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 phlogeography of amphibians, reptiles, and fungi in Asia. You can read in more detail about my interests on my research page.

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). Look at my teaching page for more details.

Lingnan University currently does not accept undergraduate or graduate students in biology, but if you are interested in working together, please send me an email.

About Me


Jonathan J. Fong

HSH330, 3/F Ho Sin Hang Building

Lingnan University

Tuen Mun, New Territories

Hong Kong

E-mail: jonfong (at) ln.edu.hk

Office: +852 2616 7081

Fax: +852 2463 6749