Current

Publications

(in reverse chronological order)

20. Johnston MW*, Milligan RJ*, Easson CG, de Rada S, Penta B, Sutton TT (in preparation) Characterizing Pelagic Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico Using Model, Empirical, and Remotely-Sensed Data. Journal of Ocean Systems.

19. Bernard AM*, Johnston MW*, Reichert MJ, Shivji MS (in preparation) Genetic and Biophysical Modeling Evidence of panmixia over generations of Atlantic Red Grouper (Epinephelus Morio). Molecular Ecology.

18. Johnston MW (in revision) Perspectives of biophysical modelling with implications on biological connectivity. In Past, Present and Future of Mediterranean Cold‐Water Corals. Eds C. Jimenez and C. Orejas. Springer.

17. Riegl B, Johnston MW, Bauman A, Howells E, Burt J, Purkis S, Sheppard CRC (in revision) Approaching regional extinction of dominant coral threatens evolutionary innovation and geological persistence of reefs. Global Change Biology.

16. Sylvain P*, Johnston MW*,  Vaissièrec AC, Bergerd F, Jacoba C, Dodge R (in press) An update of the Visual_HEA software to improve the implementation of the Habitat Equivalency Analysis method. Ecological Engineering.

15. O’Brien CM, Johnston MW, Kerstetter D (in press) Ports, Prosperity, & Pests: Assessing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species Introduced by Maritime Shipping Activity in Cuba. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

14. Johnston MW, Bernard AM (2017) A bank divided: quantifying a spatial and temporal connectivity break between the Campeche Bank and the north-eastern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 164(1), 1-15.

13. Johnston MW, Bernard AM, Shivji MS (2017) Forecasting lionfish sources and sinks in the Atlantic: Are Gulf of Mexico reef fisheries at risk? Coral Reefs 36, 169-181.

12. Purkis SJ, Gardiner R, Johnston MW, Sheppard CRC (2016) A half-century of coastline change in Diego Garcia – a strategically important atoll island in the Chagos. Geomorphology 261, 282-298.

11. Johnston MW, Akins, JL (2016) The Non-native royal damsel (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) in the southern Gulf of Mexico; an invasion risk? Marine Biology 163(1), 1-14.

10. Johnston MW, Purkis SJ (2016) Forecasting the success of invasive marine species; lessons learned from purposeful reef fish releases in the Hawaiian Islands. Fisheries Research 174, 190-220.

9. Johnston MW, Purkis SJ, Dodge RE (2015) Measuring Bahamian lionfish impacts to marine ecological services using Habitat Equivalency Analysis. Marine Biology. 162 (12), 2501-2512.

8. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2015) A coordinated and sustained international strategy is required to turn the tide on the Atlantic lionfish invasion. Marine Ecology Progress Series 533:219-235. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11399

7. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2015) Hurricanes Accelerated the Florida-Bahamas Lionfish Invasion. Global Change Biology 21, 2249-2260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12874

6. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2014) Are lionfish set for a Mediterranean invasion? Modelling explains why this is unlikely to occur. Marine Pollution Bulletin 88 (1), 138-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.09.013

5. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2014) Lionfish in the eastern tropical and north Pacific; A cellular automaton approach to risk assessment. Biological Invasions 16 (12), 2681-2695.

4. GIGA Community of Scientists (2013) Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing community resources to study diverse invertebrate genomes. Journal of Heredity. 2014:105(1):1-18.

3. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2013) Modeling the potential spread of the recently identified non-native panther grouper (Chromileptes altivelis) in the Atlantic using a cellular automaton approach. PLoS ONE 8(8): e73023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073023

2. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2012) Invasionsoft: A web-enabled tool for invasive species colonization predictions. Aquatic Invasions 7(3), 405–417.

1. Johnston, MW, Purkis, SJ (2011) Spatial analysis of the invasion of lionfish in the western Atlantic and Caribbean. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62 (6), 1218–1226.

Conference Proceedings and Poster Presentations:

deRada S, Penta B, Sutton T, Johnston M, Milligan R, Easson C, Cook A, Boswell K, Lembke C, English D, Hu C (2017) Physical-bio-optical modeling in the Gulf of Mexico: Analysis of water mass relationships to pelagic habitat. 2017 ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Sutton T, Cook A, Boswell k, Bracken-Grissom H, deRada S, English D, Eytan R, Hu C, Johnston M, Judkins H, Lembke C, Lopez J, Moore J, Nizinski M, Penta B, Romero I, Rooker J, Shivji M, Vecchione M, Wells D, Youngbluth M, Fenolio D, Frank T (2017) Deep-pelagic research in the Gulf of Mexico: The DEEPEND Consortium. 2017 ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

deRada S, Penta B, Johnston MW, Milligan RJ, Easson CG, Sutton T (2017) DEEPEND: Relating Pelagic Habitat to Ocean Stratification. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Johnston MW, Milligan RJ, Easson CG, de Rada S, Penta B, Sutton T (2017) DEEPEND: Characterizing Pelagic Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico Using Model, Empirical, and Remotely-Sensed Data.  Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Johnston MW, Bernard AM, Shivji MS (2016) Genetic and Biophysical Modeling Assessment of Red Grouper (Epinephelus Morio) Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern USA. 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Johnston MW, Bernard AM,  Shivji MS (2016) Lionfish sources and sinks in the Atlantic: are reef fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico at risk? 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Johnston MW, Bernard AM, Reichert MJ, Shivji MS (2016) Genetic and Biophysical Modeling Assessment of Connectivity in the Red Grouper, Epinephelus Morio. 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA.

Sutton TT, Johnston MW, and 18 others (2015) Understanding deep-pelagic ecosystem variability in an age of increasing deep-ocean commercial activity: A Gulf of Mexico case study and new research initiative (DEEPEND). Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal.

Sutton TT, Cook AC, Johnston MW, and 17 others (2015) DEEPEND: Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, TX.

Lopez J, Johnston MW (2014) Establishing a “Global Invertebrate Genome Alliance” (GIGA) for Comparative Genomics. Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution Meeting. (poster presentation)  

Johnston MW, Purkis SJ (2013) Lionfish in the Eastern Pacific and Mediterranean - Assessing the Invasion Risk with a Cellular Automaton Mode. FWC Lionfish Summit Report (poster presentation)

* co-first authors

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