Dr Paul Johnson

Retained Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Dr Paul Johnson is member of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (the WildCRU) in the Department of Zoology, and has particular responsibility for data management and analysis across a wide spectrum of projects.

He has tutored students of the college in Quantitative Methods for several years.

Teaching activities

Quantitative Methods


Albrechtsen, L, Fa, J., Johnson, P.J, Macdonald, D.W. In press. Faunal loss from bushmeat hunting: Empirical evidence and policy implications in Bioko Island. Environmental Science & Policy

Saeki, M. Johnson, P.J. & Macdonald, D.W. In press. Movement and habitat selection of raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in a mosaic landscape Journal of Mammology.

Webster, J.P., Shrivastava J., Johnson, P.J. & Blair L. In press. Is host-schistosome coevolution going anywhere? BMC Evolutionary Biology

Randall, D.A. Pollinger J.P., Tallents, L.A. Johnson, P.J. Wayne, R.K. and Macdonald D.W. In Press. Is inbreeding reduced by dispersal and mating behavior in Ethiopian wolves? Behavioral Ecology 18, 579-589.

Feber, R.E. Johnson, P.J, Hopkins, A. Firbank, L. & Macdonald, D.W. (2007). A comparison of butterfly populations on organically and conventionally managed farmland. Journal of Zoology 273, 30-39.

Vargas, F.H,, Lacy, R.C., Johnson, P.J, Steinfurth, A., Crawford, R.J.M., Boersma, P.D., Macdonald D.W. (2007). Modelling the effect of El Niño on the persistence of small populations: The Galápagos Penguin as a case study. Biological Conservation 137, 138-148.

Baker, S.E., Johnson, P. J., Slater, D., Watkins R.W. and Macdonald, D.W. (2007). Learned food aversion with and without an odour cue for protecting untreated baits from wild mammal foraging. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 102, 410-428.

Goltsman M, Kruchenkova E.P., Sergeev S, Johnson P.J., Macdonald D.W. (2005) Effects of food availability on dispersal and cub sex ratio in the Mednyi Arctic fox. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59, 198-206.

R.J. Fuller, L.R. Norton, R.E. Feber, P.J. Johnson, D.E. Chamberlain, A.C. Joys, F. Mathews, R.C. Stuart, M.C. Townsend, W.J. Manley, M.S. Wolfe, D.W. Macdonald & L.G. Firbank (2005). The contribution of organic farming to biodiversity restoration . Biology Letters. Published online doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0537.

Hemson, G., Johnson P.J., South, A., Kenward, R., Ripley, R.M. & Macdonald, D.W. (2005). Are kernels the mustard? Least squares cross validation limitations demonstrated with GPS collar data. Journal of Animal Ecology 74, 455-463.

Thornton, P.D. Newman, C. Johnson, P.J. Buesching, C.D. Baker, S.E. Slater, D. Johnson, D.D.P. & Macdonald, D.W. (2005). Preliminary comparison of four anaesthetic regimens in badgers (Meles meles). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 32, 40-47.

Macdonald, D.W., Newman, C., Dean, J., Buesching, C.D. & Johnson, P.J. (2004). The distribution of Eurasian badger Meles meles setts in a high-density area: Field observations contradict the Sett Dispersion Hypothesis. Oikos 106, 295-307.

Macdonald, D.W., Harmsen, B., Johnson, P.J. & Newman, C (2004). Increasing frequency of bite wounds with increasing population density in Eurasian badgers, Meles meles. Animal Behaviour 67, 745-751.

Fa, J.E., Paul J. Johnson, Jef Dupain, Juan Lapuente, Pamela Köster, and David W. Macdonald (2004) Sampling Effort and Dynamics of Bushmeat Markets. Animal Conservation 7, 409-416.

Thom, Michael, David W. Macdonald, Georgia J. Mason, Vivi Pedersen, & Paul Johnson. (2004) Simultaneously polyandrous female mink (Muestela vison) mate randomly in a free-choice environment, in press, Animal Behaviour 67, 975-984.

Honess, P.E. P.J. Johnson & S.E. Wolfensen (2004). A Study of behavioural responses of non-human primates to air transport and re-housing. Laboratory Animals 38, 119-132.

Macdonald, D.W., Harmsen, B.J., Johnson, P.J. & Newman, C. (2004) Increasing frequency of bite wounds indicates social tension as population density increases amongst Eurasian badgers, Meles meles. Animal Behaviour 67, 745-751.

Kleinkauf, A., L.Connor, D. Swarbreck, C. Levene, P. Walker, P.J. Johnson & R.T. Leah (2004). General condition biomarkers in relation to contaminant burden in European flounder (Platichthys flesus). Exotoxicology and Environmental safety 58, 335-355.

N.J. Aebischer, S.E. Baker, P.J.Johnson, D.W. Macdonald, & J.C. Reynolds (2003) Hunting and Fox Numbers in the United Kingdom. Nature 423, p400.

D.W. Macdonald & P.J.Johnson (2003). Farmers as custodians of the countryside: links between perception and practice. In: Farming and Mammals, F.H. Tattersall & W. Manley (eds). Occasional publication of the Linnean Society 2-16. .

D.W. Macdonald, J.C. Reynolds, C. Carbone, F. Mathews & P.J. Johnson (2003). The Bio-Economics Of Fox Control, In: Farming and Mammals, F.H. Tattersall & W. Manley (eds). Occasional publication of the Linnean Society 220-236.