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Daniel Fong

Associate Professor Department of Biology

Degrees

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Northwestern University
MS, Zoology, University of Oklahoma
BA, Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

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Office
CAS - Biology
Hurst - 110A
Contact Info
(202) 885-2174 (Work)
(202) 885-2182 (Fax)

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Biology Department

Teaching

  • Fall 2016

    • BIO-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Biology of Insects
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

       
  • Ecology and evoluton of groundwater crustacean fauna.
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  • Biodiversity of subterranean fauna.
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  • Determinants of community structure in spring habitats.

Work In Progress

       
  • Phylogeography of the federally threatened Madison Cave Isopod, Antrolana lira, in phtreatic groundwater of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia. 
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  • Population structure of the stygobiotic amphipod, Stygobromus tenuis potamacus, and of the isopod, Caecidotea kenki, from hypotelminorheic habitats along the Potomac River.
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  • Genetics of eye loss in cave compared to surface populations of the amphipod, Gammarus minus.
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  • Variation in life-history parameters among spring-dwelling populations of hte amphipod Gammarus minus and its effects on invertebrate community structure in karst springs.

Selected Publications

       
  • Hutchins, B., D.W. Fong, and D.B. Carlini. 2010. Genetic population structure of the Madison Cave Isopod, Antrolana lira (Cymothoida: Cirolanidae), in the Shenandoah Valley of the eastern United States. Journal of Crustacean Biology 30: in press.
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  • Carlini, D.B., J. Manning, P.G. Sullivan, and D.W. Fong. 2009. Molecular genetic variation and population structure in morphologically differentiated cave and surface populations of the freshwater amphipod Gammarus minus. Molecular Ecology 18:1932-1945.
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  • Fong, D.W. 2009. Brood size of the stygobiotic asellid isopod Caecidotea pricei from a spring run in West Virginia. Speleobiology Notes 1:1-2..
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  • Holsinger, J.R., J. Shafer, D.W. Fong, and D.C. Culver. 2008. Gammarus cohabitus, a new species of subterranean amphipod crustacean (Gammaridae) from groundwater habitats in central Pennsylvania, USA. Subterranean Biology 6:31-41.
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  • Fong, D.W., D.C. Culver, H.H. Hobbs III, and T. Pipan. 2007. The Invertebrate Cave Fuana of West Virginia, Second Edition. West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 16. Barrackville, WV..

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

       
  • President, Karst Waters Institute
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  • Fellow, National Speleological Society
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  • Niphargus fongi Fiser and Zagmajster 2009
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  • Pseudotremia fongi Shear 2008