Darren Johnson

Darren-Johnson-crop

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach

Contact Information

Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

E-mail: Darren.Johnson@csulb.edu

 

Education

  • BS University of Victoria, Canada
  • MS University of California Santa Cruz (2005)
  • PhD University of Oregon

Research Interests

I am interested in the effects of post-settlement mortality on temperate and tropical reef fish populations. Most marine species have a planktonic larval stage followed by a relatively sedentary adult stage. Mortality rates of recently settled fish are often very high and this can have profound effects on adult population abundances. Furthermore, since local production is not necessarily correlated to local input density-dependence can contribute to the regulations of local populations.

Johnson, Darren W. 2006. DENSITY DEPENDENCE IN MARINE FISH POPULATIONS REVEALED AT SMALL AND LARGE SPATIAL SCALES. Ecology 87:319–325

Johnson, Darren W. 2006. PREDATION, HABITAT COMPLEXITY, AND VARIATION IN DENSITY-DEPENDENT MORTALITY OF TEMPERATE REEF FISHES. Ecology 87:1179–1188.

Johnson, Darren W. 2007. HABITAT COMPLEXITY MODIFIES POST-SETTLEMENT MORTALITY AND RECRUITMENT DYNAMICS OF A MARINE FISH. Ecology 88:1716–1725