Johnson MD, SD Swaminathan¥, EN Nixon¥, V Paul, AH Altieri (2021) Differential susceptibility of reef-building corals to deoxygenation reveals remarkable hypoxia tolerance. Scientific Reports. 11(23168). DOI 10.1038/s41598-021-01078-9.


Johnson MD, JS Scott, M Leray, N Lucey, LM Rodriguez Bravo¥, W Wied¥, AH Altieri (2021) Rapid ecosystem-scale consequences of acute deoxygenation on a Caribbean coral reef.  Nature Communications. 12(4522). DOI 10.1038/s41467-021-24777-3.


Johnson MD, LM Rodriguez Bravo¥, N Lucey, AH Altieri. (2021) Environmental legacy effects and acclimatization of a crustose coralline alga to ocean acidification. Climate Change Ecology. 100016. DOI 10.1016/j.ecochg.2021.100016.


Leliaert F, ELA Kelly, J Janouskovec, MD Fox, MD Johnson, FM Redfern, T Eria, AF Haas, E Sala, SA Sandin, JE Smith (2021) Brilliantia kiribatiensis, a new genus and species of Cladophorales (Chlorophyta) from the remote coral reefs of the Southern Line Islands, Pacific Ocean. Journal of Phycology.

Page HN, KD Bahr, T Cyronak, EB Jewett, MD Johnson, SJ McCoy (2021) Divergent impacts of ocean acidification across ecological scales: Why are laboratory experiments not scaling up? ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Donham EM, S Hamilton, N Price, S Kram, E Kelly, MD Johnson, A Neu, JE Smith (2021) Experimental assessment of the impacts of ocean acidification and urchin grazing on benthic kelp forest assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 151548.


Altieri AH, MD Johnson, SD Swaminathan, H Nelson, K Gedan (2021) Resilience of tropical ecosystems to ocean deoxygenation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Johnson MD, MD Fox, ELA Kelly, B Zgliczynski, SA Sandin, JE Smith (2020) Ecophysiology of coral reef primary producers across an upwelling gradient in the tropical central Pacific. PlosOne 15(2): e0228448.

Johnson MD, LM Rodriguez Bravo¥, SE O’Connor¥, NF Varley¥, AH Altieri (2019) pH variability exacerbates effects of ocean acidification on Caribbean crustose coralline alga. Frontiers in Marine Science: DOI 10.3389/fmars.2019.00150


Carter AL, CB Edwards, Y Eynaud, MD Fox, C Amir, MD Johnson, LS Lewis, SA Sandin, JE Smith (2019) Long-term monitoring reveals local-scale variability in the spatial and temporal dynamics of the corallimorph, Rhodactis howesii, at Palmyra Atoll. Coral Reefs.

Chuard JC, MD Johnson, F Guichard (2019) Ocean acidification causes mortality in the medusa stage of the cubozoan Carybdea xaymacana. Scientific Reports 9:5622.

Fox MD, AL Carter, CB Edwards, Y Takeshita, MD Johnson, V Petrovick, CG Amir, S Sandin, JE Smith (2019) Limited coral mortality following acute thermal stress and widespread bleaching on Palmyra Atoll, central Pacific. Coral Reefs


Wegley Kelly L, AF Haas, CE Nelson, D Naliboff, S Calhoun, CA Carlson, RA Edwards, MD Fox, M Hatay, MD Johnson, YW Lim, S Macherla, ZA Quinlan, S Genivaldo, MJA Vermeij, SA Sandin, JE Smith, F Rohwer (2019) Diel population and functional synchrony of microbial communities on coral reefs. Nature Communications 10(1691) DOI 10.1038/s41467-019-09419.


Fox MD, GJ Williams, MD Johnson, VZ Radice, BJ Zgliczynski, ELA Kelly, F Rohwer, SA Sandin, JE Smith (2018) Gradients in primary production predict trophic strategies of mixotrophic corals across spatial scales. Current Biology 28: 3355-3363


Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2018) Nitrogen enrichment offsets the direct negative effects of ocean acidification on a reef-building crustose coralline alga. Biology Letters: DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0371

*Article featured on the issue cover

Johnson MD, LM Rodriguez, AH Altieri (2018) Shallow-water hypoxia and mass mortality on a Caribbean coral reef. Bulletin of Marine Science. 94: 143-144. DOI 10.5343/bms.2017.1163

Johnson MD, S Comeau, C Lantz, JE Smith (2017) Complex and interactive effects of ocean acidification and warming on epilithic and endolithic coral reef turf algal assemblages. Coral Reefs: DOI 10.1007/s00338-017-1597-2


Calhoun S, AF Haas, Y Takeshita, MD Johnson, MD Fox, ELA Kelly, B Mueller, M Vermeij, LWegley Kelly, CE Nelson, NN Price, T Roach, FL Rohwer, JE Smith (in revision) Night-time spikes in dissolved oxygen across coral reef environments: Biological or not? PeerJ Preprints 5: e2935v1

Edmunds PJ, S Comeau, C Lantz, A Andersson, C Briggs, A Cohen, J-P. Gattuso, J Grady, K Gross, MD Johnson, E Muller, J Ries, S Tambutte, E Tambutte, A Venn, RC Carpenter (2016) Integrating the effects of ocean acidification across functional scales on tropical coral reefs. BioScience: biw023

Kram SL, NN Price, EM Donham, MD Johnson, ELA Kelly, SL Hamilton, JE Smith (2015) Variable responses of temperate fleshy and calcified macroalgae to ocean acidification. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(3): 693-703

Vargas-Angel B, CL Richards, PS Vroom, NN Price, T Schils, CW Young, JE Smith, MD Johnson, RE Brainard (2015) Baseline assessment of net calcium carbonate accretion rates on U.S. pacific reefs. PloS One 10(12): e0142196

Johnson MD, NN Price, JE Smith (2014) Contrasting effects of ocean acidification on tropical fleshy and calcareous algae. PeerJ 2: e411. DOI 10.7717/peerj.411

* Selected as one of the ten top articles representing the most noteworthy coral research in PeerJ as of September 2014.

Johnson MD, VW Moriarty, RC Carpenter (2014) Acclimatization of the crustose coralline alga Porolithon onkodes to variable pCO2. PloS One 9(2): e87678

Williams GJ, NN Price, B Ushijima, GS Aeby, S Callahan, SK Davy, JM Gove, MD Johnson, ISKnapp, A Shore-Maggio, JE Smith, P Videau, TM Work (2014) Ocean warming and acidification have complex interactive effects on the dynamics of a marine fungal disease. Proceedings of the Royal Sciences B: Biological Sciences 281(1778): 20133069

Johnson MD, RC Carpenter (2012) Ocean acidification and warming decrease calcification inthe crustose coralline alga Hydrolithon onkodes and increase susceptibility to grazing. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 434: 94-101