EDUCATION

2016                 Ph.D. Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

                          Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Smith

2011                 M.S. Biology, California State University, Northridge

                             Advisor: Dr. Robert Carpenter

2007                 Professional M.S. Marine Biology, Three Seas Program, Northeastern University

2005                 B.A. Biology, Colby College

APPOINTMENTS

present            Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Postdoctoral Scholar

2016-2019      Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian                           Marine Station at Fort Pierce

                         Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Bocas del Toro, Panama

HONORS & FUNDING

2019  Smithsonian Women's Committee (Lead PI)

2018  European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Lead PI- declined)

2017  Smithsonian Institution Marine Global Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lead PI)

2016  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lead PI)

2015  ARCS Foundation Scholar (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists), San Diego Chapter

2014  ARCS Foundation Scholar (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists), San Diego Chapter

           Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation Internship, Fall 2014

           Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Graduate Student Excellence Travel Award

2013  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Graduate Student Excellence Travel Award

2012  International Women in Fishing Association Scholarship

2011  Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Cal State University, Northridge, Department of Biology

2010  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, California State University, Northridge

           Best Student Presentation, California State University, Northridge Student Symposium

           Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Internship Award

           International Women in Fishing Association Scholarship

           Associated Retired Faculty Scholarship, California State University, Northridge

           Northridge Achievement Award, California State University, Northridge

2009  Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship

           Northridge Achievement Award, California State University, Northridge

           Grad Promise Scholarship, College of Science & Mathematics, Cal State University, Northridge

           Graduate Equity Fellowship, California State University, Northridge

2008  Graduate Equity Fellowship, California State University, Northridge

           Graduate Thesis Support Scholarship, California State University, Northridge

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2016-19  Bocas del Toro, Panama Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

                Carrie Bow Cay, Belize Smithsonian Institution

2017-19  Coiba, Panama Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

2011-16  Palmyra Atoll, Scripps Institution of  Oceanography

2015        Field Research Associate French Polynesia, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2014        Edna Bailey Sussman Internship Hawaii Inst. of Marine Biology, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography                           Field Research Assistant Curacoa, Netherland Antilles, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

2013        Southern Line Islands Research Expedition, Republic of Kiribati, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

2008-11  Graduate Research Assistant French Polynesia, California State University, Northridge

2010        Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar, California State University, Northridge & University of Hawaii

2008        Field Research Intern Gulf of Maine, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

                 Scientific Diver Baja California, University of Texas, Austin

2007        Field Research Assistant American Samoa, University of Hawaii, Manoa

2006        Field Research Assistant Gulf of Maine, Northeastern University

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019        Visiting Faculty, Ocean & Coastal Processes, Northeastern University, Three Seas Program

                 Visiting Faculty, Coral Reef Ecology, Northeastern University, Three Seas Program

2017        Visiting Faculty, Coral Reef Ecology, Northeastern University, Three Seas Program

                 Invited Lecturer in Coral Reef Ecology, Northeastern University, Three Seas Program

2016        Adjunct Faculty, General Biology San Diego City College

                 Adjunct Faculty, General Biology San Diego Mesa College

                 Invited Lecturer in Coral Reef Ecology, Northeastern University, Three Seas Program

                 Invited Lecturer in Marine Invertebrates, UCSD Academic Connections

                 Invited Lecturer in Ocean Acidification, UCSD Academic Connections

                 Teaching Assistant for Natural History Under the Tides, SIO

2015        Teaching Assistant for Marine Biodiversity, Conservation & Global Change, SIO

2014        Invited Lecturer, Graduate Phycology Course, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Global Change 

                 Impacts on Seaweeds

2013        Winter Enrichment Program Instructor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi

                 Arabia, From the land to the Sea: Terrestrial and Marine Plants of the Red Sea Region

2012        Invited Lecturer, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

                 Introduction to Marine Algae

2011        Invited Lecturer, Graduate Phycology Course, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Global Change 

                 Impacts on Seaweeds

2008-11  Graduate Teaching Assistant, California State University Northridge, Marine Biology, Experimental 

                 Design and Analysis, and Phycology (CSU Catalina field semester)

                 Laboratory Teaching Assistant, California State University Northridge, Introduction to Biology

2006        Graduate Laboratory Instructor, Northeastern University, Principles of Biology and General Biology

2002-04   Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Colby College, The Cellular Basis of Life and Woody Plants

 

MENTORING

2019        Emily Nixon, Smithsonian Internship

                 Tessa Vekich, Internship

                 Ashley Carreiro, Internship

                 Kasey MacLeod, Florida Atlantic University/Smithsonian Internship

                 Alyssa Guariniello, University of Florida/Smithsonian Internship

                 Emmy Carlton, Internship

                 Ashley Carreiro, Internship

2016-18  Lucia Rodriguez, STRI Internship

2017        Nicholas Varley, University of Chicago/STRI Internship

                 Shevonne O'Connor, Mt Holyoke/STRI Internship

2015-16  Flora Drury, UCSD Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) student

                Ashly Carabetta, UCSD MAS student

2014-15  Udara Abeysekera, Undergraduate Research Volunteer & Mentor for Geodactics Grant

                 Ellen Jacobs, Undergraduate Research Volunteer

2013-14  Jennifer Le, UCSD Undergraduate Internship

                  *currently pursuing a PhD at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

                Laurence Romero, UCSD Master of Applied Science (MAS) student 

2012-13  Vanessa VanZerr, UCSD Master of Applied Science (MAS) student

                Diana Rodriguez, Research volunteer

                Ernesto Quinto, UCSD Undergraduate Internship

                Alison Emanuel, UCSD Undergraduate Internship

                Andy Chau, UCSD Undergraduate Internship

                Jennifer Le, Undergraduate Research volunteer

2011-12  Jennifer Bone, UCSD Undergraduate Internship

                Carolyn Kim, UCSD Undergraduate Internship

WORKSHOPS

2017        CISME Workshop, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Oahu, HI

2015        Multivariate Statistics for Ecology, Cornell Field Station, NY​

2014        Invited Participant, Gordon Research Conference in Ocean Global Change Biology, NH

                 Invited Participant NSF Ocean Acidification Workshop, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental                          Studies, Catalina Island, CA

                 Ocean Acidification for Managers, Honolulu, HI​

2011       Hopkins Marine Station PISCO Course, Biomechanics, Ecological Physiology, Genomics of Marine                           Species

PRESENTATIONS

Johnson MD (2017) Not all algae are created equal: Differential effects of ocean acidification on tropical

             algae. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellow Symposium, Panama City, Panama.

Johnson MD, JL Harris, JE Smith (2016) Turfs of the future: Global change effects on biological and

            community response of coral reef turf algae. International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, HI.

Johnson MD, MD Fox, EL Kelly, JE Smith (2014) Patterns in productivity of key benthic taxa across the 

            southern Line Islands. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Johnson MD, NN Price, JE Smith (2013) Differential effects of ocean acidification on fleshy versus calcified

            macroalgae. Benthic Ecology, Savannah, GA

 

Johnson MD, NN Price, JE Smith (2012) Effect of CO2 enrichment on growth and physiology of some tropical

            macroalgae: Implications for ocean acidification. Western Society of Naturalists, Monterey, CA

 

Johnson MD, NN Price, JE Smith (2012) Effects of elevated CO2 on growth and physiology of some tropical

            macroalgae. International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2011) Elevated pCO2 and temperature decrease calcification and increase

            susceptibility to grazing in the tropical crustose coralline alga Hydrolithon onkodes. Benthic Ecology

            Meeting, Mobile, AL

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2011) Elevated pCO2 and temperature decrease calcification and increase

            susceptibility to grazing in the tropical crustose coralline alga Hydrolithon onkodes. American Society of

            Limnology and Oceanography, Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2010) The effects of elevated pCO2 on calcification rates of the crustose

            coralline alga Hydrolithon onkodes in Moorea, French Polynesia. Western Society of Naturalists, San 

            Diego, CA

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2010) The effects of sea urchin grazing on tropical crustose coralline algae.

            Benthic Ecology Meeting, Wilmington, NC

 

CONTRIBUTED POSTERS

Johnson MD, LM Rodriguez, AH Altieri (2018) Variability exacerbates effects of ocean acidification on a       

            Caribbean crustose coralline alga. Gordon Research Conference, Ocean Global Change Biology,

            Waterville Valley, NH

 

Johnson MD, NN Price, JL Harris, JE Smith (2015) All algae are not created equal: Differentialeffects of  

            ocean acidification on coral reef algae. ARCS Scientist of the Year Award Ceremony, San Diego, CA

Johnson MD, NN Price, JL Harris, JE Smith (2014) All algae are not created equal: Differential effects of ocean

            acidification on coral reef algae. Gordon Research Conference, Ocean Global Change Biology,

            Waterville Valley, NH

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2010) The effects of elevated pCO2 on the physiology of the crustose coralline

            alga Hydrolithon onkodes. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Portland, OR

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2009) Impacts of diadematid echinoid grazing on photosynthesis of the

            crustose coralline alga Hydrolithon onkodes in southern Taiwan. Western Society of Naturalists

            Meeting, Monterey, CA

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2009) Impacts of diadematid echinoid grazing on photosynthesis of the

            crustose coralline alga Hydrolithon onkodes in southern Taiwan.  Moorea Long-Term Ecological 

            Research All Investigators Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2009) The effects of elevatedpCO2 on the physiology of the crustose coralline

            alga Hydrolithon onkodes. NSF Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, CO.

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2009) The effects of ocean acidification on the physiology of crustose coralline

            algae in Moorea, French Polynesia. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2008) The effects of ocean acidification on the physiology of crustose coralline

            algae. California State University, Northridge Student Symposium, Northridge, CA

 

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2008) The effects of ocean acidification on the physiology of crustose coralline

            algae. Moorea Long-Term Ecological Research All Investigators Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Sciences

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Association of Women in Science

International Coral Reef Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Phycological Society of America

Western Society of Naturalists

 

OUTREACH & SERVICE

       *photos from post will be featured in the digital textbook Plant Biology published by LJLM Press

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Biology Seminar Series Organizer

  • Scripps Community Outreach Program for Education (SCOPE), Tour guide

  • Birch Aquarium outreach lecture and laboratory, Introduction to Marine Plants

  • San Diego Oceans Foundation, Sustainable seafoods fundraiser

  • Triton Day: Welcoming prospective students

  • Marine Biology Graduate Student Association Treasurer, CSU Northridge

 

CERTIFICATIONS

AAUS Scientific Diver (100’ depth certification)

Rescue Diver

CPR, First Aid, DAN Oxygen Provider certification

Motorboat Operator Training Certification (MOTC)

Hawaii & California Boating License

French Captain’s License 

Panama Boat Operator License (Titulo de Operador de Lancha)

 

PEER REVIEW

Coral Reefs

Deep-Sea Research: Part I

Global Change Biology

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology

Marine Biology

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Nature: Scientific Reports

Oecologia

PloS One

Proceedings of the Royal Society-B

 

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