Peer Reviewed Articles

Sveinsdóttir, A. and M.F. Johnson. Doubling Down on DAPL: The contentious politics of pipeline governance in Illinois. Accepted for publication in Environmental Politics.

Gonzalez Cruz*, J. and M.F. Johnson. 2022. Invasive Species in Post-2020 Global Environmental Politics. Global Environmental Politics 22(2): 12-22. DOI:

Johnson, M.F. 2022. Local Engagement in Environmental Peacebuilding: Examining the Band-e-Amir Protected Area Committee as a Peacebuilding Mechanism in Afghanistan. Development in Practice 32(6): 755-767, DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2021.1937538.

Johnson, M.F., A. Sveinsdóttir, and E. Guske.** 2021. The Dakota Access Pipeline in Illinois: Participation, Power, and Institutional Design in United States Critical Energy Infrastructure Governance. Energy Research & Social Science 73: 1-10. DOI:

Johnson, M.F., L.A. Rodríguez, M. Quijano Hoyos. 2021. Intrastate Environmental Peacebuilding: A Review of the Literature. World Development 137: 1-18. DOI:

Johnson, M.F. 2021. Fighting for Black Stone: Extractive Conflict, Institutional Change, and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone International Affairs 97(1): 81-101. DOI: 10.1093/ia/iiaa056 (Part of the January 2021 special issue of International Affairs on ‘Environmental peacebuilding’, guest-edited by Tobias Ide, Carl Bruch, Alexander Carius, Geoffrey D. Dabelko and Erika Weinthal)

Johnson M.F., R. Laurent*, and B. Kwao. 2020. Constructing a Crisis: The Effect of Resource Curse Discourse on Extractive Governance in Ghana. The Extractive Industries & Society 7(3): 965-974. DOI:

Johnson, M.F. 2019. Who Governs Here? Informal Resource Extraction, State Enforcement, and Conflict in Ghana Global Environmental Change 58: 1-11.

Johnson, M.F. 2019. Strong (Green) Institutions in Weak States: Environmental Governance and Human (in)Security in the Global South. World Development 122: 433-445.

Johnson, M.F., K. Karanth, and E. Weinthal. 2018. Compensation as a Policy for Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict Around Four Protected Areas in Rajasthan, India. ​Conservation & Society 16(3): 305-319.

Johnson, M.F. 2017. Institutional Change in a Conflict Setting: Afghanistan’s Environment Law. European Journal of International Relations 23(1): 168-191.

Hudson, L.N., T. Newbold, S. Contu…M.F. Johnson…et al. 2017. The database of the Predicts (Projecting responses of ecological diversity in changing terrestrial systems) project. Ecology and Evolution 7(1): 145-188.

Johnson, M.F., C. Hannah, L. Acton, R. Popovici, K.K. Karanth, E. Weinthal. 2014. Network Environmentalism: Citizen Scientists as Agents for Environmental AdvocacyGlobal Environmental Change 29: 235-245.  

Johnson, M.F., N. Kanderian, C. Shank, H. Rahmani, D. Lawson and P. Smallwood. 2012. Setting Priorities for Protected Area Planning in a Conflict Zone – Afghanistan’s National Protected Area System Plan. Biological Conservation 148(1): 146-155.

Kretser, H., M.F. Johnson, L. Hickey, P. Zahler, E. Bennett. 2012. Wildlife Trade Products Available to U.S. Military Personnel Serving AbroadBiodiversity and Conservation 21(4): 967-980.

Johnson, M.F., A. Gómez, M.A. Pinedo-Vasquez. 2008. Land Use and Mosquito Diversity in the Peruvian AmazonJournal of Medical Entomology 45(6): 1023-1030.

Book Chapters and Other Works

Weinthal, E. and M.F. Johnson. 2018. Post-War Environmental Peacebuilding: Navigating Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources. In Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding, ed. Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal: Routledge.

​Johnson, M.F. 2017. Strong Institutions in Weak States: Institution Building, Natural Resource Governance, and Peacebuilding in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Doctoral Dissertation. Durham: Duke University. 

Working Papers

Ide, Tobias and M.F. Johnson. Forum Article: The Future of Environmental Peace and Conflict Research. Revise and Resubmit to Environmental Politics.

Vogel, K., M. F. Johnson, and A.G. Sveinsdóttir. Farmers are Important Too: The (un)Contentious Politics of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Rural Illinois. Submitted to the Journal of Rural Studies. 

M.F. Johnson and T. Ide. (in prep) Conceptualizing Resilience within Environmental Peacebuilding.

M.F. Johnson and L.A. Rodríguez. (in advanced prep) Governing after FARC: Environmental Peacebuilding in Caquetá, Colombia.

Laurent, R.L. and M. F. Johnson. (in prep). Challenging the Hegemony of the Oil-State Complex in the United States.

Krampe, F., M. F. Johnson, D. O’Driscoll, F. Hegazi, K. Kim, C. de Coning, D. Simangan, S. VanDeveer. (in prep.) Climate Change and Peacebuilding – Outlining the Cornerstones of a New Research Agenda.

Aya, L., L.A. Rodríguez, and M. F. Johnson. (in prep). Peace and Parks in the Colombian Amazon: Transformations in the Governance of Protected Areas in the Transition from Conflict to Peacebuilding.

Professional Reports

Johnson, M.F. 2008-2010. Recommendation to the National Environmental Protection Agency on listing protected and harvestable wild species in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Wildlife Conservation Society and the Afghanistan Wildlife Executive Committee. Kabul, Afghanistan. Pp 1-208.

Johnson, M.F. and J.R. Wingard. 2010. Wild Fauna Trade in Afghanistan. Wildlife Conservation Society. Kabul, Afghanistan. Pp 1-75.

Johnson, M.F., N. Kanderian, C. Shank. 2009. National Protected Area System Plan of Afghanistan. Wildlife Conservation Society. Kabul, Afghanistan. Pp 1-59.

Kanderian, N., M.F. Johnson, C. Shank, H. Rahmani, R. Sanger. 2009. The faunal approach to identifying Afghanistan’s biodiversity priority zones. Wildlife Conservation Society. Kabul, Afghanistan. Pp 1-89.

Kanderian, N., C. Shank, M.F. Johnson, H. Rahmani. 2009. Identifying priority zones for a protected area network in Afghanistan. Wildlife Conservation Society. Kabul, Afghanistan. Pp 1-59.

* Indicates a graduate student working in Dr. Johnson’s lab.

**Indicates an undergraduate student working in Dr. Johnson’s lab.