PAPA, Rey Donne S.

Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, PhD

Academic Qualifications

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

  • 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

  • Member of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor – Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology (2013-present)
  • Member of the Editorial Board – The Philippine Journal of Fisheries (2015-present)
  • Business Manager – Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (2014-2016)
  • 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 (2), African Journal of Agricultural Research, The Philippine BIOTA (2), Hydrobiologia (4), Philippine Agricultural Scientist, Philippine Science Letters (2), Crustaceana, Journal of Crustacean Biology, Philippine Journal of Science, Tropical Ecology, The Philippine Scientist, Inland Waters, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Environment, Development and Sustainability

Selected Publications

  • 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