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

  • 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