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Christopher Johnson

Address:           Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
                           University of California, Los Angeles
                           621 Charles E. Young Drive South
                           Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606
                           Phone: (310) 206-1464

Education:
2008-                  Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
                           University of California, Los Angeles
                           Adviser: Dr. Priyanga Amarasekare

2004-2008:         University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
                           Major: B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
                           Minors: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish

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Honors and Fellowships:
2010-2011: Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, UCLA
2010: Schechtman Award (Awarded to a teaching assistant for outstanding merit in instruction), Dept of EEB, UCLA
2009-2010: Systems and Integrative Biology (SIB) Training Grant, Dept of Biomathematics, UCLA
2009: Lida Scott Brown Fund for Avian Biology ($2600), Dept of EEB, UCLA
2008-2009: Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, UCLA
2007: Undergraduate Research Education and Knowledge Award (UREKA), University College Dublin
2007: College of Science Dean’s List, University of Arizona
2004-2008: Spirit of Discovery Scholarship, University of Arizona (merit-based scholarship)
2004-2008: Achievement Award, University of Arizona (merit-based stipend)

Presentations:
2/2012: Graduate Student Seminar, Dept. of EEB, UCLA: Population dynamics of a host-multiparasitoid community
8/2011: Oral Presentation, 96th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX:
             Mutualistic interactions generate both stability and long-term persistence
8/2010: Spatial Ecology Lab Seminar, Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, Australia:
             Species persistence in communities subject to perturbation
5/2010: Systems & Integrative Biology Training Grant Symposium, Biomath Dept., UCLA:
             Assembly and persistence of mutualistic communities
4/2010: Graduate Student Seminar, Dept. of EEB, UCLA: Mechanisms underlying community patterns
4/2009: Graduate Student Seminar, Dept. of EEB, UCLA: Untangling complex foodwebs: Diversity maintenance                 mechanisms in the Serengeti
4/2008: Geodaze Poster Presentations, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona: Fire and Water: Wildfire                frequency in East Africa over the last five centuries using lake-cores from Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.
8/2007: UREKA, University College Dublin, Ireland: Taphonomy of Mesozoic marine reptiles.
4/2007: Arizona Space Grant Consortium: Validation and benchmarking of meteor impact computer simulations.

Teaching Assistantships
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Introduction to Ecology & Behavior (Spring 2009, Winter 2012)
Ecology (Fall 2009; Fall 2010; Fall 2011)

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