tectonic and hydrothermal processes at mid-ocean ridges (In Proceedings: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria), 19 - 24 April 2009

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMF, Rodolfo R, Tengonciang AMP, Lapus M, Baliatan EG, Rodolfo K, Obille E, Extreme Rainfall-Induced Lahars and Breaching of Dikes at Mayon Volcano, Bulletin of Volcanology (In Proceedings: GEOCON 2008, Makati, Philippines), December 2008

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMF, Uy HS, Pyle D, Rank Order Statistics of Mt. Mayon’s Historical Eruptions (In Proceedings: 9tth Faculty-Student Conference on Statistical Science), 6 October 2008

Paguican EMR, Lagmay AMF, Rodolfo R, Tengonciang AMP, Lapus M, Baliatan EG, Rodolfo K, Obille E., Extreme Rainfall-Induced Lahars and Breaching of Dikes at Mayon Volcano, Bulletin of Volcanology (In Proceedings: IAVCEI 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland), 18 - 25 August 2008

Arcilla CA, Rafols J, Calibo M, Ferrer C, Frogoso L, Moral J, Yecyec P, Africa MJ, Vidamo J, Calucin Z, Paguican EMR, Mineralogy of Philippine Laterite Deposits and Comparison of Methods for Optimal Chemical Analysis (In Proceedings: AOGS 2008, Busan, Korea), 16 - 20 June 2008

Lagmay AMF, Tengonciang AMP, Rodolfo R, Soria JLA, Baliatan EG, Paguican EMR, Ong JBT, Lapus M, Fernandez DFD, Science Guides Search and Rescue after the 2006 Philippine Landslide (Presented at: Guinsaugon International Conference- Workshop), 28 April - 2 May 2008

Lagmay AMF, Paguican EMR, Rodolfo R, Tengonciang AMP, Lapus M, Baliatan EG, Rodolfo K, Obille E, Monitoring the Impacts of Disaster Risk in Albay Province: Towards Risk-Sensitive Development, (Presented to the: funders: Manila Observatory, Oxfam, Smart Communications), August 2007

Arcilla CA, Paguican EMR, Calibo MY, Yecyec PAD, Africa MJS, Frogoso MLE, Moral MJB, Calucin ZM, Vi- damo JEC, Geostatistical and Mineralogical Insights on Some Nickel Prospects in the Philippines (In Proceedings: AOGS Conference 2007)

Paguican EMR, Galigao A, Calica F, Makinano M, Santillan J, Japitana M, Lopez A, Pagba C, Bio M, Gonzalez R, Ablao JLP, Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) for Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment in Mabini, Batangas,Philippines, (Presented to: Anilao Resort Owners’ Association, Manila Observatory, Ayala Corporation), March 2007

Fernandez ARC, the Geology 170 team, Tamayo RA Jr, David CPC, Ramos NT, Ferrer CR, Paguican EMR, Geology of Southwest Negros, Central Philippines (In Proceedings: NIGS Research Symposium 2006)

David CP, Paguican EMR, Riguer DE, Antonio JR, Teves J, Frogoso ML, Fernandez AR, Reconaissance Fieldwork on Mabini Landslides (Presented to: Manila Observatory, December 2006)

Fabila L, Paras P, Santos A, Paguican EMR, Tonson E, An Analysis on Urban Infrastructure of Metro Manila (A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach) (In Proceedings: Geodetic Engineering Conference 2005)

Listanco EL, Paguican EMR and PHIVOLCS-Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division, Chaos and Fractals in the geosciences: Is there a strange attractor in Taal Volcano seismicity? (In Proceedings: NIGS Research Symposium 2005)

Technical Reports

Lagmay AMF, Paguican EMR, Quina G, Report on the magnetic survey conducted in the Texas Instrument Property, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines (commissioned by Araja Development Corporation as contractor for Texas Instruments)

Arcilla CA, Paguican EMR, Frogoso MLE, Boticario MD, Duran AV Jr, Engineering Geological and Geohazard Assessment Report (EGGAR) of the Proposed Mining Site of Marc Ventures Mining Development Corporation, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, May 2008

Arcilla CA, Ferrer C, Paguican EMR, Geologic Resource Evaluation of the Century Peak Mining Corporation Casiguran Mine Prospect, Dinagat Island, April 2008

Arcilla CA, Ferrer C, Paguican EMR, Engineering Geological and Geohazard Assessment Report (EGGAR): Casiguran Nickel Prospect, Century Peak Corporation, July 2007

Arcilla CA, Paguican EMR, Baliatan EG, Frogoso MLE, Moral MJB, Geological Site Investigation of Puyat’s Property on the corner of Apostol St and Outlook Drive, Baguio City, Philippines, July 2007

Arcilla CA, Paguican EMR, Frogoso MLE, Geological Site Investigation of Proposed Palmieri Property, Posadas Village, Sucat, Paranaque, July 2007

Arcilla CA, Paguican EMR, Calibo MY, Yecyec PAD, Africa MJS, Frogoso MLE, Moral MJB, Calucin ZM, Vidamo JEC, Reconnaissance Mapping of Nickel Prospects in Southern Palawan for Century Peak Corporation, May 2007

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Paguican EMR, Galigao A, Calica F, Makinano M, Santillan J, Japitana M, Lopez A, Pagba C, Bio M, Gonzalez R, Ablao JLP, Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) for Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment in Mabini, Batangas,Philippines, March 2007

Paguican EMR, Santos AA, Mamalateo PMM, Jimenez FA, Linking Automated Teller Machines to Vital Establishments within UP Diliman and Vicinity through Geographical Information System (GIS), October 2006

Paguican EMR, Jumangit BMC, Libao JBB, Alano FYC, Structural and Geological Report of Km 236 to 239.5, Kennon Road, Baguio City, October 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

University at Buffalo, SUNY , USA

  • Geological Field Training (GLY 407), applied field methods in geology. Geologic field trips and mapping from a mobile base in the western United States. Mapping projects include surgical deposits in Colorado and areas of increasingly complex sedimentary structure in Utah. This course is conducted outdoors and requires walking over difficult terrain and some exposure to the elements, 40 students

 

University of the Philippines-NIGS , Philippines

  • Our Dynamic Earth (Geol 1), a general Geology course for non-science majors, 29 students Principles of Geology (Geol 11), an introductory Geology course for science majors, 28 students
  • Geomorphology (Geol 122 Lecture Class and Geol 122 Lab Class), an undergraduate course for Geology students, 49 students
  • Volcano Instability (Geol 297), a special topic Geology graduate course, 6 students

 

Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

  • Volcano Flank Deformation, a special topic for Volcano Monitoring Techniques Graduate Course, 15 students

 Debris avalanches

  • Mt Meager, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mt Iriga, Philippines
  • Guinsaugon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Lahar

  • Mt Mayon, Philippines

Flooding

  • Bicol River Basin, Philippines
  • Kamanava (esp Malabon, Navotas), Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Amburayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Volcano-tectonics

  • Hat Creek, California, USA
  • Active Volcanoes in Northeast Japan (Bandai, Azuma, Zao, Akita-Yakeyama, Hachimantai, Ichinomegata)
  • Mt Natib, Bataan, Philippines
  • Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
  • 
Irosin, Sorsogon, Philippines

Landslide risk

  • Mabini, Batangas, Philippines

Geologic mapping

  • Rainbow Valley Ranch, Utah, USA
  • Davis Canyon, Utah, USA
  • Cantilan and Casiguran Areas, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
  • Apostol St and Outlook Drive, Baguio City, Philippines
  • Posadas Village, Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
  • Southern Palawan, Philippines
  • Southwestern Negros, Philippines
  • 
Km 236 to 239, Kennon Road, Baguio City, Philippines

Aerial photography

  • Mt Meager, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mt Malabobo-Bigbiga and vicinity, Philippines