Dr. David W. Johnston

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Marine Conservation & Ecology


Dave Johnston is&nbsp;a broadly skilled biological oceanographer and marine conservation biologist whose research focuses on the habitat needs of marine vertebrates in relation to pressing conservation issues.&nbsp;He has active projects involving the effects of climate change on marine mammals, the oceanographic drivers of foraging ecology in marine vertebrates, the design and utility of marine protected areas, human/marine mammal conflicts in coastal oceans and the sustainability of incidental mortality and directed harvests of marine animals.&nbsp;Johnston teaches courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels - with experience in large and small classrooms, as well as in field-based learning situations.&nbsp;Johnston also has extensive experience incorporating new technologies into teaching, including the use of educational global circulation models, mobile apps and custom digital textbooks. His Duke University profile is <a href="">here</a>, and his lab website is available <a href="">here</a>. <br>


Marine Megafauna: An Introduction to Marine Science and Conservation