Francia Avila

Former PhD Student

Manila Observatory
Supervisors: Andy Pitman, Gab Abramowitz


Francia studied the impact of CO2 concentrations and land-use change on the global monsoon systems. She is also interested in tropical cyclones, extreme weather and disaster risk reduction.

Today she is a research assistant the Manila Observatory's Regional Climate Systems Program. Her current research involves rainfall change and variability in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, climatology and forecasting of tropical cyclones, and assessment of disaster risks due to climate and weather related hazards.

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