Dr Kenneth Johnson

Dr Kenneth Johnson

Researcher

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Invertebrates and Plants Palaeobiology
Contact: email

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Geology, University of Iowa, USA

BS, St. Lawrence University, United States

Employment history

Academic

Researcher, Natural History Museum London, United Kingdom, 2005 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA, 2001 - 2005

Associate Project Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, 2000 - 2003

Posgraduate Research Paleontologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, 1999 - 2000

Advanced Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1994 - 1998

NSF/NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural History Museum London, United Kingdom, 1992 - 1993

Predoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 1989 - 1990

Publications

DI MARTINO E, TAYLOR PD, JOHNSON KG (2015) BRYOZOAN DIVERSITY IN THE MIOCENE OF THE KUTAI BASIN, EAST KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA. PALAIOS, 30 (1): 109 - 115. doi: 10.2110/palo.2013.107

Johnson KG, Hasibuan F, Muller W, Todd JA (2015) Biotic and environmental origins of the Southeast Asian marine biodiversity hotspot: the Throughflow Project. Palaios, 30 : 1 - 6. doi: 10.2110/palo.2014.103

JOHNSON KG, RENEMA W, ROSEN BR, SANTODOMINGO N (2015) OLD DATA FOR OLD QUESTIONS: WHAT CAN THE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS REALLY TELL US ABOUT THE NEOGENE ORIGINS OF REEF-CORAL DIVERSITY IN THE CORAL TRIANGLE?. PALAIOS, 30 (1): 94 - 108. doi: 10.2110/palo.2014.051

Kusworo AS, Reich S, Wesselingh FP, Santodomingo N, Renema W, Todd JA, Johnson KG (2015) Diversity and paleoecology of Miocene coral-associated molluscs from East Kalimantan (Indonesia). Palaios, 31 : 116 - 127. doi: 10.2110/palo.2013.124

SANTODOMINGO N, NOVAK V, PRETKOVI V, MARSHALL N, DI MARTINO E, CAPELLI ELG, ROSLER A, REICH S, BRAGA JC, RENEMA W, JOHNSON KG (2015) A DIVERSE PATCH REEF FROM TURBID HABITATS IN THE MIDDLE MIOCENE (EAST KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA). PALAIOS, 30 (1): 128 - 149. doi: 10.2110/palo.2013.047

Curnick DJ, Head CEI, Huang D, Crabbe MJC, Gollock M, Hoeksema BW, Johnson KG, Jones R, Koldewey HJ, Obura DO, Rosen BR, Smith DJ, Taylor ML, Turner JR, Wren S, Redding DW (2015) Setting evolutionary-based conservation priorities for a phylogenetically data-poor taxonomic group (Scleractinia). Animal Conservation, doi: 10.1111/acv.12185

Griffiths N, Mueller W, JOHNSON KG, Aguilera OA (2013) Evaluation of the effect of diagenetic cements on element/Ca ratios in aragonitic Early Miocene (similar to 16 Ma) Caribbean corals: Implications for 'deep-time' palaeo-environmental reconstructions. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 369 : 185 - 200. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.10.018

Miller R, Johnson KG, Thomas AL, Douglas LG, Santodomingo N, Broom YS, Avedillo T, Murray C, Sadler T (2013) V Factor: Volunteers as a bridge between museum scientists and the public. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 1 : 48 - 58.

Novak V, Santodomingo N, Roesler A, Di Martino E, Braga JC, Taylor PD, Johnson KG, Renema W (2013) Environmental reconstruction of a late Burdigalian (Miocene) patch reef in deltaic deposits (East Kalimantan, Indonesia). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 374 : 110 - 122. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.01.009

Todd JA, Johnson KG (2013) DISSECTING A MARINE SNAIL SPECIES RADIATION (CONOIDEA: TURRIDAE: POLYSTIRA) OVER 12 MILLION YEARS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN. Bulletin of Marine Science, 89 (4): 877 - 904. doi: 10.5343/bms.2012.1083

GOWER DJ, JOHNSON KG, Richardson JE, ROSEN BR, Rüber L, WILLIAMS ST. , (2012) Biotic evolution and environmental change in Southeast Asia. The Systematics Association Special Volume 82 & Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

ROCHE RC, ABEL RA, JOHNSON KG, Perry CT (2011) Spatial variation in porosity and skeletal element characteristics in apical tips of the branching coral Acropora pulchra (Brook 1891). Coral Reefs, 30 (1): 195 - 201. doi: 10.1007/s00338-010-0679-1

Johnson KG, Brooks SJ, Fenberg PB, Glover AG, James KE, Lister AM, Michel E, Spencer M, Todd JA, Valsami-Jones E (2011) Climate change and biosphere response: unlocking the collections vault. Bioscience, 61 (2): 147 - 153. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.10

BAKER E, JOHNSON KG, Young JR (2011) The future of the past in the present: biodiversity informatics and geological time. Zookeys, 150 (150): 397 - 405. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2350

Klaus JS, Lutz BP, McNeill DF, Budd AF, JOHNSON KG, Ishman SE (2011) Rise and fall of Pliocene free-living corals in the Caribbean and western Atlantic. Geology, 39 : 375 - 378.

Lister AM, Brooks SJ, Fenberg PB, Glover AG, James KE, Johnson KG, Michel E, Okamura B, Spencer M, Stewart JR, Todd JA, Valsami-Jones E, Young J (2011) Natural history collections as sources of long-term datasets. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26 (3): 153 - 154. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.12.009

McMonagle LB, Lunt P, Wilson MEJ, JOHNSON KG, Manning C, YOUNG J (2011) A re-assessment of age dating of fossiliferous limestones in eastern Sabah, Borneo: implications for understanding the origins of the Indo-Pacific marine biodiversity hotspot.. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 305 doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.02.009

Roche R, Perry CT, JOHNSON KG, Sultana K, Smithers SG, Thompson AA (2011) Mid-Holocene coral community data as a baseline for understanding contemporary reef ecological states. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 299 : 159 - 167.

ROCHE RC, ABEL RA, JOHNSON KG, Perry CT (2010) Quantification of porosity in Acropora pulchra (Brook 1891) using X-ray micro-computed tomography techniques. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 396 : 1 - 9.

Perry CT, Smithers S, JOHNSON KG (2009) Long-term coral community records from Lugger Shoal on the terrigenous inner-shelf of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 28 (4): 941 - 948. doi: 10.1007/s00338-009-0528-2

JOHNSON KG, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Aguilera OA (2009) The Oligocene-Miocene transition on coral reefs in the Falcón Basin (NW Venezuela). Palaios, 24 (1): 59 - 69. doi: 10.2110/palo.2008.p08-004r

Perry CT, Smithers S, Palmer SE, Larcombe P, JOHNSON KG (2008) A 1200 year paleoecological record of coral community development from the terrigenous inner-shelf of the Great Barrier Reef. Geology, 36 (9): 691 - 694. doi: 10.1130/G24907A.1

Renema W, Bellwood DR, Braga JC, Bromfield K, Hall R, JOHNSON KG, Lunt P, Meyer CP, McMonagle LB, Morley RJ, O’dea A, TODD JA, Wesselingh FP, Wilson MEJ, Pandolfi JM (2008) Hopping Hotspots: global shifts in marine biodiversity. Science, 321 (5889): 654 - 657. doi: 10.1126/science.1155674

Budd AF, Adrain TS, Park JW, Klaus JF, JOHNSON KG (2008) The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America ("NMITA") Database: Integrating data from the Dominican Republic Project. , Nehm RH, Budd AF, Topics in Geobiology, Evolutionary stasis and change in the Dominican Republic Neogene., pp. 301 - 310. Springer, New York. 314 pp.

Gaffney ES, Scheyer TM, JOHNSON KG, Bocquentin J, Aguilera OA (2008) Two new species of the side necked turtle genus, Bairdemys (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae), from the Miocene of Venezuela. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 82 : 209 - 229.

JOHNSON KG, Budd AF, Klaus JF, McNeill DF (2008) The impact of fossils from the northern Dominican Republic on origination estimates for Miocene and Pliocene Caribbean reef corals. , Nehm RH, Budd AF, Topics in Geobiology, Evolutionary stasis and change in the Dominican Republic Neogene., pp. 253 - 280. Springer, New York. 314 pp.

JOHNSON KG, Jackson JBC, Budd AF (2008) Caribbean reef development was independent of coral diversity over 28 million years. Science, 319 : 1521 - 1522.

Klaus JF, McNeill DF, Budd AF, JOHNSON KG (2008) Assessing community change in Miocene to Pliocene coral assemblages in the northern Dominican Republic. , Nehm RH, Budd AF, Topics in Geobiology, Evolutionary stasis and change in the Dominican Republic Neogene., pp. 193 - 224. Springer, New York. 314 pp.

JOHNSON KG, TODD JA, Jackson JBC (2007) Coral reef development drives molluscan diversity increase at local and regional scales in the late Neogene and Quaternary of the southwestern Caribbean. Paleobiology, 33 (1): 24 - 52. doi: 10.1666/06022.1

JOHNSON KG (2007) Reef-coral diversity from the Late Oligocene Antigua Formation and temporal variation of local diversity on Caribbean Cenozoic Reefs. , Hubmann BP, Werner E, Fossil corals and Sponges: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera.. Graz.

JOHNSON KG (2007) A collaborative system for sharing palaeontology collection data.. Implementation of the ABCDEFG-schema for specimen-based earth science collection data. Museum fuer Naturkunde, Berlin, 1 : 61 - 77.

O’Dea A, Jackson JBC, Fortunato H, Smith JT, D’Croz L, JOHNSON KG, TODD JA (2007) Environmental change preceded Caribbean mass extinction by 2 million years. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US, 104 (13): 5501 - 5506. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0610947104

JOHNSON KG, Kirby MX (2006) The Emperador Limestone rediscovered: Early Miocene corals from the Culebra Formation, Panama. Journal of Paleontology, 80 : 283 - 293.

JOHNSON KG, PÉREZ ME (2006) Skeletal extension rates of Cenozoic Caribbean reef corals. Palaios, 21 : 262 - 271.

JOHNSON KG (2005) Thirty million years of biotic change on Caribbean coral reefs: new data require new interpretations.. Paleobios, 25

JOHNSON KG, Curry GB, Conner R (2005) Automating the publication of species descriptions via the world wide web. Paleobios, 25

JOHNSON KG, Filkorn HF, Stecheson M (2005) Paleontology collections on the world wide web: the missing link. Paleontologica Electronica, 8

Johnson KG, Curry GB (2001) Regional biotic turnover dynamics in the Plio-Pleistocene molluscan fauna of the Wanganui Basin, New Zealand. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 172 : 39 - 51.

Jackson JBC, Johnson KG (2000) Life in the last few million years. Paleobiology, 26 : 221 - 235.

Budd AF, Johnson KG (1999) Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic. 11. The family Faviidae (Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Part II. The genera Caulastraea, Favia, Diploria, Thysanus, Hadrophyllia, Mancina and Colpophyllia. Bulletins of American Paleontology, 356 : 1 - 83.

Budd AF, Johnson KG (1999) Origination of preceding extinction during late Cenozoic turnover of Caribbean reefs. Paleobiology, 25 : 188 - 200.

Johnson KG (1998) A phylogenetic test of accelerated turnover in Neogene Caribbean brain corals (Scleractinia: Faviidae). Palaeontology, 41 : 1247 - 1268.

Budd AF, Johnson KG (1997) Coral reef community dynamics over 8 million years of evolutionary time: stasis and turnover. Proceedings of the Eighth International Coral Reef Symposium, 1 : 423 - 428.

Budd AF, Johnson KG, Edwards JC (1995) Caribbean reef coral diversity during the early to middle Miocene: an example from the Anguilla Formation. Coral Reefs, 14 : 109 - 117.

Johnson KG, Budd AF (1995) Extinction selectivity and ecology of Neogene Caribbean reef corals. Paleobiology, 21 : 52 - 73.

Budd AF, Johnson KG, Potts DC (1994) Recognizing morphospecies in colonial reef corals: I. Landmark-based methods. Paleobiology, 20 : 484 - 505.

Budd AF, Stemann TA, Johnson KG (1994) Stratigraphic distributions of genera and species of Neogene to Recent Caribbean reef corals. Journal of Paleontology, 68 : 951 - 977.

Johnson KG (1992) Synchronous planulation of Manicina areolata (Scleractinia) with lunar periodicity.. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 87 : 265 - 273.

Johnson KG (1992) Population dynamics of a free- living coral: Recruitment, growth, and survivorship of Manicina areolata on the Caribbean coast of Panamá. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 164 : 171 - 191.

Stemann TA, Johnson KG (1992) Coral assemblages, biofacies, and ecological zones in the mid-Holocene reef deposits of the Enriquillo valley, Dominican Republic.. Lethaia, 25 : 231 - 241.

Budd AF, Johnson KG (1991) Size-related evolutionary patterns among species and subgenera in the Strombina group (Gastropoda: Columbellidae). Journal of Paleontology, 65 : 417 - 434.

Budd AF, Johnson KG, Edwards JC (1989) Miocene coral assemblages in Anguilla, B. W. I., and their implications for the interpretation of vertical succession on fossil reefs. Palaios, 4 : 264 - 275.

Johnson KG (1988) Size, meander pattern, and behavior in the Caribbean free living coral Manicinaareolata (Linneaus).. Proceedings of the Sixth International Coral Reef Symposium, 3 : 403 - 408.

Highlighted publications

Johnson KG, Hasibuan F, Muller W, Todd JA (2015) Biotic and environmental origins of the Southeast Asian marine biodiversity hotspot: the Throughflow Project. Palaios, 30 : 1 - 6. doi: 10.2110/palo.2014.103

Todd JA, Johnson KG (2013) DISSECTING A MARINE SNAIL SPECIES RADIATION (CONOIDEA: TURRIDAE: POLYSTIRA) OVER 12 MILLION YEARS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN. Bulletin of Marine Science, 89 (4): 877 - 904. doi: 10.5343/bms.2012.1083

Johnson KG, Brooks SJ, Fenberg PB, Glover AG, James KE, et al (2011) Climate change and biosphere response: unlocking the collections vault. Bioscience, 61 (2): 147 - 153. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.10

Perry CT, Smithers S, JOHNSON KG (2009) Long-term coral community records from Lugger Shoal on the terrigenous inner-shelf of the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 28 (4): 941 - 948. doi: 10.1007/s00338-009-0528-2

Renema W, Bellwood DR, Braga JC, Bromfield K, Hall R, et al (2008) Hopping Hotspots: global shifts in marine biodiversity. Science, 321 (5889): 654 - 657. doi: 10.1126/science.1155674

JOHNSON KG, Jackson JBC, Budd AF (2008) Caribbean reef development was independent of coral diversity over 28 million years. Science, 319 : 1521 - 1522.