Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles


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.

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


Johnson, M.F. 2019. Local Engagement in Environmental Peacebuilding: Examining the Band-e-Amir Protected Area Committee as a Peacebuilding Mechanism in Afghanistan. In Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security, ed. Richard Matthew and Crystal Murphy: Routledge.  

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


Johnson, M.F. Fighting for Black Stone: Extractive Conflict, Institutional Change, and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone. Revise & Resubmit with International Affairs.

Johnson M.F., R. Laurent*, and B. Kwao. Constructing a Crisis: Examining the Effects of Resource Curse Discourse on Perceptions of Natural Resource Governance and Conflict in Ghana. In Review. 

Johnson, M.F.E. Guske,** and A. Sveinsdóttir. The Dakota Access Pipeline in Illinois: Mapping the Regulatory Landscape. In prep.

Johnson, M.F., L.A. Rodriguez, M.Q. Hoyos. Environmental Peacebuilding and Intrastate Conflict: A Review of the Literature. In prep.

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.