Welcome to the Johnson Lab
I am an Associate Professor in the the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine.
My interdisciplinary, social science research examines the human dimensions of marine systems and coastal communities. I study (1) the role of participation and different forms of expertise in science and management, and (2) responses to social and ecological change in coastal communities. My research has focused on these areas in the context of marine fisheries, renewable energy, and aquaculture.
Mentoring and Teaching
I mentor graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences Marine Policy and Dual Marine Policy-Marine Biology degree programs, and PhD students in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) graduate program.
I currently teach an undergraduate course in marine policy and fisheries management and graduate seminars in marine policy.