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Douglas Johnson

Emeritus Appointment
douglas.e.johnson [at]

Dr. Johnson has been a professor in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management at Oregon State University since 1982. His research examines the spatial behavior and movement of livestock on landscapes. He also develops models that predict animal distribution and use. Dr. Johnson is creating methodologies and software that can be used to monitor and quantify rangeland vegetation. He has consulted on rangeland systems world wide and has conducted research projects for the US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, and private foundations.

Noxious Weed Symposium Work 2006: View the PowerPoint Presentation.

Ecology and restoration of southwestern Oregon foothill rangelands.

Analyzing ecosystem complexes using principles of landscape ecology, computer analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis techniques.

The Khulan Project looked at significant environmental, social, and economic changes taking place in Mongolia that are affecting herders, Khulan, and all wildlife in the Gobi region. For more information click here.

Modeling environmental variables to predict animal movement across the landscape. 2003-2005 with Dr. Melvin R. George (University of California/Davis) and Dr. Mounir Louhaichi (OSU).

GIS applications for range and natural resources extension agents with Drs. Michael Borman and Mounir Louhaichi. 2005-2006.

Developing mobile mapping technology using customized GPS and PDA. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture (ODA). 2004-2006 with Dr. Mack Barrington.

Mapping slickspots in Idaho using near-earth photography. US Geological Survey. 2005-2007 with Dr. David Pyke.