Welcome to the Johnson Lab
Maine sustainability conference to spotlight environmental, economic, community issues
Research report showcases ‘global impact, local relevance’
UMaine researcher, undergraduate, community partners awarded grant for midcoast composting project
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Mitchell Center Sustainability Lightning Talks Nov. 19
EurekAlert, ScienceDaily publish UMaine release on Roy’s dam research
Mitchell Center Sustainability Lightning Talks call for abstracts
Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study
Hart quoted in Nature Sustainability article on leadership challenges in interdisciplinary environmental research
Media carry UMaine release about lobster trade research
Applied Marine Social Science Research
Trained in human ecology, Dr. Johnson’s interdisciplinary social science research is focused on understanding the implications of social, ecological, and institutional change facing individuals and communities and how they respond to them.
Her work is especially concerned with the role of institutions in the management of common-pool resources and enhancing resilience in the face of social-ecological change. She is particularly interested in understanding and improving participatory approaches to science and management, such as co-management, collaborative research, and sustainability science.
She has published in the areas of marine fisheries, aquaculture, renewable energy, cooperative research, and marine resource dependent communities.
Mentoring and Teaching
Dr. Johnson advises graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences’ Marine Policy and Dual Marine Policy-Marine Science degree programs and in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) graduate program.
She also mentors undergraduate research assistants in marine social science or marine policy, including Honors and capstone projects in SMS and other units.
She currently teaches an undergraduate course in marine policy and fisheries management and graduate seminars in marine policy.