Abucay, Edwin R.

Abucay, Edwin R.
Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning
College of Human Ecology
UP Los Baños

Biographical Sketch

Asst. Prof. Abucay finished his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (major in Soil Science) and Master of Science in Environmental Science (Environmental Planning & Management) degrees from the University of the Philippines Los Banos. He has more than 10-years experience in various research projects funded locally and internationally. His expertise include Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in environmental and resource management, mapping, climate change risk and vulnerability assessments; land use planning, watershed management/planning and land use change analysis; agent-based modeling for landslide, adaptation responses and vulnerabilities; indigenous knowledge and practices on agriculture and environment; environmental and ecological modeling below and above-ground tree-crop interactions in agroforestry systems; nutrient dynamics and hydrologic functions of agroforestry systems; information and database development, management and programming. At present, he is the project leader of PHIL-LiDAR 1 UPLB under the PHIL-LiDAR 1 program led by UP Diliman. The project funded under DOST-GIA aims to develop flood hazard maps for MIMAROPA and Laguna.

Recent Projects

  • Project Leader, PHIL-LIDAR-1. Hazard Mapping of the Philippines using LiDAR (Program B. LIDAR Data Processing and Validation by SUCs and HEIs) - Project 4. LIDAR Data Processing and Validation in Luzon: MIMAROPA and Laguna (Region IV) – Funded by the Department of Science and Technology – Grants in Aid, 01 May 2014 to present.
  • Project Collaborator (GIS Expert), Agent-based Modeling (ABM) of sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable people to adapt to the impacts of flood-related landslides in the Philippines. Funded by The Oscar M. Lopez Center. 01 June 2014 to present.

Publications

 

2. Abucay, E.R., D.B. Magcale-Macandog, M.V.O. Espaldon and F.C. Monsalud. 2012. Modeling the Spatial Distribution of Rainfall-Induced Landslide Susceptibilities in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines. Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM). 15(1): 28-39 (2012).

3. J.P.P. Talubo, A.J. Jacildo, M.V.O. Espaldon, L.A. Acosta-Michlik, D.B. Magcale-Macandog, G.L.M. Nelson, N.M. Lalican, E.R. Abucay, M.C.T. Malenab, J.P. Pabico, and M.A. Dorado. 2015. Vulnerability to Rainfall-Induced Landslide of Three Communities in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 23 (1)138-166.

4. M.C.T. Malenab, M.V. O. Espaldon, N.M. Lalican, T.O. Balangue and E.R. Abucay. 2015. Analysis of climate variability and dengue occurrence in social-ecological systems: the case of Bay, Los Baños and Calamba in Laguna, the Philippines. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, 21(1): 350-367.

5. Asuero, M.P., G.L.M. Nelson, M.V.O. Espaldon, L.A. Acosta-Michlick, D.M. Macandog, N.M. Lalican, E.R. Abucay, M.C.T. Malenab and J.P.P. Talubo. 2012. Social Characteristics and Vulnerabilities of Disaster-Prone Communities in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines. Journal of Environmental Science and Management. 15(2): 19-34 (2012).