Publications (Peer Reviewed)


48) Fong JJ, Grioni A, Crow P, Cheung K. (2017) Morphological and genetic verification of Ovophis tonkinensis (Bourret, 1934) in Hong Kong. Herpetology Notes 10: 457–461. [DOWNLOAD]

47) Park J, Kim I, Fong JJ, Koo K, Choi W, Tsai T, Park D (2017) Northward dispersal of sea kraits (Laticauda semifasciata) beyond their typical range. PLoS One 12: e0179871. [Link to OPEN ACCESS article]

46) Lee WD, Fong JJ, Eimes JA, Lim YW (2017) Metagenomic diversity of human-pathogenic fungal diversity assoicated with urban pigeon feces. Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.111/mec.14216

45) Yang B, Zhou Y, Min M, Matsui M, Dong B, Li P, Fong JJ (2017) Diversity and phylogeography of Northeast Asian brown frogs allied to Rana dybowskii (Anura, Ranidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 112: 148–157. [DOWNLOAD]

44) Lin Y, Chen Y, Yi C, Fong JJ, Kim W, Rius M, Zhan A (2017) Genetic signatures of rapid local adaptation in a model invasive ascidian. Scientific Reports 7: 44080. [DOWNLOAD]

43) Gong S, Shi H, Jiang A, Fong JJ, Gaillard D, Wang J (2017) Disappearance of endangered species within China’s nature reserves. Current Biology 27: R170–R171. [DOWNLOAD]


42) Oh SY, Fong JJ, Park MS, Lim YW (2016) Distinctive feature of microbial communities and bacterial functional profiles in Tricholoma matsutake dominant soil. PLoS One 11: e016857. [Link to OPEN ACCESS article]

41) Fong JJ, Cho H-J, Park MS, Lim YW (2016) Evaluating seasonality and pathogenicity of Aeromonas in Korea using environmental DNA. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences 18: 605–613. [DOWNLOAD]

40) Fong JJ, Li P-P, Yang B-T, Zhou Z-Y, Leache AD, Min M-S, Waldman B (2016) Influence of geology and human activity on the genetic structure and demography of the Oriental fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97: 69–75. [DOWNLOAD]


39) Cho HJ, Park MS, Lee H, Oh S-Y, Jang Y, Fong JJ, Lim YW (2015) Four new species of Amanita in Inje County, Korea. Mycobiology 43: 408–414. [Link to OPEN ACCESS article]

38) Jargalmaa S, Park MS, Park JY, Fong JJ, Jang Y, Lim YW. Taxonomic study of the genus Abundisporus in Korea. Mycobiology 43: 225–230. [Link to OPEN ACCESS article]

37) Zhou Y, Yang B-T, Min M-S, Li P-P, Fong JJ, Dong B-J, Zhou Z-Y, Lu-Y-Y (2015) Molecular and morphological evidence for Rana kunyuensis as a junior synonym of Rana coreana (Anura: Ranidae). Journal of Herpetology 49: 302–307. [DOWNLOAD]

36) Lee H, Park MS, Jung PE, Fong JJ, Oh S-Y, Verbeken A, Lim YW (2015) Lactarius cucurbatinus (Russulales, Basidiomycota), a new species from South Korea supported by molecular and morphological data. Phytotaxon 205: 168–176. [DOWNLOAD]

35) Park MS, Eom JE, Fong JJ, Lim YW (2015) New record and enzyme activity of four Penicillium species section Citrina from marine environments in Korea. Journal of Microbiology 53: 219–225. [DOWNLOAD]

34) Fong JJ, Cheng TL, Bataille A, Pessier AP, Waldman B, & Vredenburg VT (2015) Early 1900s detection of  Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in historical Korean amphibians. PLoS One 10: e0115656. [link to OPEN ACCESS article]

33) Park MS, Fong JJ, Oh S-Y, Houbraken J, Sohn JH, Hong S-B, Lim YW (2015) Penicillium jejuense sp. nov., isolated from the marine environments of Jeju Island, Korea. Mycologia 107: 209–216. [DOWNLOAD]


32) Heo J-H, Lee H-J, Kim I-H, Fong JJ, Kim J-K, Jeong S, Park D (2014) Can an invasive prey species induce morphological changes in an endemic predator? Evidence from a South Korean snake (Oocatochus rufudorsatus). Asian Herpetological Research 5: 245–254. [DOWNLOAD]

31) Min YJ, Park MS, Fong JJ, Seok SJ, Han S-K, Lim YW (2014) Molecular taxonomical re-classification of the genus Suillus Micheli ex S.F. Gray in South Korea. Mycobiology 42: 221–228. [link to OPEN ACCESS article]

30) Jung PE, Fong JJ, Park MS, Oh S-Y, Kim C, Lim YW (2014) Sequence validation for the identification of the white-rot fungi Bjerkandera in public sequence databases. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24: 1313–1319. [DOWNLOAD]

29) Park MS, Fong JJ, Lee H, Shin S, Lee S, Lee N, Lim YW (2014) Determination of coleopteran insects associated with spore dispersal of Cryptoporus volvatus (Polyporaceae: Basidiomycota) in Korea. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 17: 647–651. [DOWNLOAD]

28) Park MS, Oh S-Y, Cho HJ, Fong JJ, Cheon W-J, Lim YW (2014). Trichoderma songyi sp. nov., a new species associated with pin mushroom in Korea. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 106: 593–603. [DOWNLOAD]

  1. 27)Park MS, Fong JJ, Oh S-Y, Kwon KK, Sohn KH, Lim YW (2014) Marine-derived Penicillium in Korea: diversity, enzyme activity, and antifungal properties. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 106: 331–345. [DOWNLOAD]

26) Park MS, Lee EJ, Fong JJ, Sohn JH, Lim YW (2014) A new record of Penicillium antarcticum from marine environments in Korea. Mycobiology 42: 109–113. [link to OPEN ACCESS article]

25) Park MS, Lee H, Oh S-Y, Jung PE, Seok SJ, Fong JJ, Lim YW (2014) Species delimitation of three species within the Russula subgenus Compacta in Korea: R. eccentrica, R. nigricans, and R. subnigricans. Journal of Microbiology 52: 631–638. [DOWNLOAD]

24) Lee WD, Lee H, Fong JJ, Oh S-Y, Park MS, Quan Y, Jung PE, Lim YW (2014) A checklist of basidiomycetous macrofungi of Mt. Oseo and five new records in Korea. Mycobiology. 42: 132–139. [link to OPEN ACCESS article]

23) Oh SY, Fong JJ, Park MS, & Lim YW (2014) A metagenomic study of springtime airborne fungal diversity in Seoul, Korea. Journal of Microbiology 52: 465–472. [DOWNLOAD]

22) Min YJ, Park MS, Fong JJ, Quan Y, Jung S, Liim YW (2014) Diversity of endophytic fungi associated with Pinus thunbergii in coastal shelterbelts of Korea. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24: 324–333. [DOWNLOAD]


21) Kim IH, Kim JK, Fong JJ, Park D (2013) Report of a dicephalic Steppes Ratsnake (Elaphe dione) collected in South Korea Submitted to Asian Herpetological Research 4:182–186. [DOWNLOAD]

20) Park M-S, Fong JJ, Lee H, Oh S-Y, Jung PE, Min YJ, Seok SJ, Lim YW (2013)Delimitation of Russula subgenus Amoenula in Korea using three molecular markers. Mycobiology 41: 191–201. [DOWNLOAD]

19) Bataille A, Fong JJ, Cha M, Wogan G, Baek H, Lee H, Min M, & Waldman B (2013) Genetic evidence for a high diversity and wide distribution of endemic strains of the pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild Asian amphibians. Molecular Ecology 22: 4196–4209. [DOWNLOAD]


18) Fong JJ, Brown JM, Fujita MK, & Boussau B (2012) A phylogenomic approach to the vertebrate phylogeny supports a turtle-archosaur affinity and a possible paraphyletic Lissamphibia. PLoS One. 7: e48990. [link to OPEN ACCESS article]


17) Fong JJ & Fujita MK (2011) Evaluating phylogenetic informativeness and data-type usage for new protein coding genes across Vertebrata. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61: 300–307. [DOWNLOAD]

16) Xia Z-R, Li P-P, Gu H-X, Fong JJ & Zhao E-M (2011) Sex determination technology and pivotal temperature in the Green Sea Turtle (Chelonnia mydas) in China. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 10: 117–123. [DOWNLOAD]

15) Lin R-C, Yeung C, Fong JJ, Tzeng H-Y, & Li S-H (2011) The lack of pollinator specificity in a dioecious fig tree: sympatric fig-pollinating wasps of Ficus septica in southern Taiwan. Biotropica. 43: 200–207. [DOWNLOAD]


14) He B, Liu Y, Shi H, Zhang J, Hu M, Ma Y, Fu L, Hong M, Wang J, Fong JJ, & Parham JF (2010) Captive breeding of the Four-eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata). Asian Herpetological Research. 1:111–117. [DOWNLOAD]

13) Wong RA, Fong JJ, & Papenfuss TJ (2010) Phylogeography of the African Helmeted Terrapin, Pelomedusa subrufa: Genetic structure, dispersal, and human introduction. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 61: 575–585. [DOWNLOAD]

12) Fong JJ & Chen T-H (2010) DNA evidence for the hybridization of wild turtles in Taiwan: possible genetic pollution from trade animals. Conservation Genetics. 11(5): 2061–2066. [link to OPEN ACCESS article]

11) Fong JJ & Qiao G-X (2010) New localities of endangered Chinese turtles from museum specimens and the practical and ethical challenges using and reporting natural history collection data. Zootaxa. 2393: 59–68. [DOWNLOAD]


10) Liu Y-x, Wang J, Shi H-t, Murphy RW, Hong M-l, He B, Fong JJ, Wang J-c, & Fu L-r (2009) Ethogram of Sacalia quadriocellata (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae) in captivity. Journal of Herpetology. 43: 318–325. [DOWNLOAD]

9) Gong S-P, Chow AT, Fong JJ, & Shi H-T (2009) The chelonian trade in the largest pet market in China: scale, scope and impact on turtle conservation. Oryx. 43: 213–216. [DOWNLOAD]


8) Shi H, Fong JJ, Parham JF, Pang J-f, Wang J, Hong M, & Zhang Y-p (2008) Mitochondrial variation of the “eyed” turtles (Sacalia) based on known locality and trade specimens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. [DOWNLOAD]

7) Hong M, Shi H, Fu L, Gong S, Fong JJ, & Parham JF (2008) Scientific refutation of traditional Chinese medicine claims about turtles. Applied Herpetology. 5:173–187. [DOWNLOAD]

6) Liu Y-x, He B, Shi H-t, Murphy RW, Fong JJ, Wang J-c, Fu L-r, & Ma Y-g (2008) An analysis of courtship behavior in the four-eyed spotted turtle Sacalia quadriocellata (Reptilia: Testudines: Bataguridae). Amphibia-Reptilia. 29:185–195. [DOWNLOAD]

5) Lin H-C, Li S-H, Fong J, & Lin S-M (2008) Ventral coloration differentiation and mitochondrial sequences of the Chinese Cobra (Naja atra) in Taiwan. Conservation Genetics.  9:1089–1097. [DOWNLOAD]


4) Fong JJ, Parham JF, Shi H, Stuart BL, & Carter RL (2007) A genetic survey of heavily exploited, endangered turtles: Caveats on the conservation value of trade animals. Animal Conservation. 10: 452–460. [DOWNLOAD]

3) Macey JR, Schulte JA, Fong JJ, Das I, & Papenfuss TJ (2006) The complete mitochondrial genome of an agamid lizard from the Afro-Asian subfamily Agaminae and the phylogenetic position of Bufoniceps and Xenagama. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 39: 881–886. [DOWNLOAD]

2) Macey JR, Fong JJ, Kuehl JV, Shafiei S, Ananjeva NB, Papenfuss TJ, & Boore JL (2005) The complete mitochondrial genome of a gecko and the phylogenetic position of the Middle Eastern Teratoscincus keyserlingii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 36: 188–193. [DOWNLOAD]

1) Fong JJ, JF Parham, & J Fu (2002) A reassessment of the distribution of Cuora flavomarginata Gray 1863 On Mainland China. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 9: 9–14. [DOWNLOAD]

Publications (Non Peer Reviewed)

3) Fong JJ (2009) Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 19. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 66(3): 280. [DOWNLOAD]

2) Gong S, Shi H, Fong JJ, & Lau M (2009) Recent records of freshwater turtles from Guangdong, China. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter. 13: 24–27. [DOWNLOAD]

1) Fong JJ (2008) Linnaeus Fund Research Report: Conservation Genetics of the Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys mutica) and the Annam Leaf Turtle (Mauremys annamensis). Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter. 12: 21–23. [DOWNLOAD]

Books & Book Chapters:

2) Shi H (Chief Ed.), Hou M, Pritchard P, Lau M, Wang J, Liu Y, Yeh F (Associate Chief Eds.), Peng J, Fan Z, Yin F, Chen T, van Dijk PP, Parham J, Fong J, Horne B, Zwartepoorte H, Schaffer C, Tucker J, Devaux B, Cadi A, Gong S, Lee KS (Eds.) (2013) Identificaiton Manual for the Conservation of Turtles in China. Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Beijing, 174 pp.

1) Shi H, Hou M, Pritchard P, Peng J, Fan Z, Yin F, Chen T, Liu H, Wang J, Liu Y (Eds.) (2008) Identification Manual for Traded Turtles in China. Contributors: van Dijk PP, Parham JF, Fong J, Horne B, Zwartpoorte H, Schaffer C, Tucker J, Devaux B, Cadi A, Gong S, Li G. Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Beijing, 166 pp. (in Chinese).