Dr. Robert A Johnson

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Postdoc Research Associate
Robert Johnson

I am an aquatic ecologist broadly interested in understanding how food web interactions drive ecosystem functions and services. We live in a dynamic world, where changing climatic and local environmental conditions can affect species populations and distributions, which in turn can affect biogeochemical cycles and other ecosystem-level functions. My research has mainly focused on carbon dynamics within both coastal marine and lake ecosystems. I use a combination of comparative studies and manipulative experiments to understand how metabolism/decomposition and physical processes affect carbon fluxes and storage in aquatic ecosystems and the roles that animals play in driving these processes.

Area of Expertise: 
Aquatic Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
Education: 
B.S., Zoology, University of Wisonsin-Madison, 2010
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida, 2019
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+1 515 294 3523
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