Select recent publications are below, followed by a full list of editorials, scientific articles, reports, and blog posts.
We Must Defend Science From Political Attacks. Scientific American, 2019.
We Must Talk About Our Climate Crisis. Scientific American, 2019.
9 Ocean Conservation Groups You Don’t Know About… But Should. Scientific American, 2019.
Top 10 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2018 (Just kidding, there were only 3 this year). Scientific American, 2018.
Soil and Seaweed: Farming Our Way to a Climate Solution. Scientific American, co-authored with Louise Elizabeth Maher-Johnson (aka my mom!), 2018.
Young Voters and Voters of Color are Key to Climate Policy. The Hill, 2018.
Our Health Depends On The Health Of The Ocean — And The Ocean Is Sick. Huffington Post, co-authored with Jennifer Panlilio, 2018.
What the Trump administration doesn’t understand about ocean conservation. LA Times, co-authored with Jeff Orlowski, 2018.
The Shuri Effect: A Generation of Black Scientists? Scientific American, 2018.
Shifted Baselines and the Policy Placebo Effect in Conservation. Oryx, co-authored with S. Lovell, R. Ramdeen, and L. McClenachan, 2018.
The Hill, Young Voters and Voters of Color are Key to Climate Policy, 2018.
Huffington Post, Our Health Depends On The Health Of The Ocean — And The Ocean Is Sick, co-authored with Jennifer Panlilio, 2018.
Los Angeles Times, What the Trump administration doesn’t understand about ocean conservation, co-authored with Jeff Orlowski, 2018.
The Guardian, The Key to Halting Climate Change: Admit We Can’t Save Everything, 2016.
Huffington Post, How Barbuda Enacted One of the World’s Most Successful Ocean Conservation Efforts, 2015.
Virgin Unite, Parrotfish: The Fish that Can Save Coral Reefs, 2014.
Antigua Observer, Guest Opinion, co-authored with Arthur Nibbs upon passage of new ocean laws in Barbuda, 2014.
New York Times, We Can Save the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs, co-authored with Jeremy Jackson, 2014.
Johnson AE, McClintock WJ, Burton O, Burton W, Estep A, Mengerink K, Porter R, and Tate S. (In review.) Ocean zoning in Barbuda: A social, ecological, geographic, and legal case study.
Johnson AE, Davis M, Frey R, Carmine G, Flemma J, Whitehouse S, and Watt W. (In preparation.) Loss and Waste in the Seafood Supply Chain.
Lovell S, Johnson AE, Ramdeen R, and McClenachan L. 2018. Shifted baselines and the policy placebo effect in conservation. Oryx, 1-9.
Ruttenberg B, Caselle JE, Estep AJ, Johnson AE, Marhaver KL, Richter LJ, et al. 2018. Ecological assessment of the marine ecosystems of Barbuda, West Indies: Using rapid scientific assessment to inform ocean zoning and fisheries management. PLoS ONE, 13(1).
Hind EJ, Alexander SM, Green SJ, Kritzer JP, Sweet MJ, Johnson AE, Amargós FP, Smith NS and Peterson AM. 2015. Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2: 86.
Johnson AE, and Jackson JBC. 2015. Fisher and diver perceptions of coral reef degradation and implications for sustainable management. Global Ecology and Conservation, 3: 890-899.
Jacquet J, Estes J, Jackson J, Johnson AE, Knowlton, N, McClenachan L, Pauly D, and Sala E. 2015. Ocean Calamities: Hyped Litany or Legitimate concern? BioScience, 65(8): 745-746.
Johnson AE and Saunders D. 2014. Time preferences and the management of coral reef fisheries. Ecological Economics, 100: 130-139.
Johnson AE, Cinner J, Hardt M, Jacquet J, McClanahan T, and Sanchirico J. 2013. Trends current understanding and future research priorities for artisanal coral reef fisheries research. Fish and Fisheries, 14(3): 281-292.
Jacquet J, Boyd I, Carlton JT, Fox H, Johnson AE, Mee L, Roman J, Spalding M, and Sutherland WJ. 2011. Scanning the oceans for solutions. Solutions, 2(1): 46-55.
Johnson, AE. 2010. Reducing bycatch in coral reef trap fisheries: escape gaps as a step towards sustainability. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 415: 201-209.
West J, Julius S, Kareiva P, Lawler JJ, Enquist C, Johnson AE et al. 2009. Natural resources and climate change: a synthetic review of concepts and approaches for management adaptation. Environmental Management, 44(6): 1001-1011.
Benham C, Cawood AM, Cook GS, Darnell A, Davison PC, Goldstein MC, Johnson AE, et al. 2008. Marine Metapopulations (Book Review). Marine Ecology, 29: 319-320.
Jackson JBC, Donovan MK, Cramer KL, Lam VV (editors). 2014. Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
Schep S, Johnson AE, van Beukering P, Wolfs E. 2012. The fishery value of coral reefs in Bonaire.
PhD Dissertation: Johnson, AE. 2011. Fish, Fishing, Diving, and the Management of Coral Reefs. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.
Co-author: U.S. Climate Change Science Program. 2008. Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. In: Julius SH, West JM (editors). US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 873 pp.
We Must Defend Science From Political Attacks. Scientific American.
9 Ocean Conservation Groups You Don’t Know About… But Should. Scientific American.
We Must Talk About Our Climate Crisis. Scientific American.
Top 10 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2018 (Just kidding, there were only 3 this year). Scientific American.
Soil and Seaweed: Farming Our Way to a Climate Solution, co-authored with Louise Elizabeth Maher-Johnson (aka mom!). Scientific American.
6 Ways to Be an Environmental Hero at the Beach. Scientific American.
The Shuri Effect: A Generation of Black Scientists? Scientific American.
7 Award-Winning Apps Launch a Mobile Age for the Ocean Economy. Scientific American.
Using Data to Democratize Ocean Philanthropy. National Geographic.
Top 20 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2017. National Geographic.
We Need to Kick Our Addiction to Plastic. Scientific American.
In a Time of Hurricanes, We Must Talk About Environmental Conservation. Scientific American.
I Never Thought I’d be Marching for Science. Scientific American.
Reflections on the March for Science. National Geographic.
Climate, Oceans, the United Nations, and What’s Next. National Geographic.
How to Use the Ocean Without Using it Up. National Geographic.
Top 10 Ocean Conservation Victories of 2016. National Geographic.
Hey Developers, Wanna Make an App to Help the Ocean?. National Geographic.
Reframing Ocean Conservation in this Post-Election Era. National Geographic.
Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges Requires a Healthy Ocean. National Geographic.
U.S. Ocean Leadership: Getting from 1% to 30% Marine Protection. National Geographic.
Top 15 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2015. National Geographic.
Saving Coral Reefs Requires Halting Climate Change. National Geographic. (Also on Huffington Post.)
6 Lessons for Effective Science-based Ocean Conservation. National Geographic. (Also on Huffington Post.)
4 Steps to Improve Ocean Conservation Research in Small Island States. National Geographic. (Also on Huffington Post.)
Blue Guardians: A New Clinton Global Initiative Partnership. National Geographic.
Fishers and Divers Agree Coral Reefs Need Stronger Management. National Geographic.
Ocean Education — Let the Games Begin! National Geographic. Co-authored with Stephanie Roach.
How Hosting an Edit-a-Thon Made Me Trust Wikipedia. National Geographic.
Why Conservationists Should Pay More Attention to Wikipedia. National Geographic.
Hope for Curaçao’s Corals and the Future of Journalism. National Geographic.
Hope for the Future of Curaçao’s Coral Reefs. National Geographic.
Montserrat Turns its Focus Toward Ocean Conservation. National Geographic.
Blue Halo Initiative Expands to Montserrat and Curaçao. National Geographic.
14 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2014. National Geographic.
Parrotfish: The Fish That Can Save Coral Reefs. Virgin Unite blog.
To Save Coral Reefs, Start with Parrotfish. National Geographic.
Our Ocean Conference: A Turning Point for Ocean Conservation? National Geographic. Co-authored with Jacob James.
Priority Investments for Sustainable Fisheries. National Geographic.
Can Behavioral Economics Help Save Coral Reef Fisheries? National Geographic.
Barbuda Blue Halo: Using the Ocean Without Using it Up. National Geographic.
3 Steps to Community-Driven Ocean Zoning. National Geographic. Co-authored with Will McClintock.
Protecting Fisheries on a Budget: Low-tech Solutions in Barbuda. National Geographic. Co-authored with Shah Selbe.
3 Questions to Save the Ocean. National Geographic.
What do you Want Your Ocean to Look Like? National Geographic.
Listen to Your Elders: Words from Barbudan Fisherman Larkin Webber. National Geographic.
Ask: What do you want your ocean to look like? Then: Listen. National Geographic.
Explaining the Barbuda Ocean Initiative Live on TV. National Geographic.
Barbuda: Faces, Vistas, and Sounds. National Geographic.
Assessing Barbuda’s Ecosystems – What’s Under the Water? National Geographic.
Listen to Your Elders: Wisdom from Papa Joe, Barbuda’s Oldest Fisherman. National Geographic.
Solution: Escape Gaps for Fish Traps. National Geographic.
Celebrating the Launch of the Barbuda Blue Halo Initiative. National Geographic.
The Good, Bad, Ugly, and Hope of SCUBA Diving in Barbuda. National Geographic.
Hope and Opportunity on the Beautiful Island of Barbuda. National Geographic.
Scientists and Politicians Celebrate a Successful Expedition in the Bahamas. National Geographic.
More MPAs Coming Soon to the Bahamas? National Geographic.
Adventures in Ocean Conservation. National Geographic.