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Richard K. Johnson

Richard Johnson

Presentation

Selected Appointments of trust

  • Vice Dean of NJ Faculty (2013 – )
  • Governmental appointment to review of environmental monitoring in Sweden (2017 -19)
  • Member of the Swedish Scientific council on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (2013 –)
  • International Committee National Representative for Society of Limnology, SIL (2010 –)
  • NJ Faculty respresentative, Statistics @ SLU (2016 -)
  • Scientific Advisory Committee to the European Environment Agency (2009 – 2016) (http://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/governance/scientific-committee)

Teaching

  • Appled Environmental Assessment

Research

Research interests

  • Use of aquatic assemblages to detect ecological change, with focus on cross-ecosystem and cross-taxon comparisons
  • Effects of landscape position on the structure and function of streams and lakes
  • Importance of ecological linkages between aquatic and riparian habitats for ecosystem resilience
  • Effects of climate change on shifting baselines and restoration endeavours
  • Use of modelling to establish reference conditions and detect environmental impact

Selected projects

  • FORMAS-funded project, “How does altered connectivity between streams and riparian ecosystems impact the biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and valued ecosystem services of riparian buffer strips (NEXUS)" (main applicant)
  • BiodivERsA-funded project, “Understanding cross-habitat linkages between blue and green infrastructure to optimize management of biodiversity, ecosystem services and multiple human uses (CROSSLINK)” (co-applicant)
  • SEPA - "Barcoding of freshwater organisms for improved assessment of biodiversity and ecological status (FRESHBAR)" (co-applicant)
  • NMR - "Validating metabarcoding for routine use in Fenno-Scandinavian freshwater biomonitoring (SCANDNAnet)" (co-applicant)

Environmental analysis

Coordinator of the national monitoring program of Trend Lakes (1988 - )

Cooperation

Collaboration with South China Institute of Environmental Science (SCIES), China (2016-)

Supervision

Main supervisor

Jasmina Sargac, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2022)

Co-supervising

Hanna Fried-Petersen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2019)

Carlotta Meriggi, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2022)

 

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed publications 2016 - 2019

1.  Truchy, A., Göthe, E., Angeler, D.G., Ecke, F., Sponseller, R.A., Bundschuh, M., Johnson, R.K. and B.G. McKie. Partitioning spatial, environmental, and community drivers of ecosystem functioning. Landscape Ecology, in press.
2.  Waylen K., et al. 2019. Data summarizing monitoring and evaluation for three European environmental policies in 9 cases across Europe. Data in Brief.
3.  Waylen K., et al. 2019. Policy-driven monitoring and evaluation: Does it support adaptive management of socio-ecological systems? Science of the Total Environment, 662: 373-384.
4.  Zhao, X., Drakare, S., and R.K. Johnson. 2019. Use of taxon-specific models of phytoplankton assemblage composition and biomass for detecting impact. Ecological Indicators, 97: 447-456.
5.  Johnson, R.K. and Hallstan, S. 2018. Modelling outperforms typology for establishing reference conditions of boreal lake and stream invertebrate assemblages. Ecological Indicators, 93: 864-873.
6.  McKie, B.G., Carlson, P.E., Sandin, L. and R.K. Johnson. 2018. Species traits reveal effects of land use, season and habitat on the potential subsidy of stream invertebrates to terrestrial food webs. Aquatic Sciences, in press. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-018-0565-4
7.  Johnson, R.K., S. Hallstan and X. Zhao. 2018. Disentangling the response of lake littoral invertebrate assemblages to multiple pressures. Ecological Indicators, 85: 1149-1157.
8.  Angeler, D., Drakare, S., Johnson, R.K., Köhler, S., and T. Vrede. 2017. Managing ecosystems without prior knowledge: pathological outcomes of lake liming. Ecology and Society, 22:44.  https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09794-220444
9.  Domisch, S., Portmann, F.T., Kuemmerlen, K., O’Hara, R., Johnson, R.K., Davy-Bowker, J., Bækken, T., Zamora-Muñoz, C., Sáinz-Bariain, M., Bonada, N., Haase, P., Döll, P., and S. Jähnig. 2017.Using streamflow observations to estimate the impact of hydrological regimes and anthropogenic water use on European stream macroinvertebrate occurrences. Ecohydrology, 10: e1895.
10.   Johnson, R.K. Angeler, D.G., Hallstan, S., Sandin, L. and B.G. McKie. 2017. Decomposing multiple stressor effects on invertebrate assemblages of boreal streams. Ecological Indicators: 77: 293-303.
11.  Baho D.L., Drakare, S., Johnson, R.K., Allen, C.R. and D.G. Angeler. 2017. Is the impact of eutrophication on phytoplankton diversity dependent on lake volume/ecosystem size? Journal of Limnology, 76(1): DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2016.1562
12.  Andersen, J.H., Aroviita, J., Carstensen, J., Friberg, N., Johnson, R.K., Kauppila, P., Lindegarth, M., Murray, C., and K. Norling. 2016. Approaches for integrated assessment of ecological and eutrophication status of surface waters in Nordic Countries. Ambio, 45: 681-691.
13.  Johnson, R.K. and K. Almlöf. 2016. Adapting boreal streams to climate change: effects of riparian vegetation on water temperature and biological assemblages. Freshwater Science, 35: 984-997.
14.  Johansson, K.S.L., Trigal, C., Vrede, T., Rijswijk, P. Goedkoop, W. and R.K. Johnson. 2016. Algal blooms increase heterotrophy at the base of boreal lake food webs – evidence from fatty acid biomarkers. Limnology and Oceanography, 61: 1563-1573.
15.  Poikane, S., Johnson, R.K., Aroviita, J., Böhmer, J., Miler, O., Pusch, M., Sandin, L., Schartau, A.K., Solimni, A., and G. Urbanic. 2016. Benthic macroinvertebrates in lake ecological assessment: A review of methods, intercalibration and practical recommendations. Science of the Total Environment. 543: 123-134.
16.  Carlson, P.E., McKie, B.G., Sandin, L. and R.K. Johnson. 2016. Strong land-use effects on the dispersal patterns of adult stream insects: implications for transfers of aquatic subsidies to terrestrial consumers. Freshwater Biology, 61: 848-861.

 

Reports in Monitoring and Assessment
1.  Blackstock, K., van Hulst, F., MacLeod, Wayelen, K. et al.  2017. Monitoring and evaluation for ecosystem management (MEEM) – Comparing theory and documented practice across Europe. Technical Report, November 2017, 96 p.
2.  Sandin, L., Degerman, E., Bergengren, J., Gren, I., Carlson, P., Donaldi, S., Andersson, M., Drakare, S., Göthe E., Johnson, R.K., Kahlert, M., Segersten, J., McKie, B., Spjut, D., Tagesse Tirkaso, W., Tamario, C., Trigal, C., and E. von Wachenfeldt, 2017. EKOLIV RAPPORT – Ekologiska och ekonomiska strategier för optimering av vattenkraftsrelaterade miljöåtgärder.
3.  Lindegarth M, Carstensen J, Drakare S, Johnson RK, Nyström Sandman A, Söderpalm A, Wikström S A (Editors). 2016. Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonisation and integration of biological indicators. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverable 1.1-4, WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.

Book chapters

1.  Johnson, R.K. 2016. Harmonization of principles for defining reference and class boundaries, In:“Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonization and integration of biological indicators” (Eds M. Lindegarth, J. Carstensen, S. Drakare, R.K. Johnson, A. Nyström Sandman, A Söderpalm, and S.A. Wikström), pp 141-149. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverables 1.1-4, WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.
2.  McKie, B and R.K. Johnson. 2016. Integrated assessment and responses in inland waters, In:“Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonization and integration of biological indicators” (Eds M. Lindegarth, J. Carstensen, S. Drakare, R.K. Johnson, A. Nyström Sandman, A Söderpalm, and S.A. Wikström), pp 80-89. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverables 1.1-4, WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.
3.  Johnson, R.K. and S. Hallstan. 2016. Benthic invertebrates in streams and lakes, In:“Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonization and integration of biological indicators” (Eds M. Lindegarth, J. Carstensen, S. Drakare, R.K. Johnson, A. Nyström Sandman, A Söderpalm, and S.A. Wikström), pp 58-68. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverables 1.1-4, WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.
4.  Johnson, R.K. and S. Drakare. 2016. General introduction to inland waters, In:“Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonization and integration of biological indicators” (Eds M. Lindegarth, J. Carstensen, S. Drakare, R.K. Johnson, A. Nyström Sandman, A Söderpalm, and S.A. Wikström), pp 31-34. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverables 1.1-4, WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.
5.  Lindegarth, M., Carstensen, J., Johnson, R.K. and S.A. Wikström. 2016. The WFD implementation and its challenges, In:“Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonization and integration of biological indicators” (Eds M. Lindegarth, J. Carstensen, S. Drakare, R.K. Johnson, A. Nyström Sandman, A Söderpalm, and S.A. Wikström), pp 15-29. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverables 1.1-4, WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.

Links

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Contact
Professor at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Section for Ecology and Biodiversity
Telephone: 018-673127
Postal address:
Institutionen för vatten och miljö, Box 7050
75007 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala