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Dr. Edward A. Johnson

Biography

Edward A. Johnson is Faculty Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences, Director of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary, and from 2003-07 the G8 Legacy Chair in Ecology.

His research interests are the coupling of physical processes to ecological processes, specifically natural disturbances. He has done fieldwork in Australia, Canada, Belize, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and the United States.

He has published extensively in refereed scientific journals and has four books: Fire and Vegetation Dynamics (Cambridge University Press), Forest Fires: Behavior and Ecological Effects (Academic Press), Ecological Education and Environmental Advocacy (Cambridge University Press), Biogeoscience: an ecosystem approach (Cambridge University Press) and Plant Disturbance Ecology: The Processes and the Responses (Elsevier Press).

For the last 30 years, he has been part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Network of Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Forest Management and GEOIDE and Complex Data Systems, and Community Surface Dynamic Modeling System (CSDMS) and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). He has had NSERC Discovery Grants continuously since 1980 and NSF grants.

In 1986, he received the William S. Cooper Award of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for research on wildfire effects on boreal forest dynamics. He is a fellow of the Royal Biological Society and a fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Five of his students have also received Awards from the ESA.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of New South Wales (Australia), Guelph, Wisconsin, University of California-Berkeley and a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University. He is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.

Biographie

Edward A. Johnson est professeur d’écologie au Département des sciences biologiques, directeur de l’Institut de biogéoscience de l’Université de Calgary et, de 2003 à 2007, titulaire de la chaire G8 en écologie.

Ses intérêts de recherche sont le couplage des processus physiques aux processus écologiques, en particulier les perturbations naturelles. Il a effectué des travaux sur le terrain en Australie, au Canada, au Belize, au Sri Lanka, en Suède et aux États-Unis.

Il a publié de nombreux articles dans des revues scientifiques à comité de lecture et a publié quatre ouvrages: Fire and Vegetation Dynamics (Cambridge University Press), Forest Fires: Behavior and Ecological Effects (Academic Press), Ecological Education and Environmental Advocacy (Cambridge University Press), Biogeoscience: an ecosystem approach (Cambridge University Press) et Plant Disturbance Ecology: The Processes and the Responses (Elsevier Press).

Au cours des 30 dernières années, il a fait partie du Réseau de centres d’excellence en gestion durable des forêts du Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada et du Réseau de modélisation dynamique des surfaces communautaires et de l’Observatoire écologique national. (NÉON). Il a reçu des subventions à la découverte du CRSNG de façon continue depuis 1980 et des subventions de la NSF.

En 1986, il a reçu le prix William S. Cooper de la Ecological Society of America (ESA) pour ses recherches sur les effets des incendies de forêt sur la dynamique de la forêt boréale. Il est membre de la Royal Biological Society et membre de la Ecological Society of America. Cinq de ses étudiants ont également reçu des prix de l’ESA.

Il a été professeur invité aux universités de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud (Australie), Guelph, Wisconsin, Université de Californie-Berkeley et boursier Bullard à l’Université Harvard. Il est actuellement rédacteur en chef du Bulletin de la société écologique d’Amérique.

Selected Publications/  Publications sélectionnées

Fluvial seed dispersal of riparian trees: transport and depositional processes
Cunnings A, EA Johnson & Y Martin
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41:615–625 (Apr 2016)

Assessment of variability and uncertainty of soil organic carbon in a mountainous boreal forest (Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta)
Hoffmann U,  T Hoffmann, EA Johnson, & NJ Kuhn
Catena 113:107–121 (Feb 2014)

Postglacial adjustment of steep, low-order drainage basins, Canadian Rocky Mountains
Hoffmann T,  T Müller, EA Johnson & YE Martin
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 118:2568–2584 (Dec 2013)

Large-scale climatic patterns and area affected by mountain pine beetle in British Columbia, Canada
Macias Fauria M & EA Johnson
Journal of Geophysical Research 114:G01012 (Mar 2009)

Wildfires in the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains and their relationship to mid-tropospheric anomalies
Johnson EA & DR Wowchuk
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 23:1213–1222 (1993)