Lucinda B Johnson

  • 5013 Miller Trunk Highway

    Duluth, MN 55811

1985 …2021
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Research interests

Areas of interest include environmental assessment and bioindicators, impacts of climate change, decision making in the environmental sciences. Research projects include: effects of multiple stressors on aquatic communities; testing indicators of coastal ecosystem integrity; predicting impacts of climate change on stream communities.


Graduate Faculty, Water Resources Science and Integrated Biological Science, 2000 - present

Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth; Landscape Ecology, Stream Ecology


  • Olker, J.H., Kovalenko, K.E., Ciborowski, J.J.H., Brady, V.J., Johnson, L.B. 2016. Watershed land use and local habitat: implications for habitat assessment. Wetlands 36:311-318
  • Creed, I.F., Cormier, R., Laurent, K.L., Accatino, F., Igras, J., Friedman, K.B., Johnson, L.B., Crossman, J., Dillon, P.J., Trick, C.G. 2016. Formal integration of science and management systems needed to achieve thriving and prosperous Great Lakes. Bioscience 66:408-418.
  • Stueve, K.M., Hollenhorst, T.P., Kelly, J.R., Johnson, L.B., Host, G.E. 2014. High-resolution maps of forest-urban watersheds present an opportunity for ecologists and managers. Landscape Ecology 30:313-323.
  • Smith, S.D.P., McIntyre, P.B., Halpern, B.S., Cooke, R.M., Marino, A.L., Boyer, G.L., Buchsbaum, A., Burton, G.A. Jr., Campbell, L.M., Ciborowski, J.J.H., Doran, P.J., Infante, D.M.Johnson, L.B., Read, J.G., Rose, J.B., Rutherford, E.S., Steinman, A.D., Allan, J.D. 2015. Rating impacts in a multi-stressor world: a quantitative assessment of 50 stressors affecting the Great Lakes. Ecological Applications 25:717-728. doi:10.1890/14-0366.1
  • Kovalenko, K.E., Brady, V.J., Ciborowski, J.J.H., Ilyushkin, S., Johnson, L.B. 2014. Functional changes in littoral macroinvertebrate communities in response to watershed-level anthropogenic stress. PLoS ONE 9:e101499.
  • Kovalenko, K.E., Brady, V.J., Brown, T.N., Ciborowski, J.J.H., Danz, N.P., Gathman, J.P., Host, G.E., Howe, R.W., Johnson, L.B., Niemi, G.J., Reavie, E.D. 2014. Congruence of community thresholds in response to anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.Freshwater Science 33:958-971.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Michigan State University

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Projects 2007 2021

Research Output 1985 2019

Leveraging a Landscape-Level Monitoring and Assessment Program for Developing Resilient Shorelines throughout the Laurentian Great Lakes

Uzarski, D. G., Wilcox, D. A., Brady, V. J., Cooper, M. J., Albert, D. A., Ciborowski, J. J. H., Danz, N. P., Garwood, A., Gathman, J. P., Gehring, T. M., Grabas, G. P., Howe, R. W., Johnson, L. B., Lamberti, G. A., Moerke, A. H., Niemi, G. J., Redder, T., Ruetz, C. R., Steinman, A. D., Tozer, D. C. & 1 others, O’Donnell, T. K., Jan 1 2019, In : Wetlands.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
coastal wetland
4 Citations (Scopus)

Ecosystem classification and mapping of the laurentian great lakes

Riseng, C. M., Wehrly, K. E., Wang, L., Rutherford, E. S., McKenna, J. E., Johnson, L. B., Mason, L. A., Castiglione, C., Hollenhorst, T. P., Sparks-Jackson, B. L. & Sowa, S. P., Jan 1 2018, In : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 75, 10, p. 1693-1712 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Great Lakes
lake ecosystem
2 Citations (Scopus)

Global patterns in the metacommunity structuring of lake macrophytes: regional variations and driving factors

Alahuhta, J., Lindholm, M., Bove, C. P., Chappuis, E., Clayton, J., de Winton, M., Feldmann, T., Ecke, F., Gacia, E., Grillas, P., Hoyer, M. V., Johnson, L. B., Kolada, A., Kosten, S., Lauridsen, T., Lukács, B. A., Mjelde, M., Mormul, R. P., Rhazi, L., Rhazi, M. & 4 others, Sass, L., Søndergaard, M., Xu, J. & Heino, J., Dec 1 2018, In : Oecologia. 188, 4, p. 1167-1182 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Pathways and places associated with nonindigenous aquatic species introductions in the Laurentian Great Lakes

O’Malia, E. M., Johnson, L. B. & Hoffman, J. C., Jul 1 2018, In : Hydrobiologia. 817, 1, p. 23-40 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Great Lakes
population size
2 Citations (Scopus)

The science-policy interface of risk-based freshwater and marine management systems: From concepts to practical tools

Cormier, R., Stelzenmüller, V., Creed, I. F., Igras, J., Rambo, H., Callies, U. & Johnson, L. B., Nov 15 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 226, p. 340-346 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

management practice
Aquatic ecosystems