As a Ph.D. student in the Hofmann Lab, my research focuses on understanding how global change influences the ecology and physiology of marine biota. In collaboration with the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project, I am utilizing oceanographic sensors, settlement tiles, environmental DNA (eDNA), and CO2 manipulation experiments to investigate the capacity of kelp forests to buffer seawater chemistry and reduce the ecological impacts of ocean acidification. Before entering the Marine Science doctoral program at UC Santa Barbara, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology at UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.
Johnson, K.M., J.M. Wong, U. Hoshijima, C.S. Sugano, and G.E. Hofmann (2018). Seasonal transcriptomes of the Antarctic pteropod, Limacina helicina antarctica. Marine Environmental Research 143: 49-59.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.10.006.
Johnson, K.M., U. Hoshijima, C.S. Sugano, A.T. Nguyen, and G.E. Hofmann (2016) Shell dissolution observed in Limacina helicina antarctica from the Ross Sea, Antarctica: paired shell characteristics and in situ seawater chemistry. Biogeosciences Discussions.https://doi.10.5194/bg-2016-467.