Jennifer E. Johnson is broadly interested in photosynthesis and respiration–from how these processes work at a molecular level to how to monitor their aggregate global activity. Her current projects are focused on developing integrated instrumentation for experimental studies of photosynthesis in higher plants, and a multi-scale model of photosynthesis that couples radiative fluxes, including solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, to trace gas fluxes. Both of these lines of work aim to strengthen the scientific toolkit for understanding the global carbon cycle and climate system.

Johnson received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Bing-Mooney Fellow in Environmental Science and Conservation. She holds a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College, where she was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar and Morris K. Udall Scholar. Her research has been recognized with the Dwight Billings Award for Physiological Ecology from the Ecological Society of America and a New (Early Career) Investigator award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


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