Mark Johnson

Associate Professor, IRES
Associate Professor, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Canada Research Chair (Ecohydrology)

Bio

Dr. Mark Johnson is working to understand how land use practices influence interactions between hydrological and ecological processes, and how these ecohydrological processes further affect ecosystem services including carbon sequestration. Unraveling interactions between the water cycle and the carbon cycle is essential for improving the sustainability of land and water management, especially under changing climatic conditions. Dr. Johnson’s research in ecohydrology demonstrates that soil carbon processes are also integrally important to the health of freshwater ecosystems and drinking water supplies. Dr. Johnson and his team are testing carbon and water cycle interactions to address questions such as: How much carbon does water transport from the land into freshwater systems? His research can also help to answer very applied questions related to soil fertility and water use such as: How much food can be produced in urban environments, and how much water would that require? To address these and other related questions, Johnson is developing innovative approaches to ecohydrological research in partnership with communities, natural resource management agencies and organizations, and industry.

Website: http://ecohydro.ires.ubc.ca/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=KfQwll4AAAAJ&hl=en

Projects

AgWIT
http://ecohydro.ires.ubc.ca/agwit

Agricultural Water Innovations in the Tropics

Carbon Drainage
http://ecohydro.ires.ubc.ca/carbon-drainage

Ecohydrological controls on carbon drainage fluxes in natural and human-impacted watersheds

Courses

RES 500A Global aspects of Ecohydrology
RES 510 Social-Ecological Systems
ENVR 420 Ecohydrology of Watersheds and Water Systems
ENVR 200 Introduction to Environmental Sciences
SCIE 113 First Year Seminar in Science

Featured Publications

Full publication list (including papers accepted or in press) at http://ecohydro.ires.ubc.ca/publications.

Current Post Docs

Laura Morillas

Current Students

Brenda DAcunha,
Theodore Eyster,
Silja Hund,
Yeonuk Kim,
Hannah McSorely,
Emily Mistick,

Contact Details

AERL Room 421
2202 Main Mall
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
mark.johnson@ubc.ca