Assistant Professor
Deputy Director for Research and Development, NIGS

Educational background

D.Sc. (Earth and Planetary Sciences), Kyoto University, Japan, 2011
M.Sc. (Geology), University of the Philippines, 2006
B.Sc. (Geology), University of the Philippines, 2002

Research Interests

My research interests generally focus on active tectonic and geological processes that transform the physical landscape. I am particularly interested in using geological, geomorphological, and geophysical information to understand tectonic processes and evaluate the risk potential of geological hazards. I have done significant work on the seismotectonic implications of marine terraces along some coastlines in the Philippines. I have also participated in active faults mapping and trenching activities along some segments of the Philippine Fault Zone. My current research activities include geohazards assessment and susceptibility mapping, ground geophysics, and GIS applications in the geosciences.

Selected Publications

Guotana, J.M.R., Payot, B.D., Dimalanta, C.B., Ramos, N.T., Faustino-Eslava, D.V., Queaño, K.L. and Yumul, G.P.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. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.07.031.

Guotana, J.M.R., Payot, B.D., Dimalanta, C.B., Ramos, N.T., Faustino-Eslava, D.V., Queaño, K.L. and Yumul, G.P.Jr. 2017. 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2017.1336944.

Pacle, N.A.D., Dimalanta, C.B., Ramos, N.T., Payot, B.D., Faustino-Eslava, D.V. and Yumul, G.P.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. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.07.030.

Padrones, J.T., Ramos, N.T.Dimalanta, C.B., Queaño, K.L., Faustino-Eslava, D.V., Yumul, G.P.Jr. and Watanabe, K. 2017. Landslide susceptibility mapping in a geologically complex terrane: A case study From Northwest Mindoro, Philippines. Manila Journal of Science 10, 25-44.

Ramos, N.T., Maxwell, K.V., Tsutsumi, H., Chou, Y.-C., Duan, F., Shen, C.-C. and Satake, K. 2017.  Occurrence of 1 ka-old corals on an uplifted reef terrace in west Luzon, Philippines: Implications for a prehistoric extreme wave event in the South China Sea region. Geoscience Letters 4, 12. doi:10.1186/s40562-017-0078-3.

Yumul, G.P.Jr., Brown, W.W., Dimalanta, C.B., Ausa, C.A., Faustino-Eslava, D.V., Payot, B.D., Ramos, N.T., Lizada, A.N.L., Buena, A.E., Villaplaza, B.R.B., Manalo, P.C., Queaño, K.L., Guotana, J.M.R. and Pacle, N.A.D. 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. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.06.005.

Ramos, N.T., Tsutsumi, H., Perez, J.S., Bermas, P.Jr.P., 2012. Uplifted marine terraces in Davao Oriental Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines and their implications for large prehistoric offshore earthquakes along the Philippine trench. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 45 (2012), 114-125. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.07.028 (Available online 20 November 2011).

Ramos, N.T., Tsutsumi, H., 2010. Evidence of large prehistoric offshore earthquakes deduced from uplifted Holocene marine terraces in Pangasinan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Tectonophysics 495 (3-4), 145-158. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.08.007 (Available online 6 September 2010).

Ramos, N.T., Dimalanta, C. B., Besana, G. M., Tamayo, R. A. Jr., Yumul, G. P. Jr., Maglambayan, V. B., 2005. Seismotectonic reactions to the arc – continent convergence in central Philippines. Resource Geology 55, 197-204. doi:10.1111/j.1751-3928.2005.tb00241.x (Available online 05 November 2008).

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