Chris Johnson

Johnson, Dr. Chris

BSc University of Victoria, PhD University of Northern BC

Professor, Landscape Conservation and Management
Prince George


Chris started at UNBC in 2004 and currently teaches courses in conservation biology, population-community ecology, natural resources planning and science communication. Chris is a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) and the Chair of the Credentials Committee of the BC College of Applied Biology. He is a member of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, including Co-chair of the Terrestrial Mammals Subcommittee.

Research and Expertise

​​​​​​​Dr. Johnson's research integrates the disciplines of wildlife, landscape, and conservation ecology to plan for and mitigate the influences of human developments on the environment. Typically working at broad spatial scales using GIS, remotely sensed data, and advanced statistical models, he also has an appreciation for field investigations and multiscale phenomena. Current research themes include cumulative impacts of resource development on Arctic wildlife, assessment of species-distribution models, and community-based conservation monitoring and planning.

Research Fields
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Wildlife
Areas of Expertise
caribou, conservation, cumulative impacts, ecological thresholds, endangered species
Languages Spoken
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises In
PhD NRES, MSc NRES Biology, MSc NRES Forestry, MNRES
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications