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Danielle Bilyeu Johnston
Danielle Bilyeu Johnston

​​ Wildlife Habitat Researcher

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Contact Info

711 Independent Ave.

Grand Junction, CO 81505

(970) 255- 6117


Ph.D., Ecology— Colorado State University, June 2006

B.A., Biology — Rice University, January 1999

Current or Recent Positions

Senior Wildlife Researcher, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, December 2018-present

Wildlife Habitat Researcher, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, June 2007-November 2018

Researcher, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, June 2006-May 2007

Current or Recent Research Projects

Areas of Interest, Expertise

Invasive plant ecology; arid lands restoration techniques; plant-herbivore interactions; seed
dispersal; shrub measurement techniques; plant water relations

Selected Publications

Garbowski, M., D. B. Johnston, and C. S. Brown. 2021. Leaf and root traits, but not relationships among traits, vary with ontogeny in seedlings. Plant and Soil.

Johnston, D. B. 2020. Piceance Basin Restoration for Wildlife: Technical Publication No. 57. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins, CO.

Garbowski, M., C. S. Brown, and D.B. Johnston. 2020. Soil amendment interacts with invasive grass and drought to uniquely influence aboveground versus belowground biomass in aridland restoration. Restoration Ecology. 28: A13- A23.

Johnston D. B.
 Rough soil surface lessens annual grass invasion in disturbed rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management 73:292-300.

Stephens G. J., Johnston D.B., Jonas, J.L., and M.W. Paschke. 2016. Understory responses to
mechanical treatment of pinyon-juniper in northwest Colorado. Rangeland Ecology and

Johnston D.B. and P.L.Chapman. 2014. Rough surface and high-forb seed mix promote ecological
restoration of simulated well pads. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7:408-424.

Monty, A., Brown, C.S., and D.B. Johnston. 2012. Fire promotes downy brome
(Bromus tectorum L.) seed dispersal. Biological Invasions 15:1113-1123.

Johnston D.B. 2011. Movement of weed seeds in reclamation areas. Restoration Ecology 19:446-

Bilyeu D.M., D.J. Cooper, and N.T. Hobbs NT. 2008. Water tables constrain height recovery of
willow on Yellowstone's Northern Range. Ecological Applications 18:80-92.

Bilyeu D.M., D.J. Cooper, and N.T. Hobbs NT. 2007. Assessing impacts of large herbivores on
shrubs: tests of scaling factors for utilization rates from shoot-level measurements. Journal of

Johnston D.B., D.J. Cooper, and N.T. Hobbs NT. 2007. Elk browsing increases aboveground growth
of water-stressed willows by modifying plant architecture. Oecologia 154: 467-478.