Lucinda Johnson Ph.D.

Professional Title
Director of Research

Areas of interest include environmental assessment and bioindicators, impacts of climate change, decision making in the environmental sciences. Research projects include: effects of multiple stressors on aquatic communities; testing indicators of coastal ecosystem integrity; predicting impacts of climate change on stream communities; development of tools for managing and communicating science to end users.

Professional Honor

Lucinda has been named a 2020 Fellow by the Society for Freshwater Science. Her research focuses on what effects humans have on aquatic ecosystems, especially in the areas of land use and climate change. Johnson serves the EPA's Office of Research and Development as the vice chair of the executive committee of the Board of Scientific Counselors.

Professional Service

  • International Joint Commission Science Advisory Board, EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Executive Committee, Board Member Friends of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve; Science Advisor to Environmental Law Policy Center.
  • Graduate Faculty, Water Resources Science and Integrated Biological Science, 2000 - present
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth; Landscape Ecology, Stream Ecology

Education

  • Ph.D., Zoology, Michigan State University, 1999
  • M.S., Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, 1984
  • B.A., Duke University, 1976

Recent Publications

Leveraging a Landscape-Level Monitoring and Assessment Program for Developing Resilient Shorelines throughout the Laurentian Great Lakes

2 years 11 months ago
Leveraging a Landscape-Level Monitoring and Assessment Program for Developing Resilient Shorelines throughout the Laurentian Great LakesUzarski, D. G., Wilcox, D. A., Brady, V. J., Cooper, M. J., Albert, D. A., Ciborowski, J. J. H., Danz, N. P., Garwood, A., Gathman, J. P., Gehring, T. M., Grabas, G. P., Howe, R. W., Johnson, L. B., Lamberti, G. A., Moerke, A. H., Niemi, G. J., Redder, T., Ruetz, C. R., Steinman, A. D., Tozer, D. C. & 1 others, O’Donnell, T. K., Jan 1 2019, In: Wetlands. 39, 6, p. 1357-1366 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Featured Research Projects

A risk-based classification and map of watersheds contributing anthropogenic stress to Great Lakes coastal ecosystems.

Online mapping tools and data for natural resource planning, management, and research in Minnesota.

NRRI News Articles

From its formation in the early 1980s to today, NRRI has collaborated across the institute, the University and the globe to contribute to Great Lakes understanding.

State funds development of a GIS tool that puts 400 layers of information at finger tips for better planning, management

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