C. Tyler Fountain

Dr. Evan Edinger
Dr. Bárbara Neves (DFO)

MSc – Marine Biology, University of Maine – 2018
Thesis – “Polyp to population: A Tale of Two Corals”
BA – Biology, Capital University – 2013

Research Interests:
My research interests are currently focused on the biogeographic distribution of cold-water corals and expand more broadly to the reproductive ecology of marine invertebrates.


  • Rist, S., Rice, L.N., Plowman, C.Q., Fountain, C.T., Calhoun, A., Ellison, C., and Young, C.M. (In press) Reproductive biology of the bathyal asteroid Ctenodiscus crispatus in the NE Pacific. Biol.
  • Ritger, A., Fountain, C.T., Bourne, K., Martin-Fernandez, J.A., and Pierotti, M. (2020) Diet choice in a generalist predator, the invasive lionfish (Pterois voilitans/miles). Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 524 doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151311
  • Fountain, C.T., Waller, R.G., and Auster, P.J. (2019) Individual and Population Level Variation in the Reproductive Potential of Deep-sea Corals from Different Regions Within the Gulf of Maine. Mar. Sci. 6:172. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00172