Humboldt State University

Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.

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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

  • Professor, Wildlife Department, Humboldt State University 2009-Present
  • Associate Professor, Wildlife Department, Humboldt State University 2005-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Wildlife Department, Humboldt State University 2001-2005
  • Lecturer, Wildlife Department, Humboldt State University 1999-2001


  • Ph.D. Ecology, Tulane University, 1999
  • B.S. Wildlife Biology, UC Davis, 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Fulbright Scholarship to India. 2013.
  • Alistair McCrone Promising Young Scholar Award. 2004.
  • Cooper Ornithological Society A. Brazier Howell Award for outstanding presentation. 1999.
  • Southern Graduate Student Biological Symposium Award for Outstanding Presentation. 1998.
  • Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund Graduate Fellowship. 1993-1997.
  • U.S. Forest Service Award for work on Neotropical Migrant Habitat Summaries. 1992.
  • U.S. Forest Service Award firefighting. 1992.
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Freshmen, UC Davis. 1988.

Professional Service, Memberships & Activities

  • The Wildlife Society, Society for Conservation Biology, American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society.
  • Regular reviewer of papers submitted to Auk, Condor, Conservation Biology, Journal of Wildlife Management, Journal of Animal Ecology.
  • Reviewer for National Science Foundation
  • Board member, Friends of the Dunes
  • Science Chair, Cooper Ornithological Society annual meeting, June 2005.


  • Since 2000, I have been the Principle Investigator or co-Principle Investigator on grants and contracts totaling over $9 million.
  • We’ve received grants from a variety of funders, including the National Science Foundation, US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Agricultural Research Initiative, the National Geographic Society, and the Coastal Conservancy.