Researcher at Scripps Insitution of Oceanography & Director of MarFishEco, University of California San Diego
Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the impacts of marine fisheries on fish populations and habitats. Since beginning his studies in marine biology in 2002, Dr. Johnson has traveled extensively, working with nine different fisheries in six countries gaining valuable experience in a range of fishing methods and management strategies. His doctorate at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University (UK, 2012) focused on determining the habitat requirements of demersal fishes and how this knowledge can be used in MPA design. He is passionate about integrating sound ecological knowledge of fishes and ecosystems with the behaviour and patterns of fisheries in order to help predict the future impacts of current exploitation levels. Dr Johnson is currently working on technological innovations in small-scale fisheries in India and the Caribbean.
Jan 22, 2021 08:03 am UTC| Insights & Views
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