PAPA, Rey Donne S.

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2011
  • Master of Science in Biology, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2002

Research Highlights

  • Ecology and systematics of freshwater zooplankton and limnology, including studies on invasive copepods, long-term limnological research, palaeolimnology, freshwater biodiversity and aquaculture impacts. Maintains the UST Zooplankton Reference Collection – the first and so far only organized repository of zooplankton in the country

UST FACULTY Sci Bio - PAPA Rey Donne S (2016, Research Highlights)

Research Interests

  • Freshwater Zooplankton Ecology and Systematics
  • Limnology

Major Recognitions

  • Gawad San Alberto Magno (Outstanding Researcher – Science and Technology Category), Dangal ng UST Awards. 2017
  • Principal Investigator -PEER Science Grant by the U.S. National Academy of Science and USAID (2014-2016)
  • NCR Qualifier – 2013 CHED Republica Awards
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Fellowship (February – July 2010)
  • Tonolli Fund Postgraduate Fellowship by the International Society of Limnology (2008)

Professional Activities

  • Editor in Chief – The Antoninus Journal (UST Graduate School)
  • Member of the Editorial Board – Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology (2013-present) and The Philippine Journal of Fisheries (2015-present)
  • Vice President – Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (2016-2018)
  • External Expert, development of Laguna de Bay Ecosystem Health Card for Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and Partnership in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) (2013-2016)
  • Reviewer for Acta Manilana, The Philippine BIOTA, Hydrobiologia, Philippine Agricultural Scientist, Philippine Science Letters, Crustaceana, Journal of Crustacean Biology, Philippine Journal of Science, Tropical Ecology, The Philippine Scientist, Inland Waters, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Environment, Development and Sustainability
  • Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, UST (2017-present)
  • Program Lead, Natural Sciences Cluster, UST Graduate School (2017-present)
  • Business Manager – Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (2014-2016)
  • President (2018-2020) – Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines
    Vice President (2018-2020) – Philippine Society for Freshwater Science

Selected Publications

  • Peralta EM, Batucan L, De Jesus IB, Triño EM, Uehara Y, Ishida T, Kobayashi Y,  Ko C-Y, Iwata T, Borja AS, Briones JCA, Papa RDS, Magbanua FS, Okuda N (In press) Nutrient loadings and deforestation decrease benthic macroinvertebrate diversity in an urbanised tropical stream system. Limnologica ISSN: 0075-9511
  • Bannister W, McGowan S, Santos-Borja AC, Quak J, Fong L, Mendoza M, Papa RDS, Taylor D. (2019) Potential anthropogenic regime shifts in three freshwater lakes in Tropical East Asia. Freshwater Biology 64 (4), 708–722 DOI:10.1111/fwb.13256 (Online ISSN:1365-2427)
  • Li H, Guinto SKP, Papa RDS, Han BP, Magbanua FS, Rizo EZC, Dumont HJ, Lin QQ. (2019) On Filipinodiaptomus Lai, Mamaril Sr., & Fernando, 1979 (Calanoida: Diaptomidae): Re-description and re-allocation of the Philippine endemic Diaptomus vexillifer Brehm, 1933. Crustaceana 92(5): 513-536 ISSN: 0011-216x DOI: 10.1163/15685403-00003880
  • Peralta EM, Belen AE, Buenaventura GR, Cantre FG, Espiritu KGR, De Vera JNA, Perez CP, Tan AKV, De Jesus IBB, Palomares P, Briones JCA, Ikeya T, Magbanua FS, Papa RDS, Okuda N (2019). Stream benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages reveal the importance of a recently established freshwater protected area in a tropical watershed. Pacific Science 73(3): 305-320 ISSN 0030-8870 E-ISSN 1534-6188
  • Mendoza MU, Briones JCA, Itoh M, Padilla KSA, Aguilar JF, Okuda N, Papa RDS (2019). Small maar lakes of Luzon Island: their Limnological Status and Implications on the Management of Tropical Lakes – A Review. Philippine Journal of Science 143 (3): 565-576 ISSN 0031-7683.
  • Lopez MLD and Papa RDS (2019). Diversity and distribution of copepods (Class: Maxillopoda, Subclass: Copepoda) in groundwater habitats across Southeast Asia. Marine and Freshwater Research ISSN 1323-1650 E-ISSN 1448-6059
  • Rizo EZ, Xu S, Tang Q, Papa RDS, Dumont HJ, Qian SS, Han BP (2019). A global analysis of Cladoceran body size and its variation linking to habitat, distribution and taxonomy. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society ISSN 0024-4082 EISSN 1096-3642
  • Mendoza MU, Dur G, Rosana MR, Santos MD, Mutia MTM, Kawit NS, Ite MO, Villanueva LS, Anneville O, Souissi S, Papa RDS (2019). Water quality and weather trends preceding fish kill occurrences in Lake Taal (Luzon Is., Philippines) and recommendations on its long-term monitoring. Philippine Science Letters 12(2): 147-156 ISSN 2094-2818
  • Tordesillas DT, Paredes PMF, Villaruel KPE, Queneri CAAM, Ban S, Papa RDS. (2018). Effects of food concentration on the reproductive capability of the invasive freshwater calanoid copepod Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1907) from the Philippines. Journal of Crustacean Biology 38(1): 101-106
  • Dela Paz ESP and Papa RDS (2018).  New locality records for Mesocyclops Sars, 1914 and Thermocyclops Kiefer, 1927 in Luzon and Mindanao Islands in the University of Santo Tomas – Zooplankton Reference Collection (UST-ZRC). Philippine Science Letters 11(1): 3-9 ISSN 2094-2818
  • Guinto SKP, Walter TC, Papa RDS. (2018). Redescription of a Philippine endemic freshwater calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus brehmi Kiefer, 1938 (Copepoda, Calanoida, Pseudodiaptmidae). Crustaceana 91 (7): 831-845 ISSN: 0011-216x DOI  10.1163/15685403-00003797
  • Dela Paz ESP, Lopez MLD, David CIHA, Dela Cruz DRA, Viernes GAA, Wong JF, Papa RDS (2018). Freshwater microcrustaceans (Cladocera: Anomopoda and Ctenopoda; Copepoda: Cyclopoida and Calanoida) in the highly urbanized Metropolitan Manila area (Luzon Is., Philippines). Checklist 14(5) 751-762,
  • Guinto SKP, Lacaba JVJB, Cuballes JKV, Ignacio AA, Rizo EZC, Dumont HJ, Han BP, Papa RDS (2018). New record of Phyllodiaptomus (Ctenodiaptomus) praedictus sulawensis Alekseev & Vaillant, 2013 (Hexanauplia, Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) in the Philippines (Luzon Island). Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology 12(2): 13-23. (Print ISSN: 1908-6865; Online ISSN: 2508-0342)
  • Lopez MLD, Pascual JAF, Dela Paz ESP, Rizo EZC, Tordesillas DT, Guinto SK, Dumont HJ, Mamaril AC, Papa RDS (2017). Annotated checklist and insular distribution of freshwater microcrustaceans (Copepoda: Calanoida & Cyclopoida; Cladocera: Anomopoda and Ctenopoda) in the Philippines. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65: 623-654 (ISSN 2345-7600 (electronic) ISSN 0217-2445 (print))
  • Lopez MLD, Magbanua FS, Mamaril AC Sr., Papa RDS. (2017). Variations in microcrustacean (Crustacea: Cladocera, Copepoda) assemblages from selected groundwater-dependent ecosystems in the greater Luzon and Mindoro Island faunal regions (Philippines): insights to tropical groundwater ecology. Inland Waters DOI 10.1080/20442041.2017.1368597
  • Rizo EZC, Gu Y, Papa RDS, Dumont HJ, Han B-P (2017). Identifying functional groups and ecological roles of tropical and subtropical freshwater Cladocera in Asia. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-017-3199-y
  • Tordesillas DT, Abaya NKP, Dayo MAS, Marquez LEB, Papa RDS and S Ban. 2016. Effect of temperature on life history traits of the invasive calanoid copepod Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1907) from Lake Taal, Philippines. Plankton and Benthos Research 11 (4): 105-111 ONLINE ISSN: 1882-627X PRINT ISSN: 1880-8247
  • Dela Paz ESP, Holynska M, Papa RDS. 2016. Mesocyclops and Thermocyclops (Copepoda, Cyclopidae) in the major Visayas islands (Central Philippines). Crustaceana 89(6-7): 787-809 ISSN: 0011-216x DOI 10.1163/15685403-00003547
  • Briones JCA, Papa RDS, Cauyan GA, Mendoza N, Okuda N. 2016. Fish diversity and trophic interactions in Lake Sampaloc (Luzon Is., Philippines). Tropical Ecology 57(3): 567-581 ISSN 0564-3295
  • Legaspi K, Lau A, Jordan P, Mackay A, McGowan S, McGlynn G, Baldia S, Papa RDS, Taylor D (2015). Establishing the impacts of freshwater aquaculture in tropical Asia: the potential role of palaeolimnology. Geo: Geography and Environment 2 (2): 148-163Online ISSN: 2054-4049
  • Pascual JAF, Rizo EZC, Han B, Dumont HJ, Papa RDS (2014). Taxonomy and Distribution of Four Cladoceran Families (Branchiopoda: Cladocera: Moinidae, Bosminidae, Chydoridae and Sididae) in Philippine Inland Waters. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62: 771-794
  • Papa, RDS and M Holynska (2013). An overview of the limnetic Cyclopidae (Crustacea, Copepoda) in the Philippines, with emphasis on Mesocyclops. Journal of Limnology 72 (s2): 290-312 DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2013.s2.e14
  • Briones JC, Cheng-Han T, Nakazawa T, Sakai Y, Papa RDS, CH Hsieh, and N Okuda (2012). Long-term changes in the diet of Gymnogobius isaza from Lake Biwa, Japan: Effects of body size and prey availability. PLoS One 7 (12): e53167 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053167
  • Papa RDS, Li H, Tordesillas D, Han BP, and Dumont H. (2012). Massive Invasion of Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) in Philippine Lakes: A Threat to Asian Zooplankton Biodiversity? Biological Invasions 14 (12): 2471-2478 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0250-9