Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Shannon B. Johnson
Research Technician
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: (831) 775-1772
Fax: (831) 775-1620
email: sjohnson

My role at MBARI:
I joined MBARI in February, 2003 as a research technician in the Molecular Ecology lab for Bob Vrijenhoek.  Currently I am working on population genetics and phylogenetics of Lepetodrilid limpets from hydrothermal vents worldwide.  I also get to work on many other exciting projects in our lab, including studying the bone-eating worms, Osedax spp. and their symbionts.   MBARI is a fun and exciting place to work and I enjoy it every day.

Educational Background:
BS in Biology, UCLA (Bruins RULE!) - 1999
MS in Marine Science, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 2003

Recent Papers:
  • Vrijenhoek, R.C., S.B. Johnson, and G.W. Rouse. 2008. Bone-eating Osedax females and their ‘harems’ of dwarf males are recruited from a common larval pool. Molec. Ecol. 17: 4535-4544.
  • Rouse, G.W., N.G. Wilson, S.K. Goffredi, S.B. Johnson, T. Smart, C. Widmer, C.M. Young, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. In Press. Spawning and development in Osedax boneworms (Siboglinidae, Annelida). Mar. Biol.
  • Johnson, S.B., A. Warén, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2008. DNA barcoding of Lepetodrilus limpets reveals cryptic species. J. Shellfish Res. 27: 43-51.
  • Génio, L., S.B. Johnson, R. C. Vrijenhoek, M.R. Cunha, P.A. Tyler, S. Kiel, and C.T.S. Little. 2008. New records of "Bathymodiolus" mauritanicus (Cosel 2002) from the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic) mud volcanos. J. Shellfish Res. 27: 53-61.
  • Rouse, G.W., K. Worsaae, S.B. Johnson, W.J. Jones, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2008. Acquisition of dwarf male 'harems' by recently settled females of Osedax roseus n. sp. (Siboglinidae; Annelida). Biol. Bull. 214: 67-82.
  • Jones, W.J., S.B. Johnson, G.W. Rouse, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2008. Marine Worms (genus Osedax) colonize cow bones. Proc. Royal Soc.  275: 387-391.
  • Foster, M.S., L.M. McConnico, L. Lundsten, T. Wadsworth, T. Kimball, L.B. Brooks, M. Medina-Lopez, R. Riosmena-Rodriguez, G. Hernandez-Carmona, R.M. Vasquez-Elizondo, S. Johnson, D.L. Steller. 2007. Diversity and natural history of a Lithamnion muelleri-Sargassum horridum community in the Gulf of California. Ciencias Marinas, 33: 367-384.
  • Braby, C.E., G.W. Rouse, S.B. Johnson, W.J. Jones, R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2007. Bathymetric and temporal variation among Osedax boneworms and associated megafauna on whale-falls in Monterey Bay, California. Deep-Sea Res. I., 54: 1773-1791.
  • Goffredi, S.K., S.B. Johnson, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2007. Genetic diversity and potential function of microbial symbionts associated with newly discovered species of Osedax polychaete worms. AEM,  73: 2314-2323.
  • Johnson, S.B., C.R. Young, W.J. Jones, A. Warén, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2006.  Migration, isolation and speciation of hydrothermal vent limpets (Gastropoda; Lepetodrilidae) across the Blanco Transform Fault. Bio. Bull., 210: 140-157.
  • Johnson, S.B. and J.G. Geller. 2006. Larval settlement can explain the adult distribution of Mytilus californianus Conrad but not of M. galloprovincialis Lamarck or M. trossulus Gould in Moss Landing, central California: Evidence from genetic identification of spat. JEMBE, 328: 136-145.

Jul. 05, 2007