Dr Andrew F Johnson
Ocean Scientist specialising in Marine Fisheries. Research interests include: Current interests 1) Understanding how conservation interventions in the US can have unintended (often negative) consequences for other countries that meet new market demands created following reduced US production. This work involves collaboration with EDF, NOAA and numerous academic collaborators. 2) Further investigating the problem of the Totoaba swim bladder trade in China that is perpetuating declines in the endangered vaquita porpoise populations in the Gulf of California, Mexico. 3) The use of complex systems analyses (non-linear dynamic and agent-based modelling) in addressing problems in social-ecological systems that have traditionally been addressed using “linear” thinking – in particular, sequential exploitation and trade patterns in international fishery markets working with Maja Schluter at the Stockholm Resilience center and collaborators at SESYNC. 4) Working with Human Rights at Sea to summarize human rights violations that come under / are related to the fishing industry - to direct future policy efforts in addressing current violations in the fisheries sector. 5) The development of a Bycatch Risk Assessment (ByRA) Toolkit (first round of analyses currently being presented to Stakeholders and funders). 6) Beginning closer collaborations with the Stockholm Resilience center and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics.