Pieter Johnson
Professor of Distinction • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2006

Ramaley N333 (lab)

Research Interests

My research focuses on two pervasive and inter-related forms of biological change: disease emergence and species invasions. Our group uses long-term data, ecological experiments and modeling approaches to examine the factors that drive disease emergence and biological invasions. We work on a wide range of organisms from diverse study systems, including zooplankton, amphibians, fishes, insects and humans. 

Selected Publications

Johnson, P. T. J., Preston, D. L., Hoverman, J. T., and K. L. D. Richgels (2013). Biodiversity reduces disease through predictable changes in host community competence. Nature 494: 230-234.