Welcome to Johnson Lab
I am an Associate Professor in the the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. I am also the Marine Policy Graduate Program Coordinator.
My interdisciplinary research examines the human dimensions of marine fisheries and coastal communities, focusing on the science and policy processes in the Northeast U.S. I am interested in understanding (1) the role of participation and different forms of expertise in science and management, and (2) social and ecological change in coastal communities.
I currently teach an undergraduate course in marine policy and fisheries management and a graduate seminar in marine policy. Additionally, I advise graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences Marine Policy and Dual Marine Policy-Marine Biology degree programs.