• Seals and Climate
    Seals and Climate
    Climate variability, global change and the habitats of pinnipeds
  • Ecology
    Oceanography and Habitat
    Linking ecosystem observations with advanced wildlife tracking and spatial analysis
  • Technology
    New Technology in Education
    Development and deployment of new technology and pedagogy in marine science education
  • Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins
    Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins
    Population biology, passive acoustics and sustainable tourism
  • Citizen Science
    Citizen Science
    Citizen sensors collecting data with mobile technology
  • Marine Wilderness
    Marine Wilderness
    Wilderness concepts applied to marine conservation

Welcome to the Johnston Lab website.

We are part of the Marine Conservation Ecology Group at the Duke Marine Lab in the Nicholas School of the Environment
Here you will find details on the work we do, the people involved, and the products that arise from our endeavors. Most of our work focuses on assessing the habitat needs of marine vertebrates in relation to pressing conservation issues, and developing new ways to communicate our science effectively and move toward solutions. We currently work on projects in the North Atlantic, in the North Pacific, in Western Australia and in the Antarctic.
We are busy, and we love it!
We also work on projects that leverage mobile devices for both teaching and research, including the creation of digital textbooks, educational apps and geo-spatial citizen science projects.

What’s new in the Johnston Lab?

New collaborative paper on seasonal movements of basking sharks!

Coastal Walkabout citizen science initiative launched!

Marine Megafauna Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) starts February 3rd, 2014

New article on mobile devices in geoscience education!