Humboldt State University

Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.

707 826 3218

Publications & Manuscripts

* indicates student-authors

Peer-reviewed publications

  • 2016. Milligan*, M. C., Johnson, M. D., Garfinkel*, M., Smith*, C. J., & Njoroge, P.  2016. Quantifying pest control services by birds and ants in Kenyan coffee farms. Biological Conservation 194: 58-65.reprint
  • 2015. Smith*, C., D. Barton, M.D. Johnson, C. Wendt*, M.C. Milligan, P. Njoroge, P. Gichuki.  Bird communities in sun and shade coffee farms in Kenya.  Global Ecology and Conservation.reprint
  • 2015 Delgado de al Flor, Y.A.* and M.D.Johnson. Influence of invasive European beachgrass on mesopredator activity in the coastal dunes of Northern California. Western Wildlife. 2: 29-34 reprint
  • 2015 Garfinkel, M.* and M.D. Johnson. Pest-removal services provided by birds on small organic farms in northern California. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and the Environment. 211: 24-31. reprint
  • 2015 Johnson, M.D. and Y.L. De Leon*. Effect of an invasive plant and moonlight on rodent foraging behavior in a coastal dune ecosystem. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117903 reprint
  • 2015 Spragens, K*, J.M. Black, and M.D. Johnson.  Aleutian Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii leucopareia use of pastures in relation to livestock management.  Wildfowl 65: 31–50. reprint
  • 2014 Howard*, K. and M.D. Johnson. Effects of natural habitat on pest control in California Vineyards. Western Birds 45:276–283 reprint
  • 2014 Kalinowski*, R.S., M.D. Johnson, and A.C Rich. Habitat relationships of great gray owl prey in meadows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 38(3): 547-556 reprint
  • 2014 Railsback, S.F. and M.D. Johnson. Effects of land use on bird populations and pest control services on coffee farms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(16): 6109-6114 reprint
  • 2014 Trainor*, M., M.D. Johnson, and H. Davis. Orangequit (Euneornis campestris) and Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) body condition in response to shade coffee habitat in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. J. Caribbean Ornithology. 27: 15-21 reprint
  • 2014 Wolfe*, J.D., M.D. Johnson and C J. Ralph. Do birds select habitat or food resources? Nearctic-Neotropic migrants in northeastern Costa Rica. PLOS ONE 9(1): e86221. reprint
  • 2013 Wood*, E.M, M.D. Johnson, R.D. Jackson, A.M. Pidgeon, and B.A. Garrison. Avian community use and occupancy of California oak savanna. Condor 115: 712-724. reprint
  • 2013 Wolfe*, J., M.D. Johnson, and C.J. Ralph. Higher mass increases annual survival of wintering Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea) in Northeastern Costa Rica. Condor. 115:163–167 reprint
  • 2012 Smith*, C., M.D. Johnson, B. Campos*, and C. Bishop*. Variation in aggressive behavior of black-throated blue warblers in Jamaica.Condor 114: 831-839. reprint
  • 2011 Railsback, S.F. and M.D. Johnson. Pattern-oriented modeling of bird foraging and pest control in coffee farms. Ecological Modelling 222: 3305-3319. reprint
  • 2011 Wenny, D., T.L. DeVault, M.D. Johnson, D. Kelly, C.H. Sekercioglu, D.F. Tomback, and C.J. Whelan. The need to quantify ecosystem services provided by birds. Auk 128: 1-14. reprint
  • 2011 Powers*, B., M.D. Johnson, J.A. LaManna*, A. Rich. The influence of cattle grazing on pocket gophers in the central Sierra Nevada. Northwestern Naturalist 92: 13-18. reprint
  • 2011 Jirinec*, V., B.R. Campos*, M.D. Johnson. Roosting behavior of a migratory songbird on Jamaican coffee farms: Implications for ecosystem services. Bird Conservation International Feb: 1-9. reprint
  • 2010 Kalinowski*, R.S. and M.D. Johnson. Influence of suburban habitat on a wintering bird community in coastal Northern California. The Condor 112: 274–282. reprint
  • 2010 Johnson, M.D., J.L. Kellermann*, and A.M. Stercho*. Pest control services by birds in shade and sun coffee in Jamaica. Animal Conservation 13: 140-147. reprint
  • 2010 Wood, E.M., M.D. Johnson, and B.A. Garrison. Quantifying bird habitat using a relevé method. Transactions of the Western Wildlife Society 46:25-41. reprint
  • 2009 Johnson, M.D., N.J. Levy*, J.L. Kellermann*, and D.E. Robinson. Effects of shade and bird predation on arthropods and leaf damage on coffee farms in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. Agroforestry Systems 76: 139-148 reprint
  • 2009 Tonra*, C.M., M.D. Johnson, S.K. Heath and M.E. Hauber. Does nesting habitat influence hatching synchrony between brood parasitic Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) and two hosts? Ecography reprint
  • 2009 Johnson, M.D. and C.M. Horn*. Effects of rotational grazing on rodents and raptors on a coastal grassland. Western North American Naturalist 68:444-462 reprint
  • 2008 Kellermann*, J.L., M.D. Johnson, A.M. Stercho*, and S. Hackett. Ecological and economic services provided by birds on Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee farms. Conservation Biology 22:1177-1185 reprint
  • 2008 Tonra*, C.M., M.E. Hauber, S.K. Heath, and M.D. Johnson. Ecological correlates and sex differences in early development of a generalist brood parasite. Auk 125:205-213 reprint
  • 2007 Myers*, C.H., L. Eigner*, J.A. Harris*, R. Hilman*, M.D. Johnson, R. Kalinowski*, J.J. Muir*, M. Reyes*, L.E. Tucci*. The effectiveness of ground-based and tree-based polyvinyl chloride traps for capturing Pseudacris regilla in northwestern California. Northwestern Naturalist:147-154 reprint
  • 2007 Tietz*, J.R. and M.D. Johnson. Stopover ecology and habitat selection of juvenile Swainson’s Thrushes along the Northern California coast. Condor. :795-807 reprint
  • 2007 Johnson, M.D. Measuring habitat quality: a review. Condor:489-504 reprint
  • 2007 Kristan, W.B. III, M.D. Johnson, and J.T. Rotenberry. Choices and consequences of habitat selection for birds. Condor 109:485-488. reprint
  • 2006 Johnson, M.D., T.W. Sherry, R.T. Holmes, and P.P Marra. Assessing habitat quality for a migratory songbird wintering in natural and agricultural habitats. Conservation Biology 20:1433-1444. reprint
  • 2006 Johnson, M.D., A.M. Strong, and T.W. Sherry. The balanced breeding hypothesis for the integration of migrant and resident insectivorous birds in the tropics. Journal of Avian Biology 37: 229-237. reprint
  • 2005 Johnson, M.D., T.L. Adams*, T.M. Branston*, R.D. Clark*, W.B. Crombie*, D.L. Germann*, A.D.M. Ives-Ringstad*, H. Langendorf*, and J.L. Moore*. Variables influencing predation of artificial duck nests in Northwest Coastal California. Transactions of the Western Wildlife Society 41:11-20. reprint
  • 2005 Johnson, M.D. Habitat quality: a brief review for wildlife biologists. Transactions of the Western Wildlife Society 41:31-41. reprint
  • 2005 Johnson, M.D. Academic performance of ‘native’ versus transfer students in natural resource sciences. Journal of College Student Development 39:570-579. reprint
  • 2005 Sherry, T.W., M.D. Johnson, and A.M. Strong. Are migrant birds limited by food in winter? Chapter 31 in Birds of Two Worlds: The Ecology and Evolution of Migration. Johns Hopkins University Press. reprint
  • 2005 Johnson, M.D., T.W. Sherry, A.M. Strong, and A. Medori*. Migrants in Neotropical bird communities: an assessment of the breeding currency hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology:333-341 reprint
  • 2004 Johnson, M.D. The next Reality Show: legitimizing experiential learning with community-based research. The American Biology Teacher 66: 249-253. reprint
  • 2002 Johnson, M.D., D. Ruthrauff*, J. Jones*, and J. Robinson*, and J. Tietz*. Short term effects of tartar emetic on re-sighting rates of migratory songbirds in the non-breeding season. Journal of Field Ornithology:191-196 reprint
  • 2001 Johnson, M.D. and T.W. Sherry. Effects of food availability on the distribution of migratory warblers among habitats in Jamaica, West Indies. Journal of Animal Ecology :546-560 reprint
  • 2001 Strong, A.M. and M.D. Johnson. Exploitation of a seasonal resource by non-breeding Plain and White-crowned pigeons: implications for conservation of tropical dry forests. Wilson Bulletin:73-77 reprint
  • 2000 Johnson, M.D. Effects of shade-tree species and crop structure on the bird and arthropod communities in a Jamaican coffee plantation. Biotropica:133-145 reprint
  • 2000 Johnson, M.D. Evaluation of an arthropod sampling technique useful in measuring food availability for forest insectivores. Journal of Field Ornithology:88-109 reprint
  • 2000 Johnson, M.D. and A. M. Strong. Length-weight relationships of Jamaican arthropods. Entomological News 111:270-281. reprint
  • 1996 Johnson, M.D. and G.R. Geupel. The importance of productivity to the dynamics of a Swainson's Thrush population. Condor:133-141 reprint
  • 1996 Johnson, M.D. and J.G. Gilardi. The communal roosting behavior of the Crested Caracara in southern Guatemala. Journal of Field Ornithology:44-47 reprint

Opinion-editorial publications & popular articles

  • 2003 Johnson, M.D. Liar, liar, brush on fire. [Opinion essay on prevention of brush fires like those in Southern California, fall 2003] EcoNews Nov-Dec, 2003. print version
  • 2003 Johnson, M.D. Where will the wood come from? [Opinion essay on logging in National Forests inspired by preparatory work for Habitat Ecology course lectures] San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday October 13. reprint
  • 2003 Johnson, M.D. Student project contributes to marsh restoration and enhancement effort. Outdoor California, May-June Issue, Pages 4-7. reprint
  • 2001 Johnson, M.D. “Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift”: reflections of a first-year wildlife teacher. Wildlife Society Bulletin:1298-1299 reprint
  • 2001 Johnson, M.D. [Co-written with numerous student authors] Why Y2Y?[Opinion essay on merits of a conservation initiative written with students and stemming from in-class debate in Habitat Ecology course.] EcoNews Jan-Feb, 2001. print version
  • 2000 Johnson, M.D. A piece of the pie. [Opinion essay on human population problem inspired by preparatory work for Wildlife Ecology & Management lectures]. EcoNews Nov-Dec, 2000. print version
  • Various “Letters-to-the-Editor” compiled