Assistant Professor

Education / Degrees

  • Ph.D., City University of New York,
  • B.S., University of Alabama,
  • M.S., University of Alabama,
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-1107 (Principles of Biology I) Section: 13
    • BIOL-4266 (Molecular Ecology) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-5266 (Molecular Ecology) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-1108 (Principles of Biology II) Section: 01
    • BIOL-1108 (Principles of Biology II) Section: 02

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-1107 (Principles of Biology I) Section: 13
    • BIOL-4266 (Molecular Ecology) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-5266 (Molecular Ecology) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-1108 (Principles of Biology II) Section: 02
    • BIOL-1108 (Principles of Biology II) Section: 03

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • BIOL-1107 (Principles of Biology I) Section: 13
  • Publication List

    Lartiguen J R.; F. M. Fontanella and Cebrian, J. (2003). Effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on the photosynthesis and palatability of Ulva lactuca. (1) 71-78.

    Fontanella, F. M. and Hopkins T. S. (2001). Preliminary Phylogeny of Echinaster (Othilia) from the Gulf of Mexico based on Morphological Characters. Echinoderm Research 2001 (Feral and David eds.) pp 91-94

    Hopkins, T. S., F. M. Fontanella, and C. R. R. Ventura. (2001). Morphological variation within and among Echinaster (Othilia) from South America. Echinoderm Research 2001 (Feral and David eds.) pp 95-104.

    Fontanella FM, Victoriano PF, Sites JJ. 2017. Secondary contact, gene flow and clinal variation between two mtDNA lineages of the Northeastern ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Colubroidea:Dipsadidae).

    Fontanella, F. M. (2015) Mitochondrial DNA panmixia in the little brown seastar Echinaster spinulosus suggests a recent population expansion. Mitochondrial DNA (Accepted)

    Fontanella, F.M., Feltrin, N, Avila, L J., Sites, J. W., Morando. M. (2012)Early stages of divergence: phylogeography, climate modeling, and niche differentiation in the South American lizard Liolaemus petrophilus. Ecology and Evolution, 2, 792-808.

    Vera-Escolona I, D’Elia, G, Gouin N, Fontanella, F.M., Sites, Jr. J.W., Victoriano, P.(2012) Lizards on ice: evidence for multiple refugia in Liolaemus pictus (Squamata; Liolaemidae) during the Last Glacial Maximum in the Southern Andean Beech forests. P

    Fontanella, F.M. (2012) Beyond mtDNA, morphological and nuclear data suggests historical divergence and contemporary gene flow in the northeastern ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus edwardsii (Abstract)

    Fontanella, F. M., Olave, M., Avila, L. J., Sites, J. W., Morando, M. (2011)Molecular dating and phylogenetic relationships of the lizard sub-genus Eulaemus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164, 825-835.

    Hanna, N., Brown, D., Morando, M, Avila, L. J., Sites, J. W., Fontanella, F. M. (2011) Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the South American lizard Liolaemus fitzingerii with cross-amplification in L. chehuachekenk. Con. Gen. Res.

    Siddall, M. E., Min, G. S. Fontanella, F. M., Phillips, A.J. Watson, S. C. (2011) Bacterial symbiont and salivary peptide evolution in the context of leech phylogeny, 138, 1815¬1827.

    Nunez, J., Koontz, N., Rabanal, F., Fontanella, F.M., Sites, J.W. (2011)Amphibian phylogeography in the Antipodes: refugia and postglacial colonization explain mitochondrial haplotype distribution in the Patagonian frog Eupsophus calcaratus

    Fontanella, F.M. and Siddall, M.E. (2010). Development and characterization of 14 microsatellite loci in the ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus, 11, 1193-1195.

    Fontanella, F.M. and Siddall, M.E. (2010). Evaluating Hypotheses on the Origin and Diversification of the Ringneck Snake, Diadophis punctatus, (Colubridae: Dipsadinae)., 158, 629-640.

    Siddall, M.E., Fontanella, F.M., Watson, S.C., Kvist, S., and Erseus, C. (2009). Convergence to Metazoan Mitochondrial Primer Targets by Bacteria: Implications for Barcoding in a Marine Environment. 58 (4) 445-451.

    Fontanella, F.M., Feldman, C.R., Siddall, M.E., Burbrink, F.T. (2008). Phylogeography of Diadophis punctatus: Extensive lineage diversity and repeated patterns of historical demography in a trans-continental snake.

    Burbrink, F. T., Fontanella, F. M., Pyron, R. A., Guiher, T. J, and Jimenez, C. (2008). Phylogeography across a continent: The evolutionary and demographic history of the North American racer (Serpentes: Colubridae: Coluber constrictor).