Steven Mana‘oakamai Johnson
Provost’s Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow (incoming Assistant Professor, fall 2023), Natural Resources and the Environment
Dr. Steven Mana‘oakamai Johnson (he/him/‘oia) is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) scientist, born and raised on the island of Saipan, located in Micronesia. Dr. Johnson is currently a Provost’s Faculty Fellow with the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and will be transitioning into a Assistant Professor in fall 2023. His research questions are informed by his heritage and upbringing, focusing on the impacts of climate change on coastal communities, primarily in the Pacific Islands. He uses social, environmental, and climate data to develop equitable and cooperative solutions for coastal communities. This work is a direct practice of his kuleana (responsibility) to use his knowledge and skills to improve the social and environmental spaces he is a part of.
- Ph.D., geography, Oregon State University, 2021
- M.S., biology, University of Guam, 2017
- B.S., biology, Barry University, 2010
- Selected Publications:
- Nguyen, K.H., A. K. Akiona, C.C. Chang, V.B. Chaudhary, S.J. Cheng, S.M. Johnson, S.S. Kahanamoku, A. Lee, E.E. de Leon Sanchez, L.M. Segui, and R.L. Tanner (2022). Who are we? Highlighting Nuances in Asian American Experiences in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Bull Ecol Soc Am 103(1):e01939.
- Johnson, S.M., and Watson, J.R. (2021). Novel environmental conditions due to climate change in the world's largest marine protected areas. One Earth 4(11):1625-1634.
- Johnson, S.M., Reyuw, B.M., Yalon, A., Mclean, M., and Houk, P. (2020). Contextualizing the social-ecological outcomes of coral reef fisheries management. Biological Conservation 241:108288.
currently working remotely from Arizona
steven.johnson [at] cornell.edu