FONG Jonathan, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 643 Scopus Citations
  • 14 Scopus h-Index

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Personal profile


I am an assistant professor in the Science Unit at Lingnan University. I am interested in understanding the patterns and processes that shape biodiversity. My research touches on topics in evolutionary biology, systematics, and conservation genetics. Originally trained in herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles), I am also interested in mycology (study of fungi), thanks to my time at Seoul National University working with Dr. Young Woon Lim. My current research focuses on the phylogeography and population genetics of amphibians, reptiles, and fungi in Asia. I also have a keen interest in science education, especially in teaching evolutionary biology and natural history. Along with my B.A. from UC Berkeley, I received a minor in Education. I have been fortunate to have taught and mentored a variety of age groups (elementary, middle, & high school, university) and in different countries (USA, Korea, mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong).

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Research Output

  • 643 Scopus Citations
  • 14 Scopus h-Index
  • 65 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 1 Book (Editor)
  • 1 Policy or Profession paper
  • Investigating Wood Decaying Fungi Diversity in Central Siberia, Russia Using ITS Sequence Analysis and Interaction with Host Trees

    PARK, J-H., PAVLOV, I. N., KIM, M-J., PARK, M. S., OH, S-Y., PARK, K. H., FONG, J. J. & LIM, Y. W., 24 Mar 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 6, 2535.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

    Open Access
  • Phylogenetic Systematics of the Water Toad (Bufo stejnegeri) Elucidates the Evolution of Semi-aquatic Toad Ecology and Pleistocene Glacial Refugia

    FONG, J. J., YANG, B. T., LI, P. P., WALDMAN, B. & MIN, M. S., 22 Jan 2020, In : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, 523.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    LU Knowledge Transfer Excellence Award 2019

    Mark Alan MC GINLEY (Recipient) & Jonathan FONG (Recipient), Apr 2019

    Prize: Prize / Award

  • Activities

    • 2 Editorial (Journal)

    Frontiers for Young Minds (Journal)

    Jonathan FONG (Review Editor)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial (Journal)

    Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Journal)

    Jonathan FONG (Review Editor)
    2013 → …

    Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial (Journal)

    Press / Media


    Jonathan FONG


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer