Lucinda Johnson Ph.D.

Profile Lucinda Johnson
Professional Title
Senior Research Fellow

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


  • 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

Building a research network to better understand climate governance in the Great Lakes

1 year 6 months ago
Building a research network to better understand climate governance in the Great LakesBergstrom, R. D., Johnson, L. B., Sterner, R. W., Bullerjahn, G. S., Fergen, J. T., Lenters, J. D., Norris, P. E. & Steinman, A. D., Dec 2022, In: Journal of Great Lakes Research. 48, 6, p. 1329-1336 8 p.

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

NRRI News Articles

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The Society for Freshwater Science announced that it will present its 2024 Career Award for Environmental Stewardship to Dr. Lucinda B. Johnson, NRRI Senior Research Fellow.

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The President's Award for Outstanding Service is presented each year to recognize exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units.

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NRRI's Director of Research, Lucinda Johnson, appointed to U.S. co-chair position for the International Joint Commission.

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