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  • Tocts, A., D. Johnson and A. Carter. 2016. Strong nonlinear selection against fluctuating asymmetry in wild populations of a marine fish. Evolution 70: 2899-2908.

  • Johnson, D., J. Freiwald and G. Bernardi. 2016. Genetic diversity affects the strength of population regulation in a marine fish. Ecology 97: 627-639.

  • Pusack, T., M. Christie, D. Johnson, C. Stallings and M. Hixon. 2014. Spatial and temporal patterns of larval dispersal in a coral-reef fish metapopulation. Molecular Ecology 23: 3396-3408.

  • Johnson, D., K. Grorud-Colvert, S. Sponaugle and B. Semmens. 2014. Phenotypic variation and selective mortality as major drivers of recruitment variability in fishes. Ecology Letters 17: 743-755.

  • Johnson, D., K. Monro and D. Marshall. 2013. MAINTENANCE OF SPERM VARIABILITY. Evolution 67: 1383-1395.

  • HIXON, M., T. ANDERSON, K. BUCH, D. JOHNSON, J. MCLEOD and C. STALLINGS. 2012. Density dependence and population regulation in marine fish. Ecological Monographs 82: 467-489.

  • Johnson, D., K. Grorud-Colvert, T. Rankin and S. Sponaugle. 2012. Measuring selective mortality from otoliths and similar structures. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 151-163.

  • Hunsicker, M., L. Ciannelli, K. Bailey, J. Buckel, J. Wilson White, J. Link, T. Essington, S. Gaichas, T. Anderson and R. Brodeur. 2011. Functional responses and scaling in predator-prey interactions of marine fishes. Ecology Letters 14: 1288-1299.

  • Johnson, D., M. Christie, J. Moye and M. Hixon. 2011. Genetic correlations between adults and larvae in a marine fish. Evolutionary Applications 4: 621-633.

  • Lamb, R. and D. Johnson. 2010. Trophic restructuring of coral reef fish communities in a large marine reserve. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 169-180.

  • Christie, M., D. Johnson, C. Stallings and M. Hixon. 2010. Self-recruitment and sweepstakes reproduction amid extensive gene flow in a coral-reef fish. Molecular Ecology: 1042-1057.

  • Johnson, D., M. Christie and J. Moye. 2010. QUANTIFYING EVOLUTIONARY POTENTIAL OF MARINE FISH LARVAE. Evolution: 2614-2628.

  • Johnson, D. 2006. Density dependence in marine fish populations revealed at small and large spatial scales. Ecology (Washington D C): 319-325.

  • Johnson, D. 2006. Predation, habitat complexity, and variation in density-dependent mortality of temperate reef fishes. Ecology (Washington D C): 1179-1188.

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Educational Background

  • 2009 – Ph.D., Oregon State University (Zoology & Statistics)

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Anderson, T – San Diego State Univ.

  • Hixon, M – Univ. of Hawaii

  • Marshall, D – Monash University

  • Semmens, B – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • STALLINGS, C – Univ. of South Florida, St. Petersburg

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