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
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04790-z
Johnston, D. B.
2020. Piceance Basin Restoration for Wildlife: Technical Publication No. 57. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins, CO. https://cpw.catalog.aspencat.info/Files/1242/ViewPDF
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13083
Johnston D. B.
Rough soil surface lessens annual grass invasion in disturbed rangeland.
Rangeland Ecology & Management
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
Monty, A., Brown, C.S., and
D.B. Johnston. 2012. Fire promotes downy brome
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
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