Johnson, Kevin

Chair of Ocean Sciences, Professor of Oceanography and Environmental Science
Ocean Engineering and Sciences

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Oregon (1998)

B.S. Brigham Young University (1992)

Recognition & Awards

Three Time Winner, Presidential Award for University Excellence, Florida Tech (2013, 2014, & 2015)
Florida Institute of Technology Andrew W. Revay, Jr. Award for Service Excellence (2013)
Most Valuable Panther, Florida Institute of Technology (September, 2012)
Florida Institute of Technology Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Teaching Excellence (2010)
College of Engineering, Florida Tech, Walter Munn, Jr. Award for Teaching Excellence (2009)

Current Courses

OCN 1010 - Introductory Oceanography

OCN 3101 - Biological Oceanography

OCN 3111 - Biological Oceanography Laboratory

OCN/ENS 3911 - Field Projects Proposal

OCN/ENS 4911/4912 - Marine and Environmental Field Projects

OCN 5101 - Principles in Biological Oceanography

OCN 4107/5107 - Pacific Coastal Environments (field course on the coast of Oregon)

 

Professional Experience

Ocean Sciences Program Chair, Department of Ocean Engineering and Sciences,
Florida Tech (2016-Present)

Professor of Oceanography and Environmental Science (2017-Present)

Graduate Student Coordinator, Department Marine and Environmental Systems (2014-2016)

Director, Marine and Environmental Field Projects/Ocean Engineering and Sciences, senior undergrad capstone, hands-on research experience (2002- Present)

Assistant Professor (2001-2008), Associate Professor (2008-2017), Oceanography & Environmental Science

Postdoctoral Fellow (1999-2000), National Science Foundation's Center for Environmental Analysis - Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CEA-CREST), California State Univeristy Los Angeles.

Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-1999), Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Marine Station.

Member, Science Technology Engineering Modeling Advisory Committee, IRL National Estuary Program
(2015-Present)

Member, Board of Advisors, Eco-Terra Farms. New Solutions to Feed Our World (2016-Present)

Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (2015-Present)

Co-Director, Indian River Lagoon Research Institute, Florida Tech (2014-Present)

Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Committee, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (2014-2015)

Additional Duties

Professor of Oceanography and Environmental Science

Current Research

Johnson, KB, co-PI (2016-2017). Criteria for optimizing $200M in environmental dredging in the Indian River Lagoon. Brevard County, Florida Department of Environmental Protection ($190,950)
Johnson, KB, PI (2016-2017). Muck removal efficiency including biological and chemical responses to dredging. Brevard County, Florida Department of Environmental Protection ($358,600)

Selected Publications

Ma, X and KB Johnson. 2017. Comparative Phototaxis of Calanoid and Harpacticoid Copepods. Marine Biology 164:26(1-13).


Johnson, KB, and K Soltis. 2017. Larval supply and recruitment of the ivory barnacle Balanus eburneus on oyster cultch used in oyster-reef restoration. The Journal of Crustacean Biology 37(3), 243–248.


Johnson, KB. 2017. Laboratory settlement of the eastern oyster C. virginica influenced by substratum concavity, orientation, and tertiary arrangement. The Journal of Shellfish Research 36(2):1–10.


Johnson, KB, and JL Roberts. 2017. Florida inlets and intertidal biofouling communities. The Journal of the Marine Technology Society 51(2):7-21.


Sweat, LH, G Swain, K Hunsucker, and KB Johnson. 2017. Transported biofilms and their influence on subsequent macrofouling colonization. Biofouling 33(5):433-449.


Johnson, KB and AL Rhyne. 2015. Ontogenetic shift of spectral sensitivity in the larval phototaxis
of two sympatric caridean shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni and L. boggessi (Decapoda: Lymatidae). Marine Biology 162:1265-1273.


Sweat, LH and KB Johnson. 2013. The effects of fine-scale substratum roughness on
diatom community structure in estuarine biofilms. Biofouling Vol. 29, No. 8, 879–890.


Sloan, NB, E Goodfriend, and KB Johnson. 2007. Zooplankton Abundance and Distribution in
Tidal Marshes Impounded for Mosquito Control. Florida Scientist 70(4):476-488.


Ralston, E, A Bacon, and KB Johnson. 2007. In situ Phototaxis of Zooplankton in the Indian
River Lagoon (Florida) Determined using LED Light Traps. Florida Scientist 70(4):489-505.

Johnson, K.B. and R.B. Forward Jr., 2003, Larval photo responses of the ployclad flatworm Maritigrella crozieri, (platyhelminthes, Polycladida) (Hyman). The Journal of Experiemental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Johnson, K.B. and A.L. Shanks.2003, Low rates of predation on planktonic marine invertebrate larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Johnson, K.B. and R.L. Zimmer. 2002. Phylum Phoronida. In: C. Young, M. Rice and M. Sewell (editors), An Atlas of
Marine Invertebrate Larvae. Academic
Press, London.

Smith, N., K.B. Johnson and C.M. Young. 2002. Phylum Platyhelminthes. In: C. Young, M. Rice and M. Sewell (editors), An Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae. Academic Press, London.

Johnson, K.B. 2001. The Sipuncula.
In: A.L. Shanks (editor), An Identification Guide to the Larval Marine Invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon.

Johnson, K. B. 2001. The Phoronida.
In: A.L. Shanks (editor), An Identification Guide to the Larval Marine Invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon.

Johnson, K.B. 2001. The Nemertea. In: A.L. Shanks (editor), An Identification Guide to the Larval Marine Invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon.

Johnson, K.B. and L. A. Brink, 1998. Predation on bivalve veligers by polychaete larvae. Biological Bulletin 194: 297-303.

Johnson, K.B. and A.L. Shanks, 1997.
The importance of prey densities and background plankton in studies of predation on invertebrate larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 158: 293-296.

Smith, D.L. and K.B. Johnson, 1996.
A Guide to Marine Coastal Plankton and Marine Invertebrate Larvae, second edition. Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque, Iowa.

Bradshaw, W.B. and K. B. Johnson, 1995. Initiation of Metamorphosis in the Pitcher-Plant Mosquito: Effects of Larval Growth History. Ecology 76(7): 2055-2065.