DepartmentBiological Science
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty, Faculty Emeritus

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.A., Westmont College

Biography

Rafe Payne, Professor Emeritus of Biology, is passionate about creation care, and considers himself to be an “old fashioned naturalist." He has served as a shipboard naturalist on more than 20 natural history cruises. He also participated in 25 oceanographic expeditions collecting Monogenoidea (parasitic worms) from the gills and skin of marine fishes. Payne has authored or co-authored scientific papers describing 11 new species of Monogenoidea and has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Comparative Parasitology. Payne’s teaching interests are broadly organismal. He regularly taught marine biology, general ecology, parasitology, marine mammals and ornithology. He developed and taught the Biola - Baja program offered during interterm for 31 years. He currently teaches parasitology, general ecology and the natural history of marine mammals as an adjunct professor at Biola.

Affiliations

  • American Birding Association
  • American Cetacean Society
  • American Microscopical Society
  • American Society of Parasitologists
  • Helminthological Society of Washington
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Southern California Academy of Sciences

Publications (Selected)

  • Bullard, S. A., R. R. Payne, and J. S. Braswell. 2004. New genus with two new species of capsalid monogeneans from dasyatids in the Gulf of California. J. Parasitology 90 (6): 1412-1427.
  • Payne, R. R. 1990. Four new Monogenea (Axinidae and Heteraxinidae) from eastern Pacific fishes. Journal of the Helminthological Society of Washington 57: 93-103.
  • Payne, R. R. 1987. Some diclidophorid Monogenea (Trematoda), including two new species, from marine fishes of the eastern Pacific Ocean off California, U.S.A. and Baja California, Mexico. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 106: 256-264.
  • Payne, R. R. 1987. Two new Monogenea (Macrovalvetrematidae) from eastern Pacific Ocean fishes. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 54: 169-174.
  • Sharpe, R. S. and R. R. Payne. 1966. Nesting birds of Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Nebraska Bird Review 34: 31-34.
  • Payne, R. R. 1986. Lampanyctophilus wisneri gen. et sp. n. (Monogenea: Diclidophoridae), a gill parasite of Lampanyctus ritteri (Myctophidae) from the eastern Pacific and an emended description of Myctoph-iphilus sprostonae (Martin, 1973) comb. n. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 53: 157-161.
  • Payne, R. R. 1981. La Bella Berta - a Happy Fin-ish! Whalewatcher; Journal of the American Cetacean Society 15: 14-15.

Presentations

  • "Monogeneans from the skin and gills of elasmobranchs from the Gulf of California.” 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Kona, Hawaii, 1998.
  • “The vertical distribution and zoogeography of some monogeneans infecting Eastern Pacific fishes.” Second International Symposium on Monogenea, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, 1993.
  • “The management of marine natural resources in Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico.” 20th Annual Earth Day Stewardship Ecology Symposium, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1990. (no abstract)
  • “Diclidophorid Monogenea from marine fishes of the eastern Pacific taken off central and southern California and Baja California, Mexico.” 96th Annual Meetings of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1986.
  • "Finback whales of Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California revisited.” Southern California Academy of Sciences Annual Meetings, CSUDH, Dominguez Hills, CA, 1982.
  • “Finback whales of Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California.” Southern California Academy of Sciences Annual Meetings, CSULA, Los Angeles, CA, 1981.
  • “A survey of Monogenea from fishes of the eastern Pacific and the Gulf of California.” 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1968.
  • “Incidence of helminths from Blue-winged teal in Nebraska.” 77th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 1967.

Research Interests

  • Systematics, zoogeography, and ecology of Monogenea of marine fishes.
  • Population dynamics and photoidentification of fin whales in the Sea of Cortez.
  • Natural history of Baja California, Mexico.
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