Myfanwy Johnston, Ph.D




PhD, Animal Behavior
UC Davis 2017
BA & BS, Conservation & Resource Studies, Marine Science
UC Berkeley 2010


Senior Biologist
Cramer Fish Sciences
Modeling, Analysis & Synthesis Lab
Auburn, California


Johnston, M., Frantzich, J., Espe, M.B. et al. Contrasting the migratory behavior and stranding risk of White Sturgeon and Chinook Salmon in a modified floodplain of California. Environ Biol Fish 103, 481–493 (2020). pdf

Schumer, G., Crowley, K., Maltz, E., Johnston, M., Anders, P., & Blankenship, S. (2019). Utilizing environmental DNA for fish eradication effectiveness monitoring in streams. Biological Invasions, 1-12.html

Johnston, M. E., Steel, A. E., Espe, M., Sommer, T., Klimley, A. P., Sandstrom, P., & Smith, D. (2018). Survival of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Yolo Bypass and the Lower Sacramento River, California. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 16(2).pdf

Johnston, M. E., Kelly, J. T., Lindvall, M. E., McElreath, R., & Klimley, A. P. (2017). Experimental evaluation of the use of vision and barbels as references for rheotaxis in green sturgeon. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 496, 9-15.pdf

Rowlands, M. (2007). Substrata Preference in Foraminifera of Fouling Communities in Moorea, French Polynesia. pdf


R Packages

{artemis} R package

{fishpals} R package

{tagtales} R package

R Community

Introduction to Programming in R Course videos
Course repository