Ecology and evoluton of groundwater crustacean fauna.
Biodiversity of subterranean fauna.
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.
Population structure of the stygobiotic amphipod, Stygobromus tenuis potamacus, and of the isopod, Caecidotea kenki, from hypotelminorheic habitats along the Potomac River.
Genetics of eye loss in cave compared to surface populations of the amphipod, Gammarus minus.
Variation in life-history parameters among spring-dwelling populations of hte amphipod Gammarus minus and its effects on invertebrate community structure in karst springs.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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..